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Commencement/Reunion Weekend

Oberlin College’s annual Commencement/Reunion Weekend (CRW) celebrates the accomplishments of new graduates and welcomes alumni back to campus for four days of arts, social, intellectual, and musical events. CRW offers alumni in particular a chance to reminisce with former classmates, reconnect with former professors, revisit old haunts, and welcome new graduates to the alumni ranks.

Commencement/Reunion Weekend is perhaps the largest campuswide event of the academic year.

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Past Events

25
May

Oberlin Overture

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Clonick Hall

A welcome gathering for all weekend attendees, including music and conversation. Celebrate the myriad ways “Oberlin” interacts with the world. Participants exemplify the weekend’s...

Enjoy plenty of food under the Big Top in an interactive and intergenerational setting, toast the Class of 2018 as we welcome them into the Alumni Association, celebrate the alumni community, and...

25
May

The Grand Piano Extravaganza

8:30 pm
Warner Concert Hall
Webcast Available

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. How many pianos can we get on stage? This not-to-be missed annual event featuring Conservatory of Music piano faculty...

26
May

Economics of Medicare: Who’s Willing to Pay?

9:00 am to 10:30 am
Science Center

A public forum moderated by Don Barr ’68, Susan Gardner ’68, and Gideon Schein ’68. Sponsored by the 50th reunion class of 1968. All are welcome...

26
May

Oberlin College Admissions 101 Program

9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Clyde S. McGregor ’74 Office of Admissions

College Admissions 101 is a half-day seminar designed to introduce rising 9th-12th graders to the selective college application process. The program is open to the children of Oberlin College alumni...

26
May

Seeds on Ice: Biodiversity and the Global Seed Vault

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall

In the context of climate change and a global water crisis, ensuring food security for a growing population is one of the most difficult and critical challenges of our time. The loss of crop...

26
May

Koreo Hip-Hop Dance Performance

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wilder Hall

Koreo is a co-ed hip-hop fusion dance troupe featuring student-choreographed performances. Its mission is to be a source of artistic expression and learning through dance, while always seeking to...

26
May

Oberlin Theater Showcase

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kander Theater

This special program features selections from student theater performances of 2017-18. The showcase will include a tour of the renovated Hall Annex and a presentation about the new Eric Baker Nord...

26
May

Commencement Recital I

8:00 pm
Finney Chapel
Webcast Available

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating class of 2018. Program: Sixiéme...

26
May

Oberlin Swing Society Dance

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hales Gymnasium

Try your hand (and feet) at swinging the night away! Beginner swing lesson taught from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Dance to recorded music from 9:00 p.m.-midnight. Come to learn, dance, or just watch — you...

27
May

Social on the Square

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tappan Square

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. Fruit and cream pie, cheesecake, local ice cream by TOFT'S, mini spring cakes, gourmet cookies, and assorted...

27
May

Commencement Recital II

8:00 pm
Finney Chapel
Webcast Available

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating class of 2018. Program: Suite from Phaë...

27
May

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert

9:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Tappan Square

Tappan Square at its most beautiful, with hundreds of colored Japanese lanterns strung across the green. An Oberlin jazz ensemble will begin performing at 9:30 p.m. Immediately following the jazz...