Event Series

Commencement Celebrations Calendar

The Oberlin Community has planned a weekend of exciting celebrations for the Class of 2022. See below for a list of signature events, identity-based celebrations, and campus-based events.

To view a complete list of events, including departmental open houses and events planned by offices on campus, visit the Commencement/Reunion Weekend events page.

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A mom adjusts her son's graduation cap.

Past Events

Campus Carbon Neutrality Tour

Friday, June 3, 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Bibbins Hall
This walking tour is led by members of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, and starts on the North steps of Bibbins. It will last roughly one hour and runs from Bibbins, past Terrell (Mudd),...

Heisman Club Senior Parent & Alumni Happy Hour

Friday, June 3, 2022
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex - Social Space Alumni Social Club
An open house hosted by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education.

The Grand Piano Extravaganza

Friday, June 3, 2022
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Warner Concert Hall
Webcast Available
Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. How many pianos can we get on stage? This not-to-be-missed Oberlin tradition features performances by faculty, staff, and graduating seniors...
Four pianists on stage, each at a separate piano. Photo credit: Dale Preston '84

Organ Pump: Late Night Music and Antics

Friday, June 3, 2022
9:45 pm to 10:30 pm
Finney Chapel
Enjoy a fun-filled musical spectacle! Hilarity guaranteed. Sponsored by the Organ Pump Committee of Oberlin.
Organ Pump

Crimson and Gold Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:30 am
Finney Chapel
President Ambar will join Assistant Vice President of Admissions Communications Ben Jones '96 for a state of the college conversation and to celebrate the generous philanthropy of our milestone...
Crimson and Gold Celebration

Class of 2022 Family Social

Saturday, June 4, 2022
11:30 am
Wilder Bowl
Enjoy an informal social celebration with graduates, family members, and guests. Light lunch fare and beverages will be served. Advanced registration is required. Complimentary tickets are available...
Wilder Bowl

Commencement Recital

Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:00 pm
Finney Chapel
Webcast Available
Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating Class of 2022. If you are driving to the concert, please review the...
Recital

Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2022
2:30 pm
Finney Chapel
Finding Hope, Cultivating Purpose By classmates for the class of 2022, their families, and friends The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life presents one of the signature Commencement weekend events...

Black Families Appreciation Ceremony

Saturday, June 4, 2022
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Warner Concert Hall
A pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduation and accomplishments of students of the African diaspora.

OCircus! Commencement Show

Saturday, June 4, 2022
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Science Center
For the first time in two years, OCircus! is bringing back their commencement show- the largest circus show of the year! Join our talented aerialists, acrobats, stilters, and jugglers as they take...

Newman Catholic Community Mass

Saturday, June 4, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fairchild Chapel
All are welcome to celebrate Catholic mass in Fairchild Chapel with the Oberlin Newman Catholic Community. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry and the Office of Religious and Spiritual...

Illumination and Social on the Square

Saturday, June 4, 2022
7:30 pm
Tappan Square
Tappan Square at its most beautiful, with hundreds of colorful Japanese lanterns are strung across the green. Join us for this Oberlin tradition that gathers faculty, alumni, graduates and their...
Tappan Square at dusk, lit by colorful lanterns

Posse Scholars Commencement Reception

Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space
Celebrating the graduation of the Posse Scholars class at Oberlin College (by invitation only).

Bonner Scholars Graduation Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
David H. Stull Recital Hall
A ceremony celebrating graduating Bonner Scholars and their accomplishments (by invitation only).

Oberlin College Commencement

Sunday, June 5, 2022
9:30 am
Tappan Square
We will honor the graduates of the Class of 2022 with a Commencement ceremony on Tappan Square featuring President Ambar and Board of Trustees Chair T. Chris Canavan ’84. No tickets are...
A graduating student's self-designed cap with artwork and the word Congratulations.