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Oberlin Homecoming Set for Sep. 29-Oct. 1

September 5, 2023

Homecoming 2023 at Oberlin will feature the weekend’s favorite traditions—plus a host of new experiences that highlight our bustling campus in autumn: tours, talks, music, celebrations of...
Students laughing at a homecoming event.

Gary Bartz Named NEA Jazz Master for 2024

August 17, 2023

Oberlin’s Grammy Award-winning professor of jazz saxophone has been named a 2024 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s highest honor conferred to jazz musicians.
Gary Bartz performing on alto saxophone.



Homecoming 2023 Calendar

Join us Homecoming Weekend for a celebration of all things Oberlin! Enjoy concerts and live performances, Illumination on Tappan Square, sporting events, art exhibits, open houses and campus tours,...

Artist Recital Series

Oberlin's 2023-24 series continues the legacy of presenting celebrated musical artists with six concerts that will shine a spotlight on the contributions of women musicians and composers.

Opera 2023–24 Season

Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Leonard V. Smith Recent Book Published

September 13, 2023

In July, a book by Frederick B. Artz Professor of History Leonard V. Smith, French Colonialism from the Ancien Régime to the Present, was published in the New Approaches to European History series by Cambridge University Press. It is dedicated to the Oberlin students who took History 282, the course on which the book is based.

Anna Lordan Poem Published and Shortlisted for Prize

August 30, 2023

A translation of a poem by contemporary Ukrainian poet Oleksandr Kocharyan by Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Anna Lordan was shortlisted for the Ukrainian Institute London's Translation Prize and published in a special edition of the London Ukrainian Review dedicated to Victoria Amelina.

Dancing Lab Developed by Al Evangelista is a Part of the National Center of Choreography at the University of Akron

August 23, 2023

Assistant Professor of Dance Al Evangelista is one of three dance artists whose work is being supported in 2023 through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. Evangelista's project, developed in partnership with Daring Dances (Ann Arbor, MI), is part of NCCAkron's Dancing Labs residency program.


In the Spotlight

This section highlights Oberlin students and young alumni. These students share how Oberlin shaped their decision to seek a fellowship or to pursue a particular course of study and subsequent career path. From winning awards and traveling the world to earning advanced degrees in a wide range of disciplines, these students reflect the benefits of an Oberlin education.

From Art History Major to Marketing Manager

March 10, 2023

A series of marketing internships and a willingness to be open to new ideas paid off for Jessica Moskowitz, who handles media planning and buying of social media ads for Microsoft.

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Voice of Experience

June 27, 2023

Véronique Harris grew up a witness to inequality. Now she’s dedicating her life to eradicating it through a career in public-service law.

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Recent Features

The Golden Age of Obiewood

May 30, 2023

Oberlin creatives have the talent to make it in Hollywood. Now they have the network too.

Meet Joe Smith

January 24, 2023

Joe Smith ’86 learned to meet people through his love of photography. As an Oberlin student in the 1980s, he took hundreds of images that capture—through mostly straight-ahead portraits—the look of an era, and sometimes more.

John Lewis Talks Jazz

January 24, 2023

John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet talks jazz and more in a 1956 radio interview with Jim Neumann ’58, host of “Jazz Hot and Cool!” on WOBC.


Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Established in 1904, Oberlin Alumni Magazine is published three times a year by Oberlin’s Office of Communications and distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin College.

Cover of the Spring 2023 issue of Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory magazine is published annually by Oberlin’s Office of Communications in partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music. It is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin Conservatory.

Cover of the Oberlin Conservatory Magazine 2020.

Oberlin Photo Stories

young man in art room painting at an easel.
Oberlin student touches up a painting in the art studio.
Photo credit: Matthew Lester

Discover Oberlin College through the lens of our photographers. Our recurring photo stories offer a glimpse into classrooms, studios, labs, libraries, concert halls, student life on and off campus, and more.

Oberlin Photo Stories