Special Events

Oberlin hosts a range of special events organized and cosponsored by academic departments and offices across campus. Many of these events explore themes and subjects that address key issues of the day and encourage dialogue and problem-solving. Others are more social in nature that celebrate the extensive Oberlin community.


Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

October 16, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 18 and 19, 2021

Oberlin College Commencement (2021)

May 14, 2021

A Conversation with Rachel Cargle, Featuring Professor Meredith Gadsby

Part of the Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity

September 23 and 24, 2020

Constitution and Citizenship Day

September 17, 2020

Black Reflections

September 10, 2020

Reopening Oberlin with Guests from Cleveland Clinic

July 28, 2020

Celebrating Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Oberlin College Commencement (2020)

May 25, 2020

CHAS Student of Color Conference

April 3-5, 2020

In Celebration of Toni Morrison: A Gesture of Love and Reflection

February 18, 2020

Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco

March 13 to March 16, 2019

Public Intellectuals in a Changing World

February 28 to March 2, 2019

Global Issues Symposium: Militarization of Global Politics, Economy & Society

February 15 to March 14, 2019

Presidential Inauguration: Carmen Twillie Ambar

October 4-6, 2018

Ohio Student Sustainability Leaders Conference

September 29, 2018

Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience

February 17 to March 18, 2018

Global Issues Symposium: The Global City

February 15 to April 27, 2018

Exploring Beauty and Truth in Worlds of Color:
A Conference on Race Art and Aesthetics in the 21st Century

September 29-30, 2017