Campus News

Many Thanks for a Successful Commencement, Reunion Weekend!

May 26, 2015
Marvin Krislov
Photo credit: John Seyfried

Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a moving and historic Commencement and Reunion Weekend at Oberlin College and Conservatory!

It was an honor to celebrate the graduation and the achievements of the Class of 2015 with our special guests, First Lady Michelle Obama and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Commencement/Reunion Weekend is always our busiest time of year. Having the First Lady here was a tremendous honor, and her speech was brilliant and inspiring. But her visit also created a great deal of additional work for our students, faculty, and especially staff.

Many, many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Commencement 2015 one of the best we’ve ever had. I deeply appreciate all the planning and hard work that you put in to make the weekend so great.

I hope you all can join us at the Campus Picnic this afternoon to celebrate a Commencement/Reunion weekend that was one for the ages!

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