March 30, 2021
New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker will give the keynote Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of fine arts. The college will also present honorary degrees to journalist, novelist, and film critic Renata Adler, composer John Harbison, and Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell.
January 15, 2021
Office of Communications
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we look back at the civil rights activist's visits to Oberlin College, and the powerful 1965 commencement speech he gave in Tappan Square.
May 21, 2020
The extraordinary challenges of COVID-19 called for creative planning to send off graduates in a meaningful way.
May 1, 2019
Apple executive Lisa Jackson will give the keynote Commencement address; scientist Joanne Chory and broadcast journalist Robert Krulwich ’69 will also receive honorary degrees.