Events Calendar

Events

May 23 - 29, 2015

Saturday, May 23

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  
Walk for Birders with Keith Tarvin, Professor of Biology

Walk for Birders with Keith Tarvin, Professor... 7:00am

Professor of Biology Keith Tarver will take veteran and novice birdwatchers on a morning walk to observe native birds. Participants should meet at 6:45 a.m....

Arboretum  
Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center 8:00am

Make the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center your first stop when you return to Oberlin for #ObieCRW. Pick up room keys, registration packets, and tickets...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Exhibition from the Conservatory Library's Special Collections

Exhibition from the Conservatory Library's... 8:00am

Selections from the Oberlin Conservatory Library's Special Collections will be on display. Highlights are most often drawn from the Frederick R. Selch...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, lower level  
Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga 8:00am

Get your morning stretch on by starting your day with a beginner to intermediate yoga session led by Tim Gemesi '15. Please bring a mat or a towel. Some mats...

Warner Center  
Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for... 8:30am

Self-guided tours are available from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Guided tours are available at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. beginning at Room 102. The guided tours last...

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12

Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12 9:00am

Full day of supervised activities, including box lunch. Children should be dropped-off at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center at 8:35 a.m. Children not...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
College Admissions 101

College Admissions 101 9:00am

A half-day seminar for the high school age children of alumni and siblings of current students. Learn about the college admissions process, preparing for...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 112  
Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA Studios

Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA... 9:00am

Take a tour of the 50-year-old Conservatory of Music building, designed by noted 20th-century architect Minoru Yamasaki, as well as a tour of the Technology...

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music), Conservatory Lounge  
Warner Concert Hall Organ Demonstration

Warner Concert Hall Organ Demonstration 9:00am

Jonathan Moyer '12, assistant professor of organ, and Jennifer McPherson '15, MMus, will demonstrate the Flentrop organ.

Warner Concert Hall  
26th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser"

26th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser" 10:00am

Head over to College Lanes to bowl with friends and former classmates. Annual event is coordinated by Thomas W. Reid ’80, director of Student Union...

College Lanes, Hales Annex  
Alumni Recruiting Network Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Alumni Recruiting Network Volunteer... 10:00am

Alumni Recruiting Network volunteers are an important part of the Admissions recruitment process. Josh Levy ’94, Director of the ARN, would like to meet you...

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Class of 1990 Brunch

Class of 1990 Brunch 10:00am

The Class of 1990 is invited to the home of President Marvin Krislov for a brunch and short program. Tickets are required for all guests, including children.

President's House  
Exhibition: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy and His Memorable Visits to Oberlin College

Exhibition: Celebrating Martin Luther King... 10:00am

Items on display commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the occasions that he visited Oberlin, including his Commemcement address in 1965.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Lemle Academic Commons  
Exhibition: Recent Books by Reunion Class Authors

Exhibition: Recent Books by Reunion Class Authors 10:00am

Stop by the Mudd Center library to view the collection of books written by alumni authors representing different reunion classes.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Lemle Academic Commons  
Exploración Histórica de La Casa Monroe

Exploración Histórica de La Casa Monroe 10:00am

An Oberlin College intern will guide visitors on a Spanish language 60-minute version of the historic Monroe House tour. $6 per adult. Space is limited,...

Monroe House  
Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration

Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration 10:00am

James David Christie '75, professor of organ, and Richard Gray '15, BMus, will demonstrate the Fisk organ.

Finney Chapel  
Panel Discussion: What Do We Do with the Next 30 Years?

Panel Discussion: What Do We Do with the Next... 10:00am

Meet at Dye Lecture Hall for a short introductory session, and then disperse to Science Center classrooms. Coordinated by Steve Sinding ’65. Sponsored by the...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Permaculture Workshop

Permaculture Workshop 10:00am

Permaculture is a design methodology that uses the resilience and diversity of evolved ecosystems as inspiration for creating human-built landscapes. It has...

George Jones Farm  
Presentation and Discussion: A Changing World: Smallpox, Ebola, Measles — What's next?

Presentation and Discussion: A Changing World:... 10:00am

Featuring panelist Donald "D.A." Henderson '50, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Henderson spearheaded the...

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Morning Tea with Faculty

Morning Tea with Faculty 10:30am

Celebrate the weekend with the faculty who made a difference in your time at Oberlin. Light morning refreshments provided.

Carnegie Building  
Oberlin Origins Tour

Oberlin Origins Tour 10:30am

Learn about the radical roots of Oberlin, from Christian perfectionism and coeducation to abolition. Thirty-minute tour offered every half hour, $3 per...

Monroe House, 73 S. Professor St.  
Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session 11:00am

Session for alumni and their high school age children and siblings of current students. Learn more about Oberlin and the admissions process at Oberlin...

Carnegie Building, Office of Admissions  
Oberlin Talempong

Oberlin Talempong 11:00am

The talempong ensemble, a style of music from West Sumatra, Indonesia, featuring gongs and drums, is the only one of its kind on a college campus in the...

Tappan Square  
One Step More: A Walking Tour of Women's History in Oberlin

One Step More: A Walking Tour of Women's... 11:00am

In 1834, John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin's commitment to "the elevation of female character" through education. Little did he know, there was dynamite in...

Southeast corner of Tappan Square, at Main and College sts.  
Tour of the Solar Array

Tour of the Solar Array 11:30am

Join us rain or shine for the opportunity to see the largest solar array on any liberal arts college campus. About the same size as Tappan Square, this array...

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center  
Track & Field vs  NCAA Track & Field Championships Day Three

Track & Field vs NCAA Track & Field... 11:30am

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Canton, New York  
General Campus Tour for Prospective Students

General Campus Tour for Prospective Students 12:00pm

Pre-registration required. Please register by visiting bit.ly/obieCRWvisit.

Carnegie Building, Office of Admissions  
Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) Alumni Picnic

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA)... 12:00pm

OSCA alumni, family, and friends are welcome to assist with cooking and cleaning for the event in addition to enjoying the picnic. To be involved, email...

Old Barrows  
Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center 12:00pm

Underground Railroad history comes alive in Oberlin! Maps will be available for a self-guided walking tour of points of interest related to Oberlin’s...

Gasholder "Roundhouse" Building  
Obies Helping Obies—„Ask Us How

Obies Helping Obies—„Ask Us How 12:00pm

Get your TAPPAN Network and Switchboard profiles set up to help current students and fellow alumni with career/life advice and networking; and find out other...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Rhinos Rugby Alumni Game

Rhinos Rugby Alumni Game 12:00pm

Come watch the current Rhinos Rugby team scrum down against the alumni side. Annual matchup between the two groups.

North Quad, Athletic Fields, 200 Woodland St.  
Class of 1965 Box Lunch and Ice Cream Social

Class of 1965 Box Lunch and Ice Cream Social 12:30pm

The ice cream social will feature novelties from Cowhaus Creamery, owned and operated by Josef Bomback '76. Overflow location:Science Center, Perlik Commons,...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Class of 1990 Memorial

Class of 1990 Memorial 1:00pm

Coordinated by Greg King ’90. Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1990.

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition

Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition 1:00pm

Open to the public. Come view the various art work produced by graduating seniors in the art department

Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery  
Looking Beneath the Gown: The Saga of Academic Regalia at Oberlin

Looking Beneath the Gown: The Saga of Academic... 1:00pm

The distinctive history of academic dress at Oberlin--the wearing of mortarboards and gownsäó_or not--is a saga profoundly shaped by religious values, issues...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Oberlin Ultimate Annual Alumni Game

Oberlin Ultimate Annual Alumni Game 1:00pm

A friendly reunion game and get-together for all ultimate alumni.

North Athletic Fields  
Ombudsperson Office Open House

Ombudsperson Office Open House 1:00pm

Hosts: Deb McNish, interim director, and Daniella Mostow ’15, ombuds fellow. Come celebrate with our 2015 graduates and their families.

Lewis House  
Solar Observation

Solar Observation 1:00pm

Physics and astronomy staff will lead the observation. All are welcome.

Science Center  
Theater and Dance Program Open House

Theater and Dance Program Open House 1:00pm

Hosts: Matthew Wright, chair and associate professor of theater, and Ann Cooper Albright, chair and professor of dance.

Warner Center, Studio 3  
Oberlin Shansi Open House

Oberlin Shansi Open House 1:30pm

Meet Oberlin Shansi trustees, staff, and the 2015 Shansi fellows.

Shansi House  
Oberlin Contra Dance

Oberlin Contra Dance 2:00pm

What's a great way to celebrate the Class of 2015? Dance with them! No experience necessary, no partner needed. Come contra dancing to live music provided...

Hales Gymnasium  
Oberlin Lambda Alumni and Multicultural Resource Center Colloquium & Lavender Celebration

Oberlin Lambda Alumni and Multicultural... 2:00pm

A gathering for LGBTQ alumni and graduates. The celebration will be followed by a reception. All are welcome.

Peters Hall  
Oberlin Swimming and Diving Alumni Gathering

Oberlin Swimming and Diving Alumni Gathering 2:00pm

Co-hosted by Emeritus Professor Dick Michaels and Andrew Brabson, head coach of swimming and diving.

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Peacebuilding at Oberlin and Beyond

Peacebuilding at Oberlin and Beyond 2:00pm

Join Oberlin's Peace and Conflict Studies Connections club for some deserts and socialization. We think peacebuilding is central to Oberlin's legacy, and we...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 109  
Screening and Discussion of Nowhere to Call Home

Screening and Discussion of Nowhere to Call Home 2:00pm

With Jocelyn Ford ’81, Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and documentary filmmaker. Nowhere to Call Home follows the true story of Zanta, a...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Theater Production: What We Look Like

Theater Production: What We Look Like 2:00pm

What We Look Like comically presents the life of an African American family caught between their cultural values and the white suburbs they live in. When...

Little Theater (Hall Auditorium Annex)  
Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA Studios

Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA... 2:00pm

Led by student interns; includes the Kohl Building.

Conservatory Central Unit, Lounge  
WOBC Open House

WOBC Open House 2:00pm

See how the college's student-run radio station, WOBC 91.5 FM, has (and hasn't) changed. Come hang out with past and present station members.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 319 (WOBC)  
Class of 1965 Choral Sing

Class of 1965 Choral Sing 2:30pm

Directed and coordinated by Barry Talley ’65. The sing will be dedicated to deceased members of the Class of 1965. Scores will be available at the sing....

Warner Concert Hall  
Commencement/Reunion Weekend Photo Booth

Commencement/Reunion Weekend Photo Booth 2:30pm

Visit the photo booth, where fun props and a photographer will be available to commemorate the weekend.

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Bonner Center for Service and Learning Open House

Bonner Center for Service and Learning Open House 3:00pm

Ninde Scholar tutors are celebrating their 10th year serving at Oberlin High School, and both the BCSL and the Community Service Work-Study Program (CSWSP)...

Bonner Center for Service and Learning, Daub House  
Film Screening: Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube

Film Screening: Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and... 3:00pm

Shot in Oberlin and in Inanda (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), this 54-minute documentary film features the life and work John Langalibalele Dube (1871-1946),...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and... 3:00pm

Seventy-five minute neighborhood walking tour, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center. Call...

First Church, Front Steps  
Heisman Club Hall of Honor Ceremony

Heisman Club Hall of Honor Ceremony 3:00pm

Check-in will begin at 2:45 p.m. Pre-registration closed on May 18. The Hall of Honor was created as a means to recognize those individuals who have helped...

Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex , Alumni Social Club  
Koreo Dance Performance

Koreo Dance Performance 3:00pm

Koreo is a co-ed, hip-hop fusion dance group set on strengthening ties with not only other student dance organizations across campus, but also with other...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Main Space  
Oberlin College Taiko

Oberlin College Taiko 3:00pm

"Taiko" means wide drum in Japanese; Oberlin Taiko means a great show, lots of energy, and plenty of drums. In the event of inclement weather, the...

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Panel Discussion: Ignite Talks!

Panel Discussion: Ignite Talks! 3:00pm

Come hear what the Class of 1990-ers are passionate about in five-minute slide presentations. Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1990. All are welcome.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Teen Oberlin

Teen Oberlin 3:00pm

Activities for kids age 12-17. Pre-registration is required.

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center  
Religion Department Open House

Religion Department Open House 3:30pm

Host: Cindy Chapman, chair and The Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Endowed Associate Professor of Religion.

Lewis House and Multifaith Center  
Alumni/Commencement Contact Jam

Alumni/Commencement Contact Jam 4:00pm

This annual event celebrates the legacy of Oberlin College's seminal involvement with the history of contact improvisation and brings the many generations of...

Warner Center, Main Space  
Conservatory Reception

Conservatory Reception 4:00pm

A celebratory reception congratulating the Class of 2015 and recognizing families and alumni of the Conservatory and College Music degree programs. With Dean...

David H. Stull Recital Hall  
Discussion of Nowhere to Call Home

Discussion of Nowhere to Call Home 4:00pm

Visit with filmmaker Jocelyn Ford ’81 and continue the discussion prompted by viewing Nowhere to Call Home. Coordinated by Tomi Obayashi ’82, Juliani...

Asia House (Quadrangle), Courtyard  
Friends of the Library and Oberlin Authors' Reception

Friends of the Library and Oberlin Authors'... 4:00pm

Reception for Friends of the Library, alumni authors, former library student assistants, alumni librarians, and anyone else who loves books and libraries....

Azariah's Café, Mudd Center  
Newman Catholic Community Mass

Newman Catholic Community Mass 4:00pm

Appetizer and dessert reception immediately following in Fairchild Chapel. Sponsored by the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry (Office of Religious and...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception 4:00pm

This initiation ceremony and reception is open to Phi Beta Kappa members and families of elected students.

Science Center Commons  
Group Bike Ride to Kreig's Frozen Custard

Group Bike Ride to Kreig's Frozen Custard 4:30pm

Join the Bike Co-op mechanic staff on a slow and easy 10-mile round-trip bike ride to Krieg's, a local tradition. The ride is free but bring money for...

Keep Cottage  
Scholars and Settlers History Walk

Scholars and Settlers History Walk 5:00pm

Sixty-minute walking tour of the legends and landmarks surrounding Tappan Square, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the...

Southeast corner of Tappan Square, at Main and College sts.  
Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies

Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies 5:30pm

Children participating in Camp Oberlin will be brought to the Pizza Dinner. Parents should pick up their children from Wilder Hall at 8:30 p.m.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Class of 1990 Reception and Dinner

Class of 1990 Reception and Dinner 5:30pm

Featuring Andrea Kalyn, dean of the Conservatory of Music.

Stevenson Hall  
Gathering in Honor of Chris Baymiller ’71

Gathering in Honor of Chris Baymiller ’71 5:30pm

Former student employees of the Student Union who worked with Chris Baymiller during his 30-plus years of service are invited join him at the ’Sco to honor...

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Half-Century Club Dinner

Half-Century Club Dinner 5:30pm

Special event for alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion. The Class of 1965 will be welcomed into the Half-Century Club.

John W. Heisman Club Field House  
Classes of 1979, 1980, 1981 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1979, 1980, 1981 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Nancy Giles '81, actress and commentator.

Carnegie Building, Root Room  
The Reservoir

The Reservoir 6:00pm

The hospitality room is a great place to gather with registered alumni from all reunion classes and their registered guests. Refreshments, including soda,...

Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex , Alumni Social Club  
Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Pizza Dinner

Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Pizza Dinner 6:30pm

Wood-fired pizza by The Beautiful Flame, presented by Lorenzo's Pizzeria.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Theater Production: What We Look Like

Theater Production: What We Look Like 7:30pm

What We Look Like comically presents the life of an African American family caught between their cultural values and the white suburbs they live in. When...

Little Theater (Hall Auditorium Annex)  
Cinema Studies Faculty Screening

Cinema Studies Faculty Screening 8:00pm

The Cinema Studies Program is hosting a public screening of faculty work.

Apollo Theatre  
Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 65th Cluster Party

Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 65th Cluster Party 8:00pm

Vans will leave rear of Oberlin Inn and Asia House at 10:00 p.m. to transport 65th Cluster to Finney Chapel for the a cappella concert.

Oberlin Inn, Aspen/Birch Room  
Commencement Recital I

Commencement Recital I 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating...

Finney Chapel  
Oberlin Swing Society Dance

Oberlin Swing Society Dance 8:00pm

Try your hand (and feet) at swinging the night away! Beginner swing lesson taught from 8:00-9:00 p.m. by Stephanie Zellers '15 and Annie Valocchi '15. Dance...

Hales Gymnasium  
Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Glow Bowling

Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Glow Bowling 9:00pm

Private glow bowling event for the 15th Cluster Reunion. Please wear your nametag for entry into the lanes.

College Lanes, Hales Annex  
A Short Program of Short Films

A Short Program of Short Films 9:30pm

Please join the Oberlin Silent Film Ensemble for spirited accompaniment to a selection of early films in the historic and recently renovated Apollo Theatre....

Apollo Theatre  
Astronomical Observation and Tours

Astronomical Observation and Tours 9:30pm

Sponsored by physics and astronomy staff. All are welcome.

Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall  
Cinema Studies Silent Film Program

Cinema Studies Silent Film Program 9:30pm

The Cinema Studies Program is hosting a public screening of student work.

Apollo Theatre  
Shavuot Reception

Shavuot Reception 9:30pm

Please contact Rabbi Shimon Brand at shimon.brand@oberlin.edu for reservations.

Home of Rabbi Shimon Brand, 252 Morgan St.  
Acapelicans, Nothing But Treble, Obertones and 'Round Midnight

Acapelicans, Nothing But Treble, Obertones and... 10:15pm

A cappella music for everyone! From Bach to Beatles, fusion to funk, these students rock the house a cappella style. Admission.

Finney Chapel  

Sunday, May 24

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  
Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center 8:00am

Make the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center your first stop when you return to Oberlin for #ObieCRW. Pick up room keys, registration packets, and tickets...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Exhibition from the Conservatory Library's Special Collections

Exhibition from the Conservatory Library's... 8:00am

Selections from the Oberlin Conservatory Library's Special Collections will be on display. Highlights are most often drawn from the Frederick R. Selch...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, lower level  
Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga 8:00am

Start your day with a beginner to intermediate yoga session led by Laurene Sorensen '80. Please bring a mat or a towel. Some mats available. Sponsored by the...

Warner Center, Dance Studio  
Oberlin Shansi Breakfast

Oberlin Shansi Breakfast 8:00am

For alumni, students, friends, and parents interested in Oberlin Shansi and its programs in Asia. The 2015 Shansi Fellows will be recognized. This event has...

Stevenson Hall  
5K Fun Run and Walk

5K Fun Run and Walk 8:30am

Coordinated by Ray Appenheimer, head coach of track and cross country. Sponsored by the Heisman Club. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m.

Memorial Arch, Tappan Square  
Class of 1965 Informal Gathering and Reflections

Class of 1965 Informal Gathering and Reflections 8:30am

Enjoy a chance to visit and chat informally with classmates.

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall, First Floor Lounge  
Self-Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Self-Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis... 8:30am

Visit the Office of Environmental Sustainability’s Carbon Offsetting Table in the atrium between 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12

Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12 9:00am

Full day of supervised activities, including box lunch. Children should be dropped-off at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center at 8:35 a.m. Children not...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Biology Department Open House

Biology Department Open House 9:30am

Hosts: biology department faculty and staff. Stop by and meet the faculty and staff. Learn about programs, projects, courses, student accomplishments, and...

Science Center Commons  
Neuroscience Department Open House

Neuroscience Department Open House 9:30am

Host: Jan Thorton, chair and professor of neuroscience.

Science Center, Love Lounge, Second Floor  
Tappan Square Tree and History Tour

Tappan Square Tree and History Tour 9:30am

Learn about the history behind the kinds of trees planted in Tappan Square and why. Tour and talk led by Dennis Greive, grounds service manager at Oberlin.

Tappan Square, Corner of Main and College Streets  
Art Department Faculty Open Studios

Art Department Faculty Open Studios 10:00am

Various locations: 164 E. Lorain St.; Allen Art Building ’75, Photo Lab; Orchard Kindergarten, located in the parking lot off of Elm St. between South Hall...

 
Economics Department Open House

Economics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Ellis W. Tallman, chair and professor of economics.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Atrium  
Exhibition: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy and His Memorable Visits to Oberlin College

Exhibition: Celebrating Martin Luther King... 10:00am

Items on display commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the occasions that he visited Oberlin, including his Commemcement address in 1965.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Lemle Academic Commons  
Exhibition: Recent Books by Reunion Class Authors

Exhibition: Recent Books by Reunion Class Authors 10:00am

Stop by the Mudd Center library to view the collection of books written by alumni authors representing different reunion classes.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Lemle Academic Commons  
Law and Society Program Open House

Law and Society Program Open House 10:00am

Host: Ron Kahn, chair, Law and Society, and Erwin N. Griswold Professor of Politics.​

Rice Hall, Faculty Lounge  
Oberlin Origins Tour

Oberlin Origins Tour 10:00am

Learn about the radical roots of Oberlin, from Christian perfectionism and coeducation to abolition. Thirty-minute tour offered every half hour, $3 per...

Monroe House, 73 S. Professor St.  
Politics Department Open House

Politics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Chris Howell, chair and professor of politics.

Rice Hall, Faculty Lounge  
Presidential Address: State of the College

Presidential Address: State of the College 10:30am

President Marvin Krislov will deliver his State of the College address at 11 a.m., following an organ recital performed by Alcee Chriss III '15, BMus/MMus in...

Finney Chapel  
Radicals and Reformers History Walk of Westwood Cemetery

Radicals and Reformers History Walk of Westwood... 11:00am

This 75-minute guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who...

Westwood Cemetery, 455 Morgan St.  
Sunday Brunch at Kendal

Sunday Brunch at Kendal 11:30am

Please call 440.775.9801 to register for the brunch ($13.95 +tax per person). Cash or check only at Kendal. If transportation is needed to Kendal, please...

Kendal at Oberlin  
Champagne Luncheon

Champagne Luncheon 12:00pm

Luncheon for alumni, graduates, and families. This event will represent the 176th annual meeting of the Alumni Association. The Class of 2015 will be...

Wilder Bowl  
Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House

Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House 12:00pm

Take a look inside during the open house at the 1948 Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Conversational tours are available, and begin every half...

Weltzheimer-Johnson House  
Art Department Open House

Art Department Open House 12:30pm

Host: John Harwood, cochair and associate professor of modern and contemporary architectural history. Rain space: Fisher Hall, Room 109.

Allen Memorial Art Building, Courtyard  
Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments Open House

Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments Open House 1:00pm

Host: Matthew Elrod, chair and professor of natural science.

Science Center Commons  
Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition

Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition 1:00pm

Open to the public. Come view the various art work produced by graduating seniors in the art department

Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery  
Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty Years Later

Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty... 1:30pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Commencement address presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in June 1965. Rev. King’s address was...

Finney Chapel  
Anthropology Department Open House

Anthropology Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Erika Hoffmann-Diloway, chair and associate professor of anthropology, and anthropology department faculty and staff.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 211  
Cinema Studies Program Open House

Cinema Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Grace An, director of cinema studies, and associate professor of cinema studies and French.

Peters Hall  
Clarence Ward Art Library Open House

Clarence Ward Art Library Open House 2:00pm

Host: Barbara Prior, art librarian. Meet the staff and take a tour of the art library

Clarence Ward Art Library, Allen Memorial Art Building  
Class of 1990 Authors' Reading and Discussion

Class of 1990 Authors' Reading and Discussion 2:00pm

Enjoy learning about recent works by alumni authors from the Class of 1990. Coordinated by Jennifer Steil '90. Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1990

David H. Stull Recital Hall  
Comparative American Studies Program Open House

Comparative American Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Wendy Kozol, chair and professor of comparative American studies, and affiliate of gender, sexuality, and feminist studies.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 115  
Comparative Literature Program Open House

Comparative Literature Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Jed Deppman, director of comparative literature and professor of comparative literature and English.

Peters Hall  
Computer Science Program Open House

Computer Science Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Benjamin Kuperman, chair and associate professor of computer science.

King Hall, Room 235  
Creative Writing Program Open House

Creative Writing Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Kazim Ali, director and associate professor of creative writing.

Communications Building  
East Asian Studies Program Open House

East Asian Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: David E. Kelley, director and associate professor of East Asian studies, and associate director of History.

Asia House (Quadrangle), Shipherd Lounge  
Eliminate Your Energy Bill: Visit Trail Magic, A Home that Runs on Free Sunshine

Eliminate Your Energy Bill: Visit Trail Magic,... 2:00pm

Trail Magic, the home of Carl '64 and Mary McDaniel, is a passive/active solar home that has no energy bill, costs no more than conventional construction and...

Trail Magic, 495 E. College St.  
English Department Open House

English Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Anuradha Needham, chair and Donald R. Longman Professor of English.

Peters Hall  
Film Screening: Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa

Film Screening: Cemetery Stories: A Rebel... 2:00pm

Cornfields and Tembalihle, two communities in the Midlands of KwaZuluNatal (South Africa), resisted forced removals from their land for more than 90 years,...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Institute Open House

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies... 2:00pm

Host: Carol Lasser, director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and professor of history.

Lasser-Kornblith Residence, 271 W. College St.  
Geology Department Open House

Geology Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Dennis Hubbard, chair and professor of geology.

Carnegie Building, Fourth Floor  
History Department Open House

History Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Carol Lasser, professor of history, and Gary Kornblith, professor emeritus of history.

Lasser-Kornblith Residence, 271 W. College St.  
Mathematics Department Open House

Mathematics Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Elizabeth Wilmer, chair and professor of mathematics.

King Hall, Room 203  
Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Open House

Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and... 2:00pm

Host: Tom Newlin, chair and associate professor of Russian.

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Russian and East European Studies Committee Open House

Russian and East European Studies Committee... 2:00pm

Host: Tom Newlin, chair and associate professor of Russian.

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Sociology Department Open House

Sociology Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Daphne John, chair and associate professor of sociology, and sociology faculty and staff.

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 109  
Theater Production: What We Look Like

Theater Production: What We Look Like 2:00pm

What We Look Like comically presents the life of an African American family caught between their cultural values and the white suburbs they live in. When...

Little Theater (Hall Auditorium Annex)  
Classics Department Open House

Classics Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Ben Lee, chair and associate professor of classics, and classics faculty and staff. Rain space: King 105

Rice Hall, Courtyard  
French and Italian Department Open House

French and Italian Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Libby Murphy, chair and associate professor of French and Italian, and Thomas Chevrier, faculty-in-residence at La Maison Francophone/lecturer in French.

French House (la Maison Francophone, Bailey House)  
Hispanic Studies Program Open House

Hispanic Studies Program Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Ana Cara, chair and professor of Hispanic studies, Vannessa Peláez-Barrios, faculty-in-residence at La Casa Hispánica/lecturer, and Sebastiaan Faber,...

Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica; Harvey House)  
Honor Societies and External Fellowships Awards Reception

Honor Societies and External Fellowships Awards... 2:30pm

Graduating seniors who are members of Oberlin's honor societies and recipients of external fellowships/awards and their families are invited to the home of...

President's House  
Latin American Studies Program Open House

Latin American Studies Program Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Ana Cara, chair and professor of Hispanic studies, Vannessa Peláez-Barrios, faculty-in-residence at La Casa Hispánica/lecturer, and Sebastiaan Faber,...

Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica; Harvey House)  
Philosophy Department Open House

Philosophy Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Dorit Ganson, chair and associate professor, and philosophy faculty and staff. Rain space: King 120

Rice Hall, Courtyard  
Psychology Department Open House

Psychology Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: psychology faculty and staff.

Severance Hall  
Student Union Open House

Student Union Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Tom Reid '80, director of Student Union Operations/associate director of the Student Union; Tina Zwegat, director of Student Activities/associate...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Room 112  
Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony 3:00pm

Parents, host parents, faculty, staff, families, and friends are welcome. Reception to follow.

Warner Concert Hall  
Class of 1965 Salzburg Reminiscing

Class of 1965 Salzburg Reminiscing 3:00pm

Featuring College Archivist Ken Grossi. All classmates are encouraged to attend and participate. Coordinated by Anne Parks '65.

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall, First Floor Lounge  
Class of 1965 vs. Class of 1990 Bocce Ball Match

Class of 1965 vs. Class of 1990 Bocce Ball Match 3:00pm

The 50th Reunion Class will take on the 25th Reunion Class in some friendly competition. Coordinated by Larry Gladieux '65.

Robert Lewis Kahn Hall, Lawn  
Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 Discussion: An Interesting Time in Our Lives

Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 Discussion: An... 3:00pm

Informal presentations by a variety of our classmates. Moderated by Donald Layton '50 and Barbara Miner '49.

Oberlin Inn, Aspen/Birch Room  
Environmental Studies Program Open House

Environmental Studies Program Open House 3:00pm

Host: John Petersen ’88, director and Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Atrium  
Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and... 3:00pm

Seventy-five minute neighborhood walking tour, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center. Call...

First Church, Front Steps  
German Language and Literatures Department Open House

German Language and Literatures Department Open... 3:00pm

Host: Elizabeth Hamilton, chair and associate professor of German.

German House (Max Kade Haus)  
Koreo Dance Performance

Koreo Dance Performance 3:00pm

Koreo is a co-ed, hip-hop fusion dance group set on strengthening ties with not only other student dance organizations across campus, but also with other...

Wilder Hall (Student Union), Main Space  
Oberlin College Taiko

Oberlin College Taiko 3:00pm

"Taiko" means wide drum in Japanese; Oberlin Taiko means a great show, lots of energy, and plenty of drums. In the event of inclement weather, the...

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Panel Discussion: 35 Years of Changes in Media

Panel Discussion: 35 Years of Changes in Media 3:00pm

Panel discussion featuring media professionals Joel Franklin ’79, Jeff Lunden ’80, and Mark Nelson ’80; moderated by Laurene Sorensen '80. Sponsored by...

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Physics and Astronomy Department Open House

Physics and Astronomy Department Open House 3:00pm

Hosts: Yumi Ijiri, chair and professor, and physics and astronomy faculty and staff.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center, Anderson Lounge  
Celebration of Oberlin Entrepreneurship

Celebration of Oberlin Entrepreneurship 3:30pm

The Creativity & Leadership Program and LaunchU welcome you to honor our graduates and celebrate entrepreneurship at Oberlin. Meet students and alumni...

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Class of 1965 Private Reception and Tour at the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Class of 1965 Private Reception and Tour at the... 4:00pm

Members of the Class of 1965 are invited to a private reception in the East Gallery of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, prior to their private tour. During the...

Allen Memorial Art Museum  
Music Education Department Open House

Music Education Department Open House 4:00pm

Hosts: Joanne Erwin, professor of music education, and Jody Kerchner, director and professor of music education.

Erwin Residence  
OCircus!

OCircus! 4:00pm

Folk circus Oberlin style! Jugglers, tumblers, stilt-walkers, and other performers present a family-friendly show. Suitable for children of ALL ages.

Hales Gymnasium  
Oberlin Bike Co-op BBQ

Oberlin Bike Co-op BBQ 4:00pm

The Bike Co-op invites you to an outdoor concert and BBQ. Enjoy free food, hang out at the Co-op and return your rented bike!

Keep Cottage  
Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner 4:30pm

Directly following the Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony.

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
Oberlin Improv Extravaganza

Oberlin Improv Extravaganza 4:30pm

Sunshine Scouts, Primitive Streak, and Kid Business perform back to back for your viewing pleasure. All are welcome, but most appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Africana Studies Department Open House

Africana Studies Department Open House 5:00pm

Host: Pam Brooks, chair and Jane and Eric Nord associate professor of African American studies, and GSFS Advisor. Parents, alumni and students are welcomed...

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
Oberlin Baroque

Oberlin Baroque 5:00pm

The Conservatory of Music, a pioneer and leader in historically informed performance, presents a program of baroque chamber music featuring conservatory...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
One World One Rope Performance

One World One Rope Performance 5:00pm

Mike Fry ’09 is the founder of One World One Rope, a nonprofit social outreach organization whose mission is to teach competitive jump rope to children...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, Plaza  
Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies

Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies 5:30pm

Children participating in Camp Oberlin will be brought to the Pizza Dinner. Parents should pick up their children from Wilder Hall at 8:30 p.m.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Class of 1990 Reception and Dinner

Class of 1990 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Professor of History Steven Volk.

Carnegie Building, Root Room  
Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 Dinner

Classes of 1949, 1950, 1951 Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Tim Elgren, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kendal at Oberlin, Fox & Fell Dining Room, 600 Kendal Dr.  
Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Meredith Raimondo, special assistant to the President for equity, diversity and inclusion and Title IX coordinator.

Science Center Commons  
Teen Oberlin

Teen Oberlin 6:00pm

Activities for kids age 12-17. Pre-registration is required.

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Mellon, McNair, BP & Science Scholars, and Oberlin College Research Fellows Dessert Open House

Mellon, McNair, BP & Science Scholars, and... 6:30pm

Student, family, and alumni dessert open house. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Peters Hall  
Social on the Square

Social on the Square 7:00pm

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. Pies, ice cream, coffee and soft drinks, provided by Gibson's Bakery, will...

Tappan Square  
Shavuot Dinner

Shavuot Dinner 7:30pm

Please contact Rabbi Shimon Brand at shimon.brand@oberlin.edu for reservations.

Home of Rabbi Shimon Brand, 252 Morgan St.  
Commencement Recital II

Commencement Recital II 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating...

Finney Chapel  
Posse V Commencement Reception

Posse V Commencement Reception 8:00pm

Celebrating the graduation of the fifth Posse Scholars class at Oberlin College (by invitation only).

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Autumn Burnett '15 and the Blue Selkie Band

Autumn Burnett '15 and the Blue Selkie Band 9:00pm

Join us in Fairchild Chapel for a night of original songs and collaborative interpretations of music we love. Featuring Caitlin Mehrtens '16, James Vitz-Wong...

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Autumn Burnett and the Blue Selkies

Autumn Burnett and the Blue Selkies 9:00pm

A collaborative unrecital Featuring James Vitz-Wong, Caitlin Mehrtens, Mohit Dubey Sponsored by Oberlin Songwriters

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Astronomical Observation and Tours

Astronomical Observation and Tours 9:30pm

Sponsored by physics and astronomy staff. All are welcome.

Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall  
Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert 9:30pm

Tappan Square at its most beautiful, with hundreds of colored Japanese lanterns strung across the green. An Oberlin jazz ensemble will begin performing at...

Tappan Square  

Monday, May 25

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  
Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center 8:00am

Make the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center your first stop when you return to Oberlin for #ObieCRW. Pick up room keys, registration packets, and tickets...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Warner Concert Hall Opens for Live Streaming

Warner Concert Hall Opens for Live Streaming 8:00am

Live streaming of Commencement Exercises is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. Seats are first come, first served. Warner Concert Hall is an air-conditioned...

Warner Concert Hall  
Academic Procession

Academic Procession 9:00am

Participants in the 2015 Oberlin College Commencement ceremony should assemble at the following locations. Due to our high profile speakers, please allow...

Tappan Square  
Oberlin College Commencement 2015

Oberlin College Commencement 2015 10:00am

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, is the Commencement speaker. First Lady Michelle Obama will receive an Honorary...

Tappan Square  
Post-Commencement Box Lunches

Post-Commencement Box Lunches 1:15pm

Lunches will be distributed at the conclusion of commencement exercises.

Wilder Bowl, Big Tent  

Tuesday, May 26

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  

Wednesday, May 27

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  
Teaching with Technology Workshop

Teaching with Technology Workshop 9:00am

Please join us for the Teaching with Technology Workshop. Seating is limited. RSVP and tell us what sessions are of interest to you. This year’s faculty...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Commons area, 1st floor  
Iyengar Yoga with Vicky Elwell

Iyengar Yoga with Vicky Elwell 12:15pm

This is an Iyengar style Hatha yoga class. Iyengar yoga is well known for its precise alignment and for its use of props to accommodate each individual’s...

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center, Multipurpose Room  
Vinyasa Yoga with Doris Jankovits

Vinyasa Yoga with Doris Jankovits 6:30pm

Vinyasa yoga is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it,...

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center, Double Squash Court  

Thursday, May 28

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  

Friday, May 29

Exhibition:  “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail...

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multi-faceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level  

May 23 - 29, 2015