Events Calendar

Events

Saturday, May 25

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens 8:00am

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center Opens

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 Special Collections will be on display in an exhibit case in the basement of the Kohl Building. Highlights...

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga 8:00am

Begin your day with a beginner to intermediate yoga session led by Mark Moliterno (RYT-500, CYT) '83, founder of YogaVoice. Bring a mat or a towel. Some mats...

Warner Center  
Symposium: Rising Powers: China and India

Symposium: Rising Powers: China and India 8:30am

Featuring Douglas Spelman '63, senior adviser, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center and Joseph Elder '51, professor of...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12

Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12 9:00am

Full day of supervised activities, including box lunch. Please arrive by 8:35 a.m.

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Small Group Conversations

Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Small Group... 9:00am

A series of conversations on a multitude of topics. Meet in the lounge and disperse from there.

Langston (North Hall)  
Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Kid's Play Time

Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Kid's Play Time 9:00am

Bring some toys and get to know other 10th Cluster Reunion alumni with kids!

South Quad  
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)  
Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environental Studies

Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center... 9:00am

Guided Tours of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environental Studies. Watch a livestream of the tour here: http://ustre.am/YcB3

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Tour of the Conservatory of Music and TIMARA Studios

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

Led by student interns; includes the Kohl Building. A livestream of the 2pm tour will be available here: http://ustre.am/YcB3

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

Warner Concert Hall Organ Demonstration 9:00am

James David Christie '75, professor of organ, and Wesley Hall '13 will perform.

Warner Concert Hall  
Women's Tennis vs  NCAA Individual Championship - Finals

Women's Tennis vs NCAA Individual Championship... 9:00am

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Kalamazoo, MI  
24th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser"

24th Annual Alumni Bowling "Fun Raiser" 10:00am

Coordinated by Thomas W. Reid '80, associate director of the Student Union. Sponsored by the Oberlin College Alumni Bowlers Association. (Photo by Mike...

College Lanes, Hales Annex  
Class of 1988 Brunch

Class of 1988 Brunch 10:00am

The Class of 1988 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  
Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Conversation with Steve Volk

Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Conversation with... 10:00am

Informal conversation with Steve Volk, professor of history and 2011 Professor of the Year.

Oberlin Inn  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Small Group Conversations

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Small Group... 10:00am

A series of conversations on the theme of "Goin' Like Sixty: Opportunities, Challenges, and Dreams." Meet in the lounge and disperse from there.

Burton Hall  
Oberlin Origins Days

Oberlin Origins Days 10:00am

Learn about the radical roots of Oberlin, from Christian perfectionism and coeducation to abolition. 30-minute tour offered on the half hour, $3/adult. ...

Monroe House  
Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House

Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House 10:00am

Open house at the 1948 Usonian house. Conversational tours are available, and begin on the hour. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for students with OCID....

Weltzheimer-Johnson House  
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  
Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center 10:30am

Oberlin history in progress: Come for a sneak peak of the future of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center (OURC). Get up close and personal with this rare...

Gasholder Roundhouse Building  
Tour of the James F. "Bill" Long Pyle Road Nature Preserve

Tour of the James F. "Bill" Long Pyle Road... 10:30am

Led by David H. Benzing, Danforth Professor of Biology. Meet at 10:15 a.m. Tour will be conducted, weather permitting.

Bill Long Nature Preserve  
Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours

Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours 11:00am

Highlights tour with student docents. AMAM Commencement Weekend Hours Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Allen Memorial Art Museum  
Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Small Group Conversations

Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Small Group... 11:00am

Propose a topic and let's talk!

South Hall  
Soldiers and Civilians History Walk: Oberlin and the Civil War

Soldiers and Civilians History Walk: Oberlin... 11:00am

75-minute neighborhood walking tour, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center. Call 440.774.1700...

Tappan Square  
Symposium: Climate Change and The Oberlin Project: Full-Spectrum Sustainability in Oberlin and the Lake Erie Crescent

Symposium: Climate Change and The Oberlin... 11:00am

Featuring David Orr, Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, and Delbert L. Spurlock, Jr. '63, founder and CEO of Alcel, Inc. Moderated...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Lunch

Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Lunch 12:00pm

Look for your designated class area.

Stevenson Hall  
Commencement Art Exhibitions

Commencement Art Exhibitions 12:00pm

Please join the Art Department in the Baron and Fisher galleries during Commencement weekend. The Graduating Art Majors Group Exhibition will be on display...

Baron & Fisher Galleries  
Conservatory Luncheon for Graduating Seniors and Families

Conservatory Luncheon for Graduating Seniors... 12:00pm

Featuring Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull '89 and conservatory faculty. Tickets are required for all guests, including graduating seniors...

John W. Heisman Club Field House  
General Campus Tour for Prospective Students

General Campus Tour for Prospective Students 12:00pm

Pre-registration required. Please call the Campus Visit Office at 800.622.6243.

Carnegie Building  
OSCA (Oberlin Student Cooperative Association) Alumni Picnic

OSCA (Oberlin Student Cooperative Association)... 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  
Women's Rugby Alumni Game

Women's Rugby Alumni Game 12:00pm

Come watch the current Women's Rugby team scrum down against the alumni side!

North Athletic Fields  
Class of 1963 Box Lunch

Class of 1963 Box Lunch 12:30pm

Overflow Location: Science Center Atrium

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Annual Oberlin Ultimate Alumni Game

Annual Oberlin Ultimate Alumni Game 1:00pm

A friendly reunion game and get-together for all ultimate alumni. Lunch provided by Lorenzo's Pizza.

 
Chamber Music Readings

Chamber Music Readings 1:00pm

Coordinated by Matthew Liebendorfer '83. Sponsored by the 30th Cluster Reunion Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984. All are welcome to join in on informal chamber...

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music)  
Class of 1963 vs. Class of 1988 Croquet Match

Class of 1963 vs. Class of 1988 Croquet Match 1:00pm

The 50th Reunion Class will take on the 25th Reunion Class in some friendly competition. Coordinated by Andrew Zvara '63. Croquet equipment will be provided.

Field Hockey Field  
Embracing Institutional Change: Proactive and Reactive Approaches to Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community after Bias Incidents

Embracing Institutional Change: Proactive and... 1:00pm

Alumni, students, and parents are welcome to a forum that will address concerns recently expressed by students following a series of bias-based incidents on...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Environmental Studies Program Open House

Environmental Studies Program Open House 1:00pm

Host: Roger Laushman, director and associate professor of biology.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Live Music at the Welcome Center

Live Music at the Welcome Center 1:00pm

Stop by the Commencement/Reunion Weekend Welcome Center for live music in the plaza. Scheduled to perform: Matt Gold (electric guitar), Chase Jackson...

Dewy Ward '34 Alumni Center  
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 gowns… or not - is a saga profoundly shaped by religious values,...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Oberlin Bike Co-op Open House

Oberlin Bike Co-op Open House 1:00pm

Stop by the Oberlin Bike-Co-op during our open house and get a tour of the facilities.

Keep Cottage  
Ombudsperson Office Open House

Ombudsperson Office Open House 1:00pm

Host: Yeworkwha Belachew, ombudsperson. Come and celebrate with our 2013 graduates and their parents!

Lewis House  
Solar Observation

Solar Observation 1:00pm

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

Science Center  
Students Experimenting in Ecological Design (SEED) House Open House

Students Experimenting in Ecological Design... 1:00pm

The SEED house at 20/22 E. Lorain St. (across from the Allen Memorial Art Museum) is an eight-person theme house centered around creative and sustainable...

SEED House  
Theater and Dance Program Open House

Theater and Dance Program Open House 1:00pm

Hosts: Roger Copeland, interim associate director and professor of theater; Ann Cooper Albright, director and professor of dance.

Warner Center  
Tour of the Academic Commons and Main Library

Tour of the Academic Commons and Main Library 1:00pm

With Ray English, director of libraries. Watch a livestream of the tour here: http://ustre.am/YcB3

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Oberlin Shansi Open House

Oberlin Shansi Open House 1:30pm

Meet the new executive director of Oberlin Shansi, Gavin Tritt.

Shansi House  
Tussie-Mussie Crafts for Families

Tussie-Mussie Crafts for Families 1:30pm

The Tussie-Mussie is a small cluster of flowers creating a charming round bouquet. Organized by Dennis Greive, grounds service manager. Fun for all ages!...

Tappan Square  
Claire Nelson '12 Memorial

Claire Nelson '12 Memorial 2:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the life of Claire Nelson '12 over Commencement/Reunion Weekend. We invite all who knew Claire to share memories and more in...

King Hall  
Dedication of Charles B. Teske Practice Room

Dedication of Charles B. Teske Practice Room 2:00pm

With Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull '89 and Richard Zitrin '68. In honor of Charles B. Teske, former professor of English. All are welcome.

Clonick Hall, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Improv Triple Header Alumni Show with Kid Business, Primitive Streak & Sunshine Scouts

Improv Triple Header Alumni Show with Kid... 2:00pm

Improv comedy from three of Oberlin's student improv troupes. Open jam with alumni following performance. (All are welcome, but most appropriate for ages 13...

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Jewish Alumni Reception

Jewish Alumni Reception 2:00pm

Hosted by Rabbi Shimon Brand.

Home of Shimon Brand  
Oberlin Lambda Alumni (OLA) and Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Colloquium & Lavender Celebration

Oberlin Lambda Alumni (OLA) and Multicultural... 2:00pm

A gathering of LGBTQ-identified alumni and students. 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 Mark Fino, head coach of swimming and diving.

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
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. Watch a livestream of the tour here: http://ustre.am/YcB3

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music)  
WOBC Open House

WOBC Open House 2:00pm

See how WOBC has (and hasn't) changed and hang out with past and present station members.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Choral Sing: Brahms' Requiem Read-Through

Choral Sing: Brahms' Requiem Read-Through 2:30pm

With Dr. Jason Harris, assistant professor of choral conducting and director of choral ensembles. Sponsored by the 50th Reunion Class of 1963, and...

Warner Concert Hall  
Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center 2:30pm

Oberlin history in progress: Come for a sneak peak of the future of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center (OURC). Get up close and personal with this rare...

Gasholder Roundhouse Building  
Panel Discussion: Living the Liberal Arts Life in Oberlin after Oberlin College

Panel Discussion: Living the Liberal Arts Life... 2:30pm

Discussion featuring Oberlin College emeriti faculty members: Emeritus Danforth Professor of Religion Grover Zinn, Emeritus Professor of Eurhythmics Herb...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Religion Department Open House

Religion Department Open House 2:30pm

Host: Albert (A.G.) Miller, chair and associate professor of religion.

Lewis House  
Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours

Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours 3:00pm

Highlights tour with student docents. AMAM Commencement Weekend Hours Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Allen Memorial Art Museum  
Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

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

75-minute neighborhood walking tour, $6 per adult. Space is limited, reservation recommended. Sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center. Call 440.774.1700...

First Church in Oberlin  
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: From Oberlin to the Real World: How the Oberlin Experience Fostered Careers

Panel Discussion: From Oberlin to the Real... 3:00pm

Featuring panelists Michael Charry '54, Phil Hanawalt '54, and Steve Sears '54; moderated and coordinated by Jim Wolf '54. Sponsored by the 60th Cluster...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Panel Discussion: Innovation and Creativity in the Next 25 Years

Panel Discussion: Innovation and Creativity in... 3:00pm

Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1988. All are welcome.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Club Sports Alumni Reception

Club Sports Alumni Reception 4:00pm

Club Sports Council presents the annual alumni reception for current and former club sports athletes. Beverages provided.

North Quad  
Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration

Finney Chapel Organ Demonstration 4:00pm

James David Christie '75, professor of organ, and Sanggil Travis Gu '13, artist diploma in organ performance, will perform.

Finney Chapel  
OC Aerialists

OC Aerialists 4:00pm

Come see a student-directed, student-created piece full of contortion, tumbling, and clowning. All are welcome! (Photo by Ma'ayan Plaut '10)

Hales Gymnasium  
Open Reception to Celebrate Entrepreneurship at Oberlin

Open Reception to Celebrate Entrepreneurship at... 4:00pm

This reception is hosted by Creativity & Leadership in honor of the graduating entrepreneurs from the Creativity & Leadership Project.

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Panel Discussion: Beyond Gay Marriage: The Future Direction of the LGBT Movement

Panel Discussion: Beyond Gay Marriage: The... 4:00pm

Featuring panelists Melissa Threadgill '04, Bacilio Mendez II '04 and Harper Jean Tobin '03; moderated and coordinated by Adam Sorkin '04. Sponsored by the...

Wright Lecture Hall  
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Reception 4:00pm

Phi Beta Kappa members and families of elected students welcome.

Science Center  
Friends of the Library Reception

Friends of the Library Reception 4:30pm

Commencement/Reunion reception for Friends of the Library alumni authors, former library student assistants, alumni librarians, and anyone else who loves...

Mudd Center  
Friends of the Library and Oberlin Authors' Reception

Friends of the Library and Oberlin Authors'... 4:30pm

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

Azariah's Café, Mudd Center  
Bonner Scholars Past and Present Open House

Bonner Scholars Past and Present Open House 5:00pm

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Bonner Scholars Program at Oberlin College. If you are a Bonner Scholar alumni or a graduating Bonner Scholar,...

Bonner Center for Service and Learning, Daub House  
Half-Century Club Reception and Dinner

Half-Century Club Reception and Dinner 5:00pm

Special event for alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion. The Class of 1963 will be welcomed into the Half-Century Club. Shuttles available at 4:45...

Jesse Philips Physical Education Center  
Newman Catholic Community Mass

Newman Catholic Community Mass 5:00pm

Appetizer and dessert reception immediately following in Fairchild Chapel.

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Reception with Baccalaureate Speaker Tarunjit Singh Butalia

Reception with Baccalaureate Speaker Tarunjit... 5:00pm

All are invited to meet and converse with Baccalaureate Speaker Tarunjit Singh Butalia, past Secretary General of the World Sikh Council, Moderator of...

Lewis House and Multifaith Center  
Scholars and Settlers History Walk

Scholars and Settlers History Walk 5:00pm

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

Tappan Square  
Ultimate Frisbee Reunion Reception

Ultimate Frisbee Reunion Reception 5:00pm

Ultimate alumni are invited to gather for a casual reception and viewing of old photos.

Barrows Hall  
Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies

Children's Pizza Dinner and Movies 5:30pm

Supervised dinner and activities for children age 4-12.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Class of 1988 Reception and Dinner

Class of 1988 Reception and Dinner 5:30pm

With invited faculty guests.

Stevenson Hall  
Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Reception and Dinner 6:30pm

Featuring guest speaker Eric Estes, vice president and dean of students.

Carnegie Building  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 "Doin' What Comes Naturally"

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 "Doin' What Comes... 8:00pm

Coordinated by Gideon Schein '68 and Amy Shub Rothstein '68

Burton Hall  
Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 'Sco Night

Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 'Sco Night 8:00pm

Coordinated by Barb Distler '84. Join us in our virtual 'Sco: http://turntable.fm/obiecrw

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Commencement Recital I

Commencement Recital I 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! The event will be streamed live at the time of the event. A performance by a select group of conservatory students in Finney...

Finney Chapel  
Demons, Mosquitos, and Moving Trucks: Silent Films with Live Musical Accompaniment

Demons, Mosquitos, and Moving Trucks: Silent... 8:00pm

Music performed by The Cut It Ensemble featuring Alexandra Berger '16 (trumpet); John Burnett '16 (violin); Ross Chait '13 (amplified percussion); Kevin...

Apollo Theatre  
God of Carnage

God of Carnage 8:00pm

When four well-bred New Yorker parents meet to resolve an “altercation” between their sons, will they be able to keep their polite demeanors, or is something...

Little Theater (Hall Auditorium Annex)  
Oberlin Swing Society (OSwing) Dance

Oberlin Swing Society (OSwing) Dance 8:00pm

Come on out with us and try your hand (and feet) at swinging the night away! Beginner swing lesson taught by OSwing seniors Oscar Thorp '13 and Caitlin...

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
The Iraq War: Episode 1: Regime Change: Film Screening and Discussion with Norma Percy '63

The Iraq War: Episode 1: Regime Change: Film... 8:00pm

View the world premiere of a documentary chronicling the regime change in Iraq (a version will be broadcast on National Geographic later this summer). The...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004: "Party Like It's 1999!"

Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004: "Party Like It's... 8:30pm

Karaoke with Aubri O’Connor ’04; dance music with DJ Ben Alschuler ’04. Join us in our virtual dance party: http://turntable.fm/obiecrw

South Hall  
Film Screening and Discussion: For the Love of Food

Film Screening and Discussion: For the Love of... 9:00pm

Oberlin has been at the forefront of efforts to support the development of a sustainable local food system, beginning its first food localization effort in...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Wilder Voice Press Release Party with the Art Students Committee

Wilder Voice Press Release Party with the Art... 9:00pm

Join Wilder Voice Press, Oberlin's first and only student-run press, and the Arts Students Committee, for a night of student art & conservation. Come eat,...

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
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  
Demons, Mosquitos, and Moving Trucks: Silent Films with Live Musical Accompaniment (encore performance)

Demons, Mosquitos, and Moving Trucks: Silent... 9:30pm

Music performed by The Cut It Ensemble featuring Alexandra Berger '16 (trumpet); John Burnett '16 (violin); Ross Chait '13 (amplified percussion); Kevin...

Apollo Theatre  
Class of 1988 Real '80s Night at the 'Sco

Class of 1988 Real '80s Night at the 'Sco 10:00pm

Coordinated by Reggie Beasley '88 and featuring music of the '80s. Join us in our virtual 'Sco: http://turntable.fm/obiecrw

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall  
Obertones, Nothing But Treble, and 'Round Midnight

Obertones, Nothing But Treble, and 'Round Midnight 10:15pm

A cappella music for everyone! From Bach to Beatles, fusion to funk, these students rock the house a cappella style. 2013 also marks the 25th reunion year...

Finney Chapel  
The Amerikans

The Amerikans 11:00pm

Cinema Studies Special Program – The Amerikans “All Americans come from Ohio, if only briefly.” – Dawn Powell. This screening features brief...

Apollo Theatre  

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