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Events

Sunday, May 26

Class of 1988 Midnight Breakfast

Class of 1988 Midnight Breakfast 12:00am

Tasty treats for the 25th Reunion

Talcott Hall  
Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Midnight Breakfast

Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Midnight Breakfast 12:00am

Featuring Obie-made arts, crafts, books, CDs and more; coordinated by Carol Levine '84.

Langston (North Hall)  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Women's Breakfast

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Women's Breakfast 8:00am

Women's breakfast coordinated by Lisa Tracy '67 and Gael Treesiwin '69.

Burton Hall  
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  
Oberlin Shansi Breakfast

Oberlin Shansi Breakfast 8:00am

For alumni, students, friends, and parents interested in Oberlin Shansi and its programs in Asia. The 2013 Shansi Fellows will be recognized.

Stevenson Hall  
5K Fun Run and Walk

5K Fun Run and Walk 8:30am

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

Memorial Arch, Tappan Square  
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 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  
Biology Department Open House

Biology Department Open House 9:30am

Hosts: biology faculty and staff.

Science Center  
Neuroscience Department Open House

Neuroscience Department Open House 9:30am

Host: Jan Thorton, chair and professor of neuroscience.

Science Center  
Tappan Square Tree and History Tour

Tappan Square Tree and History Tour 9:30am

Led by Dennis Greive, grounds service manager. (Photo by Dale Preston)

Tappan Square  
Economics Department Open House

Economics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Barbara Craig, chair and professor of economics.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
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  
Politics Department Open House

Politics Department Open House 10:00am

Host: Eve Sandberg, chair and associate professor of politics.

Rice Hall  
Tour of the Science Center

Tour of the Science Center 10:00am

A guided tour of the Oberlin College Science Center. Watch a livestream of the tour here: http://ustre.am/YcB3

Science Center  
Presidential Address

Presidential Address 10:30am

President Marvin Krislov delivers his state-of-the-college address at 11:00 a.m. following an organ recital performed by Sanggil Travis Gu '13, artist...

Finney Chapel  
Open Studio

Open Studio 11:00am

Celebrate reunion and graduation weekend with Professor of Art Pipo Nguyen-duy. There will be a preview of his new work from East of Eden made during his...

Blue House  
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  
Kendal at Oberlin Retirement Community Brunch

Kendal at Oberlin Retirement Community Brunch 11:30am

Please call 440.775.0094 to register for the brunch. Cost: $13.95 per person.

Kendal at Oberlin  
Champagne Luncheon

Champagne Luncheon 12:00pm

Luncheon for alumni, graduates, and families. This event will represent the 174th annual meeting of the Alumni Association. The Class of 2013 will be...

Wilder Bowl  
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  
Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House

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

Open house at the 1948 Usonian house. Conversational tours are available, and begin on the hour. (Photo by Dirk Bakker) WALKING DIRECTIONS: From Oberlin...

Weltzheimer-Johnson House  
Art Department Open House

Art Department Open House 1:00pm

Please join the faculty and staff of the Art Department for an open house event during Commencement weekend. Light refreshments will be served.

Allen Art Building, 37' Addition  
Art Department Open House

Art Department Open House 1:00pm

Host: Joseph Romano, visual resources curator. Rain space: Fisher Hall, Room 109

Allen Memorial Art Building  
Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments Open House

Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments Open House 1:00pm

Host: Manish Mehta, chair and associate professor of chemistry.

Science Center  
Class of 1963 and 1988 Archives Exhibit

Class of 1963 and 1988 Archives Exhibit 1:00pm

Featuring exhibits for the Classes of 1963 and 1988. Hosted by Ken Grossi, College Archivist.

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
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  
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  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Discussion Recap

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Discussion Recap 1:30pm

Recap of earlier weekend discussions on the theme of "Goin' Like Sixty: Opportunities, Challenges and Dreams."

Clonick Hall, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration

Multifaith Baccalaureate Celebration 1:30pm

A multifaith celebration with music, blessings, and reflections to inspire the Class of 2013, alumni, families, and friends. This year's address will be...

Finney Chapel  
Panel Discussion: Bringing Sustainability to Everyday Reality

Panel Discussion: Bringing Sustainability to... 1:30pm

Featuring panelists Lindsay Baker '04, Phoebe Beierle '04, Claire Jahns '03, Lyrica McTiernan '04 (moderator), and Michael Murray '03. Sponsored by the 10th...

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Symposium: "Present at the Precipice: Inside Big International Crises of Our Time"

Symposium: "Present at the Precipice: Inside... 1:30pm

Featuring Norma Percy '63, award-winning BBC documentary filmmaker talking to Raye Farr '63, film archive producer, "The World at War." Audience interaction...

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours

Allen Memorial Art Museum Tours 2:00pm

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  
Anthropology Department  Open House

Anthropology Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Baron Pineda, chair and associate professor of anthropology, and anthropology department faculty and staff.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Chamber Music Readings

Chamber Music Readings 2:00pm

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)  
Cinema Studies Program Open House

Cinema Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Geoff Pingree, associate professor of cinema studies and English, director of cinema studies, and co-director of Apollo Outreach Initiative. Jonathan...

Peters Hall  
Comparative American Studies Program Open House

Comparative American Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Gina Pérez, associate professor and director, and Margaret Kamitsuka, associate professor of religion and director of gender, sexuality, and feminist...

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Comparative Literature Program Open House

Comparative Literature Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Jed Deppman, director of comparative literature and associate professor of comparative literature and English, and associate professor in the humanities.

Peters Hall  
Computer Science Program Open House

Computer Science Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Bob Geitz, chair and associate professor of computer science.

King Hall  
Creative Writing Program Open House

Creative Writing Program Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Dan Chaon and Sylvia Watanabe, co-directors and Delaney Associate Professors.

Communications Building  
East Asian Studies Program Open House

East Asian Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Host: Sheila Miyoshi Jager, director and associate professor of East Asian studies.

Asia House (Quadrangle)  
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...

Trail Magic  
English Department Open House

English Department Open House 2:00pm

Hostess: Anuradha Needham, chair and Donald R. Longman Professor of English. Tracy Chevalier ’84 will receive an honorary degree and attend the open house as...

Peters Hall  
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Institute Open House

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

Host: Margaret Kamitsuka, director and associate professor of religion.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Geology Department Open House

Geology Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Karla Parsons-Hubbard, chair and associate professor of geology.

Carnegie Building  
History Department Open House

History Department Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Steven Volk, professor of history and chair of Latin American studies, and Professor Dinah Volk.

Volk Residence  
International Student Services Open House

International Student Services Open House 2:00pm

Host: Ann Deppman, director and associate dean of studies.

Peters Hall  
Latin American Studies Program Open House

Latin American Studies Program Open House 2:00pm

Hosts: Steven Volk, professor of history and chair of Latin American studies, and Professor Dinah Volk.

Volk Residence  
Mathematics Department Open House

Mathematics Department Open House 2:00pm

Host: Susan Jane Colley, chair and Andrew and Pauline Delaney Professor of Mathematics.

King Hall  
Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (OCREECAS) Open House

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

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

Russian House (Allencroft)  
Oberlin's Sumatran Gong Ensemble

Oberlin's Sumatran Gong Ensemble 2:00pm

Come enjoy the interlocking grooves of talempong, a gong and drum ensemble from West Sumatra. The group of mostly graduating seniors will play both...

Clark Bandstand, Tappan Square  
Panel Discussion: The Process of Creativity

Panel Discussion: The Process of Creativity 2:00pm

Featuring panelists Jacqueline Berrien '83, Meeghan Humphrey '83, Jeffrey Lependorf '84, Peggy Orenstein '83; moderated by Jonathan Freund '82. Coordinated...

Wright Lecture Hall  
Russian Language, Literature and Culture Department Open House

Russian Language, Literature and Culture... 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)  
Classics Department Open House

Classics Department Open House 2:30pm

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

Rice Hall  
French and Italian Department Open House

French and Italian Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: French and Italian department faculty and staff. The French & Italian Department Open House will be on the Observatory Deck on the roof of Peters...

Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall  
Hispanic Studies Program Open House

Hispanic Studies Program Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: Patrick O’Connor, chair and associate professor of Hispanic studies and comparative literature, and Esmeralda Martínez-Tapia, director of La Casa...

Spanish House (La Casa Hispanica; Harvey House)  
Law and Society Program Open House

Law and Society Program Open House 2:30pm

Host: Timothy Hall, chair and associate professor of philosophy. Rain Space: King 120

Rice Hall  
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  
Poetry Reading in Honor of Haines Tate '88

Poetry Reading in Honor of Haines Tate '88 2:30pm

Coordinated by Caitlin Scott '88. Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of 1988.

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex  
Psychology Department Open House

Psychology Department Open House 2:30pm

Hosts: psychology faculty and staff.

Severance Hall  
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  
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  
German Language and Literatures Department Open House

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

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

Hamilton Residence  
God of Carnage

God of Carnage 3:00pm

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)  
Physics and Astronomy Department Open House

Physics and Astronomy Department Open House 3:00pm

Hosts: Dan Stinebring, chair and professor, and physics and astronomy faculty and staff.

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center  
Salzburg Reminiscing

Salzburg Reminiscing 3:00pm

Featuring College Archivist Ken Grossi, and a special Salzburg display and slide show. The slide show will run all weekend during Sky Bar open hours. All...

Lily McGregor Sky Bar, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Student Union Open House

Student Union Open House 3:00pm

Hosts: Chris Baymiller, Tom Reid, and Tina Zwegat, associate directors.

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
A Conversation with Tracy Chevalier ’84

A Conversation with Tracy Chevalier ’84 4:00pm

Oberlin’s 2013 commencement speaker Tracy Chevalier ’84 is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling book Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) and...

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Main Library)  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Cluster Memorial

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Cluster Memorial 4:00pm

Coordinated by Susan Gardner '68 and Gideon Schein '68.

Asia House (Quadrangle)  
OCircus!

OCircus! 4:00pm

Folk-Circus Oberlin style! Jugglers, tumblers, stilt-walkers, and other performers present a playful take on the 1980s in this family friendly show. Suitable...

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.

Keep Cottage  
Oberlin Contra Dance

Oberlin Contra Dance 4:00pm

What's a great way to celebrate the Class of 2013? Dance with them! No experience necessary, no partner needed. Come contra dancing to live music provided...

Wilder Hall (Student Union)  
Conservatory Alumni Reception

Conservatory Alumni Reception 4:30pm

Wish Dean David H. Stull '89 farewell as he prepares to assume his new role as president of the San Francisco Conservatory. (Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones)

Bertram and Judith Kohl Building  
Class of 1963 Allen Memorial Art Museum Tour

Class of 1963 Allen Memorial Art Museum Tour 5:15pm

The 50th Reunion Class of 1963 will meet with Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and see the results of the...

Allen Memorial Art Museum  
Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Memorial

Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Memorial 5:15pm

Coordinated by Laura Silver '83 and Carol Silverman-Kurtz '82.

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies  
Afrikan American Studies Department Open House

Afrikan American Studies Department Open House 5:30pm

Host: Meredith Gadsby, chair and associate professor of African American studies.

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner 5:30pm

Directly following the Black Parents and Family Appreciation Ceremony.

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)  
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)  
Oberlin Baroque

Oberlin Baroque 5:30pm

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

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall  
Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1952, 1953, 1954 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker David H. Stull '89, Dean of the Conservatory of Music. (Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones)

Kendal at Oberlin  
Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1967, 1968, 1969 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Steve Volk, professor of history. With invited faculty guests.

Stevenson Hall  
Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Reception and Dinner

Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 Reception and Dinner 6:00pm

Featuring guest speaker Ray English, director of libraries.

Carnegie Building  
Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Pizza Party

Classes of 2002, 2003, 2004 Pizza Party 6:00pm

Wood-fired pizza by The Beautiful Flame (presented by Lorenzo's Pizzeria). With invited faculty guests.

South Hall  
Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition

Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition 6:00pm

Open to the public. (Photo by Ma'ayan Plaut '10)

Richard D. Baron '64 Gallery  
Mellon (MMUF), McNair, BP & Science Scholars, and OC Research Fellows Dessert Open House

Mellon (MMUF), McNair, BP & Science Scholars,... 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, porvided by Gibson's Bakery, will...

Tappan Square  
Commencement Recital II

Commencement Recital II 8:00pm

Watch the webcast! The event will be streamed live at the time of the event. (new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/listenlive/Stream_FinneyChapel.dot) A performance...

Finney Chapel  
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  

Sunday, May 26

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