Oberlin College and Conservatory


Sunday, May 24

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

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

Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center

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

Exhibition from the Conservatory Library's Special Collections

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

Morning Yoga

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...

Oberlin Shansi Breakfast

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...

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

Camp Oberlin: Ages 4-12

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...

Biology Department Open House

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

Tappan Square Tree and History Tour

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.

Art Department Faculty Open Studios

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...

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

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

Oberlin Origins Tour

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

exterior Finney Chapel

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...

Radicals and Reformers History Walk of Westwood Cemetery

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...

Sunday Brunch at Kendal

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...

Wilder Bowl

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

Exterior of a single-story brick home with a spacious lawn in front and pine trees in back.

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...

Art Department Open House

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

Graduating Seniors' Art Exhibition

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

Baccalaureate 2015 - Remaining Awake: Fifty Years Later

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...

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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

Modiano's Ghosts:  Family History and the Shoah in Dora Bruder

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

Stull Recital Hall at Oberlin Conservatory

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

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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

Modiano's Ghosts:  Family History and the Shoah in Dora Bruder

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

Eliminate Your Energy Bill: Visit Trail Magic, A Home that Runs on Free Sunshine

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...

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

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

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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

Theater Production: What We Look Like

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...

Classics Department Open House

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

French and Italian Department Open House

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

Hispanic Studies Program Open House

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

Honor Societies and External Fellowships Awards Reception

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...

Latin American Studies Program Open House

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

Philosophy Department Open House

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

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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

Class of 1965 Salzburg Reminiscing

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

Class of 1965 vs. Class of 1990 Bocce Ball Match

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

Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk

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

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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...

Oberlin College Taiko

"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...

Panel Discussion: 35 Years of Changes in Media

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

Celebration of Oberlin Entrepreneurship

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

Class of 1965 Private Reception and Tour at the Allen Memorial Art Museum

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...

Music Education Department Open House

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


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

Oberlin Bike Co-op BBQ

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!

Oberlin Improv Extravaganza

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.

Africana Studies Department Open House

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

Oberlin Baroque

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

One World One Rope Performance

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...

Steps up to an arch - the front entrance of Wilder Hall

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.

Classes of 1999, 2000, 2001 Reception and Dinner

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

Modiano's Ghosts:  Family History and the Shoah in Dora Bruder

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

Social on the Square

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...

exterior Finney Chapel

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...

Autumn Burnett '15 and the Blue Selkie Band

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...

Autumn Burnett and the Blue Selkies

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

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert

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

Sunday, May 24