Oberlin College and Conservatory

Events

Sunday, May 26

Exhibitions from the Conservatory Library's Special Collections

Exhibits feature jazz and American music, including the collections of James and Susan Neumann, Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton, and Frederick R. Selch.

Oberlin Shansi Breakfast

For alumni, students, friends, and parents interested in Oberlin Shansi and its programs in Asia. The 2019 Shansi Fellows will be recognized.

5K Fun Run and Walk

A family friendly annual event. Coordinated by Ray Appenheimer, head coach of track and cross country. Sponsored by the Heisman Club. Please arrive by 8:15...

Exhibition: The Mudd Center's 45th Anniversary Celebration

This exhibition features 19th Century Oberlin College Women, a series of monoprints by Suzanne Benton, and featuring Benton's new monoprint of Mary Church...

Exhibitions: Enjoy the Permanent Collection and Thematic Offerings at the Allen Memorial Art Museum

The strength of the AMAM’s permanent collection is featured, along with eight special exhibitions. These include The Body is the Map: Approaches to Land in...

exterior Finney Chapel

A special Commencement/Reunion Weekend convocation featuring President Carmen Twillie Ambar's college address; the announcement of reunion class gift totals;...

Reception for Musical Studies Students and Families

Join conservatory and college faculty members as they celebrate graduating seniors in the Musical Studies Program. Breakfast treats will be provided.

Meditation at Oberlin

Jacques Rutzky, a Buddhist practictioner, meditation teacher, and affiliate for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, will host sitting meditation....

Art Department Open House

Hosts: Christina Neilson, chair and associate professor of Renaissance and baroque art history, and Kristina Paabus, chair of studio art and associate...

Class of 2019 Family Social

Enjoy an informal social of celebration for graduates, parents, families, and guests. Deans and directors will be on hand to extend congratulations to...

Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright House

Open house at the 1947-49 Usonian house with presentations beginning every half-hour. Admission is $10 for adults (cash or check, payable at the house only),...

TIMARA Studios Open House

Visit with the TIMARA gang, see the newly renovated studios, and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of TIMARA. All are welcome.

What is Wisr and Why Should I Join?

Stop by to learn more about Oberlin’s Wisr (pronounced "Wiser") community and to join! Wisr is a career networking and advising platform that easily...

Art Department Faculty Open Studios

Stop by the faculty open studios to view work of the art department faculty members.

exterior Finney Chapel

A multifaith celebration with blessings and reflections in honor of the Class of 2019, alumni, families, and friends, including musical tributes by...

Westwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Join us in the pastoral setting as we tell stories of women and men, prominent and common, who influenced Oberlin History. Sponsored by the Class of 1969.

Cinema Studies Program Open House

Hosts: Jeffrey Pence, chair and associate professor of cinema studies and English, and Rian Brown-Orso, associate professor of cinema studies.

Comparative American Studies Program Open House

Host: Shelley Lee, chair and associate professor of comparative American studies and history, and affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies...

History Department Open House

Host: Renee Romano, chair and professor of history, Africana studies, and comparative American studies, and affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist...

Documentary Screening: Eye on the ’60s

A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History—the 1960's, seen through the work of noted Life Magazine photographer Rowland Scherman...

Classics Department Open House

Host: Ben Lee, acting chair and professor of classics. Please stop in King-Rice Building, Courtyard. If inclement weather, meet in King Building, Room 105.

French and Italian Department Open House

Hosts: Matthew Senior, chair and Ruberta T. McCandless Professor of French, and KŽvin Rocheron, faculty in residence/lecturer in French.

Hispanic Studies Program Open House

Host: Sebastiaan Faber, chair and professor of Hispanic studies, and Yorki Encalada, faculty in residence at La Casa Hisp‡nica/lecturer in Hispanic studies.

Latin American Studies Program Open House

Host: Patrick O’Connor, interim chair of Latin American studies, associate professor of Hispanic studies and comparative literature.

Philosophy Department Open House

Host: Martin Thomson-Jones, chair and professor of philosophy. Gather in the courtyard areas of King and Rice; in case of inclement weather, open house will...

Student Union Open House

Hosts: Tina Zwegat, director of Student Activities and Orientation/associate director of the Student Union; Sean Lehlbach, assistant director of Student...

Africana Graduation Ceremony

A pre-Commencement ceremony to celebrate the graduation and accomplishments of students of the African diaspora.

Choreo Hip-Hop Dance Performance

Choreo is a co-ed hip-hop fusion dance troupe featuring student choreographed performances. Its mission is to be a source of artistic expression and learning...

German Language and Literatures Department Open House

Hosts: Steve Huff, chair of German Language and Literatures, and professor of German, and Adrienne Merritt, faculty in residence/lecturer in German.

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 performance...

Physics and Astronomy Department Open House

Hosts: Jason Stalnaker, chair and associate professor, and physics and astronomy faculty and staff members.

Class of 1969 Memorial Service

This service of music, readings, quiet time, and the naming of our deceased classmates will provide an opportunity to remember and reflect on the friends we...

Faculty Talk: Elisha Gray - The Edison of Oberlin College

Roderic Knight, emeritus professor of ethnomusicology, will give a brief talk about his showcase exhibit on Elisha Gray, who could also be called "Oberlin’s...

Alumni/Commencement Contact Jam

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

OCircus

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

Join us at the Bike Co-op for live music, burger-eating, ice cream-licking, mural-painting, and more. If you rented a bike, this is also the perfect time to...

What is Wisr and Why Should I Join?

Stop by to learn more about Oberlin's Wisr (pronounced "Wiser") community and to join! Wisr is a career networking and advising platform that easily...

Oberlin Improv Extravaganza

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

The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People: The Lasting Mark of an Activist-Artist's Visit to Oberlin

Ever wonder how the Allen Memorial Art Museum got the unconventional façade inscription we walked under many times as students? The answer is a great,...

Africana Studies Department Open House

Host: Candice Raynor, director and faculty-in-residence of africana studies. Dinner will be served directly following the Black Family Appreciation Ceremony...

Black Parents and Family Appreciation Dinner

Family appreciation dinner for students of the African diaspora and their family members directly follows the Africana Graduation Ceremony.

Oberlin Baroque in Concert

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. The Conservatory of Music, a pioneer and leader in historically informed performance, presents a program...

Community Event: Illumination Art Show

Enjoy a 35-year Oberlin community tradition and visit the Illumination Art Show, featuring works of art by Oberlin High School students. Purchases benefit...

Social on the Square

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. An assortment of pies as well as locally produced ice cream and assorted...

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Commencement Recital II

Watch the webcast – Streamed live at concert time. A performance featuring Conservatory of Music students from the graduating Class of...

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...

Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

Sunday, May 26