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Tappan Square

Tappan Square, Oberlin, OH 44074, United States

Photo by Nathaniel Page

Tappan Square connects the college to the city of Oberlin.

Legend has it that Oberlin's founders, Presbyterian ministers John Shipherd and Philo Stewart, stopped at an elm tree in the southeast corner, prayed, and decided that it was the place to build their community. The historic elm stayed on the square until disease forced its removal in 1965. A year later, Tappan Square became a National Historic Landmark.


Upcoming Events

5K Fun Run and Walk

5K Fun Run and Walk 5/27 8:30am

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 a.m.

Social on the Square

Social on the Square 5/27 7pm

This old-fashioned ice cream social has become a mainstay of Illumination night. Fruit and cream pie, cheesecake, local ice cream by TOFT'S, mini spring...

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert

Campus Illumination and Commencement Concert 5/27 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...

Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018 5/28 9:30am

Oberlin College’s annual Commencement/Reunion Weekend (CRW) celebrates the accomplishments of new graduates and welcomes alumni back to campus for four days...

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