Oberlin College Commencement

Oberlin College Commencement
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Commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 will take place at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, May 23, 2016, on Tappan Square.

Watch the 2015 Commencement addresses:

Take a look at the pictures, sound bites, and videos we captured of the Commencement/Reunion 2015 festivities throughout the weekend on our Flickr, Facebook, and Tumblr sites.

Commencement/Reunion Weekend took place May 22-25, 2015. Commencement exercises were held on Tappan Square, at which time 689 arts and sciences and conservatory students received their degrees.

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, gave the Commencement address and received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities.

In addition to Edelman, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the graduating class and received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities.

The annual Multifaith Baccalaureate Service on May 24 in Finney Chapel featured a panel discussion that reexamined the Commencement speech the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented to the college in 1965, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.”Panelists included Johnnetta B. Cole ’57, director of the National Museum of African Art; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund; Alan B. Wachtel ’68, founder and director of Familyhealth Associates; and US Senator Harris L. Wofford of Pennsylvania. Oberlin Associate Professor of Religion A.G. Miller was the moderator.

Review archived speeches and photos from the 2015 ceremony.

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