For Graduating Students and Family

For Graduating Students and Family

Eligibility to Graduate 

Students who have questions about their eligibility to participate in commencement exercises should send an email to or call (440) 775-8450.

In general, a student must be registered for work sufficient to complete all requirements for the degree(s) sought by the end of the last semester in residence in order to be eligible to participate in the annual Commencement exercises following that semester. Students who have permission to finish their work away from Oberlin may participate in Commencement exercises only after all requirements have been met. Mid-year 2017 graduates and their families are invited to participate in all Commencement/Reunion Weekend festivities, including Commencement exercises.

Parent Mailings

Your family members in record with the Academic Advising Resource Center/Registrar (AARC) will receive Commencement mailings if the graduating student has provided the AARC with address information. If this information was not provided, send an email to and provide the name and address of the parent not listed with the registrar. In an effort to protect the privacy of the student, our policy requires that the graduating senior must make the request.

Campus Offices

Office of the Registrar
Carnegie 124
(440) 775-8450

Residential Education
Stevenson Hall - Griswold Commons
(440) 775-8472

Oberlin Alumni Association
Commencement/Reunion Weekend Welcome Center
65 E. College Street, Suite 4
(440) 775-8692

Tickets and family housing keys may be picked up at the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center in the Dewy Ward ’34 Alumni Center, 65 E. College St. Suite 4. Updated information regarding tickets and housing will be available in mid-March. If you have further questions, please send -mail to or call (440) 775-8692.

Last updated: December 15, 2017

Checklist for Commencement Weekend

Commencement/Reunion Weekend Registration

The registration site will be available by mid-March. Graduating seniors and qualified returning mid-year graduates who are planning to participate in the various events, may register via the link that will be included in the email sent from the Alumni Office in early March. Choose "Graduating Student" as your registration type. Should you need the email re-sent, contact the Alumni Office.

If you are a mid-year graduate not currently living on campus, you or your parents may make housing reservations. 

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Graduation Announcements



Cap and Gown

Meal Tickets

Graduating Senior Housing

Mid-year Graduate Housing

Family Housing

Entertainment Tickets

Commencement Exercises