For Graduating Students and Parents

For Graduating Students and Parents

Eligibility to Graduate 

Students who have questions about their eligibility to participate in Commencement exercises should contact Kelly Cassidy, degree auditor at 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 2014 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 Registrar's Office will receive Commencement mailings if the graduating student has provided the Registrar’s office with address information. If this information was not provided to the Registrar’s office, send an e-mail 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 Ward Alumni Center, 65 E. College St. Suite 4, beginning at 9 a.m., Friday May 22 and throughout the weekend. If you have further questions, please send e-mail to or call (440) 775-8692.

Last updated: March 12, 2015

Checklist for Commencement Weekend

Commencement/Reunion Weekend Registration

Graduating seniors and qualified returning mid-year graduates who are planning to participate in the various events, may register via the link found in the e-mail sent from the Alumni Office in early March.  Choose "Graduating Student" as your registration type. If you need the e-mail re-sent, please contact the Alumni Office.

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

Registration for parents and family must be completed separately either by the graduate or by the family/friend by following the link below and choosing the registration type "Parents/Family Members of Graduating Seniors."

Parents/Family Members of Graduating Seniors Registration

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 15.

Click on the items below for more information.

Name Pronunciation Form

Graduation Announcements



Cap and Gown

Meal Tickets

Graduating Senior Housing

Mid-year Graduate Housing

Family Housing

Entertainment Tickets

Commencement Exercises