Reunion 2016

Reunion 2016
Reunion_2Photograph by Dale Preston '83
Reunion_3Photograph by Dale Preston '83
Reunion_4Photograph by Anna Norris
Reunion_5Photograph by Dale Preston '83
Reunion_6Photograph by Dale Preston '83

“I really regret going to my Oberlin reunion.” - No one, ever

Past attendees of Commencement/Reunion Weekend (CRW) will tell you that connecting with classmates and revisiting campus was a highlight of their year. CRW 2016 promises to be an amazing celebration with Commencement, class/cluster reunions, and the conservatory’s 150th anniversary.

The weekend is rich with presentations, musical performances, family friendly activities, and time to catch up with friends and make new ones. Plan to arrive on Friday and stay through Commencement on Monday to fully enjoy the weekend.

In addition, this year’s celebration will feature interactive music-related activities, performances and lectures, “Con-tastic!” explorations of a day in the life of the conservatory, and opportunities to visit with former and current faculty.

If you want to contribute to the musical offerings by participating in an informal ensemble or composer reading, get involved with a mock recital, or perform a short pop-up musical piece (you don’t have to be a conservatory alum to participate), send e-mail to Dale Preston ’83,

Planning to attend? Be sure to register online today.

Register Today

Register today for CRW 2016. You can register online. You may also download a registration form to mail with payment to our office. Registration closes at 5 p.m. (EDT), Friday, May 13.

If you are family member or a guest of a graduating student, visit the Commencement Information for Graduating Students website.

Welcome Center

The Ward Alumni Center, 65 E. College St., Suite 4, will serve as the Commencement/Reunion Welcome Center. When you first arrive on campus, please register at the center and pick up your prepaid meal tickets, room assignments, and a full weekend schedule. In addition, you may leave messages for friends.

Welcome Center Hours:
9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 20
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 22
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 23

If you will be arriving after the registration desk closes, special arrangements must be made for housing access. Please alert the Office of Alumni Relations/Welcome Center at (440) 775-8692 if this applies to you.

Schedule and Highlights

Oberlin’s Commencement/Reunion Weekend offers a wealth of activities and programs for alumni, and graduates and their families. The schedule outlines both free and fee-based events. The weekend includes such traditional favorites as the Grand Piano Extravganza, Ilumination, Late Night Organ Pump, and OCircus!, as well as the popular performances by the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Oberlin Steel, and the Cinema Studies Program showing of the best student films of the year.

Celebrate Reunion Years

Alumni Class Pages

The following classes will celebrate reunions May 20-23, 2016. Select the class reunion year to be directed to your class page.

1955, 1956, 1957 - 60th Reunion

1966 - 50th Reunion

1970, 1971, 1972 - 45th Reunion

1985, 1986, 1987 - 30th Reunion

1991 - 25th Reunion

2005, 2006, 2007 - 10th Reunion

Reunion Giving

Reunions are a special opportunity to reflect on your years as a student and to celebrate your Oberlin experience. Your reunion gift makes a difference for current students and demonstrates your commitment to helping sustain the college’s tradition of scholastic excellence, academic innovation, and musical artistry.

As you make plans to return to campus for your reunion, we hope you will consider how a new or increased gift to Oberlin College can honor your past while supporting the college’s future.

Your support demonstrates your continued commitment to the outstanding educational experience that Oberlin College offers.

Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size. Thank you for your support.

Follow these instructions to see the ways you can give and to make a reunion gift online. Contact us should you have any questions:

Toll-Free: 800.693.3167
Phone: 440.775.8550