Oberlin Alumni Association
Commencement/Reunion Weekend: On-Campus and Online
This year's Commencement/Reunion Weekend fesitivities will include four cluster reunions (10th, 30th, 45th and 60th), two milestone reunions (25th and 50th), Obertones alumni and Ultimate Frisbee players. We are approaching a record number of guests this Memorial Day Weekend!
If you can't make it back to Oberlin for this year's event, we will have robust coverage online. The Oberlin social media team will be all over campus covering events throughout the weekend, with posts on tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Also, we will broadcast a live web stream of Commencement exercises the morning of May 27. Be sure to follow #ObieCRW throughout the weekend!
Commencement/Reunion Weekend Accommodations
Dormitory housing has run out of vacancies for Commencement/Reunion Weekend. Fortunately, there are several hotel options in the surrounding area that we hope will suit your travel needs. Many of these locations are less than a half-hour drive from the Oberlin campus.
Accommodations with availability as of May 15, 2013:
- Days Inn – Amherst (9 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 440-985-1428
- Motel 6 – Amherst (9 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 440-988-3266
- Best Western – Elyria (12 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 800-780-7234
- Candlewood Suites – North Olmsted (19 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 440-716-0584
- Pierre Radisson – North Olmsted (19 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 440-734-5060
- Homestead Suites – North Olmsted (19 miles from Oberlin), Phone: 440-777-8585
Oberlin Ride Finder
Do you need a ride to or from Oberlin for Commencement/Reunion Weekend? Do you have an extra seat or two in your vehicle and want some company? Interested in carpooling from the airport? Let the Oberlin Ride Finder help you!
If you can offer a ride or need a lift, you can browse our Ride Finder boards to see if someone in your area can accomodate. You can also submit a request to let people know what your situation is.
Class President Affirmations and Elections
We are so excited about the upcoming Commencement/Reunion Weekend, we are ready to begin planning your next reunion! The first step in the process is to determine the leadership for your class year.
The Class Presidents for 1952, 1953, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1982, 1984, 2003 and 2004 are seeking affirmation to continue in their respective roles. The Classes of 1983 and 2002 are holding elections.
A ballot will soon be available to elect a president for the Class of 1954.
Click here to find your class ballot and cast your vote today! Voting closes Friday, May 17 at 5pm.
Oberlin Alumni Association on Facebook
Did you know that almost 4,000 Obies are staying connected through one Facebook group? Or that several regional clubs have online groups and pages of their own? With so many ways to connect, the Oberlin Alumni Association has launched its own Facebook page to unite all the resources.
On our page, you can keep up with events happening around the country, see the list of all the Facebook groups and pages with an Oberlin connection, or let us know if you "like" what we are doing.
Start Date: May 20 2013 7:00PM
End Date: May 20 2013 9:00PM
Location: Home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54), 1509 Le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA
Event Type: Book Club Meeting,
Description: At the home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54)
Start Date: May 23 2013 6:00PM
End Date: May 23 2013
Location: Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, (773) 276-9730, www.quenchers.com
Event Type: Happy Hour,
Description: Quenchers Saloon in Bucktown/Logan Square
Start Date: May 29 2013 6:00PM
End Date: May 29 2013 8:00PM
Location: Home of Susan Troy '76 & Larry Zipursky '77, 1905 Linda Flora Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Event Type: Reception, Meet & Greet
Description: Generously hosted by Oberlin Trustee Susan Troy '76 and Larry Zipursky '77
Start Date: May 31 2013 6:00PM
End Date: May 31 2013
Location: Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, OH 44115
Event Type: Baseball, Recreational
Description: Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ Progressive Field