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Oberlin Alumni Association


Welcome Class of 2018!

Hadass Silver ’18 moves into her dorm room. Photo by Dale Preston ’83.

After spending much of the summer wondering about roommates, classes, clubs, making new friends, living in a college community, and what to bring, first-years and transfer students finally get to see what Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music are all about on Move In Day during Orientation week.

Here, Hadass Silver ’18, with the help of her mother Ora Gladstone, begins to make the open double room their own—well, at least half of it. During Orientation, newcomers learn about school policies, familiarize themselves with campus resources and facilities, participate in the Day of Service, and the optional Social Justice Institute—and make lifelong friends. Photo by Dale Preston ’83.

View photos from our Legacy Luncheon event.


Homecoming Weekend: September 19-21

Lucas Poggiali ’16 looks to build off his strong sophomore season. The Oberlin College Heisman Club will celebrate Homecoming the weekend of September 19. The major event of the weekend will be the grand opening of the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex Saturday, September 20. The festivites continue that evening when the Oberlin College football team takes on the College of Wooster in the Yeomen's first ever night home game. All are invited to return to campus for the celebration. Photo by Ryan Baker.

Register for Homecoming Weekend.


Send Us Questions for the Alumni Forum

President Marvin Krislov, Dean of Arts and Sciences Timothy Elgren, and Dean of the Conservatory of Music Andrea Kalyn will be guests of our first Alumni Forum Friday, September 19. Alumni can submit questions prior to the event, which will be recorded and posted on our website later in the month.

What's on your mind? Submit a question today.


Artist Recital Series Lineup Announced

The 2014-15 Artist Recital Series begins Tuesday, September 30 with Oberlin Artist-in-Residence Calder Quartet. Other performances include Bang on a Can All-Stars and violinist Jennifer Koh ’97. The series concludes in April when Jeremy Denk ’90 performs with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Purchase your Artist Recital Series tickets today.


Have Five Minutes? Send a Postcard to Oberlin M.A.I.L.

Oberlin M.A.I.L.We all remember what it was like during our first year at Oberlin: adjusting to college life, stressing as the first big projects loomed, and looking forward to fall break. It can be easy for students to forget that they are part of a wider Oberlin community that will always be a resource for them. You can make a difference in the life of an incoming student in just a few minutes with Oberlin M.A.I.L.!

Through Wednesday, October 1, the Alumni Office will be collecting postcards from alumni across the world with words of encouragement for students. As midterm week approaches, we will send each incoming student a postcard. It’s a simple but powerful way to connect with the next generation of alumni and make a difference for a stressed-out student.

Learn how you can participate in Oberlin M.A.I.L.


Lambda Reunion Registration Open

Oberlin Lambda Alumni ReunionCome out and join us for a fabulous weekend October 10-12. This reunion, celebrating Learning and Lambda at Oberlin College, will include a welcome reception at the Koppes-Norris House hosted by Dean Eric Estes; workshops and panels; a reception hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center; an archives exhibition of Lambda memorabilia; social gatherings; and much more. 

OLA Reunion registration.


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Alumni Council Weekend 2014

Alumni Events

Oberlin Club of San Francisco Bay Area - Book Group Meeting

Start Date: Sep 15 2014 7:00PM
End Date: Sep 15 2014 9:00PM
Location: Home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54), 1509 Le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
Event Type: Book Club Meeting,
Description: At the home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54)

Oberlin Club of Georgia - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Start Date: Sep 28 2014 2:00PM
End Date: Sep 28 2014
Location: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Event Type: Reception, Concert
Description: Featuring Conductor Robert Spano '83 and Pianist Jeremy Denk '90!

Oberlin Club of Cleveland - Author Visit

Start Date: Oct 6 2014 7:00PM
End Date: Oct 6 2014 8:30PM
Location: Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122
Event Type: Meet & Greet, Book Reading
Description: Meet author Gary Shteyngart '95 @ Beachwood Community Center

Oberlin Lambda Alumni Reunion

Start Date: Oct 10 2014
End Date: Oct 12 2014
Location: Oberlin College
Event Type: Special Reunion,
Description: Learning and Lambda: Celebrating the Oberlin Lambda Experience!

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