Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2019 will be held Friday, May 24th, through Monday, May 27th. 

Since academic changes were approved by the Oberlin College faculty in 2012, Commencement is always held on the fourth Monday in May. In some years, such as 2019, that fourth Monday is also Memorial Day. Occasionally, Commencement falls on a date that does not coincide with Memorial Day.

 Commencement Exercises will be held Monday morning on Tappan Square, at which time more than 600 students are expected to receive degrees. Throughout the weekend, hundreds of alumni will return to campus to take part in reunion gatherings and attend special events such as panel discussions, historical tours, and concerts.

The following groups are celebrating reunions May 24-27, 2019:

10th Reunion - Cluster 2008, 2009, 2010

25th Reunion - Class of 1994

30th Reunion - Cluster 1988, 1989, 1990

45th Reunion - Cluster 1973, 1974, 1975

50th Reunion - Class of 1969

60th Reunion - Cluster 1958, 1959, 1960


This year’s Commencement/Reunion Weekend includes long-standing traditions, such as the Campus Illumination, and more recent traditions such as the Oberlin Steel Band concert, OCircus! performance, and some quirky Oberlin-style outfitting for the academic procession.

Thanks to all alumni, parents, and students who are coming out to join us during this festive weekend!


  • When

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019

  • Where

  • Ward Alumni Center
    65 East College Street, Suite 4
    Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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