Shared Memories, Shared Meal

Many Oberlin College alumni have fond memories of their time in one of the student-run cooperatives. Each year, these Obies come back to see what has or hasn’t changed about their former home away from home during the annual Commencement/Reunion Weekend. The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) Alumni Picnic, which convened at Old Barrows, welcomed OSCA alumni, family, and friends who helped prepare the food before socializing on the spacious front lawn.

This year about 4,000 people came to campus during the four days of festivities that included recitals, student art exhibits, historical walks and tours, film screenings, panels featuring alumni experts, and more.

Photograph by Anna Norris

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Oberlin is a place of
intense energy and creativity,

built on a foundation of
academic, artistic, & musical excellence.
With its longstanding commitments to
access, diversity, & inclusion,
Oberlin is the ideal laboratory in which to
study and design the world we want.

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Oberlin is the only institution
where a top-ranked liberal arts college
and a world-renowned conservatory of music
share a seamless student culture & campus,
including an art museum
that is known as one of the best in the country.

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Oberlin has been on the front lines
of changing the world for almost two centuries,
often serving as the prototype for progress
even in the face of strong resistance.

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When you ask our alumni
what they value most

about their Oberlin experiences, most will say
their life-long relationships with our faculty.
Please explore our college departments,
conservatory departments, and course catalog
to get a sense of the many things you can study here.

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Green issues are of critical importance to us.
We have partnered with the city of Oberlin
to develop the ultimate working model of
full-spectrum sustainability.

Learn about Oberlin, straight from the source.

Take a look around our campus, virtually.

Oberlin, Ohio

35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE

2,900 students

9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad

500+ Concerts

and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year

Oberlin graduates go on to earn

More PhDs

than alumni of other undergraduate colleges


Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality

$57 Million

in grants awarded to
students each year

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