Oberlin students have put their own spin on commencement attire for nearly half a century. While black robes seems to be making a comeback, headwear remains an opportunity for a little individual expression. The Class of 2017 continued that trend.
Rainbow-colored ribbons, bouquets, family photos, yellow hard hats, and such hand-painted messages as “Make Glorious and Fantastic Mistakes,” I Can Go the Distance,” “Just Did It,” and “Science is the key to our future,” were seen atop the academic caps. Other motarboards took a 3-D approach as seen here with cutouts of businesses in downtown Oberlin and what appears to be the Golden Gate Bridge in the horizon.
Photograph by Yevhen Gulenko
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year