Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music graduates received their degrees in a momentous event marked by the visit of First Lady Michelle Obama and the Commencement address by Marian Wright Edelman (seated, left), founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund. The First Lady selected Oberlin in a Near-Peer Commencement Video Challenge as part of her Reach Higher Initiative. The two women addressed approximately 695 graduates, their families, and the Oberlin community during Commencement exercises on Tappan Square.
Photograph by Scott Shaw
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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