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Draft Schedule of Events

What's going to be happening at our reunion?  Here's a preliminary schedule, subject to change.  If you'd like to download a .pdf version that you can print out, click the symbol at the right.

Do you have a question about a particular event?  Do you have a suggestion about what topics it should consider?  Share it with your classmates while the schedule is still being refined, perhaps by posting on this Discussion Thread.

We've listed primarily the plans for the Class of 1969, not including all the events relating to other classes or to the Commencement/Reunion Weekend in general.  The college will print the complete official schedule in a booklet this spring.

Some of the items below, such as the Pre-Reunion, include links to more details.  Some items are marked with ($) because they'll have an extra charge.


.Wed.   Afternoon  
Arrive in Cleveland for Pre-Reunion events
(Optional and not officially managed by Oberlin)

.Wed.   6:00 PM  
• Dinner


.Thu.   Day  
Various Events
Museums, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, etc.

.Thu.   Evening  
• More Options
Baseball game, Cleveland Orchestra, or ?

>>>FRIDAY, MAY 24:

.Fri.   Morning  
Onward to the Campus!
Pre-Reunion breakfast at hotel and travel to Oberlin

.Fri.   10 AM - 7 PM  
Welcome Refreshments at Class Headquarters — Kahn Hall
(First official Oberlin reunion event)

.Fri.   1:00 - 3:00 PM  
Class of 1969 Service Project
Location to be determined.

.Fri.   3:00 - 4:30 PM  
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Kickoff Reception
Location to be determined.  Come join all the 69ers in attendance for a kickoff meet-and-greet reception.  We'll go through all of what's happening throughout the weekend, have light refreshments as we schmooze with each other, and hope to have a Welcome Back from a special guest!

.Fri.   4:30 - 6:00 PM  
Leadership Donor Reception hosted by President Ambar — Hotel Ballroom
This event is by invitation only. Alumni who donated $1,833 or more during the current fiscal year will be invited to a gathering that recognizes their generosity toward Oberlin and its students. The event will be hosted by President Ambar and will end promptly at 6:00.

.Fri.   5:00 - 6:00 PM  
Choral Sing Rehearsal — Conservatory Orchestra Room C25

.Fri.   6:30 PM  
Champagne Social for Alumni and Graduating Seniors — Wilder Bowl ($)
Enjoy plenty of food under the Big Top in an interactive and intergenerational setting!  Toast the Class of 2019 as you welcome them into the Alumni Association. Celebrate the alumni community and join the fun by playing Oberlin Bingo for your chance to win a prize. Sign language interpretation will be included. Reserved seating has been arranged for members of the Class of 1969 in the Big Top tent.

.Fri.   9:00 PM  
• Class Gathering in Reunion Headquarters - Kahn Hall
Light refreshments will be provided for the evening.  This time could be used as an informal gathering of friends in the Kahn Hall Lounge, or the class could elect to plan a more formal event — such as performances by musicians (jazz, folk, etc.) in the class.


.Sat.   8:00 - 10:00 AM  
Women's and Men's Breakfasts — Asia House Lounges

.Sat.   10:15 - 11:45 AM  
Class-Sponsored Panels and/or Samoan Circle
Location and discussion topics to be determined.

.Sat.   12:00 - 1:30 PM  
Half-Century Club Luncheon — The Hotel at Oberlin ($)
Special event for alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion. The Class of 1969 will be welcomed into the Half-Century Club.

.Sat.   1:30 - 3:00 PM 
Interactive Group Sessions
Location and discussion topics to be determined.

.Sat.   3:15 - 3:45 PM   
rehearsal at Warner Concert Hall for:
.Sat.   3:45 - 4:45 PM   
Choral Sing — Warner Concert Hall (Conservatory)

.Sat.   5:00 PM  
• Class Photo — Severance Hall Steps

.Sat.   6:00 PM  
Class of 1969 Soiree — Root Room (former Carnegie Library reading room) ($)
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet with beer and time to mingle with classmates.

.Sat.   8:00 PM  
• Class of 1969 Talent/Variety Show — Kulas Hall (Conservatory)

>>>SUNDAY, MAY 26:

.Sun.   7:00 AM  
• Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Coffee, tea, light refreshments in Kahn
Continental breakfast in Root Room (Carnegie Building)

.Sun.   8:00 AM  
• Heisman Fun Run Tappan Square
.Sun.   8:00 AM  
• Walking Tour Oberlin Heritage Center

.Sun.   10:30 AM  
• Crimson and Gold Convocation and Presidential Address — Finney Chapel
A special Commencement/Reunion Weekend convocation featuring President Carmen Twillie Ambar's state-of-the-college address, the announcment of reunion class gift totals, the presentation of three Alumni Association awards, a celebration of the Class of 2019, and an organ recital.

.Sun.   12:00 - 1:30 PM  
Box Lunch and Ice Cream Social — Kahn Hall Lawn
The ice cream social will feature novelties from Cowhaus Creamery, owned and operated by Josef Bomback '76.

Sun.   1:30 - 3:00 PM  
Oberlin Bike Tour with Sid Comings and Ellen Hill
Sun.   1:30 - 3:00 PM  

Class of 1969 Storytelling Event — Kulas Hall (Conservatory)

.Sun.   3:15 - 4:30 PM  
Class of 1969 Memorial Service — First Church
This service of music, readings, quiet time, and the naming of our deceased classmates will provide an opportunity to remember and reflect on the friends we have lost.

.Sun.   4:45 - 5:45 PM  
Art Museum Reception
Private reception for the Class of 1969 at the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

.Sun.   6:00 PM  
Class of 1969 Dinner — The Hotel at Oberlin ($)

.Sun.   8:00 PM onward   
• Illumination and Social on Tappan Square

>>>MONDAY, MAY 27: 

.Mon.   7:00 AM  
• Breakfast Snacks, Coffee and Tea — Kahn Hall

.Mon.   9:30 AM   
• Academic Procession and Commencement — Tappan Square

.Mon.   12:30 PM 
Farewell Brunch for the Class of 1969 — Kendal at Oberlin ($)
Transportation will be provided.