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Welcome to our
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Class of 1969
50th Reunion

Thanks for coming! As part of the CRW (Commencement / Reunion Weekend), our 50th Reunion was held on campus May 24-27, 2019, over the Memorial Day holiday. We hope to maintain this website for years so it can serve as our "memory book." See the -Scrapbook  section.

If you're new here, you'll see an Announcement below explaining how to join the site.  If you've been here before, continue staying in touch with comments on your -Classmate Profile  as well as messages to your friends.

Our next big get-together will be a Cluster Reunion together with two other classes, 1967 and 1968, to be held May 26-29, 2023.  Save the dates!




Campus updates posted on the websites of other classes:

Oberlin Reopens
(Class of 1971 website)

Students returned carefully to Oberlin in late August.  Students, faculty and staff have been tested for Covid-19 so that test results could be available before the start of virtual and in-person instruction on August 31st.  There will be 3 semesters with a maximum of two-thirds of the students on campus at one time. Learn about Oberlin's extensive plans and protocols for every element of campus operations at the ObieSafe website.


Covid Conversations
(Linked on Class of 1968 website)

Go to https://www.oberlin.edu/campus-resources/bulletins/obiesafe-weekly-september-22-2020 and scroll down to hear an 18-minute exchange among four current students about their experience on campus.


Alumni Assistance to Custodial Staff
(Oberlin Review, Sept. 18, 2020)

The 1833 Just Transition Fund has raised almost $150,000 in pledges to support the United Auto Workers union members who lost their jobs last spring when the College outsourced 108 custodial and dining services workers. The fund will mostly be distributed to about 44 former UAW custodians who have not found jobs that offer comparable compensation.

The fund was initially created by alumni last spring in response to the College’s announcement and to student activism in support of the UAW members.

Les Leopold, OC ’69, one of the creators of the 1833 Fund and Executive Director of the Labor Institute, says that the terms don’t make up for the lost jobs.  “Justice for working people is very important to a large group of students, faculty, and alumni. …This is our chance to try to right that wrong, and hopefully in the future Oberlin will come back to its broader economic and racial justice roots.”

If you're new to this website, please go to the  First Time Visitors  menu item (on the top bar above) to learn about it. Then go to  Classmate Profiles  and locate your name.  (Tip: try a Search for your name, which is faster that scrolling through that long list.)  Click on your name and follow the prompts to create your profile.

Many of your classmates have already joined, and you can check out their profiles. However, many have not, and you can help us out!  Go to  Not Yet Joined This Site , where you'll find several of your old friends on the list. If you know how to get in touch with any of them, please do so and ask them to join us here.


No registered users are online right now.


•   J McHale  9/25
•   Ann Shaftel  9/14
•   Robert Devereaux  9/13
•   Jeffery Hanna  9/8
•   Susan Caperton (Alessi)  9/4
•   Russell Fox  8/30
•   Joseph Berkson  8/19
•   Phillip Grigsby  8/19
•   Matthew Rinaldi  8/18
•   Tom Thomas  8/18
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alaska
4 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
51 live in California
9 live in Colorado
7 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
9 live in District Of Columbia
16 live in Florida
11 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
1 lives in Idaho
22 live in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
5 live in Iowa
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
10 live in Maine
12 live in Maryland
47 live in Massachusetts
12 live in Michigan
7 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
4 live in Missouri
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
2 live in New Hampshire
17 live in New Jersey
8 live in New Mexico
56 live in New York
12 live in North Carolina
29 live in Ohio
12 live in Oregon
26 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
4 live in Tennessee
6 live in Texas
15 live in Vermont
26 live in Virginia
20 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
5 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
3 live in Nova Scotia
7 live in Ontario
1 lives in Quebec
2 live in Australia
1 lives in Cambodia
2 live in France
2 live in Germany
1 lives in Hong Kong
2 live in Israel
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in Switzerland
3 live in United Kingdom
27 location unknown


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 46.5%

A:   257   Joined
B:   296   Not Joined