Welcome to our
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Class of 1969
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:
(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.
(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.”
Virtual Ceremonies et al.
Here are links to previously promoted videos and other material.
President Ambar's state-of the college address
Virtual commencement of the Class of 2020
Class of 2020 Virtual Yearbook
Class of 2020 Time Capsule
Plans for 2020-21 academic year (plus a text version)
After Minneapolis: A Teach-In
Remembrance of David S. Boe (in support of Conservatory and Music/D.Boe Memorial)
Junior Practicum experience (to volunteer: sponsor a Micro-Internship)
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.