PHOTOS: Grads show off their Oberlin College pride


Graduates wave to family members as they prepare to walk onstage.

Graduates wave to family members as they prepare to walk onstage.


Judith Jackson shakes college president Carmen Ambar’s hand as she receives her diploma.


Elana Bell smiles as she leaves the stage.


Eager graduates line up to receive their diplomas.


Brian Cabral scans the audience to find his family.


Lucien Fitzpatrick stops for a photo after crossing the stage.


Veronica De Pascuale is all smiles as she receives her diploma.


Ramzy Lakos hugs a faculty member after walking off the stage.


El Wilson flashes horns while crossing the stage.


A faculty-led procession leads graduates onto Tappan Square.


Graduates watch their classmates receive diplomas.


Melissa Harris and Eliza Guinn stop for a picture after the ceremony.


Last but not least, Elayne Zhou receives her diploma.


Kyla Vangelder shows off her tassel earrings.


An albino squirrel plush toy sits atop of Ethan Ableman’s mortarboard.


Graduates leaf through the commencement program to find their names.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Despite sweltering temperatures, 592 graduates smiled and cheered as they received diplomas at the 185th Oberlin College commencement ceremony. The world is your oyster, Class of 2018!

Graduates wave to family members as they prepare to walk onstage.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8741-1.jpgGraduates wave to family members as they prepare to walk onstage.

Judith Jackson shakes college president Carmen Ambar’s hand as she receives her diploma.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8740-1.jpgJudith Jackson shakes college president Carmen Ambar’s hand as she receives her diploma.

Elana Bell smiles as she leaves the stage.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8738-1.jpgElana Bell smiles as she leaves the stage.

Eager graduates line up to receive their diplomas.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8728-1.jpgEager graduates line up to receive their diplomas.

Brian Cabral scans the audience to find his family.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8744-1.jpgBrian Cabral scans the audience to find his family.

Lucien Fitzpatrick stops for a photo after crossing the stage.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8748-1.jpgLucien Fitzpatrick stops for a photo after crossing the stage.

Veronica De Pascuale is all smiles as she receives her diploma.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8747-1.jpgVeronica De Pascuale is all smiles as she receives her diploma.

Ramzy Lakos hugs a faculty member after walking off the stage.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8757-1.jpgRamzy Lakos hugs a faculty member after walking off the stage.

El Wilson flashes horns while crossing the stage.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8776-1.jpgEl Wilson flashes horns while crossing the stage.

A faculty-led procession leads graduates onto Tappan Square.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8710-1.jpgA faculty-led procession leads graduates onto Tappan Square.

Graduates watch their classmates receive diplomas.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8739-1.jpgGraduates watch their classmates receive diplomas.

Melissa Harris and Eliza Guinn stop for a picture after the ceremony.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8772-1.jpgMelissa Harris and Eliza Guinn stop for a picture after the ceremony.

Last but not least, Elayne Zhou receives her diploma.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8781-1.jpgLast but not least, Elayne Zhou receives her diploma.

Kyla Vangelder shows off her tassel earrings.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8774-1.jpgKyla Vangelder shows off her tassel earrings.

An albino squirrel plush toy sits atop of Ethan Ableman’s mortarboard.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8708-1.jpgAn albino squirrel plush toy sits atop of Ethan Ableman’s mortarboard.

Graduates leaf through the commencement program to find their names.
https://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2018/05/web1_IMG_8711-1.jpgGraduates leaf through the commencement program to find their names.