Oxford commencement will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018.

It's Commencement Week at Oxford

The annual recognition of Oxford College graduates will take place Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the Oxford quad.

The 173rd Commencement exercises honor the approximately 430 students who completed their work on the Oxford campus this academic year, before they continue to Emory University’s Atlanta campus for the completion of their undergraduate degree in Emory College, the Goizueta Business School, or the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Dignitaries

Emory University President Claire E. Sterk and Dean of Emory College Michael Elliott will join Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks in presiding over the ceremony, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Oxford quad.* Students, families, and others in attendance will hear the keynote address delivered by Emory University Provost Dwight A. McBride. McBride is Emory’s executive vice president for Academic Affairs. He serves as Emory’s chief academic officer.

Golden Robes

Marching in procession with the Oxford graduates and faculty will be members of the Oxford College class of 1968, the newest members of the Golden Robes, alumni whose graduation year was 50 or more years ago.

Awards

A highlight of the day will be the awarding of the Emory Williams Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member, and the Virgil Y.C. Eady Sophomore Award, presented to a student in recognition of outstanding service to Oxford College.

Baccalaureate

On Friday evening, May 11, an interfaith baccalaureate service will be held at 5:00 p.m. in historic Old Church, just north of the Oxford campus. Following the event, graduates and their families are invited to a picnic dinner in the dining hall with members of the Oxford faculty and staff.

Live Streaming

Oxford will offer live streaming of Commencement exercises. View the live ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 12 (livestreaming starts at 9:30 a.m.).

Further Information

For complete details on the week’s events, including a schedule, visit the Oxford Commencement pages.

* An inclement weather advisory will be implemented, should weather present a problem on May 12.