commencement details

Planning Your Visit

The 172nd Commencement ceremony on the Oxford College campus will take place on Saturday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. This annual observance honors Oxford students completing their second undergraduate year and moving on to the Atlanta campus. Find out here how to make the most of your visit to attend this special event.

Maps and directions

Oxford College is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original site of Emory College. Oxford is about a 45-minute drive from the Atlanta airport and Emory’s main campus in the Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills.

Where to stay

Oxford provides a listing of local area accommodations as a courtesy to our visitors. It should not be considered an endorsement for any one establishment. 

Disability-related accommodations

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Danielle Dockery to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


On the morning of the Commencement ceremony, Oxford College campus police will provide directional signs to available parking lots around the campus. If parking lots are full, officers will be available at locations throughout campus to assist guests to approved on-street parking sites.

Surrounding area

There are many attractions and events for visitors to Oxford College to enjoy in the town of Oxford and the nearby city of Covington, from beautiful parks and recreation areas to a historic town square with a modern edge.

Watch Your Graduate

For the first time, live-streaming of the commencement ceremony was available. The video has been archived, and is available now for viewing.