2023 Commencement Schedule

Commencement weekend activities at Oxford College for families, friends, and guests.

Thursday, May 4

Oxford Continuee Graduate Reception

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Miller Ward Alumni House
815 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Faculty and staff from Oxford will celebrate the Oxford seniors who will graduate and transition to Emory's young alumni status. This invitation is extended to graduating seniors and to juniors wishing to celebrate their friends who are graduating.

Oxford Sophomore Banquet

7:00 p.m.
Oxford Dining Hall

Graduating students, staff and faculty are welcome to join us for an evening of food, music, and entertainment.

Friday, May 5

Baccalaureate Service

5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.
Old Church
Wesley St. at Fletcher St.
Oxford, GA

The baccalaureate service is an Oxford tradition. Coordinated by Oxford's chaplain, this interfaith celebration of song and prayer represents the many faith traditions of our student body. All graduating students and their families and guests are invited to join this service that lasts approximately one hour.

Old Church is a three-minute walk from campus, going north on Wesley Street. Go two blocks past Haygood Hall, and Old Church will be on your left. By car, go north on Emory Street (Highway 81), turn left on Fletcher Street. Follow Fletcher Street until it intersects with Wesley Street. Old Church will be directly in front of you; police officers will direct you to parking.

Baccalaureate Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dining Hall

Students and their parents are invited to dinner with members of the Oxford faculty and staff following the Baccalaureate Service. You can RSVP for this event on Marching Order. Parking will be available around campus.

Saturday, May 6


7:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.*
Dining Hall

Breakfast is available free of charge for students, families, and guests.

*Graduates must leave the dining hall by 8:30 a.m. to line up for commencement in Williams Hall Auditorium.

Graduates Line Up

8:30 a.m.
Williams Hall Auditorium


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Quadrangle

Oxford College Interim Dean Ken Carter presides and Emory President Gregory L. Fenves confers diplomas. The Oxford Class of 1973 will process for the Corpus Cordis Aureum and celebrate their 50th Class Reunions. Parking will be available around the periphery of the campus.

If you are unable to attend in person you may watch the ceremony via Zoom.

View the 2023 Commencement Ceremony


11:30 a.m.
Dining Hall

Students and families are invited to a light lunch after the Commencement ceremony.