2020 Commencement Schedule

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

Friday, May 10

Baccalaureate Service

5–6 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

6:30–8 p.m.
Dining Hall

Students and their parents are invited to dinner with members of the Oxford faculty and staff following the Baccalaureate Service. Specific information on reservations will be available in spring 2019. Parking will be available.

For families observing Ramadan, dinner will be served in the Dean's Dining Room in the Dining Hall beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11


7:30–9:40 a.m.*
Dining Hall

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

*Graduates must leave the dining hall by 9 a.m. to line up for commencement in Williams Hall Auditorium.

Graduates Line Up

9 a.m.
Williams Hall Auditorium


10–11:30 a.m.
The Quadrangle

Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks presides and Emory President Claire E. Sterk confers diplomas. Oxford's 2020 Commencement speaker will be the Honorable John R. Lewis, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 5th District. The Oxford Class of 1970 will process for the Corpus Cordis Aureum and celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. Parking will be available around the periphery of the campus.


11:30 a.m.
Dining Hall

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