Oxford College will hold its 163rd commencement exercise on May 8-9. The event will begin with an interfaith service at 5 p.m Friday at Old Church near the historic campus. Approximately 350 students will be graduating from Oxford; having completed their sophomore year, students continue for their junior year on the Atlanta campus of Emory University. Speaker for the commencement ceremony which will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday on the campus will be Dr. James T. Laney, president emeritus of Emory University.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of their graduation, Oxford College Class of 1959 will process the graduating class. Baccalaureate service on Friday evening will be conducted by the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Emory University Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life.
Parking is available on the streets near Old Church and the Oxford College campus. In case of severe weather, logistics for the Saturday morning ceremony will change. Consult the Oxford Web site at www.oxford.emory.edu.