Dear Faculty and Staff colleagues,

We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating sophomore class this week during the annual Commencement ceremonies. Additionally, we are pleased to present to you the Oxford College awards web page, announcing the names of students receiving awards for outstanding achievement in various academic subject areas and leadership as well as the recipients of our most prestigious scholarships. 

I invite you to join Oxford students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. EDT to view Oxford's interfaith Baccalaureate ceremony. The ceremony will include prayers led by student religious organizations, music from our chorale and chamber ensemble, and remarks from me, sophomore Annabelle Zekeri, and Chaplain Lyn Pace 02T 17T. The video will be released on Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM EDT and can be accessed from If you would like to view the video in person, seating will be available in the Oxford Student Center. Snacks and popsicles from King of Pops will be served. 

These celebrations will culminate with Oxford's Commencement Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Thank you to those faculty and staff who will support our graduates in person on Saturday. We invite you all to view the ceremony's live stream along with our remote students and families via this link. We look forward to hearing from
Dean James Curran, who is this year's Oxford commencement speaker, and to receiving a special congratulatory message from Senator Raphael Warnock.

Oxford students have performed with distinction in the classroom, they have conducted outstanding research, they have led in campus life, and they have made important service contributions in the local community. They did all of this under extraordinary circumstances. Let us join together in congratulating the far-reaching achievement of Oxford College students.