Here at Oxford, we believe that having fun together is important to relationship building and to truly being invested in the school. Each year, we have several events that provide students with a break from academics and give them time to enjoy some fun as a community. These traditions range from student-faculty soccer, basketball, and baseball games to participating in Westbrook's tree lighting ceremony at Christmas time. A few of these traditions are described below.
Harvest Fest has become an anticipated autumnal event at Oxford. All activities take place outside and give students and faculty a chance to take a short reprieve from academics to unwind and enjoy the beautiful weather and each other. Dorms compete with each other in events such as pumpkin carving, egg toss and relay races. The day culminates with dinner prepared and served by Chef Dave in the outdoor pavilion.
Newspaper Reading is a long-standing Oxford tradition that remains part of the daily schedule.
February 27th, 2012 marked the starting date for Oxford's annual Maple Sugaring Unit. In the next few weeks science students and student volunteers will be studying the production and health of the 40+ trees that make up Oxford's sugar bush on campus. Hopefully the weather cooperates enough to allow us to make lots of yummy maple syrup!