Oxford Weekend

At the start of their degree work, new students meet in Oxford, Ohio for a long weekend of design and conversation that initiates each student's degree work.

xd_grad_studioAt the start of their time in the program, incoming learners in the xdMFA will meet in Oxford, Ohio for a long weekend of face-to-face learning in the xdMFA Graduate Studio. Learners will participate in design intensives and receive personalized instruction over the course of the weekend. This weekend will serve as a kick-off weekend where the incoming cohort can meet each other, visit with faculty, get a sandwich at Bagel and Deli, and enjoy Oxford’s beautiful campus.

Oxford Weekend Schedule

A sample weekend schedule for Oxford weekend.


All DayArrival
8 p.m.Introduction Meeting: Welcome2 hours


MorningMorning Workshop and Discussion3 hours
LunchChat and Collaborate1.5 hours
AfternoonAfternoon Workshop and Discussion3 hours
DinnerChat and Collaborate1.5 hours
EveningStudio Work


MorningWrap-Up Workshop and Critique3 hours
LunchChat and Collaborate1.5 hours
AfternoonPresentations and Report-Outs3 hours


All DayDepart