June 11, 2007
Oxford’s new residence hall breaks ground as
Newton County’s first certified ‘green’ building
Oxford College dug in to a major milestone in its strategic plan May 12 at a groundbreaking for a new residence hall — the largest construction project on Oxford’s campus in about 40 years. The facility is being built on the corner of Hamill and Haygood streets across from the Oxford tennis courts, and will house 350 students starting in fall 2008. The new residence hall will replace Branham and East halls, and allow Oxford to better support its current enrollment of 700 students with modern facilities that will retain the character of Oxford’s historic campus and emphasize a living and learning community. The college collaborated closely with the City of Oxford to support the new development. The facility will be the
first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified “green” building in Newton County.