The University of Mississippi purchased the depot in 1983. In 1992, the University successfully lobbied to have the Depot declared a Mississippi Landmark, the highest honor that the State can bestow upon a property.
After many attempts by citizens, tourism experts, and developers to breathe new life into the Depot, the University secured a grant of $800,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the summer of 2001. With an additional $200,000 in matching funds, the University and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History worked together to restore the Depot and adapt it to modern use.
The Depot returned to community service in the fall of 2003 as a multipurpose facility with space for groups of up to sixty people for meetings, lectures, and other events. Today, the Oxford Depot is once again a place where students, locals, and visitors can gather. It stands ready to watch over Oxford and the University into the next century and beyond.
This site honors the restoration and opening of the Oxford Depot as a community center and highlights the history of the depot and features archival materials relating to the depot and the Mississippi Central Railroad.
Theatre setting: 60
Classroom setting: 36
U-shaped setting: 25
Square setting: 30
In rounds: 48
Board Room setting: 14
$200 - On campus client
$300 - Off campus client
After 5 p.m./Weekends: $10 extra per hour
No outside catering is permitted. For catering options, please contact the University Conference Complex staff.
Our fleet includes four 15-passenger vans and four 7-passenger vans for a capacity of 70 per load.
Local Shuttle: $15.00 per driver/hour
Memphis Airport Shuttle: $135 round trip; $85 one way
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