Smithsonian-featured artist to present OU’s Braun Memorial Lecture

For the 2019 Jean and Fred Braun Memorial Lecture, Oakland University will welcome Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, whose artistic works have been featured in more than 30 museums across North America, including the Smithsonian, the Whitney and the National Gallery of Canada.

OU’s Leadership Academy recognized with Excellence and Innovation Award

Oakland University’s Leadership Academy was recently selected as the winner of the 2019 American Association of State Colleges and Universities Excellence and Innovation Award for Leadership Development and Diversity.

Levy Foundation Gift Assists with Enhancing the Environmental Health and Safety Program

Edward Levy, Jr. and Linda Dresner have pledged $100,000 through the Edward C. and Linda Dresner Levy Foundation to the School of Health Sciences’ Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program. The gift will help fund a new curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of working professionals.

International relations major studies Arabic in Morocco

Ghazi Ghazi spent eight weeks in Morocco as part of the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship program.

Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, to present Varner Vitality Series lecture

Lech Wałęsa, the former President of Poland, will be this year’s Varner Vitality Lecture keynote speaker. He will speak about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, his country's struggles against Communism and take questions from the audience. The Friday, Nov. 15 program will begin at 7 p.m. in Oakland University Founders Ballrooms A and B.

Celebrate Veterans Week at OU Nov. 11-15

Oakland University’s Office of Veterans Support Services, in collaboration with various campus and community partners, will recognize the contributions of veterans at OU, and across the nation, with a series of events from November 11-15.

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Pre-Med Night

November 14

College Credit Advising Day

November 20

Get Ready for College

December 3

  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 143

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 130

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2019

  • 3.5

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 3,000

    students who live in on-campus housing (19% of student population)