Match Day arrives for OUWB students

Each year, on the third Friday of March, graduating medical school students across the country gather to receive their residency placements in celebration of Match Day. This year, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the San Marino Club in Troy, students in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s fifth graduating class were placed into their medical residencies.

The secret life of books

Oakland University professors Emily Spunaugle and Megan Peiser were recently awarded the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Fellowship for $3,000 for their project, Gender, Disability, and Finding Women in the Archives: Establishing the Provenance of the Marguerite Hicks Collection, 1660-1820.

Tickets now available for OU Night at Comerica Park

Join fellow students and alumni for a night of Detroit Tigers baseball at the annual OU Night at Comerica Park! This year, August 8 is OU night at the ballpark! Each ticket package includes: Game ticket Oakland University and Detroit Tigers limited edition hat A donation to the Oakland University Alumni Association Scholarship fund for students Meet fellow Golden Grizzlies and get your hat at a special pre-game pit-stop in the Blue Moon Brewhouse in the Upper Deck behind section 330!

‘The Who’s Tommy,’ Tony Award-winning rock opera, coming to OU stage

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present The Who’s Tommy, a fast-paced and exhilarating rock opera featuring a thrilling score by the legendary British rock band The Who, from March 21-24 and March 27-31 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall.

‘Black Panther’ costume designer and Oscar winner to speak at OU

On Wednesday, April 3, Oakland University will welcome Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter to campus. Photo of Ruth E. Carter courtesy of AMPAS/Jeff Lipsky.

OU's Burke Lecture examines link between identity and social conflict

As part of its Richard J. Burke Lecture Series in Philosophy, Religion and Society, Oakland University will host a discussion on “The Lies That Bind,” with Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 in Banquet Rooms A and B in the Oakland Center.


Graduate Open House

March 28

Human Health Day

April 13

Transfer Student Open House (Macomb County)

May 22

Sign up for orientation

Campus Tours


Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 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."

  • 142

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.4

    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

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)