OU mourns death of former president Joseph Champagne

The Oakland University community is mourning the passing of its third president, Joseph E. Champagne, who died on Tuesday, December 11, at the age of 80. Champagne was president and held a faculty appointment as a professor of management at Oakland from 1981 to 1991.

OU to present 'Street Scene,' an American opera

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Street Scene, an American opera based on the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Elmer Rice, on Jan. 8, 10, 12 and 13 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.

New book dispels myth of auto industry golden age

Drawing on oral interviews and news archives, Professor Daniel Clark provides a new perspective on the lives of Detroit autoworkers during the supposed postwar boom of the 1940s and '50s.

Oakland honors three with honorary degrees

During its fall 2018 student commencement ceremonies, Oakland University recognized the professional, civic and philanthropic contributions of three outstanding individuals with the highest honors it conveys — honorary doctoral degrees. This year's honorary degree recipients incuded Gjertrud Schnackenberg, John Van Camp and Gary Wozniak.

Master storyteller, journalist Jeff Johnson to keynote OU’s 2019 Keeper of the Dream

For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

OU and Macomb Community College expand transfer agreements

Oakland University and Macomb Community College leaders have signed new transfer articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools.


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  • 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)