Oakland University confers honorary degree to local philanthropist, 2019 CNN Hero

Najah Bazzy, RN, Ph.D., received an honorary doctorate from OU during a special ceremony held via video conference on July 17.

Oakland Esports announces Rocket League signees for inaugural team

A new era for Oakland University Esports has begun as Esports head coach Carl Leone has announced members of the inaugural Rocket League team. The 2020 recruiting class consists of: Edward Azzam, Justin Janulewicz, Matthew Leuker, Billy Sawyer and Seth Tison.

OU graduates to be honored at drive-in commencement ceremonies

Oakland University will celebrate its spring 2020 graduates during drive-in commencement ceremonies on August 28 and 29. The events will combine traditional elements of commencement with adaptations to protect the health and safety of attendees.

OU launches Department of Bioengineering

Leaders from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Computer Science worked together to form the first co-governed academic department in OU’s history.

OU professor, associate dean named ‘Michigan Member of the Year’ by ASCLS

Dr. Kristin Landis-Piwowar, associate dean of the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University and professor of clinical and diagnostic sciences, has been named ASCLS –Michigan Member of the Year by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

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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."

  • 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)