Recreation Center to offer free summer memberships

Oakland University’s Recreation and Well-Being Department (Rec Well), in partnership with the Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC), is providing free summer memberships to continuing OU students and those graduating at the end of this semester.

Fulbright scholars pursue psychology degrees at Oakland

Fulbright scholars Anna Szala, left, and Rania Bellaaj are pursing graduate degrees in OU's Department of Psychology.

OU conference will examine how autism and the law intersect

Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies, in collaboration with the Oakland University Center for Autism*, will present “Guilt by Innocence: Understanding Autism in the World of the Criminal Justice System” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Golf and Learning Center Building at 464 Golf View Lane in Rochester.

Meadow Brook Hall hosting woodlands restoration program, Arbor Day celebration

Meadow Brook Hall is continuing the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 26 as an annual community work day and tree planting celebration. The goal will be to improve a significant area adjacent to the entrance drive.

A helping hand

Kristen Siemen — an alumna of Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science — has been overseeing a program through General Motors (GM) that provides training and development opportunities for men and women returning to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.

Students investigate genetic link to heart disease

Senior biology major Alex Johnston performs research with the goal of preventing heart attack and stroke. He is also captain of the College of Arts and Sciences Heart Walk team, one of several OU teams that raise money in support of the American Heart Association. This year's Heart Walk is Saturday, May 18 in Detroit.

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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)