OU Rec Well celebrating 20 years of shaping campus culture

This month, Oakland University’s Department of Recreation and Well-Being (OU Rec Well) will celebrate 20 years of getting students staff, faculty, and community members to move their minds and bodies.

Sunset Terrace featured in Detroit News article

The Detroit News featured Sunset Terrace, the Oakland University president's home, on the cover of the Friday, September 21, 2018 Homestyle section. Reporter Maureen Feighan and photographer Daniel Mears shared through their words and images the history and influence behind the home.

OU in midst of record-breaking semester

The Fall 2018 semester at Oakland University will be remembered as record-breaking in many ways. As of the first day of classes, 2,730 freshmen were registered. That beats the record of 2,658 students (2015) and is a 10 percent increase over 2017.

Alum conquers disease en route to academic, career success

Chronic health challenges can’t stop double alum Melissa Kwiatkowski

History Comes Alive at OU

Now in its 15th year, Oakland University’s popular History Comes Alive lecture series will return on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with a special presentation on “How Meadow Brook Farms Became Oakland University” by Dominique Daniel, an associate professor with OU’s Kresge Library, in Gold Rooms A and B at the Oakland Center.

Deirdre Pitts receives 'Dissertation of the Year' award

A recent graduate from the Oakland University Department of Organizational Leadership and OUWB Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Assistant Professor of Foundational Medical Studies, Deirdre Pitts, Ph.D., received this year's Oakland University Dissertation of the Year award for her work: "The Academic Search: Unconscious Bias and its Impact on the Recruitment and Evaluation of Faculty Candidates."


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October 13

Graduate Open House

October 16

Transfer Student Open House

October 23

Presidential Inauguration Speech

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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

  • 28

    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)