Transatlantic partnership encourages students to ‘imagine Rochester’

Students from Oakland University's Honors College collaborated with students from Rochester, Michigan and Rochester, England on a book called Imagining Rochester, a collection of short essays, poems and artwork.

OU’s ‘Take Root’ to host creative movement classes in Pontiac

Take Root, a contemporary dance company-in-residence at Oakland University, will host a series of creative movement classes for pre-K children from Jan. 16-18 at the Baldwin Center and Oakland Family Services in Pontiac, Mich.

Getting plugged in -Oakland launches new community engagement page

The mission of Oakland University’s community engagement activities is to become a leader in serving the needs and aspirations of our communities and region through expanded community relationships, institutional reputation and visibility and engagement. Learn more about community engagement and how you can participate by visiting the page.

Oak View Hall Becoming a Dedicated Honors College Residence in Fall 2018

Oak View Hall will become a dedicated Honors College facility on Oakland University’s main campus beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, according to Director of University Housing James Zentmeyer and Honors College Dean Graeme Harper, Ph.D., DCA.

Students study tropical field ecology in Ecuador

A group of OU students spent 10 days in Ecuador for a tropical field ecology class over holiday recess.

OU Soundings Series: Dr. Barbara Oakley

Oakland University’s popular Soundings Series will welcome Dr. Barbara Oakley, a best-selling author and co-creator of “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular online course, as a special guest speaker from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.24 in 242 Elliott Hall.


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Engineering and Computer Science Day

January 27

Campus Tours


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • 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."

  • 140

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 137

    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)