Professor takes part in Congressional Briefing

Criminal Justice Professor Amanda Burgess-Proctor was among a distinguished group of experts that took part in a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C.

Register now for 2018 Santa Parade

More than 300 Oakland University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are expected to walk in the 43rd Annual Macomb County Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 17. This is Oakland's seventh year as an event sponsor and OU will again have one of the largest parade groups proudly marching down Main Street to usher in the beginning of the holiday season. Online registration is open now through Friday, Nov. 9.

OU professors' 'Big Idea' earns NSF grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a two-year, $294,536 award to two Oakland University chemistry faculty, Professor Xiangqun Zeng and Assistant Professor Ziming Yang for the development of a low-cost, low-power multimodal sensor that will help researchers address the challenges of measuring carbon dioxide and methane emissions across the Arctic soil over time, as well as their environmental and economic impacts on planet Earth.

OU to welcome acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell to campus

On Saturday, November 17, Oakland University will welcome influential journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell to campus.

Matilda Dodge Wilson statue unveiled at Homecoming

A life-sized, bronze statue of Oakland University founder Matilda Dodge Wilson was unveiled near the walkway between the Oakland Center and South Foundation Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.


Transfer Student Open House

October 23

Music, Theatre and Dance Day

October 27

Education and Human Services Day

November 10

College Credit Advising Day

November 14

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)