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First Year Advising Center
121 North Foundation Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs
105 North Foundation Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Activate Accounts

All official university communication is sent through your OU email account and by viewing information in MySAIL.  Activate both of these accounts by following the instructional videos below. You will need your Grizzly ID Number (found in your acceptance letter). If you do not have your Grizzly ID Number, contact Undergraduate Admissions at (248) 370-3360.

FIRST: 
Change Your GrizzlyID Pin (SAIL)
  1. Open a Web browser
  2. Go to oakland.edu
  3. Click on MySAIL 
  4. Under the log in area, click “New student? Get your NetID and password”
  5. Select “Reset/Change your GrizzlyID PIN”
  6. Follow the directions to change your PIN and/or security question

    *Write down your PIN number on your acceptance letter. You'll need this PIN to create a password for your account.

 
SECOND:
Activate Your NetID (E-mail)
  1. Open a Web browser
  2. Go to oakland.edu
  3. Click on MySAIL 
  4. Under the log in area, click “New student? Get your NetID and password”
  5. Select “Obtain your account or reset your password”
  6. Enter your GrizzlyID number and PIN established when you activated your SAIL account
  7. Enter a new password for your NetID account. The new password should be 8-15 characters long and include at least one letter and one number. “Reset Password” when finished. 

    *Write down your NETID username and password on your acceptance letter. You'll need this information to register for classes and to check your Oakland University Webmail.