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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

First Year Advising Center

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

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

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New Student Orientation

New first-year students who are attending OU in the fall semester attend a two-part New Student Orientation program.

Part One

Part One is a one-day orientation held during the summer months from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Students are encouraged to select the earliest orientation date that their schedule allows.   

During this component, you will:

  • Be introduced to your school/college
  • Meet with your assigned academic adviser and register for classes
  • Learn about university policies, resources and your OU accounts
  • Meet other new students and have fun!
Housing Overnight Experience
Interested in exploring residence life on the campus of OU? Spend the night before your orientation and expand your experience by registering for an overnight stay in University Housing's residence halls!

Participants will have an insider's view and enjoy exciting activities including:
  • Events at the Recreation and Athletics Center
  • A evening walk to Meadow Brook Hall
  • Making new friends and connections

Check back in January 2018 for specific summer orientation dates.

Guest Policy
While we recognize that the support of family and friends is critical to your success as a student, we regret that we do not have space to accommodate family members or guests during Part One.
Register for Part One

Follow the below instructions to register for an orientation program. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.

Notice: All dates will be labeled "Restricted." This prevents students who are not admitted to OU from registering for orientation.

  1. Activate your Oakland University NetID and password.
  2. Log into the Orientation Reservation System using your NetID and password.
    • For example: If your OU email address is johndoe@oakland.edu, your NetID is johndoe.
  3. Click 2017 New Student Orientation and identify a date that works for your schedule.

If you are experiencing trouble registering for orientation, contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653 or email us at gold@oakland.edu.

Part Two

All new first-year students are required to attend a two-part New Student Orientation.

Scheduled events include:

  • Academic Open Houses
  • New Student Convocation
  • Involvement Fair

All students need to confirm their attendance for Part Two. A reminder email will be sent to every student's OU email address a few days prior to the orientation. If you have any questions about Part Two, please contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-4653 or gold@oakland.edu.

Admitted for Summer or Winter?

A condensed orientation program is offered for first-year students beginning in the summer or winter semester. Follow the below instructions to register for an orientation program. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.

Notice: All dates will be labeled "Restricted." This prevents students who are not admitted to OU from registering for orientation.

  1. Activate your Oakland University NetID and password.
  2. Log into the Orientation Reservation System using your NetID and password.
    • For example: If your OU email address is johndoe@oakland.edu, your NetID is johndoe.
  3. Click 2017 New Student Orientation and identify a date that works for your schedule.

If you are experiencing trouble registering for orientation, contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653 or email us at gold@oakland.edu.