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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

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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Transfer Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation take place in two parts: on-line and in-person. The online Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide is your starting point to learn about all things OU. After familiarizing yourself with OU, you will then need to schedule an on-campus orientation for your specific major. Transfer Welcome Day builds Grizzly pride and helps you learn about the great opportunities that await you at Oakland. Follow the instructions in the tabs below to complete your orientation process. 

Online Transfer Guide

As a new student, you may have a few questions about transitioning to life at Oakland. We’re here to help by providing you with the essential information you need in the Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide. This guide serves as your main resource for all things OU. Visit the Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide to get started.

Here you will find information about:

  • Transferring credits to OU
  • Financial aid and scholarship details
  • The cost of tuition and how to set up payments
  • Campus resources and services to support your success
  • Student involvement opportunities
Schedule Your Orientation

After taking some time to get to know OU, you will need to click on the Sign-Up For Transfer Student Orientation page to schedule your on-campus orientation and follow the instructions outlined. Click the link above or you can find a link to sign up instructions on the front page of the Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide.

In order to complete registration you will have to log into the system using your NetID and password. If you still need to activate your accounts, click on the NetID Activation page

Transfer Welcome Day

Register: Transfer Welcome Day Registration Page 

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: O'Rena

You will participate in events with faculty, staff and student leaders, including academic open houses, New Student Convocation, and Welcome Week Activities.

  • New Student Convocation (10 - 11 a.m.) - Celebration of new beginnings with faculty and students together for the first time. Convocations are a strong tradition on college campuses everywhere.
  • Academic Open Houses (11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) - Hear from faculty and staff from the school or college of your major to learn what it means to be in your major.
  • Lunch (12:45 - 1:30 p.m.) - Enjoy lunch on campus with new students and other faculty and staff.
  • Welcome Week Activities (1:30-3 p.m.) - Participate in multiple exciting Welcome Week Kick-off activities.
  • Campus Tours (1:30 p.m.) - Interested in a campus tour? On demand campus tours will be offered until 5 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to register by clicking below:

Transfer Welcome Day Registration