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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

First Year Advising Center Workshops

The First Year Advising Center is proud to host major and career exploration workshops designed for you to perform at your best and be successful in your college journey. Click on a title below for more details about the event.

W.O.W! Events


Financial Literacy: Managing Your Student Loans

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from noon - 1 p.m.
118 North Foundation Hall

Hosted by: Student Financial Services, 120 North Foundation Hall

Oakland University Financial Services is pleased to provide financial literacy workshops throughout the academic year. Feedback received during New Student Orientation Part I indicated students would like to learn more about student loans, how to manage their loans, and the impact loans will have on their future. Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Complete the registration form to attend this workshop.

To register, please click here.


Managing Time: SYE

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from noon - 1 p.m.
Gold Room B, Oakland Center

Tuesday, October 8, 2014 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Oakland Room, Oakland Center

Hosted By: Second Year Experience

Are you new to college, taking a full load of classes, working, studying and still trying to find time to have a little bit of fun? If this sounds like you - we are here to help you figure out how balance it all and still find time to do the things you love the most. During this workshop we will discuss how to make your schedule work for you while all while earning a 4.0 in your classes!


It's All In The Notes! Test Taking and Study Skills Workshop

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from noon - 1 p.m.
Lake Michigan, Oakland Center

"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

The First Year Advising Center wants you to be excellent and succeed in whatever you do including acing your test, mid-terms and finals! Let us share a few best practices with you on how you can develop effective study skills and test taking strategies. You will never take a test the same after you leave this event!



Involvement 101: Tips & Tricks When Trying To Get Involved at OU!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 208, Oakview Hall

Now that you've learned how to manage your time, are looking for a way to get connected to campus? Join the staff of the FYAC to discover the many ways of how you can be involved in a variety of student leader positions and organizations on campus. The topics that will be discussed include:
  • Connecting to campus through research, student organizations and other campus resources
  • Landing an on-campus job
  • Networking tips & tricks
  • Leadership styles


iPause: Mindfulness, Meditation & Massage

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3 - 4 p.m.
Lake Michigan, Oakland Center

Take a moment and breathe.... Do you feel relaxed? We know that tests and assignments can be challenging and that is why we want you to join us for iPause! Learn unique ways of how you can relax and enjoy your semester without stressing out. This interactive program will teach you stress reduction techniques and discuss how stress can affect your mind and body. Not to mention, you get a FREE 5 minute neck and shoulder massage!



Connecting You To A Major: Career and Major Exploration Workshop

Friday, October 9, 2014 from noon - 1 p.m.
Lake Michigan, Oakland Center

Deciding on the best major for you? Self-assessment is an important part of the decision-making process. Take our self-assessments and get a jump start on identifying your best-fit major by attending this workshop!