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FRIDAY,
SEPT. 19, 2014
SATURDAY,
SEPT. 20, 2014
SUNDAY,
SEPT. 21, 2014


All Audiences

Barnes & Noble - Oakland University

Lower Level, Oakland Center
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oakland University's Golf and Learning Center

R&S Sharf
$60 – weekday $65 – weekend
Contact the clubhouse at (248) 364-6303 for more information and to schedule a tee time.
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OU Art Gallery

12– 5 p.m.
No admittance cost - but donations are accepted! 

"Susan Evans: Kaiho"
"Sally Schluter Tardella: Memory Palace"
Contact Jacky Leow (248)370-3005 for more information.
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OU Gear Sale

O’rena
1 – 5 p.m.
Contact Jenny Swiatowy (248) 370-2669 for more information.

Elliott Tower Dedication

4 p.m.
Complimentary, registration requested

Gather at the base of the Elliott Tower with fellow alumni and members of the Oakland University community for a celebratory program dedicating the tower. Dedication will be at 4 p.m. Reception immediately following the dedication. Thank you to the Elliott family for their generous gift.

To register, go to oakland.edu/tower-rsvp.

Women's Volleyball Tournament - Match #1

Oakland University vs. Bowling Green
O’rena
5 p.m.
No cost. Compliments of Oakland Athletics.

Contact Elisabeth Putnam (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Men's Soccer Alumni Game

Lower Field
6 p.m.
Complimentary

Contact Eric Pogue (248) 370-4000 for more information.


Alumni

 

1964 50th Class Reunion

The time has come to reunite with classmates at the Class of 1964 Golden Reunion. Events will take place throughout the weekend. While some reunion event programs are structured, there is plenty of time to mix and mingle with classmates. See an infographic about the 1964 class.

20th Annual OUAA Alumni Awards Banquet - Reception, Dinner and Awards Presentation

Extended Food Court and Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center 
6 - 9 p.m.
$100 per person, Class of 1964 - free with wristband
Registration 

The Oakland University Alumni Association hosts the 20th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet honoring those who have achieved success in business, community service, volunteerism and more. Contact Office of Alumni Engagement (248) 364-6130 for more information.

 

Men's Soccer Alumni Reception

Men’s Soccer Alumni Reception
Russi Board Room, Sharf Clubhouse
9 p.m.

Contact Eric Pogue (248) 370-4000 for more information.


Students and Alumni

Golden Grizzly 24-Hour Filmmaking Challenge - Check-in and Challenge Start

Pioneer Food Court, main hallway, Oakland Center 3– 5 p.m. No cost to register

Showcase your creative skills and test your endurance in this around-the-clock filmmaking project, in which teams of three or four will shoot and edit an original short film. No previous filmmaking or video editing experience required; OU Cinema Studies faculty and students will be present to offer technical and logistical assistance. Teams will have access to OU Cinema Studies video equipment and digital editing lab space. Contact Kyle Edwards at edwards2@oakland.edu for more information or to pre-register.


Students

OU Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Kick-Off

Pioneer Food Court, Oakland Center
12 – 1 p.m.
Complimentary

Preview Fall Homecoming 2014 festivities in the Pioneer Food Court with free cider and donuts plus giveaways, music and much more. Sponsored by the Center for Student Activities. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information.

Friday Night Live Featuring Comedian Paul Varghese

Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall
7 - 8 p.m.
Complimentary

Enjoy comedian Paul Varghese, a Dallas, Texas native, who appeared on the hit reality show Last Comic Standing 2, where he made it to the semi-finals. This funny man will make you laugh! Sponsored by Residence Halls Association. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information.

Island Fest

North side of the Oakland Center
8 - 10 p.m.
Complimentary

Join us for an amazing experience as we bring the islands to you. There will be exotic performances, awesome food, and fun to be had by all as SPB kicks off Fall Homecoming 2014! Sponsored by the Student Program Board. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248)370-2400 for more information.

Grizz Glow

North side of the Oakland Center
11 p.m.
Complimentary

Be a part of OU’s version of the fireworks to end the first evening of Homecoming with sparklers galore! Sponsored by the Grizz Gang and the Center for Student Activities. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information.


Retired Faulty and Staff

Retired OU Faculty and Staff Reunion Lunch

Gold Rooms, OC
1 - 3 p.m.
Complimentary, registration requested

Share a meal with your former colleagues to get-together and reminisce about the ‘good ole days’. Please contact Angie Schmucker (248)370-3698 for more information. Email your reservation to schmucke@oakland.edu.



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All Audiences

Oakland University's Golf and Learning Center

R&S Sharf
$60 – weekday $65 – weekend

Contact Clubhouse (248)364-6303 for more information and to schedule a tee time.
oakland.edu/golf

Reframing the Agenda for Organizations and Schools: Perspectives from SEHS Alumni

Educational Resource Laboratory, Pawley Hall
10 a.m.
Complimentary, registration requested

This Seminar will provide you with a great opportunity to be part of an important dialogue that will help shape the future of SEHS. Contact Information: Shelly Garretson 248-370-4233.
Please register at garretso@oakland.edu.

 

OU Softball, Black & Gold Game

Lower Field
10 a.m.
Complimentary

Come out and watch the current team play against each other. Contact Connie Miner (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Barnes & Noble - Oakland University

Lower Level, Oakland Center
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oak View Hall and Honors College Grand Opening

Main Entrance
11 a.m.
Complimentary

Join us for the ceremonial opening of the new student residence hall - Oak View Hall, home of the new Honors College. Reception and tours immediately following the program. Contact Susan Scrafano (248) 370-4908 for more information. Please RSVP to attend@oakland.edu.

Meadow Brook Hall Tours

11:30 a.m. , 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Tour a National Historic Landmark, The Hall is the largest historic home in the Midwest especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square feet. Tickets are available for purchase upon arrival and alumni discounts are available. Contact Meadow Brook Hall (248) 364-6200 or visit their website for more information

Football: OU vs. UW-Milwaukee

Auburn Hills Civic Center Football Field
12 – 2 p.m.

OU football is in its second year as a club sport. Join OU fans for this exciting homecoming game! Sponsored by the Football Club at Oakland University. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information.

Oakland University Art Gallery

12 - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Jacky Leow (248) 370-3005 for more information
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Women's Volleyball Tournament - Match #4

Oakland University vs. Robert Morris
O’rena
12 p.m.
No cost. Compliments of Oakland Athletics.

Contact Elisabeth Putnam (248) 370-4000 for more information.

OU Softball Alumni Game

Lower Field
12 p.m.
Complimentary

Come out and watch softball alumni team members play against each other. Contact Connie Miner (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Campus Walking Tours

Welcome Center, North Foundation Hall
1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Complimentary

Stroll down memory lane and see how Oakland University has grown over the years during a walking tour of campus. Tours leave out of the Welcome Center, located in North Foundation Hall and last 30-40 minutes. After the tour, visit the University Archives for an OU historical display. Contact Amanda Fylan (248) 364-6128 for more information.
 

Tours and Open House - New Engineering Building

1 - 5 p.m.

 As the new home for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, this 127,000-square-foot facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and research space. The new building will serve as the heart of the Engineering and Computer Science community. Be sure to stop by for a tour which takes place every 45 minutes. Contact Rick Rachner (248) 370-4957 for more information. 

Honors College - Grand Opening Carnival

1 - 4 p.m.
Oak View Hall

The Honors College invites all alumni and families to attend our Grand Opening Carnival immediately following the Oak View Hall and Honors College Grand Opening. We will have special events, games, prizes, food, and fun for all "Future Honors College Students" and their families. Contact Dawn Deitsch (248) 370-4450 or deitsch@oakland.edu.
 

Parent and Family Engagement

Outside Main Entrance, Recreation Center
1 – 3 p.m.

Parents of current OU students are encouraged to check in at the Parent and Family Engagement table to receive their “PrOUd Parent” t-shirt, a homecoming schedule, and enter to win prizes. The table will be located in just down the street from the Homecoming BBQ and OUSC Tailgate in P-29. Please contact parents@oakland.edu for more information.

Homecoming Hunt

School of Nursing and Student Nursing Association 
Upper Deck, P29 parking structure
2 - 5 p.m.
Complimentary

Join us as the School of Nursing and the Student Nursing Association host the inaugural Homecoming scavenger hunt. Everyone is welcome, so get your team together to see if you have what it takes to follow the clues and win this exciting event. Contact Ashley Samson-O’Connor (248) 364-8725 for more information. 
 

Student Organic Farm Stand

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Upper Deck, P29 parking structure

OUAA Family Festival

Recreation Center, 3-Court Gym
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm
Complimentary

This family friendly event is an annual favorite for alumni and their families! Enjoy inflatable attractions like the bounce house and bungee run, face painting, music, lunch and more! Registration is not required. Contact Executive Events (248) 370-4917 for more information. 
 

Homecoming BBQ

Lower Deck, P29 parking structure

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Complimentary

The grills are ready for you to join your fellow alumni and their families, along with members of the OU community, at the Homecoming BBQ; great food and fun for all. Follow the Piston’s Drumline from the BBQ tent down to the lower fields for the men’s soccer game. General parking is available in P26 with handicap parking in the P29 parking structure, 1st level street side. Contact Executive Events (248) 370-4915 for more information.

Alumni Swim Meet

Natatorium
3 p.m.
Complimentary

Come out and watch swim alumni compete against the current students. Contact Pete Hovland (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Men's Homecoming Soccer Game - Oakland University vs. University of the Incarnate Word

National Anthem singer: OU Alumni, Heather Yanke
Lower Field
5 p.m.
No cost. Compliments of Oakland Athletics. 

Bring the whole family to join the Grizz in cheering on the team as the Pistons Drumline ‘escorts’ you to the soccer field for this exciting Division 1 game. Contact Eric Pogue (248-370-4000) for more information.

Women's Volleyball Tournament - Match #6

Oakland University vs. UC-Irvine
O’rena
7:30 p.m.
No cost. Compliments of Oakland Athletics.

Contact Elisabeth Putnam (248) 370-4000 for more information.

OU's Music, Theatre and Dance Performance - "Black and Gold"

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Complimentary

Help us establish an exciting tradition for Oakland's new Fall Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Come join us for our Black and Gold performing arts extravaganza! Meet at the base of the new Elliott Tower at 7:30 p.m. and travel with us across campus to Varner Recital Hall. This is part of the 2015 Arts at OU series which is sponsored by the Oakland University Credit Union. Contact Jackie Wiggins (248) 370-2030 for more information. Admission is free.

Alumni

 

Chad Elliott Cup Golf Alumni Tournament - Oakland University vs. Alumni

Katke-Cousins and R&S Sharf
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 Contact Mark Engel (313) 283-0467 or Russ Cunningham (517) 242-5873 for more information.

OU Softball Alumni BBQ

Lower Field
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Contact Connie Miner (248) 370-4000 for more information.
 

Center for Multicultural Initiatives and Black Alumni Chapter Social

2 – 4 p.m.
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
Complimentary, registration requested
Cash Bar


Members and friends of the Black Alumni Chapter of the Oakland University Alumni Association are invited to reconnect with one another while enjoying the numerous homecoming and reunion activities on campus. For more details or to register, please email the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at cmi@oakland.edu.

 

Men's Soccer Alumni Reunion

Homecoming BBQ
2:30 p.m.

Contact Eric Pogue (248) 370-4000 for more information.

 

1980's Residence Halls Reunion

Rochester Mills Beer Company, Rochester
6:30 p.m.
Complimentary, registration requested
Registration

Did you live in the residence halls in the 1980s? Do you remember walking over to Saga to eat, seeing the Big Boy statue in Beer Lake, and having drinks at Hog’s Breath? If so, join us for a 1980s Residence Halls Reunion at Rochester Mills Beer Co. Contact Kate Moser Corsetti (kcorsetti@oakland.edu) for more information.

 

VIP Reunion Celebrating 57 Years of OU Student Leaders

Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
7 – 10 p.m.
Complimentary, registration requested
Registration

"Very Important People attending a Very Important Party!” Former student leaders involved in student life and housing are invited back to OU to a VIP Reunion celebrating 57 years of OU student leaders. Reconnect with OU faculty, staff and current student leaders for an evening of mingling, music, munchies and memories. Cash bar provided. Please contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information. 

MPA Alumni Reunion

Red Ox Tavern, Auburn Hills
7 p.m.
Complimentary, registration requested
Reservation 

Join fellow MPA alums for a night of networking, appetizers, drinks and stories. “Like” the Oakland University Master of Public Administration Program Facebook for event updates. Contact Suzanne Rossi (248) 370-4117 for more information. 

Chad Elliott Cup Golf Alumni Reception

Finnegans
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Contact Mark Engel (313) 283-0467 or Russ Cunningham (517) 242-5873 for more information.
 

Men's Soccer Alumni Reception

Red Ox Tavern, Auburn Hills
8 p.m.

Contact Eric Pogue (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Music, Theatre and Dance Alumni Reception

110 Varner
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Reservation

Contact Jackie Wiggins (248) 370-2030 for more information.

 

Volleyball Alumni Reception

Elliott Room
10 p.m.

Contact Rob Beam (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Students and Alumni


Golden Grizzly 24-Hour Filmmaking Challenge - Video Submission Deadline

Pioneer Food Court, main hallway, Oakland Center 3– 5 p.m.
No cost to register

Contact Kyle Edwards at edwards2@oakland.edu for more information or to pre-register.

OUSC Tailgate Party

Upper Deck, P29 parking structure
2 – 5 p.m.
Complimentary

All are welcome to tailgate before the OU Men’s Soccer game on the upper deck of the P29 parking structure with live music, free food, games and giveaways. Sponsored by Oakland University Student Congress. Contact Jean Ann Miller (248) 370-2400 for more information.
 

Golden Grizzly 24-Hour Filmmaking Challenge - Showcase and Awards Ceremony

156 North Foundation Hall
8:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to those chosen in this around-the-clock filmmaking project. Contact Kyle Edwards at edwards2@oakland.edu for more information or to pre-register.



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Golden Grizzlies Homecoming Fun Run

Registration/packet pick-up, and finish line -  Athletic Center
8 – 9:15 a.m., Race begins at 9:30 a.m.
Register by September 15: OU Students, with ID - $15.00 General public - $20.00
Register after September 15: Increase of $5.00

Join fellow runners in this 4K run (2.5 miles) around the OU campus; all ages welcome. Awards ceremony immediately following the race in the O'rena. Forms may be picked up in the athletic center. Contact Paul Rice at (248) 370-4000 to register and for more information.
Click here for the registration form.

Oakland University Softball

OU vs. Oakland Community College - 12:00 p.m.
OU vs. University of Michigan - 2:00 p.m.

Lower Field
Complimentary
Come out and cheer on the OU women's softball team in the 2014 Fall Round Robin. Contact Connie Miner (248) 370-4000 for more information.

Alumni

 

Chad Elliott Cup Golf Alumni Tournament - Oakland University vs. Alumni

Katke-Cousins
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Contact Mark Engel (313) 283-0467 or Russ Cunningham (517) 242-5873 for more information.

OU Alumni Baseball Game and Alumni Reception

Lower Field
1:30 p.m.
Complimentary

Contact John Musachio (248) 370-4000 for more information


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