International Students and Scholars

328 O'Dowd Hall
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351
isso@oakland.edu

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Community Resource Guide

Transportation
The Bear Bus is a free shuttle service offered to all Oakland University students, faculty and staff who possess an Oakland University ID. Now, those without transportation will have safe, reliable access to the community that surrounds the Oakand campus. With a route that includes stops for grocery shopping, new clothes, a visit to downtown Rochester and more, errands and entertainment are just a few steps away. The shuttle departs from Hamlin Circle on every hour and half hour during hours of operation, followed by a stop at the University Student Apartments clubhouse. For more information, call (248) 370-3570.

A Cab Corporation
3284 Joslyn Road
Auburn Hills, MI
(248) 332-2224

Pontiac Cabs 
3 S. Glenwood Ave.
Pontiac, MI
(248) 332-8880

Smart Bus 
660 Woodward
Detroit, MI
(313) 223-2100
Elegant Transportation Airport Service
1847 Northfield Drive 
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 289-6665

Rochester Area Cab Services
235 W. Montcalm St.
Pontiac, MI
(248) 651-6882
Local
Information

Specialty Markets
Kai Sun Discount Oriental Market?
1059 E. Long Lake Road? 
Troy, MI 48085-4912 ?
(248) 524-1250

India Grocers
2642 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307-4545 
(248) 852-9492

Spices of India
3067 E. Walton Blvd.?
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2369 
(248) 377-4000

Italian Baking Company?
14216 Industrial Center Drive?
Shelby Township., MI 48315-3259 
(586) 412-7310

La Calera Grocery?
45559 Van Dyke Ave.?
Utica, MI 48317-5679 ?
(586) 323-5990

Zakaria Incorporated?
13291 Van Pamel Drive
Shelby Township, MI 48315-3528 ?
(586) 731-4491

Gabriel Imported Foods?
42889 Dequindre Road
Troy, MI 48085-3961 ?
(248) 879-6330
Nino Salvaggio International Market Place
6835 Rochester Road?
Troy, MI 48085-1242 
(248) 879-9222

Manhattan Market Place Shelby
13685 23 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315-2906 
(586) 532-1326

International Food Incorporated?
38964 Dequindre Road?
Sterling Heights, MI 48310-2890 ?
(586) 979-3665

Petra Mid-East Foods?
3230 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307-5044 
(248) 853-8495

Taste of Manila?
42915 Dequindre Road
Troy, MI 48085-3961 
(248) 828-8987

Hanmi Oriental Mart
5060 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48085-3454 ?
(248) 528-0022?

European Accent Bakery?
76 N. Adams Road?
Rochester Hills, MI 48309-1358 
(248) 375-5599

Religious Organizations

Archdiocese of Detroit
This site has a parish located for the more than?300 Catholic churches in the diocese.

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church
47120 Romeo Plank
Macomb, MI 48044?
(586) 286-4231

Adat Shalom
29901 Middlebelt
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 851-5100

 

International Assembly of God
3949 E. 9 Mile
Warren, MI 48091?
(586) 755-0500

All Saints Lutheran Church
12701 West Highland
Hartland, MI 48353
(248) 887-8060

 

Islamic Assembly of North America
PMB # 270?
3588 Plymouth 
Ann Arbor, MI 48105?
(734) 528-0006

Angelica Lutheran Church?
8400 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI?
(313) 381-2080

 

Islamic Center of America
19500 Ford
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593-0000 

Ann Arbor Baptist Church
2150 South Wagner
Ann Arbor, MI 48103?
(734) 995-5144

 

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1800 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI 48009?
(248) 644-4010

Ann Arbor Church of Christ
2500 S. Main ?
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 ?
(734) 662-2756

 

Midwest Buddhist Meditation Center
29750 Ryan
Warren, MI 48092?
(810) 573-2666

Antioch Lutheran Church
33360 West 13 Mile
Farmington Hills, MI 48334?
(248) 626-7906

 

Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor
2301 Plymouth
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 665-6772 

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
5631 North Adams
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304?
(248) 646-5041

 

NorthRidge Church
?
49555 North Territorial?
Plymouth, MI 48170?
(734) 414-7777

Berean Baptist Church?
38303 8 Mile 
Livonia, MI 48152?
(248) 477-6365

 

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church 
23925 Northwestern Highway?
Southfield, MI48075?
(248) 354-4488 

Bethany Baptist Church
19700 15 Mile
Clinton Township, MI 48035?
(586) 791-1190

 

Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church
19801 Cherrylawn?
Detroit, MI 48221?
(313) 341-8877

Birmingham Temple?
28611 W. Twelve Mile
Farmington Hills, MI 48334?
(248) 477-1410

 

 Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
3100 18 Mile
Sterling Heights, MI 48314?
(586) 977-7267

Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave.?
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304?
(248) 647-2380

 

 Paint Creek Unitarian Universalist Congregation
P.O. Box 80406?
Rochester, MI 48308 ?
(586) 268-5899

Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton
324 West Main St., Suite 1
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 225-2882

 

Red Oaks Assembly of God
30728 John R Road ?
Madison Heights, MI 48071?
(248) 588-4090

Congregation Beth Shalom
14601 West Lincoln Road?
Oak Park, MI 48237-1391
(248) 547-7970

 

St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church
4571 John R
Troy, MI 48085?
(248) 689-8380

Congregation B'nai Moshe
6800 Drake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 788-0600

 

 

St. Andrew Catholic Community
1400 Inglewood
Rochester, MI 48307?
(248) 651-7486

Congregation Machon L'Torah
15221 W. 10 Mile Road?
Oak Park, MI 48237?
(248) 967-0888

 

St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church
9000 Laurence?
Allen Park, MI 48101?
(313) 381-5601

Congregation Shema Yisrael
P.O. Box 804?
Southfield, MI 48037?
(248) 593-5150

 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
2150 Frieze Ave. ?
Ann Arbor, MI 48104?
(734) 769-2550

Congregation Shir Tikvah?
3900 Northfield Parkway?
Troy, MI 48084?
(248) 649-4418

 

St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church
2215 Opdyke Road?
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304?
(248) 644-5460

St. John Fisher Chapel
3665 E. Walton
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248)373-6457

First Baptist Church of Livonia
17725 Inkster ?
Livonia, MI 48152?(734) 421-6910

 

St. John Neumann Parish?
44800 Warren ?
Canton, MI 48187?
(734) 455-5910

Fort Street Presbyterian Church
631 West Fort?
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-4533

 

Sweetest Heart of Mary
4440 Russell  ?
Detroit, MI 48207?
(313) 831-6659

Grace Baptist Church
280 East Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009?
(248) 646-2000

 

Temple Emanu-El
14450 W. 10 Mile
Oak Park, MI 48327?
(248) 967-4020 

Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara
21491 Beech
Southfield, MI 48034?
(248) 353-8155

 

Temple Shir Shalom?
3999 Walnut Lake
West Bloomfield, MI 48323 ?
(248) 737-8700

Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
17150 Maumee?
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230?
(313) 881-6430

 

Trenton Missionary Baptist Church
407 Sibley ?
Trenton, MI 48183?
(734) 479-2320

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
1345 Gratiot
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-3100 

 

Universalist Unitarian Church
25301 Halsted
Farmington Hills, MI 48335?
(248) 478-7272

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
30650 6 Mile ?
Livonia, MI 48152 ?
(734) 427-1414

 

Union Lake Baptist Church?
8390 Commerce Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382?
(248) 363-9600

 

 

 

Media &
Communication
Newspapers

There are many vending machines on campus from which you may purchase a current newspaper on any day. Also, most gas stations and convenience stores have a variety of newspapers available for purchase. You can also receive a newspaper delivered to your home either every day or every Sunday simply by calling the newspaper company and requesting the service.

Detroit News | (800) 395-3300
Detroit Free Press | (313) 222-6400
Oakland Press | (248) 332-8181
Oakland Post | (248) 370-4269

Foreign language newspapers

Television and Radio

The Detroit metropolitan area has several television and radio stations. Most local radio stations and some local television stations will have information regarding school closures and cancellations in cases of inclement weather or power outages.

Communication

Telephone

Within Southeast Michigan, there are several area codes and more are added periodically. The area code for our area is 248. You will need to dial the area code any time you make a phone call. You may need to dial a 1 before the area code. Ex: 1-248-555-3322, 1- 586-555-4433.

The area code you are calling may or may not be a long distance phone call. Other area codes in the area are 313 in Wayne County, 586 in Macomb County and 734 in Monroe County.

*Verizon Wireless offers a low-cost plan to Oakland University students and is located within walking distance at 2554 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 or call 248-371-3500 for more information.

Postal Information

Postage stamps are available at all post offices and in vending machines located in the Oakland Center. Additionally, they can be purchased at most grocery stores.

The cost to mail a letter in the United State is $0.49. The cost to mail a letter to Canada, Mexico and overseas is $1.15. This amount may increase periodically.

There is an additional charge for letters weighing over one ounce. The post office can weigh your letter and tell you what the additional mailing charges will be, if any.

Gov't
Offices
Federal Social Security Office
Pontiac Office
1280 Pontiac Road
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Secretary of State - Driver’s License
Crooks Corner Plaza
2250 Crooks Road Rochester Hills
M, T, TH, F - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(800) 772-1213
(800) 375-5283 (888) 767-6424

City of Rochester
  • Rochester Hills Chamber of Commerce: 71 Walnut Street
    Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Auburn Hills Police Department: 1899 N. Squirrel Road
    24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Rochester Police Department: 400 6th Street
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Oakland University Police Department: 2200 North Squirrel Road
    24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Rochester Post Office: 511 Olde Towne Road
    Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Conversion
Charts
Length

1 millimeter (mm) = 0.0397 in
1 centimeter (cm) = 10 mm = .03937 in
1 meter (m) = 100 sm = 1.0936 yd
1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m = 0.6214 mile
1 inch (in) = 25.4 mm
1 foot (ft) = 12 in = 0.3048 m
1 yard (yd) = 3 ft = 0.9144 m
1 mile = 1,760 yd = 1.6093 km

Area

1 square cm (cm2) = 100 mm2 = 0.1550 in2
1 square meter (m2) = 10,000 cm2 = 2.4711 acres
1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 2.4711 acres
1 square km (km2) = 100 ha = 0.38861 mile2
1 square inch (in2) = 645.16 mm2
1 square foot (ft2) = 0.093 m2
1 square yard (yd2) = 9 ft2 = 0.8361 m2
1 acre = 4840 yd2= 4046.86 m2
1 square mile (mile2) = 640 acres = 2.59 km2

Mass (Weight)

1 gram (g) = 1,000 mg = 0.0363 oz
1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 g = 2.2046 lb
1 tonne (t) = 1,000 kg = 1.1023 short tons
1 tonne = 0.9842 long ton
1 ounce (oz) = 437.5 grains = 28.350 g
1 pound (lb) = 16 oz = 0.4536 kg
1 short cwt = 100 lb = 45.359 kg
1 long cwt = 112 lb = 50.802 kg
1 short ton = 2,000 lb = 0.9072 t
1 long ton = 2,240 lb = 1.0161 t

Volume / Capacity

1 cubic cm (cm3) = 0.0610 in3
1 cubic decimeter (dm3) = 1,000 cm3 = 0.0353 ft3
1 cubic meter (m3) = 1,000 dm3 = 1.3080 yd3
1 liter (l) = 0.2200 Imp gal
1 hectoliter (h) = 100 l = 2.8378 US but
1 cubic inch (in3) = 16.387 cm3
1 cubic foot (ft3) = 0.0283 m3
1 cubic yard (yd3) = 27 ft3 = 0.7646 m3
1 US dry pint = 0.550611 US bushel = 64 dry pints = 35.239 l
1 US liquid pint = 0.4732 l
1 US gallon = 8 US liquid pints = 3.7854 l
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
3 teaspoon = 1 Tablespoon

Temperature

Conversion °F to °C: Subtract 32, Divide by 1.8
Conversion °C to °F: Multiply by 1.8, Add 32

Oven

250 °F (120 °C) = very low heat
200 °F (150 °C) = low
325 °F (165 °C) = moderately low
350 °F (180 °C) = moderate
375 °F (205 °C) = moderately high
400 °F (205 °C) = high
450 – 500 °F (230 –260 °C) = very high

Electrical Current

The standard U.S. current is 110 volts, 60 cycles alternating current (A.C.). Appliances running on 220- 240 volts will not work in the United States. Most appliances or hardware stores in the Metropolitan areas carry current conversion kits that will work on appliances.

Energy

1,000 British thermal units (Btu) = 0.293 k Wh
100,000 Btu = 1 therm

1 horsepower = 0.7457 kilowatt
1 calorie (dieticians’) = 4.1855 kilojoules

Velocity and Fuel Consumption

1 Mile/Hour = 1.609344 1.609344 kilometers/hour = 0.868976 international knots
1 mile/US gallon = 0.42514 kilometers/liter
US gallons/mile = 235.215 liters/ 100 kilometer