Oakland Center

Oakland Center, Room 118
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3230

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Meeting and Event Spaces

The Oakland Center is currently going through a major construction and expansion project to enhance the guest experience. The building has meeting rooms, banquet rooms, some which can be combined to accommodate groups of up to 900 people (upon completion of the project in Fall 2018).

All reservations must be made either by phone, Ext. 3230, or by visiting the Administration and Reservations Office temporary office, 128 Oakland Center, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations must be made by a member of the sponsoring group. In an effort to meet the needs of our diverse customers, room assignments are at the sole discretion of the Oakland Center Administration and Reservations Office.

Prior to the start of the Fall and Winter semesters there is a one-day priority booking window for registered student organizations.  At such time, registered student organizations are given priority booking status and may reserve meeting rooms for the upcoming semester on a first-come, first-served basis.  The priority status is for one day only. After student booking day, University departments are allowed to reserve space.  At times special consideration is given to a University department request if the event requires facility space confirmation prior to an off-campus mailing.
Event/Conference Rooms
Large Event/Conference Rooms
Banquet Rooms A and B

Location: Upper Level (A or B)
Size: 52 x 72
Square Feet: 3,744
Size: 104 x 72
Square Feet: 7,488 (Combined)

Amenities: Built-in audio; Built-in screens and projectors; 12-to-15-foot ceiling

Seating/Capacity:Banquet A or BBanquet A & B
Cabaret200450
Classroom160300
Conference250500
Reception300600
Theatre300600

Gold Rooms A, B and C

Location: Main Level
Size: 24 x 48
Square Feet: 1,152
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Built-in audio; Built-in screen and projector in Gold Room C

Seating/Capacity:Gold AGold BGold C
Cabaret60120180
Classroom56112 168
Conference80160 270
Reception100200 300
Seminar 40 N/A N/A
Theatre100200 300
U-Shape 35 N/A N/A
*Gold rooms can also be considered as medium sized conference rooms.


Medium Conference Rooms
Ambassador Room (157-158)

Location: Main Level
Size: 
Square Feet: 1,300
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Built-in audio; Built-in projector and screen (in each room)

Seating/Capacity:A (157)B (158)Combined
Cabaret404080
ClassroomN/AN/AN/A
ConferenceN/AN/AN/A
Reception4949100
Seminar242448
Theatre4040100
U-Shape181836

Lake Superior

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 46
Square Feet: 1,140
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom54
ConferenceN/A
ReceptionN/A
SeminarN/A
TheatreN/A
U-ShapeN/A

Lake Huron

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 34
Square Feet: 816
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom54
ConferenceN/A
ReceptionN/A
SeminarN/A
Theatre60
U-ShapeN/A

Lake Michigan

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 34
Square Feet: 816
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
Cabaret48
ClassroomN/A
ConferenceN/A
ReceptionN/A
SeminarN/A
TheatreN/A
U-ShapeN/A

Small Conference Rooms
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130

Location: Main Level
Size: 16 x 24 (each room)
Square Feet: 384 (each room)
Floor: Carpet

128-130 combined
Size: 24 x 48
Square Feet: 1,152

Seating/Capacity:Each Room128-130
Cabaret1664
Classroom16 56
Conference16 80
Reception30 100
Seminar 20 45
Theatre25 100
U-Shape16 48

Lake Erie

Location: Lower Level
Size: 22 x 34
Square Feet: 748
Floor: Carpet

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
ClassroomN/A
ConferenceN/A
ReceptionN/A
Seminar20
TheatreN/A
U-Shape19

Mackinac Room (156)

Location: Main Level
Size: 
Square Feet: 500
Floor: Carpet

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
ClassroomN/A
Conference20
ReceptionN/A
SeminarN/A
TheatreN/A
U-ShapeN/A
Floor Features
Upper Level Features
  • Banquet Rooms A and B 

Main Level Features
  • Café O' Bear's 
  • Fireside Lounge and Exhibit Lounge
  • Chartwells Food Service Office
  • Oakland University Credit Union
  • Grizz Express
  • Hydration Station
  • ID Card Office
  • Meeting Rooms, including the Gold Rooms, Heritage Room, Lake St. Clair Room, Oakland Room and Rooms 125-130
  • Pioneer Food Court, featuring Chick-Fil-A, Chop’d & Wrap’d, Coyote Jack's, Papa John’s Pizza, Rotation Station and Subway
  • OC Administration and Reservations Office
  • Offices for the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Lower Level Features
  • Bumpers Game Room
  • Center for Student Activities
  • Computer Lab
  • CSA Service Window
  • Gender and Sexuality Center
  • Hydration Station
  • Meeting Rooms, including the Lake Huron Room, Lake Superior A, Lake Superior B and Lake Michigan Room 
  • OU Bookstore
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Student Organization Offices, including The Oakland Post, Student Program Board, University Student Congress and WXOU
  • Student Technology Center
  • TV Lounge
Suggested Room Layout
 Suggested room layouts for meetings and seminars:
  


 
 

 Suggested room layouts for special events
and wedding receptions:

 


Wedding Layout 1
 Wedding Layout 2