Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD

Connecting To OU

As a new student to Oakland University, one of the best ways to make your transition smooth, fun and successful is to get connected to the OU community. Research shows that students who are involved on campus enjoy their college experience more and are more successful academically.

Connecting with Faculty

Faculty provide students with a wealth of knowledge that can be helpful in and out of the classroom. Faculty can help you explore career options for your chosen major, assist in selecting elective credit to meet your degree requirements (if applicable), discuss internships, research opportunities and graduate school.

Student Involvement

All students are encouraged to join one of OU's 300 student organizations. You can find a comprehensive list in OU’s database - Grizz Orgs. It features a directory, websites, events calendar, announcements and volunteer opportunities. It also provides information on how to join or start a student organization and membership information. Please watch the video below to learn how to utilize Grizz Orgs.

Campus Activities

Involvement is not limited to just student organizations. Many students are involved other ways, such as intramural and/or club sports, volunteer opportunities and musical/theatrical performances. One way to identify opportunities is through the CSA calendar.

OU Student Congress

OU Student Congress serves as the governing body to the student population at Oakland University. OUSC offers multiple ways to get involved such as programming and/or leadership roles within the organization. Learn more about OUSC

Student Program Board

A branch of OUSC is the Student Program Board (SPB) which serves as the university-wide programming board. Learn more about SPB.

Oakland Post

The Oakland Post is the student-run newspaper at Oakland University. The Post has provided an independent source of news for students, faculty and alumni for decades. Released every Wednesday throughout the fall and winter semesters and once monthly over the summer, The Post can be found in nearly all buildings on campus and in several off-campus locations in the surrounding area. The Post is located in the basement of the Oakland Center. Learn more about The Oakland Post.

WXOU Radio Station

WXOU is the official student-run radio station of Oakland University. WXOU has won the Michigan College Radio Station of the Year three years in a row. There are opportunities to be on air talent, DJ and much more. Learn more about WXOU