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OU looks forward to welcoming students after contract settlement

Friday, August 31, 2012
OU looks forward to welcoming students after contract settlement
Oakland University and its union-represented faculty reached an agreement on a new three-year contract today.

Terms of the new faculty contract won't be available until the full Oakland University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors membership votes to ratify the agreement.

"We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with our faculty," said OU's Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Susan Awbrey.

"With a new academic year beginning next week, it's an exciting time on our campus. Our students will benefit from the valuable academic programs we are committed to delivering, and from the teaching excellence our faculty provides."

The fall 2012 semester will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Festivities for the fun-filled extravaganza popularly known as Welcome Week will kick off that morning and run through Friday, Sept. 14. 

Tuesday, Sept. 4, will offer a variety of programs for new students. Jumpstart for Transfer Students will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center, followed by the New Student Convocation from 3-4 p.m. in the Athletics Center and Involvement Fair from 4–5 p.m. outdoors in front of Kresge Library. Later that evening, the Center for Student Activities (CSA) and the Greek Council will sponsor “The Walk” to Meadow Brook Hall, with tours leaving from Hamlin Circle at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Welcome Week events include academic open houses, a business fair, barbecues, a pig roast, student involvement fair and many others. For the complete schedule of Welcome Week events, view the flyer