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Welcome Week

Friday, August 29
• University Housing: New Students Check-In
• Residence Halls Association: Welcome BBQ,4-6 p.m., Outdoors, Vandenberg Hall
• Barnes & Noble @ Oakland University Bookstore: VIP Event for First Year Students and Parents, 5-9 p.m., OU Bookstore, Lower Level of the Oakland Center


Saturday, August 30
• University Housing: New Students Check-In
• Center for Student Activities: Jumpstart for First Year Students, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Gold Rooms B & C, Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
• Residence Halls Association: Friday Night Live featuring Harlan Cohen, 8 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center


Sunday, August 31
• University Housing: Returning Students Check-In
• Residence Halls Association: Screen on the Green, 9 p.m., Back of Hamlin Hall
• Center for Student Activities & WXOU: Unlimited Bowling (for $10) at Classic Lanes, 8 p.m.-Midnight, 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills


Monday, September 1 - Labor Day (No Classes)
• University Housing: Returning Students Check-In
• Residence Halls Association: Mall Crawl, Noon-5 p.m., Hamlin Circle, Bear Bus transportation from Hamlin Circle to Great Lake Outlets
• Residence Halls Association: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m., Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall
• Residence Halls Association: Bonfire, 9-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Upper Fields



Tuesday, September 2 (No Classes)

• Orientation and New Student Programs: Orientation II, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., OU’s Main Campus
• Center for Student Activities: Jump Start for Transfer Students, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Superior A & B, Oakland Center
• Orientation and New Student Programs: New Student Convocation & Involvement Fair, Convocation: 3-4 p.m., O’rena, Recreation and Athletics Center, Involvement Fair: 4-5 p.m., Tent in the P16 Parking Lot
Organizations can sign up to participate at the Involvement Fair by clicking here.
• Center for Student Activities: Fall Fever Food Fest, 6-8 p.m., Outdoors, In front of New Residence Halls Building
• Athletics: Meijer Mania, 8-11 p.m., 2754 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, FREE bus transportation from Hamlin Circle to Meijer



Wednesday, September 3 (Classes begin at 7:30am)

• Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC), The Oakland Post, Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB), Student Program Board (SPB), Student Video Productions (SVP), Student Life Lecture Board (SLLB), Club Sports, WXOU, Center for Student Activities, Gender & Sexuality Center, and Student Technology Center: Open House, Noon-2 p.m., Lower Level of the Oakland Center
• Interfraternity Council: Fraternity Informational, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
• Center for Multicultural Initiatives: Welcome BBQ 6-9 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center (Rainsite: Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center)
• National Pan-Hellenic Council: Yard Show, 9-11 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center (Rainsite: Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center)



Thursday, September 4
• Agape University Ministry: Eat, Meet & Greet, 4:30-6 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
• Center for Student Activities: Jump Start for Graduate Students, 5-6:30 p.m., Gold Rooms B & C, Oakland Center. Graduate Students can register here.
• Residence Halls Association: First RHA Meeting, 7 p.m., New Residence Halls Building
• Catholic Student Society: Bonfire, 7-9:30 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Upper Fields
• Center for Student Activities & Greek Council: “The Walk” to Meadow Brook Hall, Tour leaves at 9 p.m., Meet at Hamlin Circle, Between Hamlin and Vandenberg Halls



Friday-Sunday, September 5-7
49th Annual Rochester Arts & Apples Festival, Downtown Rochester - Rochester Municipal Park
Friday: 4-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• 23rd Annual Spotlights Market, Downtown Rochester - Walnut & Fourth Streets
Friday: 4–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.



Friday, September 5
• Athletics & Grizz Gang: Jumpin’ Jamboree, 4-6 p.m., Hamlin Circle, Between Hamlin and Vandenberg Halls
• Young Life: Bonfire, 7-9 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Upper Fields
• Sigma Pi Fraternity: 20th Annual Pig Roast, 7 p.m.-Midnight, North Side of the Oakland Center
• Student Program Board: SPB Carnival, 7 p.m.-Midnight, North Side of the Oakland Center
• Student Video Production: Outdoor Movie Night, 9 p.m.-Midnight, North Side of the Oakland Center



Saturday, September 6

• Center for Student Activities: Student Organization Officer Training, Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m., Training 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center



Monday, September 8
• Graham Health Center: Open House, 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Graham Health Center
• The Oakland Post: Party with the Post, Noon-3 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
• Oakland University Student Congress: First General Body Meeting, 4 p.m., Gold Rooms B & C, Oakland Center
• Muggle Quidditch League of Oakland University: Movie Night, 6:30 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center



Tuesday, September 9
• Center for Student Activities: Super Grizz Fest for Student & Greek Organizations, Club Sports, Community Businesses, and Volunteer Opportunities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mall in front of Kresge Library (Rain Date: Thursday, September 11)
Businesses and organizations can sign up to participate at Grizzfest by clicking here.
• Orientation and New Student Programs: “Celebrate the 28”, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mall in front of Kresge Library
• Campus Recreation: Intramural Sport Sand Volleyball Tournament, 5 p.m., Sand Volleyball Court, 4000 Building, Ann V. Nicholson (Student) Apartments
• Honors College Critical & Creative Society: Poetry Reading and Echo Cognitio Launch Party, 7 p.m., Room 201, New Residential Building
• Oakland University Student Congress: Rock4Rights, 7-10 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center



Wednesday, September 10
• Student Program Board: “Hump Day”, Noon-2 p.m., Between North and South Foundation Halls (Rainsite: Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center)
• Oakland University Student Congress & Student Athlete Advisory Committee: “Sweets, Treats, and Grizzly Beats”, 7-10 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center



Thursday, September 11
• Student Veterans at Oakland University and Center for Student Activities: 9-11 Remembrance/Honoring First Responders, 8:46 a.m., Between North and South Foundation Halls
• Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity: Annual Pizza Party, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Between North and South Foundation Halls
• InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: Welcome Picnic, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
• CSA: Greek Fest, 5-9 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center, (Rainsite: Banquet Room A, Oakland Center)
• InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: Bonfire, 8-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Upper Fields


Friday, September 12
• International Students and Scholars Office & Academic Affairs: International Welcome Reception, 4-6 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
• Alpha Phi Omega: Bonfire, 6-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Upper Fields
• Student Program Board: Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Meadow Brook Music Festival



Saturday, September 13
• Club Sports & Campus Recreation: Club Sports Fest and Black & Gold Scrimmages featuring Football Club and Rugby Club
8 p.m., Auburn Hills Civic Center Park (Across Squirrel Road from OU)




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