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Let your imagination become innovation — and your passion become possibility. Attend Engineering and Computer Science Day on January 27 to explore all the exciting academic and research opportunities at OU. Register now for the undergraduate or graduate sessions.

Golden Pride

Brand Best in Class – Oakland University

At Oakland University, being golden is never settling for less. Explore more at


0:01 At Oakland University, being golden is never settling for less.

0:06 It's a rallying cry to believe in yourself.

0:10 We're risk takers, innovators and leaders.

0:14 We're creatives, and compassionate caregivers.

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Student feature Golden Inspiration: Mahki

See how Mahki was able to turn his passion for music into a thriving future at Oakland University.

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The Campaign for Oakland University

President's Perspective

Oakland University is a place where inspiration thrives, where groundbreaking research is nurtured, and where a diverse community of thinkers, dreamers, and doers come together to shape a brighter future. Here, we share a commitment to fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and societal impact. Thank you for joining us on this journey of education, discovery, and transformation.

The President's Office

Vision Statement

Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research.

Mission Statement

Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

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