Native American duo ‘Spirits Rising’ to perform Jan. 28 at Oakland University

Spirits Rising, a dynamic musical duo featuring Native American singers and songwriters Allison Radell and Joe Reilly – will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 following a workshop on Native American music and dance at Oakland University’s Varner Hall.

Remembering OU's founding chancellor ‘Woody’ Varner on his 100th birthday

Durward "Woody" Varner, OU's first and only chancellor, would have turned 100 years old on January 1.

Oh-Rena! TVs, graphics greet Grizzly fans

O'Rena entrance hall gets mighty makeover

Business students get real-world economics lesson, help community

When PCCA Executive Director Tami Salisbury combined forces with Oakland University Economics Professor Jonathan Silberman, Ph.D., they came up with a plan that would offer a real-world learning experience for Oakland business students and give PCCA the information they were seeking.

Mike Rogers Congressional Collection opens at OU

Mike Rogers, who served as a state senator before embarking on a 14-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in attendance as the collection was officially made available to the public.

Greg Jordan is the 2017 NIRSA Honor Award recipient

Oakland's Greg Jordan has been selected as the recipient of the national 2017 NIRSA Honor Award. The NIRSA Honor Award is the association’s most prestigious honor; it is awarded annually in celebration of a NIRSA member who has provided exemplary service to the association and has made impressive achievements in the field of collegiate recreation.

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Transfer Tuesdays

Engineering and Computer Science Day

January 28

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Oakland University offers 270 degree and certificate programs with over 20,000 students currently enrolled. The 1,443 acre campus spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 132

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 20,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2016

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)