Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130

Benefits and Discounts

Upon graduating from Oakland University, all alumni are automatically members of the Oakland University Alumni Association at no cost and can take advantage of several benefits and discounts like those listed below.

Meadow Brook Theatre

Oakland University Alumni receive 10% off on up to two tickets for any performance, excluding A Christmas Carol. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office. Please go to for Box Office hours. 

OU Athletics Gold Zone

Alumni receive a discount on basketball season tickets through the Department of Athletics at Oakland University. Visit the OU Athletics website at or contact them at (248) 370-4000 or for more information.

Meadow Brook Hall

Receive $10 admission for general tours for OU alumni and one guest (does not apply to Holiday Walk or other special tours) and $5 off Meadow Brook Hall special events (excludes Holiday Walk). OU alumni also receive 10% off published rates for museum rental. Visit the Meadow Brook Hall website or call (248) 364-6200 for more details.

Save on your next event with a 10% discount on facility rental at Meadow Brook Hall. Call (248) 377-3300 for more information.

OU License Plate

Show your Grizzly pride on the road and help support students. Oakland University receives $25 for each new plate purchased, and $10 for each time a plate is renewed. More information.

OUCU Affinity Card

OU alumni can shop with pride with the OU Alumni Association Visa Affinity card. Cardholders enjoy greater purchasing power, no annual fee, worldwide cash access, great online services and an ultra-low interest rate. Visit the OU Credit Union web page to apply online today.

Oakland University Branch of the OUCU

OU alumni are eligible for membership with the Oakland University Branch of the Federal Credit Union. Enjoy competitive rates on savings accounts, checking services, mortgage and loan services, and one of the largest networks of ATMs in Michigan. Visit the OU Branch of the OUCU website for more information or call (248) 364-4708.

OU Art Gallery

Receive a 10% discount on a Friends and Family membership at the Oakland University Art Gallery. For more information, go to the OU Art Gallery website or call (248) 377-3005.

Barnes & Noble at Oakland University Bookstore

Show your OU pride with the latest gear, including exclusive OU alumni items from the Barnes & Noble at OU Bookstore. OUAA members can get 10% off the purchase price of non-textbook items. Shop in store at the Oakland Center or go online at the Barnes & Noble OU Bookstore website.

Kresge Library borrowing privileges

OU alumni receive borrowing privileges at Kresge Library. Access to the library website and online catalog is available to everyone remotely, while e-journals, e-books and research databases are available from computers in the library. Click here for OUAA library resources. Visit the Kresge Library website or call (248) 370-4426 for more details.

University Recreation and Well-Being Center

Get in shape and have fun at one of the top fitness facilities in the Oakland area. The University Recreation and Well-Being Center offers a 177-yard indoor track, a 50-meter pool, sport courts, and health/fitness programs. Alumni are eligible for membership. Visit the Recreation and Well-Being Center website at or call (248) 370-4732 for more information.

Professional and Continuing Education

Oakland University PACE is excited to announce a 10% discount on the Project Management Principles certificate course to OU alumni, faculty, and staff. Multi-person company discounts are also available for those interested in sending a group. As a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), OU PACE has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. The course provides a foundation in the core knowledge tested on the PMP®and CAPM® exams as well as the necessary 35 professional development units required for certification. Visit the website for more information: 

Literature to Film Book Club

Join the Oakland University Alumni Association and the Kresge Library for a stimulating and unique approach to the classic book club, as the Literature to Film Book Club explores the transition and interpretation of literature on the silver screen. Members read the monthly book prior to watching the movie as a group, followed by a lively discussion on themes, details, and fidelity to the book. Visit the website for more information:

Church Hill Classics Diploma Frames
Celebrate your successes with a customized Oakland University diploma frame! Our official Oakland University diploma frames are the perfect way to preserve your hard-earned diploma and showcase your Golden Grizzly pride. Each frame is handcrafted in the USA and custom-made specifically to fit the official OU diploma.