Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130
[email protected]

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.

Career and Life Design Center

Oakland University alumni receive lifetime support from the Career and Life Design Center. No matter where you are in your career and life, we have resources and Career and Life Design Coaches to further fuel your curiosity and explore a new or existing path. Please visit the "For Alumni" section of their website for additional resources and information. 

Alumni are also invited to drop in to the on campus Career Studio for a free headshot! The hours during the academic year are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Career and Life Design Center provides a backdrop and a ring light, and staff will take a professional looking picture with your phone so you walk out of the office with a high quality headshot. 

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 [email protected] for more information.

Meadow Brook Hall

Receive discounted admission for regular tours during Alumni Reunion Weekend and for Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights during select OU Days & Nights. Visit the Meadow Brook Hall website or call (248) 364-6202 for further details.

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.

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 Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) offers discounts to OU alumni and staff on many of their offerings. PACE works collaboratively across the University with our expert faculty to provide flexible, innovative and relevant programming for all ages across the life-span. Custom program options are also available to address workforce training needs.

Current programs and courses include:

1. SAT Prep for high schoolers

2. Project Management Principles and Agile Project Management Principles

3. Advanced Placement Institute for teachers

4. Digital Marketing Certificate

...and more!

Check out their full catalog of options at the website below, and email [email protected] for information about available alumni discounts on programs and courses.

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. 
The Oakland Center

Free WiFi

This is an open and unencrypted wireless network that we provide for all other guests to our campus. This network is currently available in all campus buildings except for Housing. Connecting to this wireless network simply requires a valid email address and accepting our Terms & Conditions
Learn more at Grizznet-Guest.