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John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130
ouaa@oakland.edu

Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130
ouaa@oakland.edu

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Golden Grizzlies Getaways

Pack your suitcase and your love for learning when you travel with Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Getaways, the official travel program of the OU Alumni Association. Choose from extraordinary places to explore and immerse yourself in the history, art, culture and cuisine in faraway corners of the globe. You’ll be in good company when sharing your travel experience with fellow OU alumni with a mutual interest in discovery and adventure.

The Northern Lights of Finland: November 7-14, 2020

Pricing from $4,549 with airfare

Set off to explore Finland and go in search of the shimmering aurora borealis (northern lights). Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition. Meet Santa Claus in his home. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

Learn more about the Northern Lights of Finland trip.

Gondolas to Gaudi Cruise: May 11-24, 2021
Starting Price: $4,199

Span the shores of the Mediterranean on this epic twelve-night journey aboard Oceania Cruises’  Marina. Begin your travels in Venice, a timeless city of bridges and marble palaces.  Before your journey ends in Barcelona, explore historic sites in Palma de Mallorca like the Arab Baths, or stroll the Playa de Palma, a nearly four-mile-long beach lined with shops and cafés. Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit https://www.gonext.com/groups/oakland-university/ to book your trip.
More information coming soon!
Treasures of Europe: May 2021

12 days, 15 meals

From London to Rome; travel across two countries on high-speed trains, enjoy free time in Paris and Rome, stroll through the floating city of Venice and enjoy an unforgettable dinner cruise on the River Seine. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12420).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Pacific Northwest and California: August 2021

8 days, 10 meals

Visit lively Pike Place Market, venture to Mount St. Helens Visit Center to learn about its volcanic activity and visit Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12440).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria: September 2021

10 days, 12 meals

Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train form Montreux to Gstaad and witness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12335).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Tuscany and the Italian Riviera: October 2021

8 days, 10 meals

Experience a guided tour including a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino and spend three nights in a beautiful Tuscan estate. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12334).

More information and pricing coming soon!