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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.

For more information about upcoming trips, please contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University.

French Rivera: February 15-23, 2020

Pricing from $1,899 with airfare.

Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely multi-night stay, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur. Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. Shop like a local at Nice’s colorful flower market. It’s time you lived a little bit of the good life. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

Learn more about the French Rivera trip.

Classical Greece: March 15-24, 2020

Pricing from $1,999 with airfare

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens your way – choose a tour of the incredible Acropolis, or embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. In Athens, enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and entertainment at a family-owned taverna in the lively Plaka district. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Olympia. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5185 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

Learn more about the Classical Greece Trip.

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.