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Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Office Hours
M-F 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Appointments
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Office Hours
M-F 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Appointments
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Visit Oakland University

Take an OU campus tour and find out why we’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Michigan.

We’re glad you’re visiting our website and learning what Oakland University has to offer. Now take the next step: Visit us in person for a comprehensive campus tour.

There’s no better way to get a feel for who we are and where you fit in. Our 90-minute campus tours give you a personal introduction to the people, places, and programs of OU’s campus. You can register for one of our daily campus tours, sign up for a college visit during a special academic day, or attend one of our other special OU campus events.

Daily OU Campus Tours

We offer student-led tours of the OU campus at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. nearly every weekday. Check our calendar for the full schedule. During the college visit you will:

  • Tour Oakland University’s academic buildings.
  • Drop in on classrooms.
  • See laboratories, design studios, and other hands-on learning facilities. 
  • Visit the Oakland Center, which houses our bookstore, coffee shop, food court, and student organizations.
  • Explore Oakland University’s library, recreation centers, athletic facilities, student residences, and dining options.
  • Get an overview of financial aid and application procedures.

The campus tour includes plenty of opportunities to connect with our community. You’ll meet students, faculty, admissions advisers, and other people who shape the character and values of OU’s campus.

It only takes a few seconds to register for a college visit. We look forward to seeing you on OU’s campus.

Academic Visit Days

If you know what major(s) might be of interest to you, plan to visit the OU campus during one of our academic-themed events. Each academic day is hosted by one of our undergraduate schools, enabling you to learn about the specific program(s) and career opportunities that interest you most. You can visit Oakland University during:

Business Day
See how determination becomes success and investing in yourself becomes profitable. Attend Business Day to explore academic programs in OU’s School of Business Administration. You'll take a campus tour, and learn about financial aid and admission criteria. Come see for yourself why OU’s School of Business Administration is one of only 183 business schools worldwide to earn AACBS-International accreditation. Register for Business Day now .

Education and Human Services Day
Learn how the inspired become inspirational — and how students become teachers and HR leaders. Attend Education and Human Services Day to explore academic programs and research opportunities in OU’s School of Education and Human Services. You'll learn about financial aid and admission criteria, and take an optional campus and residence hall tour. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register for Education and Human Services Day now .

Engineering and Computer Science Day
Let your imagination become innovation — and your passion become possibility. Attend Engineering and Computer Science Day to explore all the exciting academic and research opportunities in OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. You'll also learn about financial aid and admission criteria, and take a tour of the new Engineering Center. Lunch provided. Register for Engineering and Computer Science Day now .

Human Health Day
See how improving health becomes a calling. Attend Human Health Day to learn about academic offerings in OU’s School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. You’ll meet with faculty and staff, tour the labs and facilities, and learn about financial aid and admission criteria. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what it takes to be a lifesaver. Register for Human Health Day now .

Music, Theatre and Dance Day
Go behind the scenes at Music, Theatre and Dance Day where you’ll get a sneak peek into the world of vocal and instrumental performance, theatre, dance, music education, musical theatre, and technical theatre. You'll explore academic and career options within the performing arts field, plus learn about admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid. Register for Music, Theatre and Dance Day now.

Special Campus Visit Events

Want to learn more about everything Oakland University has to offer? Special events are a great way to find out how we establish relationships, build community, and support our students’ success. For a more in-depth look at the OU campus, schedule a college visit during:

Go for the Gold

High school students, transfer students and their families will meet Oakland University faculty, staff and students; tour the campus and residence halls; and learn more about Oakland's academic programs through interactive sessions. Go for the Gold is held twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall. Register for Go for the Gold now.


Transfer Student Open House

Transfer students can receive an immediate admissions decision and credit evaluation, and even learn about orientation. OU staff will be available to answer questions about general education requirements, transfer credit procedures and financial aid. Please bring two copies of each transcript for every college or university you have attended. Register for a Transfer Student Open House now.


Transfer Tuesdays
Want to transfer to Oakland University? Make an appointment to meet with an admissions adviser for an admissions decision and get an evaluation of credits completed while you wait! Please bring two copies of each transcript for every college or university you have attended. This program is by appointment only. Register for a Transfer Tuesday now.
Discover OU
Attend Discover OU for a campus tour and an informative admissions presentation. As an added bonus, participants get to experience OU's dining services firsthand with a free lunch. Register for Discover OU now.
Get Ready for College

High school students and their family members are invited to find out how they can prepare for college. Admissions and financial aid experts will discuss the college selection process, transitioning from high school to college, and financing a university education. Reservations are required. Register for Get Ready for College now.

College Credit Advising Days
Are you a high school or early/middle college student planning ahead, or a community college student planning to transfer after the completion of your associate's degree? Attend our College Credit Advising Day where academic advisers from your major area of interest will be available to guide you in course selection, ensuring your time at the community college is maximized. This event will help to guarantee you are on the right path for transferring credit to OU.   Register for a College Credit Advising Day now. Already admitted to OU? Sign up for orientation.
OU in Macomb County

Learn more about Oakland’s academic programs offered in Macomb County. Register for an OU in Macomb County event now.

OU Comes to You

Oakland University's admissions advisers visit colleges and high schools, and attend college fairs in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. See when we'll be at your school.

Admitted Student Events

Welcome Receptions
During these receptions for admitted students and their families, OU grads and current students talk about their experiences at OU. Academic officials will also share information and answer questions about the curriculum and student services. Register for a Welcome Reception now.
Welcome Receptions for Presidential Scholars
During these receptions to honor and welcome Presidential Scholarship recipients and their families, academic officials will share information and answer questions about the curriculum and student services. Reservations are required. Register for a Welcome Reception for Presidential Scholars now.
FAFSA Workshop
This program is for admitted students who would like assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By selecting a 90-minute appointment time, students and their parents will fill out the FAFSA online with the assistance of an OU financial aid adviser. Please bring your FAFSA PIN number. The office will contact you with details on what other documents to bring with you. Registration for 2018-2019 FAFSA Workshops will begin in the fall.
Golden Grizzlies Celebration

You’ve worked hard. Now it’s time to play hard. Congratulations on your acceptance to Oakland University. Now it’s time to show your OU pride by joining fellow admitted students as they cheer on the Golden Grizzlies men’s basketball team. You may bring up to two guests as the team faces Green Bay during the second to last game of the regular season.
 

Honors College Information Session
Interested in joining OU's Honors College? All students who automatically qualify (3.7 GPA and 27 ACT or 1100 SAT) must attend one of our HC New Student Information Sessions to be admitted to the Honors College. These group sessions will explore and provide more detailed information about the Honors College, including ways in which it enhances your overall college experience as well as your resume, and how the Honors College works alongside your major. Parents are also welcome to attend.

Group Visits

To schedule a group tour for your school or organization, complete the group visit request form.