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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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New Student Orientation

Your 2021 orientation will have four different steps throughout the summer that start virtual and move toward in-person events in August. This revised program was designed with community, campus, and student health front and center. Though it's been an unprecedented year, we know that you are excited to get started at OU and we can't wait to help you kick start your college experience. Follow the instructions in the first tab below to register.

If you require special accommodations, please let the orientation staff know before your arrival by contacting us at (248) 370-4653 or gold@oakland.edu.

Review the New Student Orientation 2021 hub page below for additional details about each step.

Learn more about New Student Orientation 2021 
Register For New Student Orientation

OU's orientation experience gives you the tools needed to be prepared and comfortable when you start classes each fall. We know that you are excited to get started at OU and we are here to make your first experience with us as memorable as possible. 

Follow the instructions below or watch our step-by-step video to register for an orientation program.

Notice: All dates will be labeled "Restricted." You will still be able to register. This is just a safety measure that prevents students who are not admitted to OU from registering for orientation.

  1. Activate your Oakland University NetID and password.
  2. Log into the Orientation Reservation System using your NetID and password.
    • For example: If your OU email address is johndean@oakland.edu, your NetID is johndean.
  3. Click 2021 New Student Orientation and identify a date that works for your schedule. Double check to make sure you have selected the correct year in the system. 
  4. To register your parent or family member, select the guest option and enter their full name and email address.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to each email address the following day. 

Need additional help registering?
If you are experiencing trouble registering for orientation, contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653 or email us at gold@oakland.edu.

Golden Grizzly Guide
Review the Golden Grizzly Guide and get to know what campus life will be like when you start this fall. 

Join us for August Campus Kickoff events

Registration for a Campus Kickoff session begins on July 1. Check back soon for registration details and instructions.

Attend New Student Welcome

Registration for New Student Welcome begins on July 1. Check back soon for registration details and instructions.

Admitted for Summer or Winter?

If you are starting OU classes in summer 2021, contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653.