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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

First Year Advising Center

121 North Foundation Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

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

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

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New Student Orientation

New first-year students who are attending OU in the fall semester attend a two-part New Student Orientation program.

Part One

All formal programs for Fall 2018 have concluded. A condensed orientation program is offered for first-year students who still need to register for the Fall 2018 semester. Follow the instructions below to register for an orientation program.

Notice: All dates will be labeled "Restricted." This 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 2018 New Student Orientation and identify a date that works for your schedule.

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.

Step-by-step instructions can be found here.

Part Two
Register for New Student Orientation Part Two

All new first-year students are required to attend a two-part New Student Orientation.

Scheduled events include:

  • Academic Open Houses
  • New Student Convocation
  • Welcome Week Activites

All students need to confirm their attendance for Part Two. A reminder email will be sent to every student's OU email address a few days prior to the orientation. If you have any questions about Part Two, please contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-4653 or gold@oakland.edu.

Admitted for Summer or Winter?

A condensed orientation program is offered for first-year students beginning in the summer or winter semester. Follow the instructions below to register for an orientation program.

Notice: All dates will be labeled "Restricted." This 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 2018 New Student Orientation and identify a date that works for your schedule.

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.

Step-by-step instructions can be found here.