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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-Wed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thur: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall 2018 Open Drop-In Hours:
Mon: 9 a.m. - noon
Tues: noon - 3 p.m.
Thur: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Office Hours:
Mon-Wed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thur: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall 2018 Open Drop-In Hours:
Mon: 9 a.m. - noon
Tues: noon - 3 p.m.
Thur: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

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

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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

Orientation Part One takes place during the summer months where you’ll connect with new students, be introduced to OU’s campus, meet your first-year academic adviser and register for courses. Family members have the option to take part in OU’s free Parent and Family Orientation program offered on the same days as Part One.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
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.

Golden Grizzly Guide
Use the guide to prepare for New Student Orientation, review orientation details and important dates and much more!
Register for Part One

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 2019 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 provided at the time of registration.

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.

Do You Have College Credits?

At orientation you will register for courses in your first year. Help your academic adviser prepare your course recommendations by mailing your official college transcripts to:

Office of the Registrar

O'Dowd Hall, Room 100

586 Pioneer Dr

Rochester, MI 48309-4401

It is important we receive your official transcripts at least one month prior to your orientation date so we may properly advise you at the time of registration.

Part Two

Orientation Part Two is a required, student only kick-off to the academic year. More information will be sent about this event in July 2019. Details about Orientation Part Two will be outlined as the 2019-2020 academic year approaches. 

If you have any questions about Orientation 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.