Parent Orientation is a free program designed for parents and guardians of newly admitted Oakland University students.

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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.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Winter 2019 Open Drop-In Hours:
Mon: 10 a.m. - noon
Wed: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thur: noon - 2 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.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 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.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Winter 2019 Open Drop-In Hours:
Mon: 10 a.m. - noon
Wed: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Thur: noon - 2 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.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Parent and Family Orientation

Oakland University understands the important role parents and family members play in their students' transition to college. Parent and Family Orientation is designed to acquaint you to campus resources and support services for newly admitted Oakland University students.
The Program

Family members have the option to take part in OU’s free Parent and Family Orientation program offered on the same days as Orientation Part One

Parents and Family members will have the chance to:

  • Eat breakfast with OU faculty and staff
  • Learn what the first year experience will be like for students
  • Become knowledgeable about helpful resources on campus 
  • Find out additional information about the financial aid process
  • Gain insight into how your student can turn their degree into a career
  • Understand how to be supportive of your student's well-being 

All programs are held on the same days as New Student Orientation. The orientation is a free half-day program held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. w/optional activities until 4:30 p.m. which include: a campus tour, campus housing information, commuter student support, Honors College information, campus safety and more.

Please remember this program is designed for adults.

Registration

To register for Parent and Family Orientation, your new student must add you as a guest to their New Student Orientation reservation. Click the "Register for Part One" tab on the New Student Orientation page for detailed instructions on how to add yourself as a guest. 

If you are unable to attend the same day as your student, contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-4653 to register.

Resources

As a parent with a new student at Oakland, you may have a few questions about how you can offer support. We're here to help by providing all the essential information you need with our online Golden Grizzly Guide.

The Golden Grizzly Guide serves as your main parent resource for all things OU. Here you will find information about important dates, financial aid, advising, and much more.

For a PDF copy of the 2019 Oakland Parent Newsletter or OU Parent Calendar, click here.