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.


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.

Parents of O U students seated at tables

PARENT AND FAMILY INFORMATION

The First Year Advising Center will make sure your student has a smooth transition to Oakland University. But don’t worry — we also know that it is important for you to stay in the loop.  We offer a variety of resources for family members to stay updated and involved with your student's success.

Parent and Family Orientation

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

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

During New Student Orientation, you and your student will attend sessions together and separately in order to meet the diverse needs of students and parent and family members.  

Parent and Family Resources

We also encourage parent and family members to review the 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.

Subscribe to Parent/Family Newsletter

We typically send out three newsletters each semester with tips and tricks, important deadlines to keep in mind, and connections to campus resources that will help your student succeed. Opt-in to receive our newsletter here.