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.

Fall 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.

Fall 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 Information

Oakland University understands the important role parent 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. 
The Program

During New Student Orientation, family members and guests have the option to take part in free orientation programming. While students spend the day learning about their upcoming year and signing up for classes, family members and/or guests learn how they can best support their students at OU through a variety of sessions.

Guests 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 
  • Additional sessions include: campus tours, campus housing information, commuter student support, Honors College information, campus safety and more.
Registration

In order to attend, 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 adding guests.  

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.