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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.

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Transfer Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to help you settle in to your life at OU. There are two elements that will help you transition successfully. The online Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide is your starting point to learn about all things OU. After familiarizing yourself with OU, you will then need to schedule an orientation for your specific major. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our students are of the utmost importance. Given the severity of the virus, Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) has created an online experience that will replace our on-campus transfer orientations. By summer’s end, we are hopeful that you can join us on campus before classes begin and kick-off your first semester at the New Student Welcome.

Follow the instructions in the tabs below to complete your online orientation process. 

Online Transfer Guide

As a new student, you may have a few questions about transitioning to life at Oakland. We’re here to help by providing you with the essential information you need in the Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide. This guide serves as your main resource for all things OU. Visit the Transfer Student Golden Grizzly Guide to get started.

Here you will find information about:

  • Transferring credits to OU
  • Financial aid and scholarship details
  • The cost of tuition and how to set up payments
  • Campus resources and services to support your success
  • Student involvement opportunities
Schedule Your Orientation

After taking some time to get to know OU using our Transfer Golden Grizzly Guide, you will need to click on the Sign-Up For Transfer Student Orientation page to schedule your orientation and follow the instructions outlined. 

In order to complete registration you will have to log into the system using your NetID and password. If you still need to activate your accounts, click on the NetID Activation page

New Student Welcome

All new summer and fall transfer students are encouraged to attend the New Student Welcome held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. 

Scheduled events include:

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

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-4653 or gold@oakland.edu.