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Transfer Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to help you transition to OU, both academically and socially. The Transfer Student Toolkit in eSpace is your starting point to learn about all things OU.

Follow the instructions below to schedule an orientation for your specific major and complete your orientation process. We're so glad you're here!

Step 1 - Activate Your OU Account

Your first step before scheduling your orientation is to activate your personal OU accounts.

Click on the NetID Activation page and follow each step to get set up. Your student account (NetID) is important because it serves as the gateway to accessing University information and allows you to:

  • Review financial aid awards and requirements, direct deposit and billing (eBill) notifications
  • Accept University scholarships (if applicable)
  • Register for your orientation program (if applicable)
  • Complete an application to live on campus (if applicable)
  • Check your OU email (Webmail) and calendar, powered by Google
  • Access student services including grades, registration for courses and transcripts
Step 2 - Schedule Your Transfer Orientation

Visit the Transfer Student Toolkit in eSpace to view various campus resources, videos, and tips to help create a smooth transition to Oakland University. In this, you will also receive instructions on how to schedule your Transfer Student Orientation. 

You can schedule your Transfer Student Orientation based on the semester you will begin classes at OU: 

  • Fall Semester: schedule starting mid-April 
  • Winter Semester: schedule starting mid-September
  • Summer Semester: schedule starting mid-January

Note:  Scheduling your Transfer Student Orientation on or after the dates above ensure you receive the most accurate advising information related to the semester you are starting at OU.

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

Step 3 - Attend On-Campus Events

Campus Kickoff

The Campus Kickoff is an optional event, but is a good way to connect with other OU students as you explore student service spaces on campus, visit the bookstore, locate your classes and more.

This event is in addition to your Transfer Student Orientation where you will meet with an academic adviser in your school or college to sign up for classes. 


If you have questions, please contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653 or email us at gold@oakland.edu.

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
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 101
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 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227


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

Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

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