University Advancement

Frances M. Moceri House
3151 University Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182
[email protected]

John Dodge House
507 Golf View
Rochester, MI 48309-4488

man sitting on a bench with a plaque that says "In Memory of Diane Norris, Ph.D., RN"

Memorial Giving

Gifts in honor or memory of someone

Honor someone special while supporting Oakland University students in a meaningful way.

Complete the honorary gift section of the giving form, which will prompt you to include the name and address of the honoree or family so that we may notify them of your gift (gift amount is never shared).  

Gifts can be made to existing funds or we can create a new one in the name of your honoree.

Honor/memorial forms and envelopes are available upon request.  We can also create special links or QR codes to share.

Named Scholarship Opportunities

Annual Named Scholarships start at $1,000 and are a great way to celebrate someone special while providing a helping hand to a student. 

Scholarships can be need-based or merit-based, and can support a student in the school or unit of your choosing. 

Endowed scholarships start at $25,000 and provide continuous support for OU students as well and an enduring legacy for your loved one.

Email [email protected] to get started or inquire about setting up a scholarship agreement or pledge. 


Name a bench to commemorate a loved one, colleague, friend, or even yourself. Your bench will become an enduring part of the Oakland University campus for years to come.

There are two options available:

  • Place a new bench on campus with a personalized plaque: $6,500       
  • Name an existing bench on campus with a personalized plaque: $2,500

New benches are subject to campus approval. 

Library Bookplate

Dedicate a library book in honor or in memory of a special person. Remember a colleague or friend, honor the accomplishments of a graduate, celebrate a birthday or anniversary or simply support the Kresge Library in a creative and lasting way. Learn more.

For more information on memorial and honorary giving, or to discuss creating a fund in honor or memory of an individual, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (248) 370-4504 or [email protected].