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Graduate School

O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Events

The Graduate School hosts events each year for prospective and current graduate students. View the list of events for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year below. 

Graduate Open House Virtual Graduate Open House
Graduate school information/recruiting events
On-campus events
  • Graduate school information table
    • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 
      • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Graduate open house
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
      • Oakland Center, Founders Ballrooms
      • 5 pm - 7 pm 
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
      • Oakland Center, Founders Ballrooms
      • 5 pm - 7 pm
  • Macomb Transfer Open House
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
    • Macomb Community College
  • Executive MBA information session
    • The Executive MBA at OU is a premier graduate business program designed exclusively for experienced, high-potential professionals, featuring rigorous curriculum, leadership and professional developement and global immersion. 
Off-campus events
  • Oakland County Government Service Center
    • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Online events
  • Virtual graduate open house: (1/2 hour program presentation slots for 5-7 specific graduate programs)
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
      • 10:00 am - 2 pm EST
Graduate student orientation

New and current students are invited to attend an orientation to learn about academic policies and processes that impact their graduate student experience. 

  • Coming Soon

You can now review our presentation from Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and contact us if there are any questions or concerns. 

Graduate student research conference

Graduate Study and the Office of Research Administration hosted the 2019 Graduate Student Research Conference. This was a great opportunity to learn about graduate students' research, to network with students and faculty, and to hear from the guest keynote speaker. 

The next Graduate Student Research Conference will be on Friday, March 6, 2020. 

Please contact Professor Chris Stiller at cstiller@oakland.edu for questions or information about the conference. 


For a complete overview of past conferences including presentation times, locations and guest speakers view the following online booklets: 

Research and writing workshops

Oakland University Writing Center, OU Libraries, and the Office of Graduate Study have partnered to provide 1) OU's graduate students with research and writing support for their theses and dissertations and 2) their supervisors with tools to better support them. 


Sit Down and Write

A writing retreat for advanced graduate students who are composing high-stakes documents, such as proposals, practicums, theses, dissertations, and publications. This accountability program provides a distraction free environment for composing in the company of like-tasked graduate students. 

Although most of the time is devoted to individual composing, it includes: 1) lunch, during which we discuss timely topics, such as eliciting feedback from your committee, and 2) brief breakout consultations as needed. For more information about the program and resources to support your writing, see the Sit Down and Write website. 

Register for one or all of the following Saturday sessions, each held in 242 Kresge Library from 9 am to 3 pm. The summer dates are:

  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 28
  • August 10

One-on-One Writing Consultations for Student and Faculty

Available with the director and/or graduate consultants. We help faculty address their tenure review statements, publications, syllabi, assignments, etc.  We work with graduate writers on their proposals, theses, dissertations, and publications. These 60-minute appointments are available Tuesday - Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm on the following dates:

  • May 7 - June 27
  • July 9 - August 22

To schedule a session, either visit our online scheduler or call (248) 370-3120 during the above-noted hours. Although we do not host summer walk-in hours, we often have availability, so if you need assistance, do not hesitate to stop by when we are open. We will do our best to accommodate you.


Dissertation 101: A Workshop Series for Graduate Writers and Their Supervisors

A bi-weekly workshop series that has addressed such timely topics as writing with statistics, literature review construction, data management and storage, understanding the IRB process, copyright and fair use, etc. 

Although we are not offering any summer workshops, we welcome your suggestions about topics to address in the fall series. If you would appreciate coverage of a specific issue or you would like to volunteer to present, please contact Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, at (248) 370-3105 or wynn@oakland.edu

To download resources from previous sessions, see the Dissertation 101 Presentations page.


Do you need professional one-on-one feedback? Schedule a graduate consultation at the writing center by calling (248) 370-3120 or by scheduling online

Graduate teaching assistant series

How will your skills and experience as a graduate student translate to your own classroom? This workshop series will introduce basic components of successful teaching, with opportunities to develop pedagogy and practice teaching skills. Skills include developing a syllabus, methods of presenting content and enhancing student learning, classroom management and assessing student performance. This series will help graduate students who are teaching assistants or who are interested in becoming future faculty members. 

Attend orientation and register for the whole series at oakland.edu/cetl/gradseries

*There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series will receive a certificate upon completion.

Ph.D. students get-together

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning is inviting all Ph.D. students to a monthly get-together for the purpose of building a Ph.D. students community and to discuss topics of interest to all Ph.D. students. Our focus is to create a doctoral students community where students can share experiences and discuss topics of interest to them. 

The new dates for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available soon.