Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

October 13-14, 2017

Join fellow students and alumni to celebrate this year's 60th anniversary Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! Bring friends and family to the two-day event October 13-14.

Featured Events

Friday, 10 p.m.

Midnight Madnezz

Join us in the O'rena as we tip off the 2017-18 Men’s and Women’s Basketball season in Golden Grizzly style!

Saturday, Noon

Football Club at Oakland University

Cheer on the Football Club team at Oakland University as they face off against the Football Club of Eastern Michigan University at noon. 

Saturday, 1 p.m.

BBQ and Tailgate

Students and alumni are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming BBQ! Registration encouraged.

Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Detroit

Join the Grizz in cheering on the Men’s Soccer team as they take on Metro Series rival, University of Detroit Mercy.

All Events

Friday, October 13

All Audiences
Noon
Matilda's Birthday Bash
Outside Oakland Center, between North and South Foundation Hall
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Kick off OU's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend by celebrating the 134th birthday of OU's founder Matilda Wilson with cake, ice cream, music, presents and much more!

Come meet, greet and appreciate your OU student leaders.

*Open to students

*Rain location: Oakland Center, Pioneer Food Court

6 p.m.
Alumni Awards Banquet
Meadow Brook Hall
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The Oakland University Alumni Association hosts the 23rd Annual Alumni Awards Banquet honoring those who have achieved success in business, community service, volunteerism and more. Registration here.

Click here to see this years award recipients. 

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (248) 364-6130 for more information. 

8 p.m.
Residence Halls Association Presents A Comedy Show
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms
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Laugh out loud with a comedic presentation to kick-off homecoming weekend! Presented by Residence Hall Association.

10 p.m.
Midnight Madnezz
O'rena
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Join us as we tip off the 2017-18 Men’s and Women’s Basketball season in Golden Grizzly style! You will be introduced to members of both teams and will watch Grizzly Motion in action with the opportunity to participate in activities, win prizes and receive some great #WearTheBear gear! Bring your Oakland pride and wear your black and gold!

Alumni
11 a.m.
1960s Alumni Reunion Lunch
Meadow Brook Hall
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Come home to OU! Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, fun and reminiscing about your time on campus during the 1960’s! All 1960's classes are invited, with special recognition of the Class of 1967, celebrating their 50th year. Tours of Meadow Brook Hall and Estate will follow after lunch. Register here for the 1960s Reunion weekend, registration is required.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (248) 364-6130 for more information.

Faculty and Staff
10 a.m.
Pioneer Club Retiree Brunch
Oakland Center, Oakland Room
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Join fellow Pioneer Club members (retired OU faculty and staff) for a reunion luncheon in the Oakland Center. Reminisce about the good old days and get and update on all things new at OU. Complimentary brunch: registration requested. For more information contact oupioneerclub@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4389.

Saturday, October 14

All Audiences
10 - 11:30 a.m.
President's Homecoming Celebration Brunch
P-16
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This event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Patty Gillespie at (248) 370-2053. 
10 a.m.
24-Hour Filmmaking Challenge
Varner Hall 112; end at 10 a.m. Sunday in Varner Hall 228
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Showcase your creative skills and test your endurance in this around-the-clock filmmaking project where teams of three or four will show and edit an original short film. No previous experience is required. 

OU Cinema Studies faculty and students will be present to offer technical and logistical assistance. Teams will have access to video equipment and digital editing lab space. An awards program will be held 
Sunday at 4 p.m. in North Foundation Hall, room 156.

Pre-Event Registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Kyle Edwards

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Parent Reception & Tour of Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook Hall
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Mix and mingle with other OU parents for this special tour of this 88,000 square foot historic landmark. Then, enjoy some refreshments before heading out to explore the rest of the homecoming activities!

Registration is required. Admission is $5.00. Contact Adrianne Penney in the Office of Annual Giving at 248-370-4257 for more information.

*Event is for parents only 

Noon
Football Club at Oakland University
Recreation Athletic Outdoor Complex - 758 Pioneer Dr. Rochester Hills, MI
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Cheer on the Football Club team at Oakland University as they face off against the Football Club of Eastern Michigan University at noon. The game will be held on the track infield located at the Recreation Athletic Outdoor Complex. Parking is available in P-11 on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Coordinator of Intramural & Club Sports, Gabby Sokol at gesokol@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4885.

1-4 PM
Homecoming BBQ, Reunions, OUSC Tailgate and Alumni Association Family Festival
Parking Lot P-16
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Students, alumni, family and friends are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming BBQ! Great food, music and fun for all ages. Reconnect with fellow alumni in reunion tents, enjoy inflatables and games with the family and join current students in the OUSC Tailgate tent. 

Featured reunions include: Center for Multicultural Initiatives and Black Alumni Chapter Social, Honors College 40th Anniversary, Athletics Alumni and Student Leaders Alumni.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Register here

Located in parking lot P-16. 

Presented by Oakland University Credit Union

3:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Detroit
Soccer Fields
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Join the Grizz in cheering on the Men’s Soccer team as they take on Metro Series rival, University of Detroit Mercy.

Admission: $7 (Adult), $5 (OU Faculty/Staff and Youth) and $3 Group (10 or more tickets); Oakland students are FREE with Oakland University ID.

7 PM
Women’s Soccer vs. Milwaukee
Soccer Fields
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Join the Grizz in cheering on the Women’s Soccer team as they take on Horizon League Conference foe, Milwaukee.

Admission: $7 (Adult), $5 (OU Faculty/Staff and Youth) and $3 Group (10 or more tickets); Oakland students are FREE with Oakland University ID.

Alumni
9 a.m.
1960s Alumni Reunion “Books & Breakfast”
Kresge Library – Nyberg Room
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A look back at the history of OU and the Kresge Library and a glimpse of what lies ahead. Join Stephen Weiter, Dean of University Libraries, for an engaging trip down memory lane and to learn about exciting new initiatives transforming OU. An opportunity to view the archives materials will follow the presentation.

Register here for the 1960s Reunion weekend, registration is required. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (248) 364-6130 for more information.

5:30 PM
1960s Alumni Reunion Dessert Reception
Oakland Center, Oakland Room
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Enjoy dessert as you bid farewell to new and established friends as the Homecoming reunion weekend comes to a close.

Register here for the 1960s Reunion weekend, registration is required. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (248) 364-6130 for more information.

General Information

Hotel Information

Mention OU's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to receive a special rate from these hotels!

Crowne Plaza Auburn Hills

(248) 373-4550

Royal Park Hotel

(248) 652-2600

Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast

(248) 370-8000

Parking on Campus

Alumni, students, faculty and staff should plan ahead for parking on campus. Recommended parking for Homecoming events is listed below.

  • Club football attendees: P57
  • BBQ and Tailgate attendees: P29, P26, P1, P2
  • Soccer attendees: P29, P26
  • Overflow parking for all events: P32, P36
  • Handicap parking: P18, P2

Please note that a free handicap accessible shuttle will be available beginning at 10 a.m. The shuttle will pick-up and drop-off at the following locations: P1 in front of the Oakland Center, P36, P29, O'Rena, P11 and P57 from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Tailgate Policy

TBD