International Students and Scholars

328 O'Dowd Hall
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351
isso@oakland.edu

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Community Resource Guide

Transportation

Smart Bus
660 Woodward
Detroit, MI
(313) 223-2100

ABC Taxi
248-759-6353

Detroit Metro Transport
586-530-6171

There are also many Ubers and Lyfts in the area at all times. Many of our students download these apps, and are transported to and from campus daily.

Local
Information

Specialty Markets

Han Mi Asian Mart
5060 Rocheser Road
Rochester, MI 48085
(248) 528-0022

Ajanta Grocers & Carryout
3227 South Blvd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-260-7425

Spices of India
3067 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2369 
(248) 377-4000

168 Asian Mart
32393 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071 
(586) 616-1689

Gabriel Imported Foods
42889 Dequindre Road
Troy, MI 48085-3961 
(248) 879-6330

Nino Salvaggio International Market Place
6835 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48085-1242 
(248) 879-9222

New York International
7435 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield Twp, MI 48322 
(248)538-6700

International Food Incorporated
38964 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310-2890 
(586) 979-3665

Polish Market
4496 E Maple Road
Troy, MI 48083 
(248) 577-5334

Carnival Market
1101 E. Walton Blvd
Pontiac, MI 48340
(248) 276-0500

H Mart 
2963 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-2222


       
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media &
Communication
Newspapers

There are many vending machines on campus from which you may purchase a current newspaper on any day. Also, most gas stations and convenience stores have a variety of newspapers available for purchase. You can also receive a newspaper delivered to your home either every day or every Sunday simply by calling the newspaper company and requesting the service.

Detroit News | (800) 395-3300
Detroit Free Press | (313) 222-6400
Oakland Press | (248) 332-8181
Oakland Post | (248) 370-4269

Foreign language newspapers

Television and Radio

The Detroit metropolitan area has several television and radio stations. Most local radio stations and some local television stations will have information regarding school closures and cancellations in cases of inclement weather or power outages.

Communication

Telephone

Within Southeast Michigan, there are several area codes and more are added periodically. The area code for our area is 248. You will need to dial the area code any time you make a phone call. You may need to dial a 1 before the area code. Ex: 1-248-555-3322, 1- 586-555-4433.

The area code you are calling may or may not be a long distance phone call. Other area codes in the area are 313 in Wayne County, 586 in Macomb County and 734 in Monroe County.

* Verizon Wireless offers a low-cost plan to Oakland University students and is located within walking distance at 2554 North Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 or call 248-371-3500 for more information.

Postal Information

Postage stamps are available at all post offices and in vending machines located in the Oakland Center. Additionally, they can be purchased at most grocery stores.

The cost to mail a letter in the United State is $0.55. The cost to mail a letter to Canada, Mexico and overseas is $1.15. This amount may increase periodically, you can check the current rates at https://www.usps.com/

There is an additional charge for letters weighing over one ounce. The post office can weigh your letter and tell you what the additional mailing charges will be, if any.

Government
Offices
Federal Social Security Office
Pontiac Office
1280 Pontiac Road
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Secretary of State - Driver’s License
Crooks Corner Plaza
2250 Crooks Road Rochester Hills
M, T, TH, F - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(800) 772-1213
(800) 375-5283 (888) 767-6424

City of Rochester
  • Rochester Hills Chamber of Commerce: 71 Walnut Street
    Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Auburn Hills Police Department: 1899 N. Squirrel Road
    24 hours a day, seven days a week Phone: 248-370-9444
  • Rochester Police Department: 400 6th Street
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone: 248-651-9621
  • Oakland University Police Department: 2200 North Squirrel Road
    24 hours a day, seven days a week Phone: 248-370-3331
  • Rochester Post Office: 511 Olde Towne Road
    Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Conversion
Charts
Length

1 millimeter (mm) = 0.0397 in
1 centimeter (cm) = 10 mm = .03937 in
1 meter (m) = 100 sm = 1.0936 yd
1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 m = 0.6214 mile
1 inch (in) = 25.4 mm
1 foot (ft) = 12 in = 0.3048 m
1 yard (yd) = 3 ft = 0.9144 m
1 mile = 1,760 yd = 1.6093 km

Area

1 square cm (cm2) = 100 mm2 = 0.1550 in2
1 square meter (m2) = 10,000 cm2 = 2.4711 acres
1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 2.4711 acres
1 square km (km2) = 100 ha = 0.38861 mile2
1 square inch (in2) = 645.16 mm2
1 square foot (ft2) = 0.093 m2
1 square yard (yd2) = 9 ft2 = 0.8361 m2
1 acre = 4840 yd2= 4046.86 m2
1 square mile (mile2) = 640 acres = 2.59 km2

Mass (Weight)

1 gram (g) = 1,000 mg = 0.0363 oz
1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 g = 2.2046 lb
1 tonne (t) = 1,000 kg = 1.1023 short tons
1 tonne = 0.9842 long ton
1 ounce (oz) = 437.5 grains = 28.350 g
1 pound (lb) = 16 oz = 0.4536 kg
1 short cwt = 100 lb = 45.359 kg
1 long cwt = 112 lb = 50.802 kg
1 short ton = 2,000 lb = 0.9072 t
1 long ton = 2,240 lb = 1.0161 t

Volume / Capacity

1 cubic cm (cm3) = 0.0610 in3
1 cubic decimeter (dm3) = 1,000 cm3 = 0.0353 ft3
1 cubic meter (m3) = 1,000 dm3 = 1.3080 yd3
1 liter (l) = 0.2200 Imp gal
1 hectoliter (h) = 100 l = 2.8378 US but
1 cubic inch (in3) = 16.387 cm3
1 cubic foot (ft3) = 0.0283 m3
1 cubic yard (yd3) = 27 ft3 = 0.7646 m3
1 US dry pint = 0.550611 US bushel = 64 dry pints = 35.239 l
1 US liquid pint = 0.4732 l
1 US gallon = 8 US liquid pints = 3.7854 l
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
3 teaspoon = 1 Tablespoon

Temperature

Conversion °F to °C: Subtract 32, Divide by 1.8
Conversion °C to °F: Multiply by 1.8, Add 32

Oven

250 °F (120 °C) = very low heat
200 °F (150 °C) = low
325 °F (165 °C) = moderately low
350 °F (180 °C) = moderate
375 °F (205 °C) = moderately high
400 °F (205 °C) = high
450 – 500 °F (230 –260 °C) = very high

Electrical Current

The standard U.S. current is 110 volts, 60 cycles alternating current (A.C.). Appliances running on 220- 240 volts will not work in the United States. Most appliances or hardware stores in the Metropolitan areas carry current conversion kits that will work on appliances.

Energy

1,000 British thermal units (Btu) = 0.293 k Wh
100,000 Btu = 1 therm

1 horsepower = 0.7457 kilowatt
1 calorie (dieticians’) = 4.1855 kilojoules

Velocity and Fuel Consumption

1 Mile/Hour = 1.609344 1.609344 kilometers/hour = 0.868976 international knots
1 mile/US gallon = 0.42514 kilometers/liter
US gallons/mile = 235.215 liters/ 100 kilometer