Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Travel Information


Directions to Oakland University

OUWB’s official address is O'Dowd Hall, 586 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4482
If using an on-line map service to locate the OUWB School of Medicine, please use one of the following search engines and criteria:

  • MapQuest: Enter the following address, 586 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4482
  • Google Maps: Enter "OUWB School of Medicine"

Note: There is a home in Rochester with the same address and a different zip code. Make sure you are using the correct zip code: 48309.

Also, if you are using your vehicle’s navigation system, type in "Oakland University" and use the campus map to find your way to O'Dowd Hall.

There are several parking options on campus along Pioneer Drive: P16, P17, and P29 (parking structure). Please allow adequate time to find a parking space on campus as it can be challenging during peak hours. Parking is FREE!

OUWB School of Medicine
The OUWB School of Medicine is located in 216 O’Dowd Hall and is identified as building 28 on the campus map. On-campus parking is available free of charge and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available directly outside O’Dowd Hall in lot P16 or in the parking structure at P29. The best entrance to access these parking lots is East Oakland Drive off of Walton Blvd.   A PDF version of the map is available for your convenience.

Kresge Library
OUWB events at Kresge Library:  Kresge Library is identified as building 4 on the campus map .  Parking is available in lot P36.  From Squirrel Road, turn onto Pioneer Drive.  Continue to the first stop sign and turn left on Library Drive.  Parking lot P36 is the third (last) lot on your right.  A PDF version of the map is available for your convenience.

Oakland Center
Oakland CenterOUWB events at the Oakland Center:  The Oakland Center is identified as building 13 on the campus map.  We suggest you enter campus from the main entrance at University Drive.  At the roundabout, take the second right onto Meadow Brook Road.  Parking is available in lot P1 directly across from the Oakland Center.






Visitors may choose to fly into either Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) located in Romulus, MI (approximately 50 miles southwest of Oakland University) or Bishop International Airport (FNT) located in Flint, MI (approximately 40 miles north of Oakland University).


Ground Transportation & Car Rental Agencies

Both Detroit Metro and Bishop International Airports have car rental agencies and ground transportation vendors on site.

  • Metro Cars
    Special Rates $109 each way (not including gratuity) for airport transportation to/from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). $219 each way (not including gratuity) for airport transportation to/from Flint-Bishop International (FNT). They accept cash or credit as forms of payment, which can be given directly to your driver.  Call (734) 946-5700 to make a reservation.



Local Hotels 

We are pleased to provide the following options for lodging while you are visiting our campus. The establishments listed below offer special rates for OUWB School of Medicine visitors and are within minutes of the OUWB School of Medicine.

Courtyard by Marriott Bloomfield Hills/Pontiac

Courtyard by Marriott Bloomfield Hills/Pontiac
 3555 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac, MI 48341 

Special Rates
: $77.00 per night plus applicable taxes without shuttle service or $95.00 per night with applicable taxes and shuttle service. The shuttle will leave the Courtyard by Marriott in the morning for OUWB and will pick applicants back up from OUWB in the late afternoon. Please allow the hotel at least 24 hours advance notice if using the shuttle service. Upon check-in, if using the shuttle, please confer with the front desk personnel about drop-off and pick-up times to and from OUWB. Please also confirm the pick-up time and pick-up location from OUWB with the shuttle driver. Reservation Instructions:  Click to reserve a room at the special rates

Hawthorn Suites - Auburn Hills

Hawthorn Suites - Auburn Hills
 1650 N. Opdyke, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 

Special Rates
: $79.00 per night plus applicable taxes. Further discounts available for extended stays. Reservation Instructions: Enter the code LKM4 under Special Rates and Codes to access the Oakland University rates.  If calling by phone (248-373-3342) to make the reservation, please be sure to reference Oakland University.
Student Host Program
Student Host Program

The Medical Student Government offers a student-run host program as one option for lodging while you are in town.  Assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please visit the  student host program web site for more information.

Oakland University Preferred Partner Hotels
For a list of the Oakland University preferred partner hotels, visit the OU Local Community webpage and click the Hotels and Motels tab.