Division of Student Affairs & Diversity

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4200

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

Remote Student Employment - Exception Request

Student employees are not permitted to work remotely in response to the COVID-19 work arrangement. Supervisors must complete the appropriate Remote Student Employment - Exception Request Form below if you are seeking an exception. All requests will be reviewed by the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Diversity. You will be notified if you are granted an exception and your student employee is permitted to work remotely.

Beginning with Fall 2021 and the return to campus with pre-pandemic services, student employees will not be permitted to work remotely.  The exception request process has been discontinued for employment beginning August 23, 2021.

Summer 2021 Remote Student Employment - Exception Request Form

VPN Access Request

As a supervisor, if you need your student working remotely to have VPN access to complete their job requirements, you must make that request separately.  Please use the appropriate request form as follows:


Summer 2021 - Student Employment VPN Access Request Form

* Fall 2021 - Student Employment VPN Access Request Form

* Due to the return to campus expectations for Fall 2021, VPN access approvals will be extremely limited.  Student employees are expected to work in-person on campus, negating the need for VPN access.


Graduate Student VPN Access Request


UTS VPN Access Request

Please only make student VPN requests for critical business functions that can only be performed on OU's VPN access.  Examples of this would include access to Banner, Argos, Percussion, and shared drives.  Oakland email, virtual meetings and Moodle do not need VPN access. 

Division of Student Affairs & Diversity

We want each OU student to take full advantage of the rich array of student life opportunities such as student clubs, health and counseling services, free tutoring, outstanding residential and dining programs, study skills seminars, recreation and more!

You might ask: Why would I? — a busy student with family responsibilities, classes, a part-time job and social relationships — invest time to become involved in any of these activities outside the classroom? Because many of these programs will complement your studies and ultimately help you achieve greater academic and personal success in your life.

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