2019 Welcome Week

September 3-11, 2019

Get your fall semester off to an exciting start by getting involved in OU's Welcome Week, September 3 - September 11. To learn how to get more involved, visit the Office for Student Involvement.

Featured Events

Two females wearing white shirts that say Greek Life at the Involvement Fair


Involvement Fair

The Involvement fair is a volunteer, community business and involvement fair! There are over 200 tables with information on how to get involved!


Two men on a green carnival ride


Grizz Fest

Start your OU career off right and get involved with local business, non-profits and more than 300 student organizations.

Female student wearing an O U shirt posing with The Grizz at Grizzfest


Sigma Pi Pig Roast & SPB Carnival

Join the Sigma Pi fraternity for a Greek style Pig Roast and the Student Program Board for a night of rides, games and entertainment.

Two female students laughing at the L O L Comedy Show


Road March to End Hunger

Help end hunger for local veterans by donating canned goods and other non perishable goods September 8 at 11 a.m. outside of South Foundation Hall.

All Events

Tuesday, September 3

12:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Orientation Part Two: New Student Convocation and Academic Open Houses
O'rena, Recreation and Athletics Center
3 - 5 p.m.
Orientation Part 2: Oakland Center Reception and Resource Fair
Oakland Center
8 p.m. - Midnight
Athletics Department: Meijer Mania
Meet at Hamlin Circle (bus transportation provided)

Wednesday, September 4

Noon - 1 p.m.
Student Program Board Hump Day
Elliott Tower
4 - 6 p.m.
Golden Grizzly "Meet & Greet" for International Students
Oakland Center, Banquet Room A
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Center for Multicultural Initiatives Welcome BBQ
Elliott Tower
9 - 11 p.m.
NPHC Yard Show
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms

Thursday, September 5

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall Grizz Fest - Student Organizations, Business and Volunteer Fair
Elliott Tower
7 - 8 p.m.
Kickoff of Thursday Night Main Stage - Featuring Comedian Michael Dean Ester
The Habitat - Oakland Center
10 - 11:30 p.m.
Oakland University Student Congress S'mores and Pours (Bonfire and BYOB)
Bonfire Pit

Friday, September 6

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Graham Health Center "Free to Pee" and OU Counseling Center Open House
Graham Health Center
3 - 5 p.m.
Academic Affairs and ISSO International Welcome Reception
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms
5 - 10 p.m.
SPB Carnival and 25th Annual Sigma Pi Pig Roast
North Side of Oakland Center
6 - 8 p.m.
WXOU Live Concert
North Side Lawn of Oakland Center
8 - 10 p.m.
Student Video Productions Out Door Movie: Us
North Side Lawn of Oakland Center

Saturday, September 7

7 - 9 p.m.
OSI and Residence Life Association Welcome Event: Hypnotist Anna Rose
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms

Sunday, September 8

2 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment Orientation
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms
7 - 10 p.m.
Grizz Gang Bowling Party
Classic Lanes, Rochester Hills

Monday, September 9

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
OSI and Red Cross Blood Drive
Oakland Center, Rooms 128 - 130
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Tutoring Center, "Meet and Greet"
North Foundation Hall, Room 103
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
NFH and Student Services Open House
North Foundation Hall

Tuesday, September 10

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
State of Michigan Secretary of State Mobile Office for Voter Registration and SOS Services
Mall Area - Between North and South Foundation
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Tutoring Center Drop-In Algebra Review
North Foundation Hall, Room 103
7:30 - 10 p.m.
University Recreation and Well-Being Find Your Fit
Recreation Center
9 - 11 p.m.
"The Walk" to Meadow Brook Hall
Meet at Hamlin Circle

Wednesday, September 11

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Student Veterans of OU 9-11 Remembrance and Road March for Hunger
Elliott Tower
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SAFAC and Lower Level of OC Open House
Oakland Center, Lower Level
5 - 7 p.m.
Golden Key International Honour Society and Student Video Productions: Monsters University
The Oakland Center, The Habitat
7 - 9 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life "All We Do Is Step, Stroll, and Hop" featuring Rasheed Cromwell, JD
Oakland Center, Founders Ballrooms A - B