Oakland point guard Kay Felder shoots for the NBA, scores a spot with Cavaliers

Felder becomes only the second Oakland player in program history to be drafted to the NBA, as Keith Benson was selected 48th overall in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

Art Garage provides space for inspiration and collaboration

The Art Garage opened on June 22, providing a space for students to collaborate on projects using equipment ranging from 3-D printers to traditional wood and metal working tools. The Art Garage will also be open to OU alums with opportunities for community partners.

Students and alumni compete in Amazon robotics competition

A team of eight current students and alumni have teamed up with local robotics firm Dataspeed, Inc., to compete for the second year in the Amazon Picking Challenge.

New partnership helps bring study abroad within reach

Generation Study Abroad's mission dovetails with Oakland’s goal of tripling the number of its students who study abroad before graduating.

New course explores Buddhist traditions

The course, Introduction to Buddhist Traditions, will trace the historical development of Buddhism in India and its spread throughout Asia and beyond.

Engineering Society of Detroit recognizes OU student

The Engineering Society of Detroit names Computer Science major Andrew Alisa as their College Student of the Year.

Admissions Events

Transfer Open House

July 13

Transfer Tuesday

July 26

Are you Ready for College?

Aug. 5

College Palooza

Aug. 13

Campus Tours


Orientation Part I

Various Dates

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Thursday, July 07, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
  • Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs with over 20,000 students currently enrolled. The 1,443 acre campus spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 133

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 136

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 20,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2015

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 19.4%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 745

    international students

  • 102K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)