Oakland University
3,038 Golden Grizzlies will earn their degree this weekend. Follow @OUPD on Twitter for updates on commencement traffic and parking.

Congratulations Graduates

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Student retention rates have improved significantly since the center opened in fall 2012.

First Year Advising Center
celebrates graduation
of first class

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OU plans to break ground on the seven story housing complex in early June with an anticipated project completion date of August 2018.

Designs approved for
750-bed housing complex

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Karie Altman, a fourth-year student in Oakland University’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program, has been investigating the effects of temperature variability on host-parasite interactions.

Research: temps matter
when trying to
predict disease outcomes

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The publication ranked the master’s program 18th out of 115 U.S. graduate programs in nursing-anesthesia.

U.S. News & World Report:
OU nurse anesthesia program
among best in nation

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This is OU

In spirit of the words of Andrew Carnegie, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate in 1957 to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise," establishing what is now Oakland University. The OU campus has 1,443 acres with the historic address of Rochester, Michigan, and includes the National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall.

Grounded in teaching, service and research, Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs to aspiring minds from its large campus spanning two thriving cities (Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills) in southeast Michigan. OU's distinctive educational approach connects 20,711 students, over 100,000 alumni and its surrounding communities to the unique and diverse opportunities within the region and beyond. OU students are given what they need to build a solid academic foundation to be prepared for unlimited possibilities.



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Doctoral, master's, degree and certificate programs
Enrolled students for fall 2015
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Over 100,000 alumni
Incoming freshman average GPA
Countries in which to study abroad

Become a Golden Grizzly

Turn your academic dreams into reality at Oakland University. A doctoral, research intensive university, OU offers more than 130 bachelor's degrees and over 130 graduate and certificate programs for endless opportunities.

Over-achievers thrive at OU while conducting research, studying abroad, competing in Division I athletics, leading student orgs, performing on the stage, landing internships, and learning without limits.