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Approximately 2,700 students move in to on-campus res hall and student apartments. Fall semester kicks off with Welcome Week Sept. 2-12 and classes begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.
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OU's permanent art collection has over 1,500 pieces including Saints and Sinners, various sculptures, and the Chinese scrolls in Kresge Library. Much of the permanent collection in the OU Art Gallery is of African, Chinese and Japanese heritage in the early to mid-20th century.

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Art Gallery

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The Music, Theatre and Dance students who took the journey to the Greek island of Hydra will be performing the classical play “Iphigenia at Aulis” from Sept. 11-13 at Oakland University’s Varner Studio Theatre.

Students to perform
ancient Greek play

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As part of a new and ongoing partnership, students in Oakland University’s communication, journalism, political science and public administration programs go to work in the City of Pontiac.

Pontiac Partnership opens
doors for service learning

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Dr. Frank Giblin returns from China with two new appointments as visiting professor at a medical school and hospital in Shiyan, Hubei. During his trip, he gave lectures on research currently underway in the Eye Research Institute. Pictured: Senior Biology major Caroline Cencer analyzes results with Dr. Giblin in the ERI.

Research sparks collaboration
with Chinese institutions

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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 20,519 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 2014
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Over 100,000 alumni
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