OU dancers, Take Root perform in Berlin

Oakland University dance students and Take Root, OU's contemporary dance company-in-residence, recently travelled to Berlin, Germany where they were able to learn about German dance techniques and perform at the Uferstudios.

Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy partner for ‘3+3’ degree program

A new agreement between Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

OU's Joe Smith named Horizon League Male Diver of the Year

Joe Smith seems most comfortable at the edge of a diving board. The Oakland University junior, majoring in accounting, has quickly made a name for himself as a diver who can keep a cool head under pressure, and it shows in his dedication as a student-athlete.

Chartwells to hire 150+ employees for OU Campus

Due to the addition of the new student housing facility Hillcrest Hall, the expanded Oakland Center dining offerings and the general need for more employees on Oakland University’s campus, Chartwells Higher Education, OU’s food service partner, will be hosting a free, drop-in job fair on campus Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 12. They hope to hire 150 employees with about 20% of those being OU students.

OU conference to spotlight Flint water crisis, community health

As part of the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference taking place July 19-21 at Oakland University, OU will host a Community Health Mini-Conference on Friday, July 20 featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research revealed that children in Flint, Mich. were exposed to harmful levels of lead in their drinking water.

Mr. OU

Glenn McIntosh has a determined-to-win attitude that dates back to his adolescent years. Raised in a low-income household on the west side of Detroit, he beat inner-city adversity to graduate high school with magna cum laude honors and all-city and all-state accolades in football and track and field.


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  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU 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."

  • 142

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    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)