COVID-19: LATEST UPDATES

Oakland University is committed to taking all measures within its power to protect those on our campus from this public health threat.

OU archival project chronicles everyday life amid pandemic

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Oakland University has launched a grassroots effort to document the experiences of people in Southeast Michigan. People can submit photos, written journals, flyers, video and audio files, screenshots, and other materials through a simple online form.

Oakland University announces no tuition increase for Fall 2020

Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz has announced plans for the university to freeze tuition costs for Fall 2020. At the same time, the university is implementing additional health and safety measures to re-open safely and welcome students back this fall to the third safest campus in the country.

OU campus a local hotspot for birds and birdwatchers

Without the usual bustle of students, faculty and staff, Oakland University’s campus may appear unusually quiet these days. But for birding enthusiasts like Chandler Mancuso, the campus’s 1,400-plus acres are alive with the sights and sounds of nature.

CARES Act emergency grant application open now

On May 22, 2020, Oakland University released the application process for additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) emergency grants for students.

OU earns highest possible ranking for support of student veterans

For the fourth consecutive year, Oakland University received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).

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  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • 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."

  • 143

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 130

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2019

  • 3.5

    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

  • 3,000

    students who live in on-campus housing (19% of student population)