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Welcome Week

Friday, August 21
  • Veterans Support Services: Jumpstart for Veterans
    • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Banquet Room A, Oakland Center


Sunday, August 30
  • University Housing: Check-In for incoming freshman, transfer students and other new residents
  • Barnes & Noble @ Oakland University Bookstore: VIP Event for First Year Students and Parents
    • 2-5 p.m., OU Bookstore, Lower Level of the Oakland Center
  • Residence Halls Association: Ice Cream Social
    • 7-8 p.m., Hamlin Circle
  • Residence Halls Association: Screen of the Green featuring "Pitch Perfect 2"
    • 8:30-11 p.m.. in front of Oak View Hall


Monday, August 31
  • University Housing: Check-In for incoming freshman, transfer students and other new residents
  • Residence Halls Association: Open Mic Night
    • 8-10 p.m., Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall


Tuesday, September 1 - (No Classes)
  • University Housing: Check-In for new and returning apartment and cottage residents, and returning residence halls residents
  • Center for Student Activities: Jump Start for First Year Students
    • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
  • Center for Student Activities: Student Organization Officer Training #1
    • Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m., Training 1-5 p.m., Room 201, Dodge Hall
  • Residence Halls Association: Mall Crawl
    • 1-4 p.m., Hamlin Circle
  • Residence Halls Association: Comedian Pete Lee
    • 7-8 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
  • Greek Council & Center for Student Activities: "The Walk" to Meadow Brook Hall
    • Tour leaves at 9 p.m., Meet at Hamlin Circle, between Hamlin and Vandenberg Halls


Wednesday, September 2 (No Classes)

  • Center for Student Activities: Student Organization Officer Training #2
    • Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., Training 8 a.m.-Noon, Room 201, Dodge Hall
  • Center for Student Activities: Jump Start for Transfer Students
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Superior A & B, Oakland Center
  • Orientation and New Student Programs: Orientation II- New Student Convocation, Academic Open Houses, and Involvement Fair
    • Check-in: Noon, Elliot Tower
    • Convocation: 2-3 p.m., O'rena, Recreation and Athletics Center
    • Academic Open Houses: 3-4 p.m., TBD
    • Involvement Fair: 4:15-5:15 p.m., Outdoors, Between the Oakland Center and Kresge Library (Rainsite: Oakland Center)
  • Center for Student Activities, Grizz Gang, and Residence Halls Association: Fall Fever Food Fest
    • 6-8 p.m., Outdoors, Hamlin Cirlce, Between Hamlin and Vandenberg Halls 
  • Athletics: Meijar Mania
    • 8-11 p.m., 2754 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills
    • FREE bus transportation from Hamlin Circle to Meijer


Thursday, September 3 (First Day of Classes)

  • Classes begin at 7:30 a.m.
  • Student Organic Farmers: Farmers Market
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
  • Center for Multicultural Initiatives and Association of Black Students: Welcome BBQ
    • 6-9 p.m., Elliot Tower (Rainsite: Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center)
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: Bonfire
    • 8-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex (P11 Parking Lot)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council: NPHC Yard Show
    • 9-11 p.m., Elliot Tower (Rainsite: Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center)


Friday, September 4

  • Oakland University Student Congress and Center for Student Activities: OU's Campaign Kickoff to End Campus Sexual Assaults
    • Noon-1 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
  • International Students and Scholars Office & Academic Affairs: International Welcome Reception
    • 4-6 p.m., Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: FEED (drama) 
    • 8-10 p.m., Varner Lab Theatre, Room 133, Varner Hall
  • Residence Halls Association: Screen of the Green featuring "Jurassic World"
    • 8:30-11 p.m., In front of Oak View Hall


Saturday, September 5
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: FEED (drama) 
    • 2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., Varner Lab Theatre, Room 133, Varner Hall
  • Residence Halls Association: "Bond-fire"
    • 8-10 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex (P11 Parking Lot)


Sunday, September 6
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: FEED (drama)
    • 2-4 p.m., Varner Lab Theatre, Room 133, Varner Hall
  • WXOU: Annual Welcome Party at Classic Lanes featuring live music by The Shoes, unlimited bowling (for $10) contests, and giveaways
    • 8 p.m.-Midnight, 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills


Monday, September 7 (LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES) 




Tuesday, September 8
  • Interfraternity Council: Meet the Greeks
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., between North and South Foundation Halls
  • College of Arts & Sciences: International Literacy Day & Kickoff to CAS 2015-16 Theme- Cracking Codes Literacy Now
    • Noon-1 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
  • Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC), The Oakland Post, Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB), Student Program Board (SPB), Student Video Productions (SVP), Student Life Lecture Board (SLLB), Club Sports, WXOU, Center for Student Activities, Gender & Sexuality Center, and Student Technology Center: SAFAC Open House
    • Noon-2 p.m., Lower Level of the Oakland Center
  • University Housing Student Success Services: Academic Peer Mentor Meet and Greet & Pizza Party
    • 5-7 p.m., Room 208, Oak View Hall
  • Center for Student Activities: Student Organization Officer Training #3
    • Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m., Training 5-9 p.m., Room 201, Dodge Hall
  • Alpha Phi Omega: Bonfire
    • 6-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex (P11 Parking Lot)
  • Muggle Quidditch League of Oakland University: Outdoor Movie Night featuring "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" with a Goblet of Fire Tournament
    • 7 p.m., Outdoors, North Side of the Oakland Center


Wednesday, September 9
  • Interfraternity Council: Greek 101
    • 11-11:30 a.m. (Session 1), 1- 1:30 p.m. (Session 2), 3-3:30 p.m. (Session 3) Gold Room A, Oakland Center
  • Graham Health Center and OU Counseling Center: Open House
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Graham Health Center
  • North Foundation Hall Student Services: Open House
    • 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., North Foundation Hall
  • Student Program Board: "Hump Day"
    • Noon-2 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
  • Catholic Campus Ministry at OU (formerly Agape University Ministry): Meet, Greet & Eat
    • Noon-2 p.m., South Side of the Oakland Center
  • Gender & Sexuality Center: SAFE Training On Campus - Ally Training
    • Noon, Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center
  • Environmental Health and Safety & Rochester Hills Fire Department: Mock Dorm Room Burn Demonstration
    • 2 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
  • WXOU: Record Swap
    • 4-8 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center


Thursday, September 10
  • Center for Student Activities and Student Activities Funding Board: "GrizzFest" for Students & Greek Organizations, Club Sports, Community Businesses, and Volunteer Opportunities
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mall in front of Kresge Library (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 15)
  • Oakland University Student Congress: Rock 4 Rights Kickoff with the Mobile Branch Office (full-service Michigan Secretary of State branch office on wheels)
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Mall in front of Kresge Library (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 15)
  • Student Organic Farmers: Farmers Market
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mall in front of Kresge Library
  • Interfraternity Council: Fraternity Open House
    • 4-5 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
  • Campus Recreation: Intramural Sport Sand Volleyball Tournament
    • 5 p.m., Sand Volleyball Court, 4000 Building, Ann V. Nicholson (Student) Apartments
  • Social Work Club: Bonfire
    • 6-11 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex (P11 Parking Lot)


Friday, September 11
  • Student Veterans at Oakland University and Center for Student Activities: 9-11 Remembrance/Honoring First Responders
    • 8:46 a.m., Elliot Tower
  • The Oakland Post: Party with the Post
    • Noon-1 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
  • Student Program Board: SPB Carnival
    • 4-11 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
  • Sigma Pi Fraternity: 21st Annual Pig Roast
    • 4-11 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center
  • Oakland University Art Gallery: Opening Reception for "Employees Only" Exhibition
    • 5-7 p.m., Room 208, Wilson Hall
  • Biomedical Science Society: Bonfire
    • 6-8:30 p.m., Bonfire Pit, Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex (P11 Parking Lot)
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: Iphigenia based on Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis
    • 8-10 p.m., Varner Studio Theatre, Varner Hall
  • Student Video Productions: Outdoor Movie Night fearuring TBD
    • 9-11 p.m., North Side of the Oakland Center


Saturday, September 12
  • Fashion House of OU: Fashion Show
    • 4-9 p.m., Gold Rooms, Oakland Center
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: Alta Dantzler, Faculty Voice Recital 
    • 8 p.m., Varner Recital Hall, Varner Hall
  • Department of Music, Theatre and Dance: Iphigenia based on Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis
    • 8-10 p.m., Varner Studio Theatre, Varner Hall


Thursday, September 13
  • LGBTIQA Fall Welcome Reception for OU Students, Faculty and Staff Sponsored by Gay/Straight Alliance, LGBT Employee Resource Group, and the Gender and Sexuality Center
    • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., North Side of Oakland Center (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 22)


* Welcome Week schedule subject to change *