First Year Advising Center
North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-3227
Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
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Residential Academic Services

Student Success

University Housing's student success services encourage and empower undergraduate students to achieve academic excellence. Working closely with The Tutoring Center, Writing Center, academic advisers, and other campus partners, we provide a wide range of free services and support to all on-campus residents. We believe that each student has the ability to succeed by engaging actively in the learning process; by utilizing our resources and meeting with the student success staff, you can become an active participant in your education, and take positive steps toward reaching your exceptional potential! You can reach us at (248) 370-3570 or

Peer Mentors

How They Help

Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) live in the residence halls and apartments, and offer free tutoring at various locations that include Hamlin and Oak View halls. Tutor nights are held Monday-Thursday from 8 - 11 p.m. in both locations.

The APMs also host workshops and online chats in topics like time management, motivation and goal-setting. If you would like to reach an APM for support, please email or call (248) 370-3323.

Get Rewarded

APMs distribute Study Bucks to residents they "catch" studying. Everyone who earns a Study Buck is then entered into a drawing to win fun prizes and OU swag!

Living-Learning Communities

First-year students who live in one of OU's living-learning communities can maximize engagement in their major through special programming and academic connections with faculty staff and their peers.

Contact University Housing for details on the living-learning communities listed below. You can register to live in a living-learning community when you apply for housing onlineIf you've already submitted a contract and did not indicate your interest in a living-learning community, please contact our front desk at (248) 370-3570.

My First Year Experience (Students exploring majors)
Students who live in this community will explore a variety of academic majors and careers by engaging in activities that promote the development of academic a social networks. Residents also have the opportunity to take field trips to places like the Detroit Institute of Arts and a variety of other metro Detroit locations. 


Students with a major in the School of Engineering and Computer Science will live with other future engineers and have the opportunity to participate in off-site field trips to local businesses.


Students with a major in the School of Business Administration will develop a deeper understanding of Oakland's business program and participate in academic and leadership workshops.


Students interested in applying for the nursing program will receive mentoring from current nursing students and participate in experiential learning opportunities within the School of Nursing.