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Events

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning hosts events each year for prospective and current graduate students. View the list of events for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year below. 

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Graduate school information/recruiting events

On-campus events
  • Graduate school information table
    • Friday, December 8, 2017
    • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Graduate school information table
    • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Graduate school information table
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Graduate school information table
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Graduate school information table
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • Oakland Center, 11 am - 1 pm
Off-campus events

Dissertation 101: A bi-weekly series for graduate writers and their supervisors

The Oakland University Writing Center and OU Libraries have partnered to provide OU's graduate students with research and writing support for their theses and dissertations. 

For any questions about the process or would like to discuss your needs further, please contact Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, Writing Center at wynn@oakland.edu or at (248) 370-3105. 

Ph.D. students get-together

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning is inviting all Ph.D. students to a monthly get-together for the purpose of building a Ph.D. students community and to discuss topics of interest to all Ph.D. students. Our focus is to create a doctoral students community where students can share experiences and discuss topics of interest to them. 

We have scheduled the following dates in the Nyberg Room (242) in the Library from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. 

Graduate teaching assistant series

How will your skills and experience as a graduate student translate to your own classroom? This fall workshop series will introduce basic components of successful teaching, with opportunities to develop pedagogy and practice teaching skills. Skills include developing a syllabus, methods of presenting content and enhancing student learning, classroom management and assessing student performance. This series will help graduate students who are teaching assistants or who are interested in becoming future faculty members. 

Attend orientation and register for the whole series at oakland.edu/cetl/gradseries

*There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series will receive a certificate upon completion.

Graduate students end of semester social party

Join your fellow graduate students and the Dean of Graduate Education for an evening of mingling, conversation and fun! 

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • 5 pm - 7 pm
    • Oakland Center, Banquet Room B 
    • RSVP TODAY

Graduate student research conference

All graduate students are cordially invited to submit an abstract for the 2018 Graduate Student Research Conference to be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 in the Oakland Center. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 8 pm

Your abstract should be 200-300 words and include:

  • Brief introduction that summarizes the significance and goals of the study
  • Description of methodology
  • Summary of findings
  • Avoid jargon, equations, formulas and spell out acronyms
  • Write your abstract in Word and than copy and paste in the fields provided on the submission form

Only abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered for review. In early February, you will be informed if you have been selected to present at the conference. 

Please contact Professor Chris Stiller at cstiller@oakland.edu for questions or information about the conference. 


To learn more please review our 2017 Graduate Student Research Conference

Graduate assistant orientation

Current graduate assistants are invited to attend an orientation to learn about academic policies and processes that impact their graduate assistantship experience. 

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • 5 pm - 7 pm
    • Nyberg Room #242, Kresge Library
    • RSVP Today

For more information about graduate assistantships visit our financial assistance page

Graduate student orientation

New and current students are invited to attend an orientation to learn about academic policies and processes that impact their graduate student experience. 

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    • 5 pm - 7 pm
    • Oakland Room, Oakland Center
    • RSVP Today 

Students can review our presentation from Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and contact us if there are any questions or concerns. 

Graduate open house

The Graduate Open House is a great opportunity for you to come to campus, meet with Program Representatives and Discover all the OU has to offer! 

  • Explore more that 130 Doctorate, Master's and Graduate Certificate Programs 
  • Learn about Financial Aid and Payment Options 
  • Receive information on the Admission Requirements and the Application Process 
  • Light Refreshments and gifts will be provided 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • Main Campus, Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms 
  • We recommend parking in P-1 and using the west entrance. The banquet rooms are located on the top floor
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