O'Dowd Hall, Room 100
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3450
Registrar Services fax: (248) 370-3890
Academic Records: fax: (248) 370-2586
Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Classroom Reservations

Request a general purpose room for academic or non-class events/meetings. Generally, requests cannot be submitted during final examination periods.  The priority of general purpose classrooms are for academic classes, all other requests are prioritized accordingly.  During times of peak volume, and the month before a semester begins, non-academic requests may require several weeks of review time as academic class requests and adjustments are prioritized to meet the primary function of general purpose classrooms.

Reservation Dates and Deadlines

Requests will not be processed until the the initial class schedule is assigned rooms.  If you have a unique reservation that needs to be reviewed earlier, please email gproomrequest@oakland.edu with an explanation of the early request.  Generally, the dates are as follows for the upcoming academic year:

  • Summer - January 1
  • Fall & Winter - April 1

Rush Requests

Currently there are no specific deadlines for requests, but we do require a minimum 5 business days for processing.  If you have a special circumstance and are requesting close to your event, please call us after you have submitted a request explaining you have a rush request at (248) 370-3450.

Please Note: Academic class requests always receive priority, these are classes with CRNs or other program requirements students must attend.  All other requests are considered non-academic class requests . During high volume times non-class requests may not be processed for several weeks.  During high volume times, proximity of event start will be taken into account as well.

Request Forms
Please submit an Ad Astra Room Request (brief instructions for using Ad Astra) for a general purpose room assignment.

Please fill out the final exam assignment request for a final exam assignment, including a general purpose room assignment, if needed.

Questions or comments can be sent to gproomrequest@oakland.edu.

Policies, Guidelines and Values

The Registrar has the authority to review and approve classroom schedules and assignments for compliance with established policies and procedures.  General Purpose Classrooms are scheduled on a priority basis for class instruction in support of the academic mission of the institution.  View policy 190 on classroom scheduling for more information on room scheduling priority.

Guidelines for requests to use general purpose classrooms

  • Only OU faculty and staff may sponsor/reserve usage of a general purpose room. Student organizations should contact the Center for Student Activities.
  • Visit the classroom inspector to view features of available classrooms. 
  • The Office of the Registrar recommends 14 day notice for room reservation requests.  Please allow minimum five business days to process your request. 
  • Insufficient information causes delays in processing your request. 
  • General purpose rooms are unavailable during the week(s) of exams and during semester breaks. 
  • NOTE: The person, department or organization reserving the space is responsible for the immediate clean up of the area and returning the room(s) to order. Trash must be disposed of outside of classrooms and conferences rooms.
  • Only classrooms are reserved in reservation.  Hallways, atriums, lobbies etc are unique reservations, typically with the Dean's Office of the School in the same building.

Room Usage Policies and Procedures

You are responsible for adhering to Oakland University General Purpose room usage policies and procedures which are listed below:

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