Experience the wonder of Meadow Brook Hall’s Holiday Walk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Meadow Brook Hall’s annual Holiday Walk will return for the 48th season, bringing unmatched holiday splendor and an enchanting series of events from Friday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 23.

OU’s Leadership Academy recognized with Excellence and Innovation Award

Oakland University’s Leadership Academy was recently selected as the winner of the 2019 American Association of State Colleges and Universities Excellence and Innovation Award for Leadership Development and Diversity.

Macomb-OU Incubator offers new cybersecurity class

Oakland University’s Macomb-OU Inc. has launched a program aimed at helping Macomb County teachers learn best practices in cybersecurity education, an area that has become more important as technology-related data and security threats increase.

International relations major studies Arabic in Morocco

Ghazi Ghazi spent eight weeks in Morocco as part of the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship program.

OU awarded grants to preserve archives and special collections

As part of the grant, Sean Ferguson, a preservation specialist at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, visited campus to advise library staff on program implementation and assist with placement of data loggers at strategic locations throughout OU Archives and Special Collections.

WNBA MVP, Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie to keynote annual Keeper of the Dream Awards

Oakland University will welcome three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie as the keynote speaker for its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20, 2020.

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Campus Tours


College Credit Advising Day

November 20

Varner Vitality Lecture Keynote Speaker Lech Wałęsa

November 15

Watch Live
Get Ready for College

December 3

Health Sciences and Nursing Day

January 11

Engineering and Computer Science Day

January 25

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • 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)