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Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130

Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130

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Whether you’re taking in a lecture by your favorite faculty member at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, networking with alumni in your career field, or cheering on the Golden Grizzlies for Rivalry Day, OU Alumni are gathering around Detroit and beyond!

The Oakland University Office of Alumni Engagement offers events on-campus and around the country so you can share your Golden Grizzly pride and stay engaged with your alma mater!

Signature Events:

Alumni Awards

The OUAA hosts the Alumni Awards annually, bringing together hundreds of OU graduates to honor achievements in business, community service, volunteerism, and more. The 2019 Alumni Awards is Saturday, November 23, 2019

Registration coming soon.

View the 2019 Alumni Award recipients making a difference in our community. 

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Return to campus each Fall to reminisce your favorite memories with former classmates while taking in all of the new things Oakland University has to offer. All are encouraged to attend Homecoming weekend on October 11-12, 2019. For a complete list of homecoming activities, visit

The 50th Reunion class of 1969, along with all previous classes (1963-1969) are invited to attend the 2019 Golden Celebration, during homecoming weekend. Visit for a complete list of reunion activities and registration.

OU Night at Comerica Park

Gather in Downtown Detroit with Grizz and Paws for the annual OU Night at Comerica Park! Bring the whole family for a night at Comerica Park with a limited edition black and gold Detroit Tigers hat.

2020 OU Night at Comerica Park registration coming soon!

OUAA Golf Challenge

Swing into Summer with the Annual OUAA Golf Challenge – supporting the OUAA Scholarship Program! Alumni and friends are encouraged to sponsor a package or bring a foursome for a day of golf on the Sharf and Katke-Cousins courses.

The 16th Annual OUAA Golf Challenge will take place in June 2020. Registration and sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

All Upcoming Events

Beer, Brats and The Bear Alumni Homecoming Welcome Reception

October 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a night of Oktoberfest food, craft beers, mixing with fellow alums, taking a spin on the dance floor and taking lots of pics with Grizz!

Golden Celebration Reunion - Classes of 1963-1969

October 11, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

Come home to Oakland University for the 2019 Golden Celebration. The 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969 will be celebrated, and all alumni from the Class of 1969 and earlier are invited to attend!

MBA 40th Reunion Dinner - Class of '79

October 11, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

All members from the MBA Class of 1979 are invited to join us for a private 40th Reunion dinner.

E-MBA Alumni Brunch

October 12, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.

On behalf of Dean Mazzeo, you are invited to a private E-MBA Alumni Brunch inside OU's Art Gallery to kickoff OU Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming Festival

October 12, 2019 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Students, alumni, family and friends are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming Festival!

Murder Mystery Dinner at Meadow Brook Hall

October 24, 2019 – 6 p.m.

This isn't your average dinner party and will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the evening. The night promises to be filled with mystery, cocktails, and a three-course dinner.