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John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130
ouaa@oakland.edu

Alumni Engagement

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

colorful buildings along either side of a river with boats in it, in Italy

Golden Grizzlies Getaways

Pack your suitcase and your love for learning when you travel with Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Getaways, the official travel program of the OU Alumni Association. Choose from extraordinary places to explore and immerse yourself in the history, art, culture and cuisine in faraway corners of the globe. You’ll be in good company when sharing your travel experience with fellow OU alumni with a mutual interest in discovery and adventure.

French Rivera: February 15-23, 2020

Pricing from $1,899 with airfare.

Uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely multi-night stay, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur. Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. Shop like a local at Nice’s colorful flower market. It’s time you lived a little bit of the good life. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

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Classical Greece: March 15-24, 2020

Pricing from $1,999 with airfare

Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece's most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens your way – choose a tour of the incredible Acropolis, or embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. In Athens, enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and entertainment at a family-owned taverna in the lively Plaka district. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Olympia. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5185 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

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Legacies and Legends: May 8-20, 2020

Starting price: $3,899

Immerse yourself in the culture and charm of the eastern Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera on this spectacular eleven-night cruise. Tour the shores of the eastern Mediterranean on this incredible journey aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Your journey begins in Rome, the world's greatest empire and now the capital of modern Italy. Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit https://www.gonext.com/groups/oakland-university/ to book your trip. 

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Great Pacific Northwest Cruise: July 5-13, 2020

Starting Price: $3,899

Discover the Pacific Northwest while cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers on this week long journey aboard the American Empress. Arrive in Portland and make your way to Vancouver, a city that's home to a bounty of colorful gardens and boasts easy access to the great outdoors. Visit Sacajawea State Park where Lewis and Clark and their Shoshone guide camped in 1805 during their famous expedition. End your trip in Clarkston, situated in the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley and touted as the gateway to Hells Canyon, Norh America's deepest river gorge. Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit https://www.gonext.com/groups/oakland-university/ to book your trip. 

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The Northern Lights of Finland: November 7-14, 2020

Pricing from $4,549 with airfare

Set off to explore Finland and go in search of the shimmering aurora borealis (northern lights). Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition. Meet Santa Claus in his home. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University to book your trip.

Learn more about the Northern Lights of Finland trip.

Gondolas to Gaudi Cruise: May 11-24, 2021
Starting Price: $4,199

Span the shores of the Mediterranean on this epic twelve-night journey aboard Oceania Cruises’  Marina.   Begin your travels in Venice, a timeless city of bridges and marble palaces.  Before your journey ends in Barcelona, explore historic sites in Palma de Mallorca like the Arab Baths, or stroll the Playa de Palma, a nearly four-mile-long beach lined with shops and cafés. Contact GoNext Travel Agency at (800) 842-9023 and reference Oakland University or visit https://www.gonext.com/groups/oakland-university/ to book your trip.
Treasures of Europe: May 2021

12 days, 15 meals

From London to Rome; travel across two countries on high-speed trains, enjoy free time in Paris and Rome, stroll through the floating city of Venice and enjoy an unforgettable dinner cruise on the River Seine. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12420).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Pacific Northwest and California: August 2021

8 days, 10 meals

Visit lively Pike Place Market, venture to Mount St. Helens Visit Center to learn about its volcanic activity and visit Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12440).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria: September 2021

10 days, 12 meals

Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train form Montreux to Gstaad and witness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12335).

More information and pricing coming soon!

Tuscany and the Italian Riviera: October 2021

8 days, 10 meals

Experience a guided tour including a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino and spend three nights in a beautiful Tuscan estate. Contact Collette travel agency at (800) 340-5158 and reference Oakland University for more information (trip #12334).

More information and pricing coming soon!