Campus Life

College is more than just books. It’s about building lifelong friendships, discovering your passion, pursuing opportunities and creating your future. At Oakland University, you’ll explore and cultivate who you are, and transform into who you want to be.


Home of the Golden Grizzlies, more than 2,700 residents and 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students live and breathe Oakland University. At OU, the opportunities -- educational, cultural, recreational and social -- are endless.

Situated outside of downtown Detroit and spread across 1,400 acres in the heart of Rochester and Auburn Hills, OU has six residence halls, two apartment complexes, a state of the art recreation center and athletic dome, and houses the OU Art Gallery, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Theatre and the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

With 17 fraternities and sororities, 18 NCAA Division I sports programs, and more than 300 student organizations, OU offers an abundance of campus life opportunities for you to discover your passion and get involved. This is OU, welcome home.

Featured Event

October 13-14

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

All day events

Upcoming Events

September 27

Fall Career Fair

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

September 28

Engineering and IT Career Fair

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

September 15 - October 12

Hispanic Heritage Month

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