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Meeting and Event Spaces

The Oakland Center has 18 meeting rooms, some which can be combined to accommodate groups of up to 600 people.

All reservations must be made either by phone, Ext. 3230, or by visiting the Administration and Reservations Office, 118 Oakland Center, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations must be made by a member of the sponsoring group. In an effort to meet the needs of our diverse customers, room assignments are at the sole discretion of the Oakland Center Administration and Reservations Office.

Prior to the start of the Fall and Winter semesters there is a one-day priority booking window for registered student organizations.  At such time, registered student organizations are given priority booking status and may reserve meeting rooms for the upcoming semester on a first-come, first-served basis.  The priority status is for one day only. After student booking day, University departments are allowed to reserve space.  At times special consideration is given to a University department request if the event requires facility space confirmation prior to an off-campus mailing.
Rooms
Large Event/Conference Rooms
Banquet Rooms A and B

Location: Upper Level (A or B)
Size: 52 x 72
Square Feet: 3,744
Size: 104 x 72
Square Feet: 7,488 (Combined)

Amenities: Audio system, wall-mounted screens, 12-to-15-foot ceiling

Seating/Capacity:
Banquet A or B
Banquet A & B
Cabaret200450
Classroom 160300
Conference 250
500
Reception 300
600
Theatre 300600

Gold Rooms A, B and C

Location: Main Level
Size: 24 x 48
Square Feet: 1,152
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen in Gold Room C

Seating/Capacity: Gold A
Gold B
Gold C
Cabaret60120
180
Classroom 56112
 168
Conference 80
160
 270
Reception 100
200
 300
Seminar  40 N/A N/A
Theatre 100200
 300
U-Shape 35 N/A N/A
*Gold rooms can also be considered as medium sized conference rooms.

Oakland Room

Location: Main Level
Size: 24 x 35
Square Feet: 1,728
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen and projector

Seating/Capacity:
Cabaret100
Classroom 64
Conference 96
Reception 125
Seminar 50
Theatre 125
U-Shape45
*The Oakland Room can also be considered a medium sized conference room.

Medium Conference Room
Lake Michigan

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 46
Square Feet: 1,140
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom 54
Conference N/A
Reception N/A
Seminar N/A
Theatre N/A
U-ShapeN/A

Lake Superior A

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 34
Square Feet: 816
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom 54
Conference N/A
Reception N/A
Seminar N/A
Theatre 60
U-ShapeN/A

Lake Superior B

Location: Lower Level
Size: 24 x 34
Square Feet: 816
Floor: Carpet

Amenities: Wall-mounted screen

Seating/Capacity:
Cabaret48
Classroom N/A
Conference N/A
Reception N/A
Seminar N/A
Theatre N/A
U-ShapeN/A


Intimate Conference Rooms
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130

Location: Main Level
Size: 16 x 24 (each room)
Square Feet: 384 (each room)
Floor: Carpet

126 & 127 combined
Size: 24 x 32
Square Feet: 768

128-130 combined
Size: 24 x 48
Square Feet: 1,152

Seating/Capacity: Each Room
126-127
128-130
Cabaret1640
64
Classroom 1640
 56
Conference 16
40
 80
Reception 30
60
 100
Seminar  20 35 45
Theatre 2550
 100
U-Shape16 34 48

Heritage

Location: Main Level
Size: 32 x 32
Square Feet: 1,024
Floor: Carpet

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom 20
Conference 30
Reception 50
Seminar 20
Theatre 30
U-Shape16

Lake Huron

Location: Lower Level
Size: 22 x 34
Square Feet: 748
Floor: Carpet

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom N/A
Conference N/A
Reception N/A
Seminar 20
Theatre N/A
U-Shape19

Lake St. Clair

Location: Main Level
Size: 16 x 24
Square Feet: 384
Floor: Carpet

Seating/Capacity:
CabaretN/A
Classroom N/A
Conference N/A
Reception N/A
Seminar 12
Theatre N/A
U-ShapeN/A

Floor Features
Upper Level Features
  • Banquet Rooms A and B 
(Click to view floor plan)

Main Level Features
  • Café O' Bear's 
  • Fireside Lounge and Exhibit Lounge
  • Chartwells Food Service Office
  • Oakland University Credit Union
  • Grizz Express
  • Hydration Station
  • ID Card Office
  • Meeting Rooms, including the Gold Rooms, Heritage Room, Lake St. Clair Room, Oakland Room and Rooms 125-130
  • Pioneer Food Court, featuring Chick-Fil-A, Chop’d & Wrap’d, Coyote Jack's, Papa John’s Pizza, Rotation Station and Subway
  • OC Administration and Reservations Office
  • Offices for the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
(Click to view floor plan)

Lower Level Features
  • Bumpers Game Room
  • Center for Student Activities
  • Computer Lab
  • CSA Service Window
  • Gender and Sexuality Center
  • Hydration Station
  • Meeting Rooms, including the Lake Huron Room, Lake Superior A, Lake Superior B and Lake Michigan Room 
  • OU Bookstore
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Student Organization Offices, including The Oakland Post, Student Program Board, University Student Congress and WXOU
  • Student Technology Center
  • TV Lounge
(Click to view floor plan)
Suggested Room Layout
 Suggested room layouts for meetings and seminars:
  


 
 

 Suggested room layouts for special events
and wedding receptions:

 


Wedding Layout 1
 Wedding Layout 2