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Types of Events

From wedding receptions to client meetings and training seminars, let your next event be special and hassle free! The Oakland Center provides competitive pricing, exceptional customer service, advanced technology and the ability to personalize your room layout. An experienced planner will assist you in creating the perfect event from start to finish.
User Groups
The policies and procedures that apply to the Oakland Center are listed among Oakland University's Administrative Policies and Procedures.

Student groups receive priority, to the extent possible, over other university and off-campus groups in scheduling facilities at the Oakland Center. In each case, the policies and procedures for reserving meeting rooms and informational tables must be followed. Fees for facility and equipment rental and set up also may apply as prescribed in this policy.

User Group A
Recognized University groups including faculty and staff groups, all University departments, and registered student organizations associated directly with the University. 

Sponsored meetings and events must be directly related to conducting official University business for a University audience which consists primarily of University participants.  Set-up and clean-up fees may be charged to department and organization accounts.  

User Group B
Recognized University groups including faculty and staff groups, all University departments, and registered student organizations associated directly with the University. 

User Group B is different because they charge admission or registration fees, collect donations, generate funds in any manner, promote business products or services, or include event and or meeting participants primarily from off-campus but are related to University business.  Those in User Group B must have a sponsoring department or organization that lists a University department employee or student organization officer as the main contact person for event planning, coordination and decision making. 

This group includes all regional and national conferences affiliated with University departments and/or registered student organizations.  All User Group B fees and charges shall be billed directly to a University account. A facility service agreement is required.

User Group C
Non-recognized groups (Group C) include all off-campus profit and non-profit organizations, groups, corporations, businesses, religious organizations, churches, clubs and individuals. 

User Group C also includes University departments and individually sponsored organizations, events, programs, conferences, camps and meetings which are not directly related to University business.  A facility service agreement is required.
On-Campus Clients
University departments and student organizations have the opportunity to host a variety of events in the Oakland Center. Whether a weekly meeting or a national conference, the Oakland Center can assist with making your event a success.
Off-Campus Clients
University guests have the opportunity to host a variety of events in, and around, the Oakland Center. Whether a weekly meeting or a national conference, the Oakland Center can assist with the planning of your event to make it a success.

The Oakland Center has 18 meeting rooms, some which can be combined to accommodate groups up to 600 people.
Special Events
and Weddings
Let the quality and personal attention of the Oakland Center staff help to make your wedding reception or special event everything that you have dreamed of!
  • Event coordination
  • Exceptional on-site catering with specialized menus, linens and experienced chefs
  • Room set up and tear down, including tables, chairs, dance floor and stages
  • A full range of audio-visual equipment
Please view the suggested room layouts to help visualize your special day.