2017 Welcome Week

September 5-10, 2017

Get your fall semester off to an exciting start and get involved in OU's Welcome Week September 5 - September 10. To learn how to get more involved, visit the Center for Student Activities.

Featured Events

Two females wearing white shirts that say Greek Life at the Involvement Fair

9/5

Involvement Fair

The Involvement fair is a volunteer, community business and involvement fair! There are over 200 tables with information on how to get involved!

 

Two men on a green carnival ride

9/7

Grizz Fest

Start your OU career off right and get involved with local business, non-profits and more than 300 student organizations.

Female student wearing an O U shirt posing with The Grizz at Grizzfest

9/8

Sigma Pi Pig Roast & SPB Carnival

Join the Sigma Pi fraternity for a Greek style Pig Roast and the Student Program Board for a night of rides, games and entertainment.

Two female students laughing at the L O L Comedy Show

9/8

Road March to End Hunger

Help end hunger for local veterans by donating canned goods and other non perishable goods September 8 at 11 a.m. outside of South Foundation Hall.

All Events

Tuesday, September 5

Noon - 5 p.m.
Orientation Part Two and Transfer Welcome Brunch
OU’s Main Campus
More info

First-year and newly admitted transfer students will participate in events with faculty, staff and student leaders, including New Student Convocation, academic open houses and an Involvement Fair. We also invite the campus community to attend New Student Convocation.

New students attending Orientation Part Two should plan to park in P-26 or P-29 next to Pawley Hall

5 - 7 p.m.
AC at Oakland University: "Not Your Grandma's Party" Welcome Back Celebration
North Side of Oakland Center
9:30 - 11 p.m.
Greek Life: “The Walk” to Meadow Brook Hall
Starts at Hamlin Circle
More info

Join fellow students and Greek council at Hamlin Circle and take the trail over to Meadow Brook Hall for free tours and pizza.

9:30 - 11 p.m.
Residence Halls Association "Bond" Fire
Bonfire Pit, P-11 Parking Lot

Wednesday, September 6

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SPB: Carnival Pirates Themed Hump Day
Between North and South Foundation Halls
4 - 6 p.m.
University Housing: Academic Peer Mentor Meet & Greet
Oak View Hall Lobby and Lawn
6 - 9 p.m.
Center for Multicultural Initiatives: Welcome BBQ
Elliott Tower
More info

This event is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Initiatives and several student groups. Join us for food, music and an opportunity to meet Oakland University faculty, staff and members of student organizations. Open to all Oakland University students, staff and faculty.

6 - 11 p.m.
Pre-Medical Society: Pre-Health Bonfire
Bonfire Pit, P-11 Parking Lot
8 p.m.
Residence Halls Association: RHA Presents Portia O - Slam Poet and Open Mike Night
Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall
9 - 11 p.m.
National PanHellenic Council: NPHC Greek Fair and Yard Show
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
More info

Attend the National PanHellenic Councils Yard Show for an evening of step shows and performances by local NPHC fraternities and sororities.  

 

Thursday, September 7

11 - 1 p.m.
Center for Student Activities and Student Activities Funding Board: Grizz Fest
Mall Area in front of Kresge Library
More info

Start your OU career off right and get involved with local business, non-profits and more than 300 student organizations.

11 - 1 p.m.
Student Activities Funding Board: Tie-Dying T-shirts
Mall Area in front of Kresge Library
More info

Join the Student Activities Funding Board and tie dye shirts for free!

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Recreation and Well-Being: Find Your Fit
Recreation Center
More info

Featuring all of the club sports, this event provides an opportunity for students to find their fit within club sports.

3 - 5 p.m.
SOPE (Sustaining OUr Planet Earth) Eco-Friendly Picnic
TBD
7 - 9 p.m.
Athletics: OU Women’s Soccer vs Florida Atlantic
Oakland Soccer Field
8 - midnight
Athletics: Meijer Mania
Meijer on Adams road
More info

Hop on a bus to Meijer and stock up on supplies and goodies for the year with fellow students and enjoy discounted prices, giveaways and much more!

Friday, September 8

11 - 3 p.m.
Student Veterans of OU: 9-11 Remembrance & Road March for Hunger
Mall area between North and South Foundation Halls
More info

Help end hunger for local veterans by donating canned goods and other non perishable goods September 8 at 11 a.m. outside of South Foundation Hall. Bring your goods, pack them in a back pack and join others in a 1 mile walk around campus to show your support for Veterans. Individual who walk can purchase T-shirts in support of Veterans at a discounted rate. For more information, contact the Veterans Support Services office at (248) 370-2010 or vss@oakland.edu

11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
North Foundation Hall Open House
North Foundation Hall
3 - 5 p.m.
International Students and Scholars Office and Academic Affairs: International Welcome Reception
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
More info

This is a great opportunity to meet new and returning international students, scholars and faculty. There will be refreshments, a chocolate fountain, live entertainment and a raffle.

5 - 10 p.m.
23rd Annual Sigma Pi Pig Roast & SPB Pirates-Themed Carnival
North Side of the Oakland Center
More info

Join fellow students and the Sigma Pi fraternity for a Greek style Pig Roast! Also, come for a night of rides, games and entertainment at the annual Student Program Board Carnival. This year’s theme - pirates.

8 - 10 p.m.
Student Video Production: Outdoor Movie
North Side of O’Dowd Hall

Saturday, September 9

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CSA Leadership & Volunteer Center: Jump Start for New Students
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center
4 p.m.
Football Club: Welcome Weekend Charity Football Game
Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex
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Football Club vs OU Faculty and Staff

7 - 11 p.m.
Center for Student Activities and Residence Halls Association: Fall Welcome Event featuring Comedian Adam Grabowski and Cell Phone Smackdown Game Show
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center