Building a world genome map

Biology Professor Taras Oleksyk is at the forefront of an international effort to survey genetic diversity around the globe

Organic Farm grows future leaders while reaping local awards

Oakland University’s Campus Student Organic Farm (CSOF), and its founder and director Fay Hansen, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, finished out the 2019 farming season by being recognized with two community awards.

OU receives gold seal for excellence in student voter engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Oakland University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40 percent and 49 percent.

Students study diverse ecosystems in Ecuador

A group of Oakland University students spent part of their winter break studying tropical field ecology in the wilds of Ecuador.

Control Under Pressure

Andrea Bittinger, SON ’89, ’96 and ’18, has conducted innovative doctoral research that links EI to workplace stress levels for CRNAs, which may help to shed light on overall professional performance and longevity.

Student leaders to be honored for breaking down racial, cultural barriers

Oakland University will present Keeper of the Dream Awards to seven students at a celebration on January 20.

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Fall 2019 Commencements

December 14

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Engineering and Computer Science Day

January 25

College Credit Advising Day

February 25

Business Day

March 7

Go for the Gold

March 21

Friday, January 17, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 143

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 130

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2019

  • 3.5

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 3,000

    students who live in on-campus housing (19% of student population)