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OU on the Road

Join us on the road to discovery.

Oakland University is your ultimate travel partner.  See exciting locations and learn about topics that are important to you.

What makes us different than an average tour? In short, faculty. Our professors are world-renowned experts in their fields. They give an insider’s view of the places you have always wanted to see. Experience interactive tours, get answers to your questions and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities.  Plus, enjoy time to relax and explore on your own.

Join us and let’s hit the road ...

Imagine a world where books come to life
and education has the power to take you places.
No limits, no boundaries.
Embrace your senses.
Hear Big Ben chime as you travel the streets of London.
Feel the musical vibes of today and yesterday,
as you explore the urban landscape of Detroit.
Smell the citrus groves of central Florida,
and breathe in the vineyards of northern Michigan.
Explore the jungles of South America and touch the microworld of the rainforest.
Taste the culture, hear the music.
Live the moment.
Let your love for knowledge soar.
Don’t just read about it.
Live it.
Exploring Michigan

The work of Oakland University and our professors has an impact right here in southeast Michigan. Experience a wide range of unique opportunities to explore your own backyard while learning the ways OU is shaping your world.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical & Dinner

May 17, 2020
$135 per person

Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Join Josh Young, assistant professor of theatre, in experiencing the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, "Beautiful."

First you will see the performance. Then, over dinner, Josh Young will speak about his personal experiences as a Tony® Award nominated actor. Learn how he is helping to shape the next generation of performers at Oakland University.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Difazio at (248) 364-6155 or difazio@oakland.edu.


Election 2020: The State of the Race

July 22, 2020
$35 per person

The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Join Dave Dulio, professor of political science and director of the Center for Civic Engagement, for dinner and a conversation about the state of the 2020 race for President. The timing of this session will be in between the political conventions and while the battle for each vote is heading into its final stretch. We will explore the politics and mechanics of a presidential race in the United States.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Difazio at (248) 364-6155 or difazio@oakland.edu.


Florida: Classes Without Quizzes

OU on the Road
Classes Without Quizzes

February 26 - 28, 2021

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Oakland University alumni, retirees and friends, join President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and outstanding OU faculty at OU on the Road: Classes Without Quizzes in Bonita Springs, Florida!

London: The Royal Life

London: The Royal Life

Join Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and Randall D. Engle, professor of Christianity Studies, for a look behind the crown on a unique and exclusive adventure fit for kings. You will learn firsthand why this study abroad program continues to be a favorite with OU students. This vivid journey will immerse you in English culture and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the monarchy. Only Dr. Engle can provide this unique experience from decades of cultivating academic connections and insider knowledge. Join us for the 5-star royal adventure of a lifetime.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Difazio at (248) 364-6155 or difazio@oakland.edu.


Ecuador: Ecology in Action

Ecuador: Ecology in Action

January 2022

Join Scott Tiegs, Professor of Biology and Ecology

Have you always dreamed of exploring the Amazon rainforest? Immerse yourself in the sprawling ecosystems of Ecuador — including grasslands, wetlands, cloud forests, rocky marine reefs and some of the last remaining tropical dry forests in South America.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Difazio at (248) 364-6155 or difazio@oakland.edu.