Bear Your Feelings

When was the last time you said "I love Oakland University"? Relationships are complicated enough without factoring in final exams, tuition and parking. But like any long-term relationship, your relationship with OU also needs quality time and tender love and care.

OU alumnus Robert Meyer takes on Silicon Valley

When Robert Meyer enrolled at Oakland University in 2004, he intended to stay for a year, then transfer to another school as a sophomore. The Lake Orion, Michigan, native had spent his entire life in the metro Detroit area, and he was eager for a change of scene. But, within a matter of weeks, his attitude changed as he fell in love with OU’s campus and student-centered community. He finished all four years and is a proud Golden Grizzly.

Golden Grizzlies superfan Alex VanHolder is family at OU

After 10-year-old Alex VanHolder was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma tumor, his chemotherapy treatments prevented him from playing the sports he loved. Down, but not out, Alex channeled his passion for sports into cheering on the OU men’s soccer team. Now — among student-athletes, coaches and fellow Golden Grizzlies fans — he’s adoringly called “family.”

Oakland University ranked second-safest college campus in the country

Oakland University again ranks among the safest college campuses in the nation according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. It’s 2018 list of Safest College Campuses in America ranks Oakland second, behind only Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho.

Students study tropical field ecology in Ecuador

A group of OU students spent 10 days in Ecuador for a tropical field ecology class over holiday recess.

OU hosting Forbidden Art, an exhibit from Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

A partnership between the Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Memorial and Museum of Poland has brought a three-ton exhibit of concentration camp artwork to Oakland University for display in the Heritage Room of the Oakland Center between Feb. 5 and Feb. 22.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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  • 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."

  • 140

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 137

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.4

    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

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)