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Golden Pride

Be Golden Be Golden – Oakland University

Being golden is about putting in the hard work. It’s a rallying cry to believe in yourself.


0:11 Gold.

0:15 It’s first place.

0:19 A beautiful sunrise.

0:26 Prestige and admiration.

0:30 A standing ovation.

0:34 You think that’s all being golden is about?

0:38 Take what you know, flip it. Think again.

0:44 Being golden is about putting in the hard work.

0:50 It’s a rallying cry to believe in yourself.

0:58 It’s searching for answers where others aren't looking.

1:02 Rising before the sun, and staying up long after it sets.

1:09 Launching technology and stepping into a new world.

1:17 It's about balance, and making time to experience life.

1:25 It’s defying expectations

1:27 and making people look twice.

1:33 At Oakland University, our students power Michigan.

1:39 They get internships and jobs locally

1:42 and give back to their community.

1:50 Our nurses care for you when you’re sick.

1:55 Our engineers drive the motor city into the future.

1:58 Our business leaders propel the economy.

2:03 Our educators teach your children,

2:06 and inspire the next generation.

2:11 We’re moving forward, but remembering where we came from.

2:15 We’re proud to be Golden Grizzlies.

2:21 So never settle for less.

2:23 Be the spark that ignites change.

2:27 Be golden.

Special feature Golden Guarantee

At Oakland University, we have a responsibility to create pathways of opportunity for all students. That’s why we’re proud to offer FREE TUITION to eligible incoming Michigan first-year students.


0:05 So when I found out I qualified for free tuition here at OU,

0:08 I was actually at home just playing with my dog Apollo.

0:11 Man, I cannot describe the joy I felt in that moment I was

0:14 dancing around, running around with my dog around my entire house

0:17 and it was just such a great feeling of relief.

0:19 I was at home chilling with my mom.

0:22 And I got this email, and it was like, you've been accepted to OU!

0:24 I was like, yes! Because it was my top option.

0:27 And then they were like, here goes some scholarships

0:29 and I was like, yes! I was so happy and grateful.

0:33 It really lifted that weight off my shoulders of even being able to attend college in the first place,

0:37 so the tuition guarantee is actually what made that possible.

0:40 Oh man, it's impacted me a lot.

0:44 When I tell you this took a major weight off me. I can go through like my classes

0:50 not even worrying about, how am I going to get this?

0:52 When they talk about bills I'm like, I don't have to worry about it, it's all paid for.

0:55 And all I have to do is go to my classes and do well.

0:59 One thing I'd encourage anyone to do is

1:01 don't be afraid to ask questions, don't be afraid to contact the school's financial aid office.

1:05 The most important thing is definitely to fill out the FAFSA.

1:08 My experience here has been, actually the best.

1:12 And I'm not lying to you just because, you know, I'm here talking to you right now.

1:16 But it's been the best ever.

1:18 Don't wait, apply today.

1:21 That's what I did!

Aspire. Advance. Achieve.

The Campaign for Oakland University

President's Perspective

Oakland University is a place where inspiration thrives, where groundbreaking research is nurtured, and where a diverse community of thinkers, dreamers, and doers come together to shape a brighter future. Here, we share a commitment to fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and societal impact. Thank you for joining us on this journey of education, discovery, and transformation.

The President's Office

Vision Statement

Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research.

Mission Statement

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.

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