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Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
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(248) 364-6130

Alumni Engagement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(location map)
(248) 364-6130

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Whether you’re taking in a lecture by your favorite faculty member at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, networking with alumni in your career field, or cheering on the Golden Grizzlies for Rivalry Day, OU Alumni are gathering around Detroit and beyond!

The Oakland University Office of Alumni Engagement offers events on-campus and around the country so you can share your Golden Grizzly pride and stay engaged with your alma mater!

Signature Events:

Alumni Awards

The OUAA hosts the Alumni Awards annually, bringing together hundreds of OU graduates to honor achievements in business, community service, volunteerism, and more. The 2019 Alumni Awards is Saturday, November 23, 2019

Registration coming soon.

View the 2019 Alumni Award recipients making a difference in our community. 

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

Return to campus each Fall to reminisce your favorite memories with former classmates while taking in all of the new things Oakland University has to offer. All are encouraged to attend Homecoming weekend on October 11-12, 2019. For a complete list of homecoming activities, visit

The 50th Reunion class of 1969, along with all previous classes (1963-1969) are invited to attend the 2019 Golden Celebration, during homecoming weekend. Visit for a complete list of reunion activities and registration.

OU Night at Comerica Park

Gather in Downtown Detroit with Grizz and Paws for the annual OU Night at Comerica Park! Bring the whole family for a night at Comerica Park with a limited edition black and gold Detroit Tigers hat and a pre-game dinner tailgate.

Register Now!

OUAA Golf Challenge

Swing into Summer with the Annual OUAA Golf Challenge – supporting the OUAA Scholarship Program! Alumni and friends are encouraged to sponsor a package or bring a foursome for a day of golf on the Sharf and Katke-Cousins courses.

The 16th Annual OUAA Golf Challenge will take place in June 2020. Registration and sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

All Upcoming Events

Movies Under the Stars

July 31, 2019 - 7:30 PM

You won't want to miss this evening under the stars in the park... Jurassic Park! Bring your blankets for a classic "Movie under the stars" experience at Oakland University.

OU Night at Comerica Park

August 8, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Annual OU Night at Comerica Park is back on August 8, 2019!

Black Alumni Chapter Summer Picnic

August 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

All are welcome to join the Black Alumni Chapter in celebrating Summer with the Annual Summer Picnic!

Human Resource Development Alumni/Faculty Mixer

September 12, 2019

Join fellow Oakland University Human Resource Development alumni, friends, and faculty for networking after work.

Alumni Weekend at Mackinac Island

September 13, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Enjoy a weekend away exploring the beauty of Mackinac Island with OU Alumni!

Golden Celebration Reunion - Classes of 1963-1969

October 11, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

Come home to Oakland University for the 2019 Golden Celebration. The 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969 will be celebrated, and all alumni from the Class of 1969 and earlier are invited to attend!

MBA 40th Reunion Dinner - Class of '79

October 11, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

All members from the MBA Class of 1979 are invited to join us for a private 40th Reunion dinner.

E-MBA Alumni Brunch

October 12, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.

On behalf of Dean Mazzeo, you are invited to a private E-MBA Alumni Brunch inside OU's Art Gallery to kickoff OU Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming Festival

October 12, 2019 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Students, alumni, family and friends are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming Festival!