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Special Events

Undergraduate Admissions

Wilson Hall, Room 2000
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-3360
Text: (248) 712-3361

Office Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Want to learn more about everything Oakland University has to offer? Special events are a great way to find out how we establish relationships, build community, and support our students’ success.

Congratulations! You're well on your way to becoming a Golden Grizzly. Check out these special events created just for you and your family.

Welcome Receptions

During these receptions for admitted students and their families, OU grads and current students talk about their experiences at OU. Academic officials will also share information and answer questions about the curriculum and student services.

Register for a Welcome Reception

Welcome Receptions for Presidential Scholars

During these receptions to honor and welcome Presidential Scholarship recipients and their families, academic officials will share information and answer questions about the curriculum and student services. Reservations are required.

Register for a Welcome Reception for Presidential Scholars

Golden Grizzly Fridays

Are you a newly admitted Grizzly? Attend one of our Golden Grizzly Fridays where we will provide you with a specialized “next steps” presentation, a current student panel and a Q&A with our Admissions Advisers. Optional campus tours will be provided along with a Golden Grizzly Giveaway!

Register for Golden Grizzly Fridays

FAFSA Workshop

This program is for admitted students who would like assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By selecting a 90-minute appointment time, students and their parents will fill out the FAFSA online with the assistance of an OU financial aid adviser. Please bring your FAFSA PIN number. The office will contact you with details on what other documents to bring with you.

Make a FAFSA Workshop appointment

Golden Grizzlies Celebration

You’ve worked hard. Now it’s time to play hard. Congratulations on your acceptance to Oakland University. Now it’s time to show your OU pride by joining fellow admitted students as they cheer on the Golden Grizzlies men’s basketball team. You may bring up to two guests.

Honors College Information Session

Interested in joining OU's Honors College? All students who automatically qualify (3.7 GPA) must attend one of our HC New Student Information Sessions to be admitted to the Honors College. These group sessions will explore and provide more detailed information about the Honors College, including ways in which it enhances your overall college experience as well as your resume, and how the Honors College works alongside your major. Parents are also welcome to attend.

Interested in joining the Honors College? The Honors College accepts high achieving students with an excellent academic record. Whether you are matriculating from high school or transferring from another college, you can join a community of students who are exceptional, and who are regularly accepted into the top three graduate schools of their choice.

Follow the link below to find information regarding special events, information sessions and more.

The Honors College also attends all major admissions events, including Go for the Gold, Transfer Student Open House and Academic Visit Days. Join us for an opportunity to connect with them!

Learn More About the Honors College

Want to learn more? Attend an information session to learn about the engaging curriculum and experiences available for students in the Business Honors Direct Admit program.


Register for an Information Session


For more information on the Business Honors Direct Admission Program, complete this form.

Student Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events to help students and parents learn about the financial aid process, get free professional help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and evaluate award offers from any college or university.

Financial aid events

Have you stopped attending Oakland University due to financial challenges? Or demanding work and family responsibilities? Sometimes life has a way of altering our intended course. But no matter how long it’s been, there is help to find your way back.

Register for our events

First and Focused

Navigating college as a first-generation college student can be quite the task. Connect with your Admissions Adviser, Kay, to stay on track and focus on the finish line! This experience will introduce you and your influencers to college lingo, resources and support services to ensure your success as a Golden Grizzly.

Virtual Onsite Admissions

Haven’t applied to OU yet? That’s okay! Join your Admissions Adviser, Kay, for a virtual onsite meeting to receive an on-the-spot admissions decision and learn more about our golden opportunities.

College Conversations

This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your Admissions Adviser, Kay, about everything college. Learn about your next steps, college culture, student opportunities, and much more!

Envision Your Future

Have you been thinking of the future? Wondering what your next steps are and how you will get there? Well, let us help!

Join us for a highly interactive opportunity to design the life you've always dreamed of. Through this engaging experience, you will receive an introduction to Career Services and define a vision for success at Oakland University and beyond.

Learn more here