Parent Orientation is a free program designed for parents and guardians of newly admitted Oakland University students.

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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Parent and Family Information

Oakland University understands the important role parents and family members play in their students' transition to college. Orientation is designed to acquaint you to campus resources and support services for newly admitted Oakland University students. 
The Program

During New Student Orientation, family members and guests have the option to take part in free orientation programming. While students spend the day learning about their upcoming year and signing up for classes, family members and/or guests learn how they can best support their students at OU through a variety of sessions.

Guests will have the chance to:

  • Learn what the first year experience will be like for students
  • Become knowledgeable about helpful resources on campus 
  • Find out additional information about the financial aid process

How to register
In order to attend, your new student must add you as a guest to their New Student Orientation reservation. Click the "Register for Orientation" tab on the New Student Orientation page for detailed instructions on adding guests. 

If you are unable to attend the same day as your student, contact Orientation and New Student Programs at (248) 370-4653 to register.

Resources

As a parent with a new student at Oakland, you may have a few questions about how you can offer support. We're here to make that as easy as possible for you. 

  • Review the online Golden Grizzly Guide. The Golden Grizzly Guide serves as your main parent resource for all things OU. Here, you will find information about important dates, financial aid, advising, and much more.
  • Sign-up for the FYAC Parent and Family newsletter. We work hard to compile all the essential information you'll need to stay in the loop about your student's experience and send it directly to your inbox. We typically send out three newsletters each semester with tips and tricks, important deadlines to keep in mind, and connections to campus resources that will help your student succeed.