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586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graduate Open House, October 30

Events

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning hosts events each year for prospective and current graduate students. View the list of events for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year below. 

Upcoming recruiting events

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • City of Detroit (Employees and Patrons Only)
  • Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, Michigan Conference Room
  • 1301 Third Avenue
  • Detroit, MI 48226
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Graduate & Professional School Expo at Ohio State University
  • Performance Hall at the Ohio Union (first floor)
  • 1739 North High Street
  • Columbus, OH 43210
  • 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Education Fair at General Motors (Employees Only)
  • 100 Renaissance Center
  • Detroit, MI 48243
  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • Graduate Expo at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • IUPUI Campus Center
  • 420 University Blvd, 4th Floor
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Graduate and Professional Schools Fair (free for all University of Windsor students and alumni)
  • University of Windsor
  • CAW Student Centre - Main Floor Commons Area
  • 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 3PA, Canada
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Graduate and Professional School Fair at Western Michigan University 
  • East Ballroom, Bernhard Center 
  • 1922 W. Michigan Avenue
  • Kalamazoo, MI 4900-5408
  • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ph.D. students get-together

Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning is inviting all Ph.D. students to a monthly get-together for the purpose of building a Ph.D. students community and to discuss topics of interest to all Ph.D. students. Our focus is to create a doctoral students community where students can share experiences and discuss topics of interest to them. 

We have scheduled the following dates in the Nyberg Room (242) in the Library from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. 

Graduate education information booth

Students interested in Graduate Education can now stop by and receive information for over 130 Graduate and Certificate programs. An information booth will be available in the hallway of the Oakland Center on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • Oakland Center
    • 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • Oakland Center
    • 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    • Oakland Center
    • 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Friday, December 8, 2017
    • Oakland Center 
    • 11 AM - 1 PM

Graduate teaching assistant series

How will your skills and experience as a graduate student translate to your own classroom? This fall workshop series will introduce basic components of successful teaching, with opportunities to develop pedagogy and practice teaching skills. Skills include developing a syllabus, methods of presenting content and enhancing student learning, classroom management and assessing student performance. This series will help graduate students who are teaching assistants or who are interested in becoming future faculty members. 

Attend orientation and register for the whole series at oakland.edu/cetl/gradseries

*There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series will receive a certificate upon completion.

Graduate assistant orientation

Current graduate assistants are invited to attend an orientation to learn about academic policies and processes that impact their graduate assistantship experience. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5 pm - 7 pm
Nyberg Room #242
Kresge Library
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For more information about graduate assistantships visit our financial assistance page

Graduate student orientation

New and current students are invited to attend an orientation to learn about academic policies and processes that impact their graduate student experience. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
5 pm - 7 pm
Oakland Center, Oakland Room 
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Students can review our presentation from Tuesday, January 26, 2017 and contact us if there are any questions or concerns. 

Graduate open house

The Graduate Open House is a great opportunity for you to come to campus, meet with Program Representatives and Discover all the OU has to offer! 

  • Explore more that 130 Doctorate, Master's and Graduate Certificate Programs 
  • Learn about Financial Aid and Payment Options 
  • Receive information on the Admission Requirements and the Application Process 
  • Light Refreshments and gifts will be provided 

Monday, October 30, 2017
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  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • Main Campus, Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms 
  • We recommend parking in P-1 and using the west entrance. The banquet rooms are located on the top floor
  • (Campus Map) l (Directions to Campus

Graduate students end of semester social party

Join your fellow graduate students and the Dean of Graduate Education for an evening of mingling, conversation and fun! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017
5 pm - 7 pm
Oakland Center, Banquet Room B
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Graduate student research conference

Graduate Study and the Office of Research Administration hosted the 2017 Graduate Student Research Conference on Friday, March 10 in the Oakland Center. This was a great opportunity to learn about graduate students' research, to network with students and faculty, and to hear from the keynote speaker Dr. Kathie Olsen, Founder and Managing Director of ScienceWorks. The photo album is available here

The 2018 Graduate Student Research Conference will be on Friday, March 9, 2018. Additional details will be available soon.