Students at an open house event with display tables, banners and black and gold balloons


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. 

Graduate Open House

Upcoming recruiting events

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)
  • Henry Hall Atrium
  • Allendale, MI 49401
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

  • LG Electronics (employees only)
  • 1835 Technology Drive, Troy, MI 48083
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

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, November 8, 2017
    • Oakland Center
    • 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Friday, December 8, 2017
    • Oakland Center 
    • 11 AM - 1 PM

Dissertation 101: A bi-weekly series for graduate writers and their supervisors

The Oakland University Writing Center and OU Libraries have partnered to provide OU's graduate students with research and writing support for their theses and dissertations. 

For any questions about the process or would like to discuss your needs further, please contact Sherry Wynn Perdue, Director, Writing Center at or at (248) 370-3105. 

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 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

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

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

  • 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 

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, January 23, 2018
    • 5 pm - 7 pm
    • Nyberg Room #242, Kresge Library
    • RSVP Today

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. 

  • The graduate student orientation for Winter 2018 will be available soon 

Students can review our presentation from Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and contact us if there are any questions or concerns. 

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.