Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

October 11-12, 2019

Join fellow students and alumni to celebrate this year's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend! Bring friends and family to the two-day event October 11 – 12.

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The classrooms

The time spent together

The victories

For remembering the good times and making new memories… it’s time to come home

Featured Events

Friday, 9 p.m.

Grizz Madnezz

at the O'rena

Saturday, 6 p.m.

Football Club

Cheer on the OU Football Club as they face off against Michigan State at the upper fields.

Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Homecoming Festival

Students and alumni are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming Festival at the Oakland Center. Register now!

Saturday, 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. IUPUI

at the soccer fields

All Events

Friday, October 11

10 a.m.
Pioneer Club Homecoming Brunch
Oakland Center, Banquet Room A
More info

The Pioneer Club Homecoming Brunch is an opportunity to show appreciation for Oakland University’s retired faculty and staff. RSVP to oupioneerclub@oakland.edu or call Sandy Altherr at (248) 370-4909.

9 a.m.
Golden Celebration Reunion
Oakland Center, Banquet Room B
More info

The 50th Reunion class of 1969, along with all previous classes (1963-1969) are invited to attend the 2019 Golden Celebration. Visit oakland.imodules.com/goldencelebration2019 for a complete list of reunion activities and registration. Call (248) 364-6130 for more information.

4 p.m.
Swimming and Diving vs. Milwaukee
Aquatic Center
More info

The Golden Grizzlies take on the Milwaukee Panthers for their home opener. Tickets can be purchased on goldengrizzlies.com, at the door, or by calling (248) 370-4000.

4:30 - 6 p.m. panel discussion
6 - 9 p.m. reception
40th Master of Public Administration (MPA) Anniversary Celebration
Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms
More info

Join us as we celebrate our 40-year history of excellence in public management education! Come for all events or just the reception. We would love to see you and hear what you're up to. Registration is required – coming soon. For more information, contact Suzanne Rossi at (248) 370-4117.

6 - 9 p.m.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 40th Reunion Dinner – Class of '79
D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar (401 S. Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307)
More info

Calling all members from the MBA Class of 1979. On behalf Dean Michael A. Mazzeo, you are cordially invited to join us for a private 40th Reunion Dinner at D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. Please join us to reconnect with former classmates and to celebrate 40 years since earning your MBA at Oakland University. Space is limited! Registration is required at oakland.imodules.com/MBA40. Contact Kathryn Lehman at (248) 370-4916 for more information.

7-10 p.m.
OU Rec Alumni Homecoming Social
Red Ox Tavern, 3773 E Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills
More info

Join Director of University of Recreation and Well-Being Greg Jordan, plus current and past OU rec staff, and fellow rec alumni as we enjoy food, friends and reminisce about our amazing rec experiences. A pizza buffet will be provided compliments of OU Recreation. RSVP to attend by 9/25/19 by registering here!

For more information, contact Marie VanBuskirk at taylor4@oakland.edu.

9 p.m.
Grizz Madnezz
O'rena
More info

Show your Golden Grizzly pride at Grizz Madnezz! Come enjoy the free giveaways, entertainment, food, meet the student-athletes and coaches, and much more! Free and open to all Golden Grizzly fans. Contact Leanne Schnurer at leschnur@oakland.edu for more information.

Saturday, October 12

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) 40th Anniversary Celebration
Human Health Building, School of Health Sciences
More info

The Environmental Health and Safety Program (EHS), within the School of Health Sciences, will be hosting a 40th Anniversary Celebration for graduates of the EHS or OSH Programs. Current students of the program, along with faculty, staff and community partners of the EHS program are also invited. For more information, please contact Janice Eaton at eaton@oakland.edu. Registration is required.

9:30 - 11 a.m.
OU Parents Reception and Tour
Meadow Brook Hall
More info

Join OU Parents for a light continental breakfast reception and a behind-the-scenes tour of the national historic landmark, Meadow Brook Hall, located on the campus of Oakland University. Registration is required at oakland.imodules.com/ParentsHOCO19. For more information, contact Kelsie Deppen at kdeppen@oakland.edu.

10 a.m.
24-Hour Filmmaking Challenge
TBD
More info

Showcase your creative skills and test your endurance in this around-the-clock filmmaking project. Teams of three or four will show and edit an original short film. No previous experience is required. OU Cinema Studies faculty and students will be present to offer technical and logistical assistance. Teams will have access to video equipment and digital editing lab space. An awards program will be held Sunday afternoon. More information coming soon.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Executive-Master of Business Administration (E-MBA) Alumni Brunch
Oakland University Art Gallery
More info

All members from the E-MBA program are cordially invited to join Dean Michael Mazzeo for an exclusive E-MBA Alumni Brunch at Oakland University’s Art Gallery. Space is limited. Registration required at oakland.imodules.com/EMBAHoco. For more information, please contact Kathryn Lehman at (248) 370-4916.

1 - 4 p.m.
Homecoming Festival
Sponsored by the Oakland University Credit Union
Oakland Center
More info

Students, alumni, family and friends are invited to share in the OU homecoming spirit at the Homecoming Festival. Food, music and fun for all ages, rain or shine! Reconnect with fellow alumni, enjoy fun and games with the family festival, pumpkin decorating, and more. Featured reunions include: Center for Multicultural Initiatives and Black Alumni Chapter Social, English Department, and Athletics Reunion (2 – 4 p.m.).

Advanced registration is encouraged to receive festival food tickets. Register here.

"Return to Learn" Lectures
Oakland Center, Room 157/158
More info

Hear from some of your favorite faculty members on current topics and trends during the Homecoming Festival. More information coming soon!

1 p.m.
Swimming and Diving Golden Grizzly Relays
Aquatic Center
More info

The Golden Grizzly relays meet is a competition between Oakland, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Wayne State, Calvin College and Hope College. Tickets can be purchased on goldengrizzlies.com, at the door, or by calling (248) 370-4000.

1 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Oakland Soccer Fields
More info

The Golden Grizzlies take on the IUPUI Jaguars for their homecoming weekend matchup. Tickets can be purchased on goldengrizzlies.com, at the door, or by calling (248) 370-4000.

4 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Oakland Soccer Fields
More info

The Golden Grizzlies take on the IUPUI Jaguars for their homecoming weekend matchup. Tickets can be purchased on goldengrizzlies.com, at the door, or by calling (248) 370-4000.

Sunday, October 13

3 p.m.
Filmmaking Challenge Awards
TBD
5 p.m.
Volleyball vs Milwaukee
O'rena
More info

The Golden Grizzlies take on the Milwaukee Panthers for their homecoming weekend matchup. Tickets can be purchased on goldengrizzlies.com, at the door, or by calling (248) 370-4000.

General Information

Hotel Information

Mention OU's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to receive a special rate from these hotels!

Crowne Plaza Auburn Hills
(248) 373-4550

Royal Park Hotel
(248) 652-2600
Limited Availability

Courtyard by Marriott
Auburn Hills
(248) 373-4100

Holiday Inn Express and Suites 
Northern Rochester Hills
(248) 923-4500

Tailgate Policy

Coming Soon! 

Parking on Campus

Alumni, students, faculty and staff should plan ahead for parking on campus.

The recommended lot for the Golden Celebration reunion attendees and the Pioneer Club brunch attendees is P1 (west of the Oakland Center).  Golf carts will be available to shuttle guests to the Oakland Center doors.

The recommended lot for the Homecoming Festival and BBQ is P1.

An action shot of Oakland University's club football team playing against Michigan State's club team
Close up photo of 4 people among a larger crowd of people smiling and cheering
The Grizz posing for a photo with a group of students on a parking garage roof with a view of Elliott Tower in the background
Oakland University's logo painted into the grass on a hill with Elliott Tower seen in the background
2 female students wearing Oakland University t-shits and posing for a photo while holding plates of food
Oakland University's O U logo formed on the ground out of fallen orange autumn leaves
2 O U cheerleaders smiling for a photo. One is in the foreground and the other is blurry in the background