Approximately half a million people visit Oakland University's campus each year to explore cultural icons, enjoy recreational facilities, and attend events — ranging from student-organized discussion panels and mock trials to lectures from nationally-known personalities.

28 programs offered in Macomb County

24% of OU students graduate with a major and at least one minor

150+ major and degree programs available
  • Art Gallery - Artist

    Bringing the art world to campus

    Oakland University Art Gallery

    For more than 40 years, the Oakland University Art Gallery (OUAG) has delivered diverse, museum-quality art to metro Detroit audiences. From September to May, the OUAG presents six different exhibitions – from cutting-edge contemporary art to projects exploring historical and global themes. The gallery also presents lectures, performances, tours, special events and more.

  • Art Gallery - Student

    Things to do

    Oakland University Art Gallery

    Take in an exhibition of work by Oakland University’s Studio Art students, curated by Dick Goody, the director of the OU Art Gallery. See event listings for more info.

  • OU Rec Well

    Health and Wellness

    University Recreation and Well-Being

    University Recreation and Well-Being encompasses the Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, and Outdoor Complex featuring a superfield, tennis courts, track, and Grizzly Oaks Disc Golf Course.

  • CSA Service Window

    Tickets for on-campus events

    Student Activities Service Window

    The Service Window located in the lower level of the Oakland Center offers a variety of tickets for on-campus activities, including lectures, ticketed student org events and Music, Theatre and Dance performances.

  • Elliot Tower

    The centerpiece of campus

    Elliott tower

    Donated by longtime supporters Hugh and Nancy Elliott, the Elliott Tower is a rallying point for student activities and creates a stunning visual centerpiece for Oakland’s campus. The carillon plays the soundtrack to Oakland’s campus with the traditional Westminster Quarter chimes, along with live performances every Friday at noon and during special occasions.

  • Golf Course

    Things to do

    Golf a round

    Round out the weekend with a foursome of old friends on one of OU’s two world-class golf courses. Swing over to the detailed schedule for information on rates and how to book a tee time. See event listings for more info.

  • Meadow Brook Hall 1

    The Great Estate

    Meadow brook hall

    Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson.

  • Meadow Brook Hall

    National Historic Landmark

    Tour the Great Estate

    While reconnecting with your own past at OU, revisit the home of Oakland University’s founder, Matilda Dodge Wilson. Now a National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. See event listings for more info.

  • Dance

    Student performances


    The OU dance program offers performances from the Oakland Dance Theatre and Oakland University Repertory Dance Company, as well as from our professional dance companies in residence, Take Root and Eisenhower Dance.

  • Music

    Student performances


    With more than 100 music performances a year, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Varner Recital Hall — from orchestra to world music, band to choir, chamber music to jazz.

  • Theatre

    Student performances


    The OU theatre program produces five mainstage productions a year, as well as countless second stage performances — ranging from musicals to plays and cabaret.

  • Oakland Center

    The hub of campus life

    Oakland Center

    The Oakland Center, or OC, is the center of student life on campus. It houses the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development, Student Technology Center, Dean of Students Office, food court and additional dining options, as well as meeting rooms and conference space.