Elliott Tower Celebration Event, Sept. 19


Golden Grizzly pride rang across Oakland University’s campus this afternoon as over 1,000 students, alums, faculty and administration alike celebrated the opening of the Elliott Tower during the Elliott Tower Celebration Event. 

Nancy and Hugh Elliott, the donors and namesake of “the icon of the institution,” according to President George Hynd, were honored on stage at the ceremony as tower carillonneur Dennis Curry performed “Ulysses’ Sail,” an original piece written for the ceremony by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Lentini. 

“It’s a beautiful addition to Oakland’s campus and beautiful to see the whole campus community coming together like this,” said Nancy Elliott. “I can’t wait to hear people say ‘meet me at the tower!’”