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Oakland Universitys new West Campus (OWC) is located at 1500 University Drive, just two miles west of the main campus. The building is a shared space with Baker College, and houses the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Oakland West Campus now open — What you need to know

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor September 21, 2022

Effective at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester, Oakland University’s new West Campus (OWC) is now in operation and home to the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The site — located at 1500...

Oakland University may purchase the Baker College Auburn Hills Campus.

OU may purchase Baker College of Auburn Hills for $8.15 million

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor March 23, 2022

Because the Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine is at risk of losing accreditation due to lack of classroom space, OU is looking to acquire Baker College of Auburn Hills to reduce...

A SMART Bus shelter on Oakland Universitys campus.

SMART buses may no longer pass through Auburn Hills, OU

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 21, 2022

Adding to the ongoing conversation surrounding campus accessibility and transportation, Auburn Hills’ SMART Bus may no longer pass through the city, including Oakland University’s campus. In a...

The Bear Bus was a mode of accessible transportation on campus before it was discontinued in August of 2020. Many students continue to call for its reinstatement.

Where OU stands on campus accessibility, transportation

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 19, 2022

The Bear Bus was a vital mode of transportation for campus accessibility and sustainability before the service was discontinued in August of 2020. In May of 2021 students protested on campus, signs in...

Students hold their signs out toward traffic at the OUSWC organized protest to bring back the Bear Bus on May 5.

“We see it as an injustice”: OUSWC organizes protests to reinstate Bear Buses

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

The Oakland United Student Workers Coalition (OUSWC) has continued their advocacy for student jobs in the month of May with a pair of on-campus protests arguing for the return of the Bear Bus student shuttle...

The Bear bus provides transportation for students and faculty to locations within the campus and some off-campus locations.

Bear Buses need more drivers

Jessica Leydet, Social Media Editor October 11, 2016

Oakland University's Bear Buses are currently understaffed and seeking new drivers. In the past, they have been able to run four shuttle routes on a regular schedule, but the current lack of drivers...

Shuttle buddies: The story of the Bear Bus

By Josh Soltman April 1, 2014

Oakland University’s Bear Bus program has been a staple on Oakland’s campus since its inception in 2009. The program allows students and faculty the opportunity to be shuttled around campus to designated...

Police Files: October 30

By Brian Figurski October 29, 2013

Marijuana use in dormsTwo officers were dispatched to a residency hall for possible marijuana use Oct. 11. Nightwatch employees of the hall suspected a student of drug usage. Officers detected a strong...

OU prepped for return of students amid construction

By Kevin Graham August 25, 2013

University administrators are prepping students for parking changes due to construction. An email sent to all students this week advised to plan ahead in getting ready for their commute. Temporary gravel...

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