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To commute or live on campus is a question most college students ask themselves at some point. Here, OU students weigh in on which they prefer.

Living on-campus or commuting: students weigh in

Lauren Reid, Content Editor February 23, 2022

The decision to live in OU housing or commute to campus is a tough one — one that got even tougher amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where justifying the cost in lieu of online classes felt like a no-brainer...

Students hold signs they prepared for the protest at Elliot Tower on Thursday, March 11. The protest turned into a celebration after some of their concerns were addressed the morning of the protest.

Housing employment protest turns to celebration 

Emily Morris, Managing Editor March 11, 2021

Students planned to protest cut housing positions — Sustaining Our Planet Earth, nightwatch and the bear bus — but University Housing reinstated several positions the morning of the march, Thursday,...

The Red Zone is the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving when students can become victims of sexual assault. Students can ask Oakland University Police Department for help for any on campus disputes.

Students more vulnerable to sexual assault in ‘red zone’ period

Faith Brody, Life Editor September 19, 2016

The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving can mean a lot of things: football, leaves changing, spooky movies, and Halloween. But for college students, this “red zone” is dangerous. The...

New student liaisons begin term with Board of Trustees

Grace Turner , Managing Editor August 17, 2016

New student liaisons to the Board of Trustees were selected and began their term this month. Cassie Hock, a senior studying human resource development, and Sean Foe, a junior in cinema studies,...

Ground broken on Southern Student Housing Complex

Sarah Lawrence, staff reporter June 19, 2016

In response to the significant increase in demand for on-campus housing following the rapid occupation of Oak View Hall in fall 2015, as well as the increase in demand for rooms during the 2016-17 school...

Q&A with residence directors: Walks with Campus Leaders

On April 27, Oakland Post photographer Bohdanna Cherstylo participated in the second of five Walks with Campus Leaders scheduled for this spring. The walk was led by Oakland University residence directors...

Siblings Weekend welcomes all ages

Cheyanne Kramer April 11, 2016

Students living in the residence halls were able to bring their siblings to Oakland University to experience a weekend of games, movies and activities.According to Jenna Nielson, programming chair for...

New housing marketing positions encourage creativity

Sarah Lawrence March 13, 2016

If you are looking for a way to become involved with Oakland University Housing, but missed traditional position deadlines, you’re in luck.After months of deliberation and development of job titles and...

Vandenberg Hall includes, both, student dormitories and a cafeteria. This is only one of multiple dormitories on campus.

Housing shifts focus to loyal returners

Melissa Deatsch February 28, 2016

The start of March means it’s time to sign up for housing again.  Returner registration opened up at midnight on March 1 and will remain open for the remainder of the week until Friday, March 4 at 5...

Board of Trustees meet to discuss renovations, approve bond

Rachel Williams February 24, 2016

A $65 million housing complex and $40 million Oakland Center expansion project were approved by the Oakland University Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting on Feb. 22.  The new residence hall...

Campus Master Plan

Melissa Deatsch February 14, 2016

Students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered in Fireside Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to attend the Campus Master Plan open house. The community was invited to see the master plan, ask questions and share...

Tuition hike fails to meet promises

Cheyanne Kramer February 8, 2016

According to the Detroit Free Press, one of the reasons that Oakland’s tuition increased was to supply the Oakland University Counseling Center (OUCC) with two additional counselors.The International...

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