Students receive academic advising services through the advising office within the school or College of their major. All new first-year students and undecided/re-deciding students are advised in the First Year Advising Center before moving on to a school/College advising unit.
For assistance with your academic and career goals, you are encouraged to visit the Academic Advising website where you’ll find information about Oakland University majors, minors, and degree requirements. The “Find my Adviser” function will assist you in locating your adviser among the nine advising offices on campus, as well as connect you to your advising unit’s website.
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Area code: (248)
Admissions: 370-3360 (undergraduate), 370-2700 (graduate)
Disability support services: 370-3266, 370-3268 (TDD)
International student services: 370-3358, 370-3268 (TDD)
Loans and student employment: 370-2550
(Financial aid office) Scholarships and grants: 370-3360 (new students),
370-2550 (returning students), 370-2700 (graduate students)
Students affairs: 370-4200
Student housing: 370-3570 (Residence halls office)
The mission of academic advising at Oakland University is to empower students as they identify, pursue, and achieve goals that prepare them to lead and serve in local and world communities. This is a continuous process of discovery, clarification, and evaluation, whereby Professional Academic Advisers partner with students to identify possibilities, assess alternatives, and weigh the consequences of decisions.
Students first meet a Professional Academic Adviser at orientation and are encouraged to seek individual advising as early in their programs as possible and meet with their Professional Academic Adviser at least once a year thereafter. Students may locate their Professional Academic Advisers by consulting the list of school and departmental advising offices displayed on the Academic Advising website. Faculty advisers are also available in many majors. In general, appointments are scheduled in advance once students contact their respective advising office. Walk-in advising is also available at certain times throughout the academic year.
First Year Advising Center
The First Year Advising Center, in 121 North Foundation Hall, (248) 370-3227, provides academic advising for all first-year students and undecided and/or re-deciding students. Through a minimum of one required appointment each semester, academic advisers in the First Year Advising Center assist students in connecting to the university community, exploring majors and careers, course scheduling, and tracking their academic performance and progress. Students who have completed their first year at Oakland and chosen a major will move from the First Year Advising Center into their College or school’s academic advising unit where they will remain until graduation. All undergraduates, regardless of academic major, may utilize the career exploration services of the First Year Advising Center.