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Oakland University President

Dear Friends:

Oakland University is proud to be a member of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and a part of our thriving community that is home to so many hardworking families and businesses.

At Oakland, we are spurring growth and generating even more excitement in the greater Rochester area. This fall, for example, we will begin accepting applications for members of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s first class of future physicians. As the first medical school launched in southeastern Michigan in more than a generation, the School of Medicine will generate new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars for the region’s economy.

If you visit the Oakland campus, you also will see our new Human Health Building taking shape. This future home of the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences will offer a state-of-the-art learning environment for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, as well as clinical care for Rochester residents and numerous workshops and lectures geared toward making us all healthier.

Beyond healthcare, Oakland University is working to bolster entrepreneurship throughout the region. The OU SmartZone Business Incubator provides start-up companies with flexible office space, professional business services, access to capital and business development programs and more – all designed to make the difficult task of launching a new business easier.

In addition to exceptional academic and outreach opportunities, OU also offers a wide array of cultural and recreational activities for you, your family and friends. From tours of the majestic Meadow Brook Hall or a night of Shakespeare at the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance or an exciting afternoon of Division I basketball at the O’Rena, there’s always something to do on the campus of Oakland University, right here in Rochester.

I invite you to visit OU to see all we have to offer. To learn more about us and view a calendar of events, please visit

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