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FIRST YEAR RESOURCES

These resources empower first-year students to achieve academic success, get connected to the university and learn how to successfully get back on track academically.

Peer Tutoring
Tutoring is a free service available to all enrolled Oakland University students currently taking courses at Oakland University. Drop-in and individual appointment tutoring options are available.

Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free program that provides organized study sessions two to three times a week for students enrolled in traditionally difficult courses. Sessions are conducted by SI leaders who have successfully completed the course and are trained by the Academic Success Center. 

Academic Support
Do you want to learn about ways to study so information really sticks? Tired of spending hours preparing for exams only to find a grade you are unhappy with? Feeling overwhelmed trying to juggling countless assignments, exams and your personal life? The staff at the Academic Success Center can help!

Writing Support
The Oakland University Writing Center is open to OU students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines at any stage of the writing process. The center provides writers with an interested and supportive audience of well-trained consultants who help both novice and expert writers explore ideas, revise drafts, and develop the skills to craft polished works.

Residential Academic Support 
Students living on campus receive specialized support that leads to success inside and outside of the classroom. Here, students can meet with team members who understand the challenges of residential life and help them achieve their educational goals. Every student has the ability to succeed by actively engaging in the learning process and utilizing the resources available.

Career Services
Apply for an on-campus jobs and prepare for your future internship or job search.

Office for Student Involvement
OSI offers many ways to get connected to other students. Turn your passions into purpose through clubs, events, and leadership opportunities. 

Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)
The mission of the Center for Multicultural Initiatives is to provide support for underrepresented students’ success and to foster an appreciation for campus wide diversity. All CMI programs and services are aimed at creating a diverse, inclusive and vibrant campus. From hosting celebration months honoring the contributions of various cultures to our training programs, we move to uplift and educate on the importance of each voice in creating our OU community.

University Recreation and Well-Being
Stay strong and keep your health front and center by joining virtual and in-person fitness activities. 

Gender and Sexuality Center
This student-centered campus resource works to celebrate, affirm, and empower LGBTQA+ members of the OU community. 

Student Congress
Learn more, get involved, and help fellow students create the best possible experience at Oakland.

Residence Life Association
Find events, activities, and resources to get connected if you are living on campus.

Veterans Support Services
OU is a gold-ranking support service, promoting the educational, career, and personal advancement of veterans, service members, and their dependents. 

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