Welcome

Hey there, OU students!!

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences Advising blog! This blog covers everything you need to know about registration, majors, minors, graduation and much more.

The College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office is committed to helping students who are majoring in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, or music, theater, and dance investigate their college program.

CAS Advisers are there to help answer questions like:
  • How long will it take to complete a degree?
  • What courses satisfy requirements?
  • Is the major I've selected appropriate for my goals?
  • Should I consider a minor or concentration?
  • Can I take courses here or at another school during the summer?

Other services advisers can provide are:
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Graduation audits
  • Career planning

Need to schedule an appointment with a CAS Academic Adviser?
Call (248) 370-4567 

CAS Advising Office
221 Varner Hall
Oakland University
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
(248) 370-4567

Advice on Advising

Advice on Advising

Want to take advantage of the CAS Advising Office? 

Here are some helpful tips:
  • Make an advising appointment at least once a year
    • Call the CAS at (248) 370-4567!
  • Write down your questions ahead of time
  • Make a list of possible classes for the upcoming year
  • Educate yourself about OU's policies, procedures and resources
  • Know your dates!
  • Follow up on Adviser referrals
  • Become familiar with your degree requirements
  • Check your OU email!
Need to set up an appointment with an Academic Adviser? Call us at (248) 370-4567 or visit us at 221 Varner Hall.

Video: Our Office

Here is a quick video informing you about our office! 


Check it out! Click Advising at OU - CAS to watch!


Graham Health Center

Graham Health and Counseling Center


Graham Health Center provides convenient, affordable, high quality health care right on campus. We are staffed by certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who have extensive education and clinical training. A physician visits weekly to review cases, consult, and see patients who require physician care.
Same-day appointments are usually available. Walk-ins are accepted for sick visits but wait times are less predictable. For new patients, registration forms can be downloaded and completed before you arrive. Plan at least for a 60- to 90-minute visit. Bring any insurance card and student ID whenever you visit GHC. If you do not cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance you will be charged a $15 no show fee.

Graham Health Center is open:
Monday                       8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. in summer months)
Wednesday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information visit http://www.oakland.edu/ghc/

Center for Student Activity

Center for Student Activity



The Center for Student Activity is the basis for all student life on and off campus. The mission of the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development is to compliment classroom learning through co-curricular experiences that promote student’s engagement with the university, local and global communities.

Oakland University is home to over 250 student organizations and if you don't find one you like you can make your own! Get involved by logging into GrizzOrgs.  You'll find a student organization directory, events, announcements, leadership and volunteer opportunities, how to join a student organization, all CSA forms, and contact and membership information.

The Center for Student Activity is located on the lower level of the Oakland Center in room number 49.  They are open Monday through Thursday 8 am - 6:30 pm and Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

Student Technology Center

Student Technology Center


The Student Technology Center (STC) is the headquarters for the promotion, instruction and support of technology literacy. From beginners looking to learn the basics to experts seeking to hone their skills, the STC’s training, education and hands-on learning experiences offers on-campus services to meet OU students’ ever-increasing technology needs.

Some core services include:
  • Borrowing equipment
  • Use of computer labs
  • Tech mentoring
The STC includes both Mac and PC computers. Some of the equipment the STC lends out are iPads, laptops, camcorders, and recorders.  The STC is located in the lower level of the Oakland Center in 44 Oakland Center.
The STC is open in the Fall/Winter:
M-TH: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
F: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services



Student Financial Services handles all financial situations within Oakland University. Oakland University participates in a variety of financial assistance programs to help students pay for their educational expenses.  Assistance can be awarded by Oakland University, federal and state governments, and by private sources.


To receive full consideration for all programs, it is recommended that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year, as soon as possible after January 1 for the next school year. Awards depend on the availability of funds.

Financial Aid Award notifications begin in March. OU Student Financial Services sends an email notification to the OU email address with instructions for viewing awards on SAIL. 

Student Financial Services offers:
  • Help with filling out your FAFSA
  • Grant, Loan, and Scholarship information
  • As well as other resources
Student Financial Services is located in 120 North Foundation Hall and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and can be reached by calling (248) 370-2550.