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E-Learning and Instructional Support.

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
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Office and Virtual Help: (248) 805-1625

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Online Student Services

Regardless of whether you are a student sitting in an on-campus classroom or logging into a course from hundreds of miles away, Oakland University provides services to support you in your academic goals.

e-LIS provides tools for online learning, whether that is a fully online class or using Moodle to supplement face-to-face learning. Our Student Resources page has information on how to get started as an online student, tips for succeeding in online classes, and links to other resources like a sample online class. Our Student Help Library links to help documents and technical requirements for devices accessing Moodle for online courses. 

Below is a list of campus resources to help you find answers to questions about being a student at Oakland University.

Academic Advising

Most students have an assigned adviser that they can directly reach out to via email. Finding your assigned adviser is easy. Log in to MySail to find your assigned academic adviser right on the home screen. Under the My Details section, click the blue Adviser link on the right hand side. A box should pop up with your advising unit and/or adviser's name along with their contact information. A complete list of academic advisers for each of the units is available from Academic Advising.

Admissions and Recruitment

Admissions advisers are available virtually to assist you in navigating your OU journey, and would be glad to speak via phone, email or web conference. Find the admissions adviser who can help visit the Admission Meet the Staff page. 

If you are already admitted and ready to reserve your spot at OU? Sign up for orientation.


Textbooks and course-related materials can be purchased through the online campus bookstore, e-Campus. Items are purchased via their website using a credit card. Orders can be shipped for free to the Oakland University Gear Shop. 

Career Services

Career Consultants are available virtually to help students with navigating their career futures. Schedule a virtual appointment or drop-in to the Virtual Career Studio, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also explore virtual resources for OU students alumni in the Handshake Resource Library.

Course Evaluation Information for Students

The links below will lead you to evaluations for your courses, when available. Course evaluations are only available during specific times during the semester. Please contact your professor for additional information.

Dean of Students

OU’s Dean of Students office empowers you with a supportive environment and sound advice. And if you don’t know who to contact for a specific situation, we are always a good place to start. The Dean of Students office can be reached at [email protected]. Student conduct reports can be filed through the Dean of Students website.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services acts as an advocate for students with disabilities. This includes, helping students understand university policies and practices,  and assisting students in addressing personal and academic concerns. For more information about virtual appointments, or to talk to someone over the phone, call 248-370-3266 or email [email protected].

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services advisers are available in-person or through virtual appointment. To reach Financial Services, please call (248) 370-2550 or email [email protected]

Additional information is available from the Student Financial Services web page.

Food Pantry

The Golden Grizzlies Pantry assists those in need by providing food and community resources to positively impact their success at Oakland University. Each individual may visit the pantry two times per month. In an event of an emergency, a third visit is available. Any current Oakland University community member is eligible to receive support from the pantry. For more information, visit the Golden Grizzlies Pantry web page.

Graham Health Center

Graham Health Center provides medical services to Oakland University students and staff (for workplace injuries or illnesses). For more information, visit the Graham Health Center website, email [email protected] or call 248-370-2341.

Library Services

While Kresge Library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Saturday. There are many library resources that can be accessed remotely, including contacting a librarian virtually, accessing research material and searching the eBooks, journals and magazine articles available through the library.  For more information, visit the Kresge Library web page. 

Registrar/Registration Support

Registration and Registrar Services can assist you in-person on campus or virtually through email, instant message or video conference. Staff is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, visit the Registrar website. 

OU Counseling Center

Students and staff members can use the Counseling Center for short-term services or to arrange for long-term resources. For the 2021-2022 academic year, therapy services are free to students. To schedule an appointment, call 248-370-3465.

Tutoring/Academic Support

The Academic Success Center offers free drop-in tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI). Drop-in tutoring is available both in-person and online. Supplemental instruction provides organized study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. 

Writing Center

The Oakland University Writing Center provides students and faculty from any area of study with well-trained consultants who help both novice and expert writers explore ideas, revise drafts, and develop the skills to craft polished works. Appointments are available Monday through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online. For questions that don’t require a meeting, there is also a Virtual Help Desk, which can provide answers to questions within a 24-hour period without the need for an appointment.