The Oakland University Alumni Association proudly presents the Showcase Series, which is designed to engage alumni and community members through a variety of departments at Oakland University. The 2017-2018 series schedule highlights collaborations with the history and English departments; Meadow Brook Hall; Athletics; School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Cinema Studies; and Cinema Studies.
Sponsored by the Oakland University Credit Union


History Comes Alive Dinner & Lecture 

The Underground Railroad: Legend vs. History
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 
Strolling reception 5 - 6:30 p.m. | Lecture 7 p.m.

Kickoff the new Showcase Series with a History Comes Alive Lecture event. Travel back through the Underground Railroad with history professor De Witt Dykes as he analyzes records kept by runaway slaves. Strolling reception will feature hors d'oeuvres and a program to highlight all events for the lecture series hosted by the English and History departments.

Reception begins at 5 p.m. at the OU Art Gallery. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Gold rooms B and C in the Oakland Center.

Tickets are $15 for the reception and lecture. Seating is limited. Click here to register.

Metro Series Basketball 

Golden Grizzly Gathering at Detroit: OU at UDM
The Metro Series Rivalry continues as Oakland University faces University of Detroit Mercy on the road and at home! Join fellow alumni and friends for a pregame dinner before cheering on the Golden Grizzlies. More details to come.

More information coming soon. 

Dinner and Regina Carter Concert

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
5:30 p.m. dinner | 7:30 p.m. show time 

Share your love of OU and music this Valentine’s Day with renowned jazz artists, Regina Carter and Xavier Davis for an evening of Valentine’s Day-inspired love tunes. Also an OU alumna, Ms. Carter is Oakland University’s artist-in-residence and her latest record Ella: Accentuate the Positive is a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s infectious and inclusive artistry with unabashed joy. Xavier Davis, one of the most accomplished jazz pianists worldwide, joined Ms. Carter on Ella.

More information coming soon. 


Dinner and a Movie at Meadow Brook Hall 

Film TBD 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. 

Join alumni and friends for an evening of history and fun at Meadow Brook Hall. Enjoy a film and discussion by Cinema Studies faculty over a progressive dinner. 

More information coming soon. 

OUAA Golf Challenge

Monday, June 11, 2018
10:30 a.m. Registration | 11:00 a.m. Lunch | 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
OU Golf & Learning Center

Join fellow alumni and friends for a round of golf. Players who prefer a Play Your Own Ball format will enjoy the R&S Sharf Golf Course, while those who prefer the Scramble format will play the Katke-Cousins Golf Course. Format/course preference will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

There is a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Kristen Lemire at or (248) 364-6132 for further details. 

Proceeds support the OUAA Scholarship Program