Rochester and Detroit, Michigan
Downtown Rochester is just minutes from Oakland’s campus. Close to home students will be able to take part in the Meadow Brook Music Festival Under The Stars, the Meadow Brook Theatre, Kiwanis Concert In The Park, Memorial Day Heritage Festival, summers farmers market, fall with the Arts & Apples Festival and the opening of four cider mills, the Palace of Auburn Hills for the professional sport and concert enthusiast, just to name a few of the year round events. There are numerous parks located within city limits for the quiet picnic, fishing and swimming.
Detroit is located just 30 miles from Oakland’s campus, site of the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park, Lions’ Ford Field and Red Wings’ Joe Louis Arena. The great city has served as the host of the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2009), Stanley Cup Finals (2009, ‘08), Wrestlemania (2007), World Series (2006) and MLB All-Star Game (2005). The Red Wings captured their 11th Stanley Cup title in 2008 and came up just short for a repeat in 2009 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the finals.
The Palace of Auburn Hills sits just a few short miles from the campus of Oakland University. OU uses the Palace and Entertainment, Inc. to handle its sponsorship opportunities. The Detroit Pistons play at the Palace and won the 2004 NBA title. The Golden Grizzlies have taken on nationally-ranked Oregon, Michigan and Michigan State at The Palace over the last two seasons and will face preseason No. 2 Michigan State this year on Dec. 11.