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Oakland University - Oakland Center

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Oakland University
151 Oakland Center

Rochester, Michigan 48309

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1000
Meeting
Rooms:14-23
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  • Our facilities can accomodate a variety of events, from corporate meetings to wedding receptions!Our facilities can accomodate a variety of events, from corporate meetings to wedding receptions!
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  • The Oakland Center is a four season conference venue!The Oakland Center is a four season conference venue!
  • Residence Halls are available May through early August!Residence Halls are available May through early August!

About

About Oakland University - Oakland Center

The Oakland Center (OC) is a welcoming, inclusive environment offering services for Oakland University students and campus community, as well as guests regionally, nationally and globally. The Oakland Center strives to be the preferred destination for events in the area and is a recognized regional and national leader for premiere customer service, facility operations, events, and co-curricular environment.

The venue contains multiple event spaces onsite that can fit a variety of different and guest needs. For example, the sizeable 7,500 square foot Banquet Room can accommodate 320 people in a banquet style setup, 300 for classroom seating, 600 for receptions, and 600 for theater viewings. The Founders Ballroom, at 10,000 square feet, can be utilized for even larger banquets, classrooms, and receptions, ensuring that guests will be comfortable in a spacious environment no matter the size or scope of your event.

The Oakland Center contains smaller spaces for meetings and conferences as well, as Rooms 125- 130 have 384 square feet each and a 20-person capacity with wireless presentation for streamlined events. 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Detroit - 30
Ann Arbor - 50
Lansing - 90

:
Detroit International Airport - 50 minutes


Taxi | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
Contracted, on-site catering available. No outside vendors permitted.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Washer/Dryer
Golf Course
Meditation
Sports Facilities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1000 Attendees


14-23 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 900 | Classroom Style 550

TECHNOLOGY
State of the art Audio Visual available upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Nearby Hotel(s)|Residence Halls


Semi-Private Communal

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Golf Course
Golf Course
Meditation
Meditation
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1000
Overall
550
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 10,000 SQ FT | image

The Founders Ballroom, opened in Fall 2018, is a large, flexible meeting and event space. The room is divisible into three equal sized spaces, with one third also divisible in half, for a total of four rooms within the Founders Ballroom. Each room is equiped with up-to-date audio/visual equipment. Another key feature of this room is the end-grain mesquite wood floors, which were laid one piece at a time during construction.

The Mackinac Room is a well furnished board room, complete with OU branded chairs, modern audio/visual equipment, and views that will please any audience.
| 1,350 SQ FT
The Ambassador Rooms are part of the 2018 expansion and renovation, and come complete with up-to-date audio/visual equipment, modern furnishings, and great views of the north end of campus. The Ambassador Rooms are divisible in half, each room with the same equipment and furnishings included.
| 7488 SQ FT
The Banquet Rooms originally opened in 2003, and recently were given a nice upgrade with wood trimmed walls and elegant new carpeting. The flexible room is up-to-date with modern audio/visual equipment. The Banquet Rooms can be divided into two equal halves, both furnished with the same audio/visual equipment.
| 384 SQ FT | image
| 1152 SQ FT | image
| 1152 SQ FT | image
| 2304 SQ FT | image
| 3552 SQ FT
| 748 SQ FT | image
| 1104 SQ FT | image
| 816 SQ FT | image
| 816 SQ FT | image

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
Contracted, on-site catering available. No outside vendors permitted.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 550
http://www.dineoncampus.com/oakland
| Seating Capacity: 700
Located in the Oakland Center. This full service food court is home to Famous Famiglia Pizza, Subway, Wildgreens, Zoup! and Rio Frontera. We also house the ONLY Chick-Fil-a in Michigan!

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Detroit International Airport - 50 minutes
Nearby Cities
Detroit - 30 miles | Ann Arbor - 50 miles | Lansing - 90
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking


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