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Current Exhibit

Growth at Oakland University

March 3-June 21, 2014, Lobby of Kresge Library

OU has grown dramatically since 1959: from 570 students the first year to over 20,000 in 2013-2014; from 3 original buildings to over 40. With growth came exciting opportunities and perplexing challenges. Members of the OU community have all experienced the impact of OU’s growth first hand.



Growth at Oakland University

Online Exhibits

Saints and Sinners Online Exhibit

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners, by Marshall Fredericks, was Oakland University's first major exterior sculpture. The seven bronze figures represent good, evil, temptation, knowledge of good and evil, a saint of the church, a mother and child, and a warrior saint.

Sculptures on Campus Online Exhibit

Sculptures on Campus

The campus of Oakland University boasts a number of outdoor sculptures by well-known artists, most of them with local roots. The most recent addition, The Grizz, is the mascot of the university.


OU Libraries Timeline

OU Libraries Timeline

Explore the history of OU Libraries through the years starting with the temporary library before the ground-breaking ceremony on October 17,1960 up to the latest developments. You can browse by decade or by topic.



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