Office for Student Involvement

Celebrate Winter Welcome Week January 4-13

Events include SPB movie night, big ticket bingo and Grizz and Greek fests

icon of a calendarJanuary 3, 2024

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Celebrate Winter Welcome Week January 4-13
Basketball player
Winter Welcome Week will feature three men's basketball games and one women's basketball game.

Oakland University students are invited to ring in the new semester with Winter Welcome Week, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 13. 

"This year's Winter Welcome Week events will whet everyone's appetite for a number of really cool events planned for this semester," said Senior Director, Office for Student Involvement Jean Ann Miller. "Grizz Fest and some terrific sporting events will set the stage for a great start to 2024 and kick off a wide range of opportunities our students have to get involved on campus." 

Full schedule of events:

Thursday-Friday, January 4-5
Welcome Back / What’s Happening during Winter Semester 2024
11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Tabling in the Alcove above The Habitat, Oakland Center
Sponsored by Office for Student Involvement

Thursday, January 4
OU Men’s Basketball vs Milwaukee featuring Glow Night/TV Giveaway
7 p.m. | OU Credit Union O’rena

Friday, January 5
SPB Big Ticket Bingo with Big Ticket Prizes
5-7 p.m. | The Habitat, Oakland Center
Sponsored by Student Program Board

Friday, January 5
Doomsday Shelter Comedy for Mental Health Show
7 p.m. | Vandenberg Dining Center, Vandenberg Hall
Sponsored by Department of University Housing

Saturday, January 6
OU Men’s Basketball vs Green Bay featuring
OU-Pontiac Initiative Day & Mitten Toss
3 p.m., OU Credit Union O’rena

Monday, January 8
SPB College Football Playoff National Championship featuring Michigan
Wolverines vs Washington Huskies
7 p.m. | The Habitat, Oakland Center
Sponsored by Student Program Board

Tuesday, January 9
Winter Grizz Fest
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Banquet Rooms, Oakland
Center
Sponsored by Office for Student Involvement

Wednesday, January 10
SPB First Hump Day of Winter Semester
Sponsored by Student Program Board

Wednesday, January 10
FSL Winter Greek Fest
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tabling in the Main Hallway, Oakland Center
Sponsored Fraternity & Sorority Life/Office for Student Involvement

Wednesday, January 10
OU Men’s Basketball vs Northern Kentucky
7 p.m., OU Credit Union O’rena

Thursday, January 11
SPB Movie Night featuring Barbie / Wear
Pink Day
7-10 p.m. | The Habitat, Oakland Center
Sponsored by Student Program Board

Friday, January 12
Popcorn & Conversation about Getting Involved at OU
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Office for Student Involvement, 49 Oakland Center

Friday-Saturday, January 12-13
OU Swimming & Diving vs Xavier
5 p.m. | Oakland Aquatic Center
 
Saturday, January 13
Student Organization Training - Policies & Procedures and Finance
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Online
Sponsored by Office for Involvement and
Student Activities Funding Board

Saturday, January 13
OU Women’s Basketball vs Detroit Mercy featuring Pioneer Day
2 p.m. | OU Credit Union O’rena

Mittens and gloves needed!

Winter Welcome Week Service Project is collecting mittens and gloves for the children and homeless in Pontiac. The Mittens & Gloves Tree is located in the Office for Student Involvement, 49 Oakland Center.

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