New Bear Bus route developed to help ease parking congestion

Posted: January 10, 2016

Frequent pick-ups to add convenience to parking in south campus lots

Oakland University Student Congress, the Oakland University Police Department and the Bear Bus team collaborated on an effort to relieve campus parking congestion and make it easier for commuting students to find a parking spot and get to class.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 17, the new Bear Bus Express Route will travel from the P-35 and P-37 parking lots on the south side of campus ...

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South campus traffic being rerouted

Posted: January 5, 2016

In order to alleviate considerable traffic congestion resulting from campus construction road closures, the Oakland University Police Department and Facilities Management are rerouting traffic patterns to improve traffic flow on the south side of campus.

Effective Thursday, January 6, the temporary crossover road between parking lots P-36 and P-24 will be closed. The temporary crossover road between lots P-24 and P-26 will remain open, however.

As a result of this change, the only access to and from the P-24 and ...

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OU declares snow emergency for Sunday, Dec. 11

Posted: December 11, 2016Snow Emergency Map

Oakland University has declared a Snow Emergency and is requiring all vehicles to be moved out of designated snow emergency lots. Designated lots include all Main Campus parking lots except the Ann V. Nicholson and Matthews Court student apartment parking lots and the covered levels of the P-29 and P-32 parking structures.

The snow emergency will take effect at 10 ...

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UPDATE: Assault suspect arrested

Posted: October 7, 2016

The suspect responsible for an assault that occurred on October 3, 2016 has been arrested and banned from Oakland University. Members of the OU community who read the safety advisory on the OUPD social media pages helped police identify the suspect.

The suspect has ten days to set up a court date at the 52-3 District Court in Rochester where he will be arraigned on the charges.

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Police to initiate Project SAFE Streets patrols

Posted: October 5, 2016

In conjunction with ProjectSAFE (Stop Accidents From Escalating) Streets, the Oakland University and Auburn Hills police departments will conduct joint traffic enforcement operations on and around campus this month.

Enforcement details are set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, and again on Tuesday, October 18. In addition to campus streets, officers will be patrolling University Drive between Squirrel and Pontiac Roads, and Squirrel Road between ...

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Assault reported on campus

Posted: October 5, 2016

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a report of an assault that occurred on Monday, October 3, 2016, at approximately 6 p.m. in the P26 parking lot.

Several minutes prior to the assault, the suspect asked if he could buy the complainant coffee, and then asked if he could walk her to her vehicle. Once at the complainant’s vehicle, he attempted to kiss her and put his hands around her waist and under her clothing. She advised the ...

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Text message alert test postponed

Posted: October 4, 2016

The Oakland University Police Department had planned to conduct a test of the University’s emergency text message alert system for the fall 2016 semester at about 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, October 4.

Please be advised that the test has been postponed until further notice due to area wide telephone network disruptions that would negatively impact the effectiveness of the test.

Those who anticipated receiving text alert message this afternoon should not be concerned that one has not arrived. The ...

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Advisory regarding campus safety information

Posted: October 1, 2016

At Oakland University we take safety very seriously. Each member of the campus community- students, faculty, and staff- should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus.

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) has issued its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which provides students and employees with an overview of the university’s security and safety resources, policies and procedures.

Also contained in this report are the annual crime statistics and ...

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Safety advisory regarding “peeping Tom”

Posted: September 26, 2016

The Auburn Hills Police Department is investigating two reported incidents involving a “peeping Tom” at the Beacon Hill Apartments in close proximity to Oakland University. The incidents have been occurring between 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. over the last few weeks.

The suspect is described as a white male with blonde hair, about 6-feet, 1-inch tall with an athletic build. He was wearing black shorts and a hoodie and was seen driving a dark crossover type vehicle.

Anyone with ...

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Campus road closures set to support 9th Annual Brooksie Way

Posted: September 22, 2016

Map of road closuresRunners, walkers and supporters participating in this year’s Brooksie Way Festival of Races will join thousands of faculty, staff, students, alumni and others on campus this weekend as the University celebrates Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Oakland University will host the half marathon, 10K and 5K events on Sunday, Sept. 25.

This conglomeration of activities will welcome large volumes of vehicle ...

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