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FALL 2009                                                                AUGUST 28, 2009

Greetings from the Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)!!! This is a very exciting time of year as we welcome new and returning students back to campus. All summer long the CMI staff has been hard at work creating new initiatives and programs just for you for the upcoming academic year. We, in the CMI office are confident that you have taken time this summer to prepare to be the best student that you can possibly be. I know that all of you will do well this year, and if there is anything that I or my staff can do for you let us know. Have a great semester, and don't forget to sign up for all the latest CMI updates on our Facebook page.


Mr. Brown-El


CMI Welcome BBQ

Join us at the annual CMI Welcome BBQ from
6pm-9pm at the Hamlin Basketball Court Thursday, September 3, 2009. There will be free food and music! All Oakland University 
students, staff, and faculty welcome!

Hispanic Celebration Month 2009

Join CMI in celebrating Hispanic Celebrtion Month OU style from September 14-October 2.  This year's theme is La Cultura Hispanica de Michigan (The Hispanic Culture of Michigan) and will begin with our opening ceremony on Monday, Septemer 14, from 12pm - 1pm in the Fireside Lounge of the Oakland Center. Please see the CMI calendar for the complete schedule of Hispanic Celebration Month events.

Making College Count

CMI will host Monster's "Making College Count" workshop on Thursday, October 1 from 
in the Oakland Room, OC.
This workshop will address setting smart goals and getting focused right away, time-management, how to avoid getting screened out by today's web-based candidate search tools, the importance of strong academic performance and how to achieve the best possible results.


2009 KOD Award RecipientsKeeper of the Dream (KOD)applications are now available to students who possess all of the following attributes: current cumulative grade-point average of 3.0, demonstrated campus involvement, record of responsible citizenship, scholarship and leadership in breaking down cultural stereotypes and in promoting interracial understanding, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits each term for fall 2010 and winter 2011 semesters. Applications are due in the CMI office by 5:00 pm Friday, October 9.


The CMI provides an interest free book loan to students with at least 24 credit hours earned and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The loan provides up to $250 per semester and may be redeemed at the OU bookstore. If you are interested in the Sharp Emergency Book Loan, download our online application.

Center for Multicultural Initiatives
2200 North Squirrel Road
104 North Foundation Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4404
August 30
New Student Check-In Residence Halls
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

August 31
Returning Students  Check-In
Residence Halls
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Continues on
September 1)

September 2

Freshman CMI Scholars Meet & Greet
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oakland Room, OC


New Student Convocation
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Recreation Center

September 2-11
Welcome Week at OU

September 3
Classes begin at
7:30 a.m.

CMI Welcome BBQ
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hamlin Basketball Court

September 7

Labor Day Holiday
Classes not in session.

September 14
Hispanic Celebration Month begins.

September 17

Last day for:
    -100% tuition refund
    -Late registration
    -Add a class

October 1
Making College Count
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Oakland Room, OC