Oakland Student Information
A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home of Oakland University’s founders Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson.
Anticipating a need for higher education in Oakland County, Matilda and Alfred Wilson donated their 1,400-acre estate and $2 million dollars to start Michigan State University – Oakland, which later became Oakland University by the time the first class graduated in 1963!
Today, Meadow Brook operates as a self-sustaining museum and hub for community events. Just like the Wilson Family, Meadow Brook welcomes students of OU to the Great Estate.
OU Students Tour free!
Current students of Oakland University tour for free for our Guided & Self-Guided House Tours, and Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tours.
Guided and Self-Guided House Tours take visitors through the three main living levels of the historic mansion. Learn the incredible story of the pioneering Dodge and Wilson families and marvel at the grand spaces and beautiful details that make Meadow Brook unique.
Oakland University ID must be presented at time of ticket redemption. Please book your tickets in advance.
OU Student Film Night
Monday, October 30 | 6:00 PM
OU students are invited to an exciting evening at Meadow Brook. View the fun, Halloween classic “Halloweentown” in the gothic, two-story Ballroom!
Costumes, without masks, are encouraged. Candy and popcorn will be provided!
Free for OU students! RSVP’s are required!
The Holidays at Meadow Brook
Come for the Holidays at Meadow Brook to see the estate decked out in holiday splendor! OU Students get FREE admission to the dazzling Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights event experiences.
On select OU Days and Nights, Oakland University staff, faculty, alumni and their guests get a discounted holiday ticket – this includes guests of students! Visit meadowbrookhall.org/ouholidays for more details!
Study, Meet, and Wander Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook’s beautiful grounds and gardens are always free to students during business hours, no ticket necessary. Bring a friend, a picnic, or a nice book and wander the wonderful sights of Meadow Brook.
OU classes, student clubs, and events can be held at the Great Estate! Host an event in the library surrounded by hundreds of historical books or in the grand Ballroom equipped with a movie projector and stunning stained glass windows. Whether it’s a club event or an everyday meeting, elevate your occasion and have it at Meadow Brook today!
Student Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in working at a National Historic Landmark? Do you enjoy community history and sharing stories of the past? Volunteer and work at Meadow Brook today!
Join the volunteer community and receive museum training, educational opportunities, and discounts on community events. Volunteers can apply here.
All Meadow Brook employment opportunities are posted on Handshake.