From Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest. Available Now!
To truly pursue knowledge, you must leave the driveway,
Golden Grizzlies take this road—our way—the highway.
They take I-75, 59 West or 59 East,
Commuting from all Michigan with a gold & black streak.
Arriving from Pontiac, Rochester, Auburn Hills,
In the pace of our campus students find their thrills.
They find their knowledge and learn their virtues,
Living fast is not a vice, in fact, it’s a virtue.
It shows a drive to discover knowledge;
Not only through books, but also carnal knowledge.
This gives Grizzlies in hibernation the motivation to bolt
Through this great land like a Chevrolet Volt.
When you can study hard right then pull an all-nighter in bed,
You’ll learn intimate skill should be specialized, not sped.
Oakland University isn’t just a school, it’s a need,
The road thousands choose to go—at full speed.
Michigan commutes to Oakland in an ambitious drive,
Then park at their new home on University Drive.
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