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First Weekend Promotion Aug 19-21
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First Weekend 2022 

Friday, August 19–Sunday, August 21

As you venture on this new journey, you'll be welcomed with events and programs that will help you feel connected and engaged at Wright State. First Weekend is a time for you to discover your purpose, realize your potential, and define your destiny. First Weekend is a time for you to forge your path. The possibilities are endless for you, Raider.

Packed full of events, activities, and information sessions, First Weekend is an experience like no other.

Degrees & Programs Search

Wright State offers 160 undergraduate degree programs and 155 graduate degree options. Type in some keywords and you’ll see we have a program that works for you.


Why Wright State?

Named for Ohio's world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University offers a unique blend of access, affordability, and innovation.


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The People of Wright State

Student Profile

Dear D’Kaylah Unique Whitley

Wright State musical theatre major D’Kaylah Unique Whitley has spent the summer on Broadway as an understudy in “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Student Profile

Programming persistence

Computer science graduate student Ashton Williams finds success at Wright State
Ashton Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and is now working on his master’s degree as part of a combined 4+1 degree program at Wright State.

Uganda, water and the engineer

Biomedical engineering major John Wilke works with Wright State’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders to improve sanitation in a small village in Uganda.

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program

You can know what college will cost for the next four years—and we’ll guarantee it. The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of tuition, housing, and dining over a four-year college career for new incoming, in-state, degree-seeking undergraduate students. Apply today and lock in one of the lowest tuition rates among Ohio’s four-year state universities.

Panorama of Downtown Dayton skyline at twilight, looking across the Great Miami River near RiverScape MetroPark

Explore Dayton

Dayton’s vibrant downtown and its shops, restaurants, and sports venues are surrounded by a diverse metropolitan area of almost a million residents. Those who live in the Dayton area enjoy an affordable cost of living and housing as well as a rich quality of life that includes outdoor recreation, performing arts and other cultural amenities, professional and college sports, historical landmarks, and almost endless shopping and dining options.

University Events

Campus Recreation: Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT)

Wednesday, August 10, 1 pm to Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5 pm
Appalachian Trail, Tenneesee

Women's Soccer vs Morehead State (EX) - Free Admission

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1 pm to 3 pm
Dayton, OH, Alumni Field at Rinzler Student Sports Complex

SORT: Student Organization Registration & Training: SORT: Secondary Trainings CLOSES

Monday, August 15, 2022, 12 am to 11:45 pm
SORT Profile on Engage

University News

Wright State medical student gives keynote address at Junior ROTC leadership ceremony

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. and Boonshoft School of Medicine medical student Lizzy Zinn discussed her path to the military and medical school during her speech.

Operation Move-In to welcome more than 1,500 residential students to Wright State’s Dayton campus

New and returning residential students will return to the Dayton Campus for Fall Semester during Operation Move-In on Aug. 17–20.

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Photo looking up at the replica Wright "B" Flyer, installed above the second floor of Paul Laurence Dunbar Library