Wright State University became an independent institution in 1967 and spent the next 50 years growing into an innovative leader in affordable and accessible education. In 2017, we celebrate the first 50 years and set the course for the next half century.

Coming home

Wright State University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming Week ended with the annual Chili Cook-Off and a concert by former student and touring musician Clark Manson.

Social media vending giveaway a big hit during Homecoming Week

Social media-driven vending machine attracts hundreds during Homecoming promotion.

Sarah Black

Alumna

As the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college, I took my schooling seriously. Wright State gave me the opportunity to prove to myself that I could accomplish my goals. I truly enjoyed my professors and all the doors that having my degree opened!

Charles David James

Alumnus, 1975, 1986

Numerous Wright State faculty helped guide my professional and personal development. In particular, John Fortman when I was an undergraduate and Mike Leffak when I was a graduate student. I’ll always be grateful to them and to the faculty in general for helping me find direction and purpose in life.

Peggy O'Brien Kelly

Alumna, Faculty

Wright State allowed me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and how to do it well. I graduated with a B.S. and master's from Wright State. I now have the opportunity to work with Wright State students to help them be successful in math.

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Dining in the Dark, a VMC and ODS Fundraising Event

Wednesday, November 8, 6 pm to 9 pm
Student Union Apollo Room