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.

Lakshmi Nathan Balasubramanian

Student

Far away from a distance land in the eastern hemisphere, I decided to take my first flight to the birth place of aviation to the university named after the brothers who gave the world a taste of flying. Today, this place has given me the wings of courage to fly

Lukas Wenrick

Student Body President

My story is dependent upon the story of others. To the professor who showed me the value of my education; the community director who exposed me to a life of purpose, the numerous leaders who contributed to my growth, and the students who trusted me to lead: thank you.

David Kendrick

Staff & Student

I joined the FMS Department at WSU in the spring of 1995 and started classes in the fall. This chapter of my educational journey will end in December 2017 with graduation. It never would have been possible without the wonderful support of my supervisors, colleagues and the entire WSU community.

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Homecoming 2017

Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1