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.

Lisa and Eric

Alumni

We met in psychology class in Oelman Hall freshman year 1989. We started dating and married in 1993. Our 24th anniversary is this year. Wright State holds many wonderful memories: parking in K lot, tennis class, people watching on the quad, the Rat, playing euchre in the bike shop, and the friendships we made.

Andrea Foy

Alumna

After graduating Fairborn Baker HS, I attended Wright State from 1982 to 1987—it was quite an awakening! I gravitated towards liberal arts/mass communications. I received my bachelor's and after traveling the world, I am an author, speaker, and coach, as well as an employee at Wright-Patt.

Mark A. Winters

Alumnus

I began at Wright State in 1979, and finished my education degree in 1984. I met my wife, Melissa Fails. Through Army ROTC, I had a successful 26-year career. My only regret is not walking in a graduation ceremony due to Army training; I might return someday and do that!

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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