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.
Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Alumnus

Wright State allowed me to experience life on my own for the first time, and helped to shape where I am today. Student life and recreation inspired me to continue with a career within college athletics and recreation. Go Raiders!

James J. Brinkman

Alumnus, 1969

In April of 1964, I was discharged from the U.S. Army and was trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. A new university was opening in Dayton in the fall of 1964 and the rest is history.

Bob Mitterholzer

Alumnus, 1976

I remember the first day of college, business class with Robert Wagley, good times at the Rathskeller, and meeting new friends.

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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