Celebrating 50 Years

In 1967, when enrollment reached 5,704 students, the Dayton Campus of Miami University and Ohio State University ceased to exist, and the newly independent Wright State University came into being. Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate our history and look forward to the future.

We See the Potential in You

The Wright brothers were not pilots. They were dreamers and inventors. Through their persistence they taught the world to fly. Named after these pioneers, we carry on their desire to build, create, and pioneer. What does it mean to be a pioneer? Find out here.

Alumni Profile

Scrap value

Wright State alum Sheila Skimmerhorn remembers the university’s beginnings
Sheila Skimmerhorn, the first student to register and complete her degree at what would become Wright State, kept a scrapbook of the university's early days.
Student Profile

Declaration of independence

Wright State senior Vicky Lindsey flourishes in the university’s Independent Scholars Network dedicated to the empowerment of foster youth
Vicky Lindsey is set to graduate early from Wright State with a degree in communication studies.
Student Profile

Watch: Rap ture

Wright State’s Jesse Williams pursues computer science degree along with rap music
Video: Wright State computer science major Jesse Williams finds a creative outlet through coding and rapping as J-Williams.
Faculty Profile

Citizen sensing to insights, predictions and decisions

Wright State professor Amit Sheth is a leader in combining computer science with social media
Amit Sheth finds commercial success with a software system that analyzes big data on social media sites.

Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 10 am to Noon
Nutter Center
  • Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Students, please arrive no later than 9 a.m.

Women's Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian

Thursday, December 14, 11 am to 1 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Winter Break - Most Offices Closed

Saturday, December 23, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018

Economic powerhouse

Wright State has $1 billion-plus economic impact on the region, new study shows
Conducted by SOCHE, The study shows that Wright State University is a leading driver of the Dayton region's economy.

Wright State film grad Hannah Beachler talks about working on ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Black Panther’

Hannah Beachler, who received a B.F.A. from Wright State in 2005, talked about her successful career and answered questions during a discussion with performing arts students.

Watch: The joy of giving

Watch: The Wright State community collected hundreds of toys for children in Greene County.