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 2017–18 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.

Student Profile

Journal joy

Research by Wright State senior Marquise Crosby accepted for publication in prestigious science journal
Marquise Crosby, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a lab assistant at Wright-Patterson in the Soft Matter Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.
Student Profile

Axle ability

Wright State engineering student R.J. McCoy helps design new axle line at Navistar
Wright State mechanical engineering student R.J. McCoy plays a major role in producing trucks during an internship at Navistar in Springfield.
Student Profile

Prizeworthy poster

Wright State biology student Johana Barrientos scores big in national Louis Stokes poster/presentation competition
Johana Barrientos was recognized for creating a poster that explains her research on a complicated heart disease it in a detailed, colorful and reader-friendly way.
Alumni Profile

Mission accomplished

Air Force veteran and Wright State graduate Jonathan Granata ’15 finds a new duty in giving back
Air Force veteran Jonathan Granata found a home and the support he needed in Wright State’s Office of Veterans Affairs and later the university’s Veteran and Military Center.


Saturday, March 24, 6 pm to 11:55 pm
Creative Arts Center
One of the premier annual arts events in town, over 800 guests will be treated to a wealth of top-notch performances by Wright State’s talented students in art, music, theatre, dance, and motion pictures.

Business with a Raider Day

Tuesday, March 27, 9 am to Noon
Wright State University

Softball vs IUPUI

Friday, March 30, 4 pm to 6 pm
WSU Softball Field

Art Department Open House

Saturday, March 31, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Creative Art Center Commons

Community members dream big at strategic planning stakeholder summit

Summit participants identified the community's cores values, brainstormed new university mission statements, recognized areas they think are institutional strengths and dreamed of projects Wright State could undertake in the future.

Amigos Latinos to celebrate diversity at Wright State

Scheduled for April 6 in the Wright State Nutter Center, the Amigos Latinos Gala will raise scholarships for the university's Latino students.

App-ortunity knocks

Student-developed mobile app driving student engagement at Raj Soin College of Business
Student-developed mobile phone app helping business students stay involved on campus.