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.

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.
Faculty Profile

Grand fan

Wright State’s Kristie McKiernan a full-throated superfan of the women's basketball team
Kristie McKiernan, Wright State grad and senior English lecturer, is a superfan of the Raiders, missing only three home games and attending road contests as far away as Chicago over the past eight years.
Student Profile

Blazing star

Wright State engineering student Logan Blazier turns love of the mechanical into important role at defense contractor
Logan Blazier, a mechanical engineering student at Wright State, works part-time at a local defense contractor learning to build high-level engineering systems.
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.

Raider Open House

Saturday, March 17, 9 am to 1 pm
Wright State University - Student Union

Find out during our Raider Open House what it’s like to be a Raider.

Men's Basketball vs Cleveland State

Monday, February 19, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Women's Tennis vs Illinois State

Saturday, February 24, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
South Regency Tennis and Fitness Center

Men's Tennis vs Xavier

Sunday, February 25, 2 pm to 5 pm
South Regency Tennis and Fitness Center

Wright State’s archives receives one-of-a-kind bust of acclaimed poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar

The bust will be displayed along with exhibits of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s works at Wright State's Special Collections and Archives during a reception and program on Feb. 21 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Wright State pilot project has saved students more than $56,000 on textbooks, online access

An expanded pilot planned for the fall semester could result in savings students more than an estimated $600,000.

Wetlands system, water quality study focus of national attention on Lake Campus researchers

Stephen Jacquemin, associate professor of biology and research coordinator at Lake Campus, led a study documenting changes in water quality following the implementation of new rules and best management practices.