Celebrate 50 Years with Us

Reconnect and rediscover Wright State at Homecoming as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We invite you to join us September 29–October 1 for Homecoming Weekend 2017.

Wright Day to Give

Join us Saturday, September 30, at 6 p.m., for our 50th anniversary as we celebrate the Wright Day to Give, a 50-hour giving challenge to honor our 50-year history.

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

Terminal triumph

Art installation by Wright State alum Kailah Ware graces Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Kailah Ware, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in motion pictures, created “One Degree of Separation,” a mix-media art installation celebrating Cincinnati.
Student Profile

Military discipline

Zachary Schulze, an Army ROTC cadet and athletic training major, stays disciplined as he prepares for a career in the military.
Alumni Profile

Teaching temperament

Wright State alum, inaugural registrant Sheila Skimmerhorn caps career with stint at STEM school
Sheila Skimmerhorn, a two-time Wright State graduate, was the first student to register for classes at the university in 1964.
Faculty Profile

Fossil force

Smithsonian is latest TV channel to turn to Wright State professor Chuck Ciampaglio for expertise on prehistoric sharks
Chuck Ciampaglio is among only a handful of scientists worldwide who has studied the megalodon, a prehistoric shark.

Homecoming Festival

Saturday, September 30, 4:30 pm to 7 pm
Rinzler Parking Lot, FREE

The Homecoming Festival, held in the Rinzler parking lot prior to the men's soccer game, is complete with live music, Wright State's

2017 Wright State Technology Fair

Wednesday, October 4, 10 am to 3 pm
Student Union Conference Wing

MBA Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, October 11, 6 pm to 7 pm

Wright State at 50

University hitting its stride at the half-century mark
Originally founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State became an independent institution in 1967.

Homecoming Week kicks off with campus celebration

Wright State University's 50th anniversary celebration culminates this week with more than 35 special Homecoming events.

Vending trending

Social media-activated vending machine to be showcased at Wright State during Homecoming Week
A social media-activated vending machine that dispenses free hats, T-shirts, gift cards and other products will be on campus during Homecoming Week at Wright State, the first university in the region to have one.