Fall Commencement

Nearly 1,900 graduating students and their families will celebrate the culmination of their education this weekend when the university holds its 2017 fall commencement ceremony Saturday, December 16, at the Wright State University Nutter Center.

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

Going for it all

Wright State exchange student Milica Knezevic conquers scuba diving, skydiving, rugby despite disability
Engineering student Milica Knezevic chronicles her sporting adventures through her popular YouTube channel.
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.

Winter Break - Most Offices Closed

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

Most university offices and libraries will be closed for the winter holidays from Saturday, December 23, through Monday, January 1.

Men's Basketball vs UIC

Thursday, December 28, 7 pm to 9 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Women's Basketball vs Youngstown State

Monday, January 15, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Nearly 1,900 students graduate at Wright State University’s 2017 fall commencement

Led by Wright State University's seventh President Cheryl B. Schrader for the first time, students, families, faculty and staff celebrated the commencement...

Wright State senior Stephanie Patino-Garfias completing prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship

As part of her Newman Civic Fellowship, Stephanie Patino-Garfias has worked with refugees to help them understand their legal right.

Special care

Wright State researchers use gaming app to study burnout among caregivers of dementia patients
The study, led by Wright State computer science and social work researchers, uses word games, apps and skin sensors.