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.

Celebrate the 50

Monday, September 25, Noon to 3 pm
North Lawn

Come celebrate the University's 50th birthday with fun, cake and games! It will be in the North Lawn by Hamilton Hall. See you there!

Homecoming Festival

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

2017 Wright State Technology Fair

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

ONEIL Center for Research Communication opens at Wright State University

The center will strengthen technical communication by scientists and engineers while giving students from other disciplines a place to develop the art of research communication.

Wright State introduces ‘Let’s Talk,’ a series of open discussion issues forums

The first forum in the "Let's Talk" series will focus on the Wright State Research Institute and the Wright State Applied Research Corporation on Oct. 3.

A golden opportunity

History professor Drew Swanson returned to his alma mater the University of Georgia to lecture on the Georgia gold rush.