Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Current Student Information

Information on this site may change frequently and without notice. Please check back often.

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COVID-19 Protocol

In addition to other protocol in place, face coverings are required to be worn in public spaces by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Wright State University. Any exceptions must be documented.

Please email or otherwise contact your professors immediately if you have health concerns related to COVID-19.


Academics

Fall Semester 2020 classes are scheduled to begin on time. We are planning for a full semester with both in-person and remote teaching and learning options. All classes will move fully to remote delivery on November 25 (at the start of Thanksgiving break) for the rest of the semester and final exams will be held remotely.

The university will deliver courses in the following ways:

  • Fully remote with no set meeting time (asynchronous; on-demand classes)
  • Fully remote with a set meeting time (synchronous; real-time classes)
  • In-person only
  • Flexible delivery where students can participate in person, remotely with live video conferencing, or via recording and other remote activities. For some courses, students will alternate attending in person and remotely, in order to accommodate social distancing.

Students who have issues connecting in remotely will have the opportunity to schedule time in computer labs or other designated spaces on campus.

Should local, state, or federal guidance change, a course's delivery format may be affected.

How to Find Course Delivery Information

Course delivery attributes have been updated in WINGS Express. To view, please go to your schedule in WINGS Express and click on a class's CRN (Course Reference Number). This will bring up information about the specific class. Under Attribute, you will find your course delivery details.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Log into WINGS
  2. Click the WINGS Express icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Click on Student and Financial Aid
  4. Click on View Student Schedule
  5. Select Fall 2020
  6. Click on the CRN series of numbers next to each course to find their attribute

Study Abroad

At this time, Wright State University and the University Center for International Education (UCIE) has canceled all fall 2020 study abroad opportunities. This is to protect the health and safety of our community. We are currently offering study abroad in the spring, though this is subject to change to be compliant with state and federal regulations.

Students who would like a safe alternative to study abroad this fall can explore the variety of virtual study abroad courses and virtual internships abroad. These virtual programs are an innovative way to have real-time, cross-cultural experiences with experts in the field at international universities or companies abroad. View available options

Learn more about global learning options: The study abroad office in UCIE offers daily advising. Email studyabroad@wright.edu to set up a virtual appointment, or visit the UCIE website  for more information.

View the FAQ’s for more detailed information:

  • Can I plan for study abroad in the future?

    Yes, Wright State is offering study abroad options for spring 2021 and beyond. Browse possible program options. Please note: Safety is our top priority, so these options are subject to change. Students are advised not to make non-refundable payments at this time. Students enrolled in spring 2021 programs will be notified of any changes (if any) by October 2020. Please email the UCIE study abroad team at studyabroad@wright.edu for more information.

  • Are virtual study abroad courses or virtual internships abroad possible?

    Yes, Wright State offers a wide selection of both of these options across many disciplines. Virtual study abroad and internships are unique (and safe) options that can give students the credit/experience they need at a significantly lower cost. Virtual programs are an innovative way to have real-time, cross-cultural experiences with experts in the field at international universities or companies abroad. View available options.  

  • How do I learn more about all my global learning options?

    The study abroad office in UCIE offers daily advising. Email studyabroad@wright.edu to set up a virtual appointment, or visit the UCIE website for more information.

  • I am a Pell Grant Recipient; do I still have access to the Gilman scholarship which could award me up to $5,000 to use towards a study abroad program?

    Yes! This award is still available for all 2021 programs that are three weeks or longer. The next deadline to apply for summer 2021 programs is October 6, 2020. Learn more at Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. And please schedule an appointment to work on your application with our study abroad team—we can help!

  • Is the Wright State U.S. Passport Center open?

    Unfortunately, all U.S. Passport Centers are closed to nonessential travel customers at this time, which includes the Passport Center at Wright State. Once it is safe to reopen operations, a notice will be posted on the UCIE website and on our social media pages.

  • How is Wright State responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Wright State University and UCIE are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We are staying informed by accessing reliable data from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and governmental health agencies worldwide, all of which are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Regularly updated information about the COVID-19 pandemic related to international travel is available on the following sources:

    The education abroad field is constantly looking for safe, innovative options for students to get the credit for all global learning and experiences. Here are some of our education abroad partners and their responses to study abroad and wellness in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information please contact us at: studyabroad@wright.edu or visit http://studyabroad.wright.edu.  Follow us on Facebook and Instragram: @wsu.ucie


Events and Student Organizations

Wright State has canceled or postponed all in-person university events and student activities until further notice.

Virtual events are encouraged to promote student life and engagement opportunities.


Parking

Parking permits for Fall Semester 2020 will be sold at a reduced rate. Student permits will be sold at $48, instead of the regular rate of $95. This includes both commuter and resident permits. Additionally, students may park in any non-reserved staff, faculty, or student spot on campus.

Students will be expected to display their Fall Semester 2020 parking permit when they park on campus; parking enforcement will remain unchanged and citations will be issued to those who do not display a valid permit.


Housing

Residence Life and Housing is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of all of our campus residents. Fall Semester is still scheduled to begin August 24, with student housing move-in occurring August 20–23 by appointment. View residential living plans for this fall.

Upon moving in through the start of the dining plan, residential students will be able to enjoy buffet meals with no additional charge. Non-residents may enjoy the buffets for $10 each. View First Weekend dining information.

Student housing and dining will continue to be available after Thanksgiving break, as permitted by the state and local health departments. Residents who wish to remain in campus housing will simply need to complete a housing break extension request form.

Housing and dining rates have remained unchanged. Due to the apartment rates remaining unchanged from last year and free upgrades to single rooms in the residence halls (a $700 per semester upgrade), all housing residents will enjoy an excellent value for the same price. The university elected to keep meal plan rates the same as last year, even though there have been price increases for food, as well as added costs incurred to implement safety protocol precautions. As much as possible, the university is committed to absorbing these additional expenses and not passing those onto the students through additional fees.

Email housing@wright.edu with additional housing questions.


Internships, Co-ops, and Student Employment

Students, like professional staff, can be offered remote work where possible. Supervisors, in consultation with their leaders, are to determine roles that can work virtually at home or another location. Supervisors have been asked to be creative to limit any impact on student workers.

Students should consult their academic or experiential-learning advisors for additional guidance relating to internships and co-ops.


Research

Students involved in research should consult their faculty member for guidance on if, when, and how they might be permitted to resume in-person research.

To the extent that it is possible under the public health authority directives, as access restrictions are relaxed, priority to return to research spaces should be given to those researchers who cannot work remotely and are under time constraints to complete degrees, term appointments (e.g., postdoctoral researchers), or for tenure and other career reviews.


Resources and Support

Virtually all Student Success services can now be accessed remotely. Visit the Student Success website for more information.

The Raider Food Pantry remains closed while the campus is closed to students. Students in need of emergency food assistance, please contact 937-260-0167.

If you are a student in need of mental health and welless services, please call Counseling and Wellness Services at 937-775-3407 and leave a voicemail. A staff member will return your call.

Students who need items from the Women's Center Personal Care Pantry should email nicole.carter@wright.edu.