Homecoming

Events

This year, in addition to annual Homecoming events, many alumni reunions will be hosted as we celebrate 50 years. Reunions taking place include:

Tuesday, September 26

Time Event/Description Location
7 pm to 10 pm Homecoming FIFA Tournament

Intramural FIFA tournament hosted by Campus Rec and Walmart. Walmart has donated game systems for use for this event and the winner wins a Game Console. This event is a two day event with the finals on Saturday during the Homecoming Festival. 

Student Union Atrium

Thursday, September 28

Time Event/Description Location
6 pm to 8 pm International Alumni Meet and Greet

International alumni meet and greet with current WSU international students.

Pathfinder
7 pm to 10 pm Homecoming FIFA Tournament

Intramural FIFA tournament hosted by Campus Rec and Walmart. Walmart has donated game systems for use for this event and the winner wins a Game Console. This event is a two day event with the finals on Saturday during the Homecoming Festival. 

Student Union Atrium

Friday, September 29

Time Event/Description Location
Greek Alumni Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 the Fraternity and Sorority Alumni society in collaboration with current fraternity and sorority students, will host a special reunion for Greek Alumni. Join us as we celebrate the legacy of the Wright State Greek Community during Wright State’s 50th Anniversary Homecoming!

Student Government Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017, Student Government in collaboration with Office of Alumni Relations, will host a special reunion for Student Government leaders. 

Student Government, now known as Student Government Association (SGA), has evolved extensively over the past 50 years.  Since its inception in 1967, SGA has served as the “official voice” of the student body and has consistently advocated to the administration on behalf of the student body!  SGA has made great strides over the years and this past year was no different.  Our reunion will serve as an opportunity to reminisce about some of our favorite moments (the good, bad, and funny), highlight some of SGA’s greatest accomplishments and rekindle old friendships.

Model UN Alumni Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 the Model UN Alumni Society will host a special reunion to celebrate the legacy of Wright State MUN excellence. Whether you were on the team last year or were a MUN pioneer, this reunion is for you! 

Black Alumni Reunion

Join the Wright State Alumni Association, African American Alumni Society and the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center for the Black Alumni Reunion 2017!

Wright State University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus over 2017 Homecoming Weekend, September 29 through October 1, as Wright State University celebrates its 50th anniversary! Come back and visit old memories of your days on campus and see all of the growth and development that is taking place in the Wright State community.

The weekend-long reunion celebrates Wright State’s Black alumni and how their lives have been shaped by Wright State.

Student Union Atrium
Guardian/Radio

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 The Guardian and WWSU 106.9, in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, will host a special reunion for our campus communication gurus. Whether you graduated last year or were one of the first DJ’s or Guardian staffers, this reunion is for you! 

Housing Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 Residence life & Housing, in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, will host a special reunion for Residence Life leaders. Whether you graduated last year, were one of the first 8 RA’s in Hamilton Hall, or part of the Residential Community Association, this reunion is for you!

Residence Life at Wright State has evolved quite a bit in the last 50 years and since 1967 our community of residential leaders and staff has grown immensely! With this reunion we plan to showcase the growth of housing at Wright State, celebrate the university’s legacy, and reminisce about some of our favorite moments on campus.  

Various locations on campus
Campus Rec/Student Union EE Alumni Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 the staff of the Student Union and Campus Recreation will host a special reunion for alumni who were campus rec and student union administration student staff. Whether you graduated last year or helped us transform the Student Union and Campus Rec programs, this reunion is for you! 

5:30 pm to 7 pm Leadership Launch

The Leadership Launch is an event that brings together students, faculty and alumni from the WSU community to showcase LDR programs and organizations that contribute to leadership development around campus and the Dayton community.

Endeavor
6 pm to 8 pm Alumni Achievement Awards*

The Alumni Association recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Wright State alumni at an annual awards ceremony during Homecoming weekend. The outstanding individuals, selected from a pool over 100,000 Wright State alumni, are recognized for numerous accomplishments in their chosen fields.In addition to possessing high standards of integrity and character, they have also given their time and talent to benefit the Alumni Association.

Student Union Atrium
7 pm to 10:05 pm CEHS Trivia Night

Registration is open for the fourth annual College of Education and Human Services Trivia Night on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 pm in the Apollo Room! Open to all, Trivia Night is the College of Education and Human Services' signature homecoming event! We hope you will come back again this year for more trivia, more fun, and a chance to get your team’s name on the Trivia Night Plaque!  This is Wright State’s 50th Anniversary, and the Homecoming schedule is jam-packed with exciting events. Join us for CEHS Trivia Night and stick around campus for 50th Anniversary festivities!

Register your table of 8 today for $150. Table purchase includes five rounds of trivia and appetizers. Cash bar will be available.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for $250 and includes the same table of 8 benefits in addition to sponsor recognition during the program, on the screen during one of the 5 rounds of trivia, and on the scorecards.

Raffles and special Wright State trivia questions will be aplenty!  Proceeds from the raffle benefit CEHS student scholarship funds—and the prizes are always fantastic.

Student Union Apollo Room
8 pm to 11 pm Casino Night

An annual Homecoming Event hosted by RCA that provides a safe environment for students to enoy a casino type atmosphere and gamble to win prizes. 

Student Union Market
8 pm to 10 pm COSM Pub Science

Who said you needed to learn science in a classroom? Pub Science is a live—and lively—science talk held in a casual setting. There is no stuffy lecture—the speaker presents the science in lay terms and facilitates a dynamic conversation with the audience. This Pub Science topic is The Science of Beer: Presentation by Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean of CoSM

The talk is designed to appeal to most of our hearts: BEER!  Dr. Wyatt provides a detailed look into the process of making beer. For many years, he has been brewing beer both competitively and recreationally.

At the 2014 Ohio State Fair, he won two gold medals for his beer. Being an expert in science and beer, he talks about the chemistry and biology behind the beer-making process.

Student Union, Rathskellar

Saturday, September 30

Time Event/Description Location
Founding Reunion

As a part of the annual Homecoming Weekend activities to be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 the university will pay special attention to our legacy – a legacy that you helped create - by inviting you and fellow alumni home for one of Wright State’s most unique reunions to date. This reunion will celebrate our 2,000+ alumni who represent the founding classes, showcase the history of Wright State, and kick off the second half of the university’s first century.

Wright State University is a unique institution serving a diverse population of students, alumni and friends. In our first 50 years Wright State University has graduated more than 100,000 alumni who have received more than 119,000 degrees. Our alumni of Wright State live in every state in the U.S. and in more than 75 other countries.  Join us “Wright” where it all started as we celebrate you, our shared legacies, and 50 years of Wright State. 

9 am to 4 pm Alumni College

We believe that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong quest, and Alumni College is a rich opportunity to enjoy that learning experience again and to sample the recent research and academic courses of Wright State's distinguished faculty. When you're not in class, Alumni College offers a chance to mingle with your fellow "classmates" who make up a broad spectrum of Wright State alumni from various class years, majors, and regions.

A sampling of topics include:

  • The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Forensic DNA Profiling - Dan Krane, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and renowned DNA expert
  • This Show is NOT Chemical Free: And other reasons why we need to set our classrooms on fire - Kirby A. Underwood, Chemistry Lab Manager, Chemistry Department
  • The Downside of Being Elected President of the United States - Jim Sayer, retired Chair of the Department of Communication and Lake Campus Dean
  • NAFTA and US Employment - Mingming Pan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
  • Wright State History Through the Eyes of the Guardian - Jeffrey Alan John, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication
  • Build it and They Will Come: The History of Wright State University - Chris Wydman, University Archivist and Records Manager, Department of Special Collections and Archives

There are educational and fun opportunities on Friday as well including a Trivia Night and Pub Science in the Rathskeller. 
Participants experience today's state-of-the-art classrooms, facilities, and dorms. Don't worry—this time around, you won't be quizzed at the end!

Cost - $65 per person for both days or $35 per person for either Saturday or Sunday. 

RSVP deadline is September 24th.

Various Locations on Campus
2 pm to 5 pm Wright State Club Football vs Ohio State Club Football

The Raiders look to revenge last season’s 8-7 loss on a late touchdown and 2 point conversion by the Buckeyes.  Come support your Raider’s as they challenge the conference rival for a playoff spot in the NCFA Championships. 

Visit: WrightStateFootball.com for more information

Twitter: WrightStFball

Facebook: Wright State Club Football

Instragram: WSUraidersFootball

 

Rinzler Field
3 pm to 5 pm Women's Homecoming Soccer Game

Show your Raider pride with us during Homecoming Weekend at the Wright State Women’s Soccer vs. Milwaukee game.

Alumni Field
4:30 pm to 7 pm Homecoming Festival

The Homecoming Festival, held in the Rinzler parking lot prior to the men's soccer game, is complete with live music, Wright State's annual Chili Cook Off, beer tents, food trucks, and games the whole family can enjoy! Festival begins at 4:30 p.m. 

Rinzler Parking Lot, FREE
4:30 pm to 7 pm Black Alumni Reunion BBQ

Saturday's Homecoming Festival is the highlight of the weekend! The Black Alumni Reunion will host its guest in a tented area with food available by Moe-Licious BBQ food truck from Louisville. The Homecoming Festival prior to the men's soccer game, is complete with live music. Wright State's annual Chili Cook-off, beer tents, and games everyone can enjoy! You won't want to miss it. 

Rinzler Sports Complex
5 pm to 7 pm SGA Celebration

Celebrate past and future of SG and SGA. 

Rathskeller
6 pm to 8 pm Dining in the Dark

Co-Sponsored by the VMC and ODS, "Dining in the Dark" is a unique sensory awareness experience that gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are completely blind, taking them on an unforgettable journey in the dark. Created in Germany, Dining in the Dark is a one-of-a kind concept that has been enjoyed by many people across Europe before moving to America in 2005. It’s a culinary encounter of heightened senses that has been experienced by thousands wanting a peek into an unfamiliar world.

Student Union Apollo Room
7 pm to 10 pm Men's Homecoming Soccer Game

Show your Raider pride with us during Homecoming Weekend at the Wright State Men’s Soccer vs. Detroit Mercy game. 

7:30 pm to 10 pm Black Alumni Gala

Saturday will conclude with the Black Alumni Gala, with all proceeds benefiting the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center Scholarship Fund. This red carpet event will feature music by artist Chay Buddah and the Hot2Def band, a performance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a multi-course dinner, a silent auction and a speical gift for all attendees. This event honors all past bolinga center directors. Masks and black tie attire are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $100 for alumni (which includes two drink tickets).

Student Union Atrium

Sunday, October 1

Time Event/Description Location
10 am to Noon Student Affairs Alumni Celebration

Sunday send off brunch for alumni and recognition for retired Student Affairs Professionals. 

All Homecoming events are free and open to Wright State students. Alumni sponsored events may require registration and payment.

Valid Wright1 Card required for admittance to student-only events.