Orientation

Parents' Schedule

7:45-8:20 a.m. - Check In & Continental Breakfast, Student Union

  • Family Members will receive their orientation packet. 
  • A continental breakfast buffet will be available.

8:30 a.m. - Welcome

Welcome and review of the day’s schedule.

Student Success

A discussion on how to support students during their transition from high school classes to university academics. This session will provide information on the skills students need to be a successful in the classroom, introduce academic success services, First-Year Programs and preview the Common Text which all first year students will receive.

Transitions: How New College Students Become Successful College Students

An exploration and discussion about the changes parents and family members can expect during the transition to College. Tips on how family members can support students and provide them with the tools and resources to make them a successful college student.

Parent & Family Orientation Groups

A chance to meet other parents and family member and to ask questions in a small group setting. Learn about student life from current Wright State students and staff. Seasoned parents and family members will share their wisdom on what worked for them!

Housing, Dining, and more…

Learn about campus Life, get an overview of Residence Life options, a variety of Dining choices for Residents and Commuters, and a “To Do List” with important items to complete before classes begin.

Updates

RaiderConnect

RaiderConnect is a student’s one-stop for all services relating to Financial Aid, Scholarships, Registration and Student Accounts. Learn how students view and accept financial aid awards, pay bills, and navigate their student academic record.

Lunch

The Union Market Food Court offers many food options - compliments of Wright State Orientation!                                                     

1 p.m. - College Information Session

Academic colleges will discuss the majors and programs they offer and highlight services and support provided to students.

  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Raj Soin College of Business
  • University College – Undecided Majors

1:30 p.m. - Academic Advising Preparation

Academic advisors will detail the academic advising and course registration process.

  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Raj Soin College of Business
  • University College

2 - 4:30 p.m. - Parent & Family Important Information

Hear information from multiple campus departments about the services they offer Wright State students. This is your opportunity to meet key members of the following departments:

  • Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement
  • Student Health services
  • Student Legal Services
  • University Center for International Education
  • University Libraries
  • University Police
  • Wright State University Official Bookstore

ID Distribution and Check-out

Students will have their student ID picture taken and check-out with the Orientation staff before leaving to ensure that they have completed all of their Orientation Day tasks.  Students will also have the opportunity to complete and review their “Required Acknowledgements” with family members.

Resource Fair

Campus and Community services representatives will be available to share information and answer questions about on and off campus support services and opportunities, including student activities and organizations. Information on Campus Housing and Housing Tours will be available.  Raider Connect staff will be available for assistance related to financial aid and the student’s billing account.