Orientation

Your Orientation Process

375x250-13363_101_0.jpgIncoming First-Year Students

Are you starting in the Fall Semester?  Do you still need to Register for Classes and Attend Summer Orientation?  We are here to assist you!  Follow these 4 simple steps to become a Raider this Fall!

Step One - Register for Final Summer Orientation

  • Visit your Admissions Portal at Wright.edu/Apply
  • Select "Orientation Registration" under "Next Steps"
  • Select "Final Summer Orientation, Wednesday, August 22" and complete the Registration Form.

Step TWO - Register for Fall Semester Classes

  • Once you have registered for Orientation, an Academic Adviser will contact you to make an appointment to assist you in setting up your Fall Course Schedule.  You may select an on-campus or phone appointment. 

Step THREE - Attend Summer Orientation

  • You will attend a Summer Orientation Program on Wednesday, August 22. During this program you will receive your Wright1 Card (Your all purpose Wright State ID and access card), and gain important information to make your first semester successful.  This program also includes special sessions for parents and family members.

 Step FOUR - Attend Class of 2022 First Flight PrograM

  • During the Class of 2022 First Flight Program, the entire Class of 2022 will be on campus together for this mandatory program. You will meet with faculty and staff from your academic college, get tips on how to excel in your classes, learn more about important support services available to you, meet other members of the Class of 2022, and have fun!

Orientation Mission

The University’s orientation program is designed to support new students throughout their journey at Wright State University. New Student Orientation facilitates and supports the integration of new students into the academic, educational and social culture of Wright State. Wright State University is committed to transforming the lives of our students and the communities we serve.


Orientation Goals

  • Foster the development of faculty, staff, and peer support networks for students.
  • Familiarize students and parents with campus facilities, resources, support services, and Wright State traditions.
  • Promote an atmosphere which values diversity, and fosters respect for others.
  • Address the special needs of commuters, transfers, differently abled, multicultural and international students.
  • Reduce student and parent anxiety.
  • Introduce students to the academic environment and the Wright State Core.
  • Advise and register students for their first semester courses.
  • Provide information about advising, financial aid, technology and campus safety.
  • Assist students in:
    • Exploring the world of higher education
    • Clarifying why they are in college
    • Establishing realistic goals for their collegiate experience