Getting Underway

Employee Identification Cards

All new employees must obtain a photo identification card. A Wright 1 I.D. card identifies you as a member of the university staff. A card will be issued free of charge at the Student Union I.D. Center with authorization from Human Resources. An employee I.D. card can be used for the following purposes:

  • Debiting purchases at university food locations
  • Accessing gated parking lots (with appropriate parking payment)
  • Borrowing books and materials from the university libraries
  • Paying fines at the university libraries
  • Obtaining membership in the Student Union Fitness Center
  • Obtaining discounts at the university bookstore
  • Obtaining discounts on tickets to selected campus events

Visit the Wright1 Card website for more information.


Employee parking areas are located throughout the campus. Employees driving motor vehicles should register their vehicles with Parking and Transportation, pay the appropriate amount for a parking permit, display the permit in the vehicle, and park in the designated parking area. Regional Transit Authority (bus) passes are issued by the Department of Parking and Transportation. This department also provides motorist assistance, such as battery jumps. They will furnish you with information on university parking policies, campus maps, and campus shuttle service schedules. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for more information.


Keys needed for entry into your office may be obtained from the Physical Plant Department’s Customer Service Center, with the authorization of your manager. A Key Authorization Form signed by your department head is required to obtain a key. You must return all keys when leaving university employment or transferring to a new job within the university which entails a change of office. Payment for lost keys is the responsibility of the person to whom the keys were issued. University keys may not be duplicated for any reason.


New employees will want to attend an orientation to Wright State presented by Human Resources. During the orientation, you will receive general information about Wright State and your employee benefits. Current employees are also welcome to attend for a “benefits refresher.” Orientation dates, times, and locations are available on the New Employee Orientation webpage.