The UCIE Student Connection - July 19, 2017

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Practice your English with American friends this summer!

Every Thursday, 3-4pm

Student Union 108E

Fun topics, safe environment, great experience!

Free Hike this Friday: Sugarcreek and Bill Yeck Trail

Enjoy a free 2 hour hike through the Sugarcreek and Bill Yeck Trail as part of UCIE's Summer Hiking Series where you can be active, explore the local area, and meet people from all over the world.

Friday, July 21st

Meet at the Student Union entrance by 9am. 

Transportation provided.

Free Event.

RSVP required. To sign up, email


Free Women's Indoor Rock Wall Climb

Enjoy a private free indoor rock wall climb on Tuesday, July 25th, 3-4pm with only the ladies.

Tuesday, July 25th, 3-4pm

WSU Student Union Indoor Rock Wall

RSVP by emailing

Meet New International Students

Meet new international students through the following events:

International Student Resource Fair

Mix and mingle with some of our new international students during our International Student Resource Fair. 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 11am-1pm, Student Union Atrium 

International Block Party

Enjoy fun games, music, and more as you meet our new international students. Help us be a friendly face to welcome these new students to our Wright State family.

Friday, August 25th, 6-8pm, Quad 




Live Outdoor Music at The Greene

Enjoy live outdoor entertainment as you shop at The Greene!

This Thursday, July 20th, 6-10pm & Friday, July 21st, 6-10pm

The Greene (4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, Ohio 45440)

Free event.

No transportation provided.

Big Band Nights at Riverscape

Spend a summer evening enjoying swing and big band music at Riverscape Metro Park. 

Thursday, July 20th, 7:30-9:30pm

Riverscape Metro Park (111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402)

Free event

No transportation provided

Free Firework Friday

Enjoy Free Fireworks Friday featuring live music, great food, and a spectacular firework display that the whole family will love. 

Friday, July 21st, 6-10pm

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway (4701 Wagner Ford Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45414)

Free event.

No transportation provided.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Enjoy the Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival to see hot air balloon competitions, live music, carnival, vendors, skydiving demonstrations, fireworks and more!

Prices vary for parking and activities.

Friday, July 21st 4-10pm & Saturday, July 22nd, 7am-10pm

@ Middletown Regional Airport

No transportation provided.

For information visit this link: The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival

Experience the 2nd Street Market

Experience our local farmer's market. Enjoy food, music, local farmers, bakers, culinary specialist, and more. 

Thursdays (11am-3pm), Fridays (11am-3pm), Saturdays (8am-3pm), and Sundays (11am-3pm)

No transportation provided

Learn more here: Second Street Market 

Free Yoga @ Riverscape

Enjoy free yoga outdoors this Saturday!

Saturday, July 22nd, 10-11am

Riverscape Metropark (111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio)

Free event.

No transportation provided.



Enjoy great local foods and good times if you love garlic! Event will feature vendors, beer, live band, cooking demos, and more!

Saturday, July 22nd, 11am-10pm

Bella Villa Hall (2625 County Line Rd. Dayton, Ohio)

No transportation provided.

In order to promote a healthy environment in which to learn and work for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, WSU has adopted a Tobacco-Free policy. The use of all types of tobacco products is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university-owned or leased ground, in all university-owned or operated residence halls and apartments, at all university-sponsored events, regardless of location, and in or on off-site buildings and ground that are leased or occupied by Wright State University. If you have any questions, you can email the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct at or (937) 775-4240. Learn more about this new policy here!

UCIE Summer Hours

Summer Immigration Window Hours/Open Advising:

  • The Immigration Window will be open Monday through Thursday from 9-11AM in order to pick up/drop off documents and for immigration advising.  From 11-5 Monday through Thursday, please drop off requests at E190 Student Union.

UCIE Summer Hours

  • Please be advised that the University Center for International Education’s (UCIE) hours of operations for the summer semester will be as follows:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    During this period please direct all inquiries about UCIE services to our office in E190 Student Union. 
    Additionally, you can contact the UCIE via phone at 937-775-5745 or via email at

OPT Information For Graduating Students

1. If you are an international student graduating in summer 2017 semester, you may start applying on May 15, 2017. Please use this link below to access and complete all required documents for the OPT application:

  • Choose a start date for OPT between 7/28/2017 and 9/27/2017. The final date for summer 2017 graduates to submit application materials for OPT is September 11, 2017.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have any reservations regarding graduation for summer 2017 semester, please do not apply for OPT until after semester end grades have been posted.
2. Beginning summer 2017 semester (5/8/2017), all OPT applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable $30 OPT Handling Fee. Payment can be made using this link to the UCIE website Proof of payment must be included in the OPT packet at time of submission.

Update Your Local Address and Phone Number

If you have recently moved, please be sure and update your local address through your WINGS account. Make sure your phone number is updated as well. Updating your phone number can help university staff get in touch with you quickly if needed in an emergency.

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