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Orientation

International Student Resource Guide

The International Resource Guide includes a review of the information presented at international student orientation.

On this page:

Spring 2022 Virtual International Student Orientation

You will receive an email from our office with more information on the International Student Orientation on Pilot. You can access Pilot through WINGS or by visiting pilot.wright.edu and logging in with your "w" account username and password. You will find the International Student Orientation Course under your 2022 Spring courses. If you have any questions regarding the orientation, please email askucie@wright.edu.


Transportation

The UCIE office has teamed up with the Dayton International Airport (DAY)'s exclusive Taxi service, Dayton Express Cab Co. to provide you with FREE transportation from the Dayton International Airport to campus or to your apartment/hotel. This free service is ONLY available from the Dayton airport. You will be responsible for finding your own transportation if your arrival is from another airport. If you prefer to take an Uber or Lyft, you will be responsible for covering the cost on your own.

How to take a Dayton Express Cab Co. Taxi from the airport:

Once you have picked up your luggage from the luggage claim, exit the terminal. Look for the taxi valet booth directly in front of the terminal. Talk to the attendant and explain that you are a new student at Wright State University for Fall 2021 and that you need to take a taxi to Wright State. You must show the following documents to the attendant to ensure they do not charge you:

  • Photo ID (passport is okay) 
  • A copy of your admission letter (physical copy or electronic copy located on your admissions portal) stating that you are admitted for Fall 2021.

If your destination is another airport/city in the U.S., you can explore options to travel to campus such as through a domestic flight, Greyhound bus, taxi, or Uber/Lyft. Please check on the additional luggage fees with your airline.


Housing Options

Housing must be secured PRIOR to your arrival in Dayton. College Park Apartments currently have vacancies for Spring 22 semester. These units are four-bedroom, two-bath furnished co-ed apartments​ for $2351 for a single room per semester. Meal plans are optional.

Students who do not have housing secured at the time of arrival can look into the hotel options around Wright State:

  • ​Wingate by Wyndham- 3055 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324 (Ask for WSU rate-$75 per night)​
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel- 3845 Germany Lane. Beavercreek, OH​        ​
  • Holiday Inn- 2800 President Dr., Fairborn OH 45324        ​
  • Fairfield Inn- 2500 Paramount Place, Fairborn OH 45324​
  • Studio Plus- 3131 Presidential Dr., Fairborn OH​
  • Red Roof Inn- 2580 Col. Glenn Hwy. Fairborn, OH 45324

Immigration Check-in Process 

Your immigration check-in process will be conducted electronically.

Do not complete the check-in process until AFTER your arrival in the United States, as it requires information from our most recent I94 entrance information.

After the review, your check-in hold will be removed, and you will be notified via email that you can register for classes.


How to Register for Classes 

Students WILL NOT be able to register for classes until they arrive in the US and have completed the immigration check-in process. Graduate students may have to attend orientation sessions from their colleges, during which they will be assisted with course registration and advising. Please review this tutorial for how to register for classes.


Academic Advising Information

It is important that you contact an academic advisor or faculty advisor regarding your course registration. If you are a graduate student, you should reach out to your department directly. Undergraduate students can locate their academic advisor by checking out the Academic Advising web page.

If you still need assistance locating your academic advisor please email askucie@wright.edu.


Finding Your Account Information

To register for your classes, check your email, or log into Pilot, you will need to have your "w" username and password. This information can be accessed on your admissions portal.


Updating Your Address

After your arrival, please update your local address in WINGS. To update your address, log in to WINGS Express and click on the Personal Information tab. Select the “Update the Addresses And Phones” option and enter your most recent US address.


If You Get Sick

You are automatically covered by Wright State Health Insurance unless you are covered under another approved insurance. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should seek medical care right away. Student Health Services (937-245-7200) is the preferred point of first contact for Dayton Campus students. Student Health Services can conduct a telehealth appointment to assess symptoms and refer students for testing.


Masks and Social Distancing

Masks are mandatory for all individuals while indoors on campus regardless of their vaccination status.

For any emergencies while here in the US, please contact University Police at 937-775-2111. They will be able to contact our staff. If you have questions that are not an emergency, please email askucie@wright.edu or call us at 937-775-5745.

The UCIE WhatsApp number to use for emergencies is +1-937-231-4230


Submitting Your Medical History Form  

You can submit your completed medical history form through this link: Medical History Submission 

You can log in with your campus "w" number and password. You have two options:  

  1. Submit your Medical History Form by using the green button and pay $10 (recommended). By choosing this option, you will have the ability to access your uploaded documents at any time, from anywhere.  
  2. Use the gray button to upload documents for free. You will not be able to access your documents in the future.

Health Insurance Coverage 

Wright State health insurance coverage does not start until January 10. If you are already in the country or are planning to be here prior to January 10,  we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase a temporary health insurance plan in case you need to see a doctor. Here is a link to our Health Insurance partner and their short-term insurance plans: www.uhone.com.

Your health insurance covers medical and dental. If you need vision insurance, you will have to purchase it separately through Wright State. Reminder: You cannot add your dependents to your medical plan, however, you can purchase dental and vision insurance for them. Find more information on coverage.