Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orientation?

Orientation is a program designed to assist students with making the transition to Wright State University. Participation in this new student program will improve students overall understanding of academic programs, course registration, student life, and university policies and procedures. Attending Orientation will set the tone for your entire college experience, so make sure to attend this welcoming, fun, and productive program.

During orientation you will:

  • Connect with colleges, academic advisors, staff, and current Wright State University students.
  • Get hands on experience using the WINGS/WINGS Express web portal and accessing electronic services.
  • Gain familiarity with the campus resources

Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all incoming freshman and PSEO students are required to attend an orientation session.

What time of day is Orientation?

Orientation sessions will be offered at various times throughout the week day for your convenience.

What are the dates for Orientation?

You can see all Orientation dates and session availability here.

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Why does my registration form not include all of the above sessions, or have different dates on it?

Once a registration session is full, it will no longer appear on the registration form. If you are unable to attend one of the dates that appear on your registration form, please call (419) 586-0336.

How do I register for Orientation?

You can register for orientation online. You will need your UID and password to register.

What if I can't find my UID and password?

Your UID and password were given to you on your acceptance letter as well as in your orientation packet. If you still cannot locate this information please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or

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Do I need to take math and English placement tests before Orientation?

Our placement testing policy has changed for fall 2014. Please consult the Placement Tests page on the checklist to determine your needs.

Where can I learn more about the math placement assessment?

Go to to learn more.

What if I have questions concerning my Orientation registration?

If you cannot attend the session you registered for or have conflicting events with our orientation sessions please call Student Services at (419) 586-0300.

What if I have general questions about Orientation?

Please call (419) 586-0300 or email

Is there a cost to attend Orientation at Wright State University- Lake Campus?

No. Wright State University- Lake Campus does not charge for Orientation. There is a fee for students attending orientation the main campus of Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

Should a parent or guardian attend Orientation with their student?

Yes, parents/guardians are invited to attend the Orientation session with their student, as valuable information will be given during the session.

I have been told to attend an early Orientation session. What if I can't?

Yes, it is ideal for you to attend an orientation session as soon as possible. We all know life happens and it may be difficult to attend an early orientation session. We suggest you review the placement testing link to see if you need to take the assessments in Math or English and meet with an advisor as soon as possible. You can an advising appointment by calling (419) 586-0300. You are still required to attend an orientation session at a later date.

How long will Orientation take?

Each orientation will last approximately two hours. You need to arrive at the time that the session starts. You will need to arrive early for registration.

Where can I find an agenda for orientation?

Click here for a sample agenda.

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