First Weekend

Start your college career on the right foot by attending these memorable and informative sessions that are essential to your college success.

  • You will receive a comprehensive schedule when you check-in at the First Weekend Kick-Off.
  • To preview events of the weekend, and to see event changes in real time download the CORQ app or visit Engage and select First Weekend Activities.

Thursday, August 22

Essential Programs

Time Activity Location
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Residence Hall Move-In
If you are living on campus, this is the day you will moving into your rooms so you can participate in the educational and social programs of First Weekend. Learn more about Move-In.
3:45–4 p.m. (check-in)
4 p.m.

First Weekend Kick-Off
Join us for your first chance to meet the entire Class of 2023. Hear from featured speaker Daryl Bellamy, Jr. as he provides real-life strategies to help you create a solid foundation for your success at Wright State. Commuter students participation in First Weekend will begin at this event.

Student Union North Lawn
5:15 p.m.

Orientation Groups

Student Union North Lawn
6:15 p.m.


Student Union Market or Hanger
7 p.m.–9 p.m. Take-Off and Party in the Woods
Hang with your new friends on inflatables and play outdoor games at an event hosted by Residential Community Association (R.C.A.).
9 p.m.–Midnight p.m. Party in the Woods

Have some ice cream and meet fraternity and sorority members while dancing to the latest tunes by DJ Four Seasons. This event is free and hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Council.

Woods Basketball Court

Friday, August 23

Essential Programs

Time Activity Location

8:30 a.m.

Beginning in Honors Program 009 Student Success

10 a.m.

Opening Session/Orientation Groups
Don’t miss this exciting opening event. We’ll cover important topics about your first semester and get you ready for the weekend.

Student Union North Lawn (Rain location: Student Union Market)

11 a.m.

College Meetings
You will meet with an academic advisor, learn student success tips, receive college updates, and mingle with students who share your major.

Locations announced at the opening session
Noon Raider Welcome Lunch

Enjoy a complimentary lunch. 

Alumni Circle

1 p.m.

Orientation Groups
Receive tips from mentors about getting involved and being a successful student. Learn about important support services from a student’s perspective

North Lawn
1:30 p.m.

Sessions for Success
Attend your first collegiate conference and learn about important support services to help you become a successful student.

Various Campus Location

2 p.m.

Orientation Groups
During this time, you will get a chance to reflect on our featured presentation.

North Lawn

5–6 p.m.


Student Union Market or Hanger
6–8 p.m.

Do the U 
An opportunity for you to learn about the Student Union and all the resources, departments, and student organizations it has to offer.

Student Union
8 p.m.

Movie Night featuring the movie Us
Enjoy a FREE movie and popcorn under the stars.

Woods Basketball
Court (Rain location: Oelman Hall, Room 109)

Saturday, August 24

Time Activity Location
10 a.m.

Service Project
Join us for an on-campus service project. You will have the opportunity to choose from several service projects including clearing trails or making blankets for kids at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Meet in the Student Union Atrium
11 a.m.–1 p.m



Student Union Market
1–4 p.m

Shopping in Beavercreek
Ride the RTA bus to the Fairfield Commons Mall for $4.00 round trip. View a complete schedule and details

RTA Bus stop in front of the Student Union or behind Millett Hall
1 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game against Duquesne Alumni Field, Rinzler Student Sports Complex
1 p.m.

Move-In Field Day
Join the fraternities in competitive games including a three-on-three basketball tournament, classic barbeque games, and bomb ball. This is free and hosted by Interfraternity Council and Catholic Campus Ministries.

Woods Basketball/Volleyball Court
5–7 p.m.


Student Union Market
6–8 p.m.

University Activities Board Comedy Night
Laugh until your sides hurt with Vincent Bryant and Kirby Shabazz. This event is free.

Apollo Room
8 p.m.–Midnight

Boogie on the Bricks
Dance the night away with great music, refreshments, and glow sticks. This is hosted by RCA and is free.



Sunday, August 25

Time Activity Location

Meal Options:

  • Hangar open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Starbucks 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Raider Mart 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
1–5 p.m.

Classroom Tours
Know where you’re going! Reunite with your Orientation mentors to help you find the classrooms for your first semester. Bring your class schedule.

Departs from Student Union Market