Orientation

Prepare for Orientation

At Orientation, you will be asked to make many decisions that will help get you ready for Fall Semester. To help you get started on your transition, review this list of services and topics so you are prepared and informed before you come.

1

Check your Mailbox and Wright State email

You and your family will receive important information about Orientation and your transition through your mailbox and your Wright State email.  

2

Financial Aid and Scholarships Options

Learn about the financial options available to help you pay for college, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. At Orientation, you will have the chance to discuss those options with enrollment advisors in RaiderConnect.

3

Apply for Housing

It's not too late to apply for on-campus housing at Orientation. Become one of the nearly 3,000 students who call our residential communities home. At Orientation, you can meet with staff members from housing and tour the residence halls.

4

Learn about Commuter Life

Many of our students drive, bike, or walk from home or off-campus apartments each day. We offer a variety of resources that will help you stay connected to the campus community. Visit the Commuter Student Lounge in the lower level of the Student Union to access free lockers, a microwave, refrigerator, and study space that you can use while on campus.

We also offer activities and events for commuters that help you stay in touch with current campus happenings and provide you with information about various departments and campus services. Interested in living in off-campus housing? The Office of Student Support Services maintains a database of roommate listings and off-campus property postings, as well as a handbook to guide you through the process.

5

Select a First-Year Seminar

Most first-year students enroll in a First-Year Seminar, a group of about 20 students who share similar interests, a major, or classes. The seminar is designed for student success, and will help you adjust fast to Wright State. You can learn more about First-Year Seminars at Orientation and sign up there. 

6

Take your Placement Tests

Placement tests help you and your academic advisor determine your initial courses in mathematics, English, or foreign language. The course registration information you fill out in your Admissions Portal will provide specific testing instructions based on your ACT or SAT scores.