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Student Involvement and Leadership

First Weekend

Rowdy Raider

Kick off Fall Semester with opportunities to explore and engage with the campus community. Learn how to get involved, transition, and explore the Wright State University experience. Packed full of events and information sessions, First Weekend is an experience like no other.

Thursday, August 20, through Sunday, August 23, 2020First Weekend with Rowdy Raider

On this page:



Featured Events

Thursday, August 20

Take Off
5–7 p.m.

Event by the Residential Commuter Association. See event details.

Friday, August 21

2–3 p.m.
On Engage

Event by the University Libraries. See event details.

Ice Cream Social
5:30–8 p.m.
Hamilton Plaza

Event by the Culture and Identity Centers and Rainbow Alliance. See event details.

Just Mercy Movie
8–10 p.m.
Village Pavillion

Event by the African American Residential Caucus (AARC). See event details.

Saturday, August 22

Virtual Do the U Organization Fair
2–4 p.m.
On Engage

Event by Student Involvement and Leadership. See event details.

Meet the Greeks
3:30–5 p.m. 
On Engage

Event by WSU Fraternity and Sorority Life. See event details.

Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf
8–11 p.m.
Student Union Apollo Room

Event by the University Activities Board (UAB). See event details.

Sunday, August 23

Virtual Presidential Discussion
12:30–1:30 p.m.
On Engage

Event by the Office of the President. See event details.

Activism on Campus
1:30–2:30 p.m.
On Engage

Event by the Division of Student Affairs and the Inclusive Excellence Committee. See event details.

Virtual Do the U Organization Fair
3–5 p.m.
On Engage

Event by Student Involvement and Leadership. See event details.

The Wright State University Experience (WSUE)

Explore student life and support services offered at Wright State. Learn how we can help you make a smooth transition and become involved in the Raider Community.

Select and RSVP for one of the time slots listed below. Please participate only during your scheduled group time as students will be traveling in groups of 10 throughout a guided, prescribed route. A virtual presentation of this event will also be available for the Raiders joining us virtually.

Student Involvement and Leadership

Enrollment Services | Raider Connect

Academic Advising

Campus Bookstore

Campus Recreation

Counseling and Wellness | Student Advocacy and Wellness

Career Services

Student Legal Services

University Center for International Education

Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

LGBTQA Affairs

Latinx, Asian, and Native American Center

Women's Center


Wright-Patt Credit Union

Student Health Services

Intercollegiate Athletics

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Additional Resources


When to Arrive

Operation Move-In will be August 20–23, by appointment only. Residential students will receive an email with their schedule and appointment time. You are allowed to bring two people to help you move. 

See more information on the Residence Life and Housing website.


First-year residential students will enjoy their meals during First Weekend in the Student Union Dixon Hearth Lounge. Upperclassmen, including non-first-year residential and commuter students, can enjoy buffet meals for $10 each. Meal plans will become active on Sunday, August 23.

Thursday, August 20

Dinner: 5–7 p.m.
Location: Dixon Hearth Lounge

Friday, August 21

Lunch: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Dixon Hearth Lounge

Dinner: 5–7 p.m.
Location: Dixon Hearth Lounge

Saturday, August 22

Lunch: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Dixon Hearth Lounge

Dinner: 5–7 p.m.
Location: Dixon Hearth Lounge

Sunday, August 23

Meal Plans Become Active

Dining Halls (Sunday, August 23)
Dining Location Hours of Operation
The Hangar in Allyn Hall 11 a.m to 7 p.m.
Raider Mart in the Honors Community 2 p.m. to midnight


Meal Serving Schedule (Thursday, August 20 to Saturday, August 22)

Lunch Dinner First Letter of Last Name
11 a.m. 5 p.m. A through E
11:15 a.m. 5:15 p.m. F through J
11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. K through O
11:45 a.m. 5:45 p.m. P through T
Noon 6 p.m. U through Z

See more information on the Hospitality Services website

Wright1 Card

Open by appointment only (note: new residential students do not need to schedule an appointment; they will get their student ID on their move-in day). Please use this webform to schedule an appointment for Wright1 Cards. You will need to log in to access the webform.

All First Weekend Events

View all First Weekend events on Engage, Wright State's student engagement platform, or the CORQ app.

Event Sponsor


Wright Patt Credit Union