Welcome to the Wright State Community!

We are thrilled that you are joining us at Wright State University. 

We have designed Orientation programs with YOU in mind to make your transition smooth and to provide you with the skills that will make you a successful student. At Wright State, our priority is to provide you with an excellent academic experience coupled with opportunities to become involved on campus and in the community.

We believe that your transition continues through your first two semesters, so we will be with you throughout your first year as you take classes, get involved in campus, and celebrate your first Wright State milestones! 

In the Spring Semester, you will soon begin receiving a series of postcards, emails, and newsletters that will provide you with important information and next steps.

If you have any questions throughout your transition process, don’t hesitate to email us at orientation@wright.edu.

Don Miller, Director of Orientation | Kate Bumhoffer, Graduate Assistant

Spring Orientation 

Friday, January 8, 2016

photo of smiling students in the student union

Spring Orientation is designed for traditional, undergraduate students to get acclimated to Wright State University. Students who have been admitted to the university for the Spring Semester are required to attend Orientation on Friday, January 8. Parents and family members are also encouraged to attend this program to take advantage of the special sessions designed specifically for them.

During this program, students will:

  • Learn how to successfully transition to Wright State University
  • Interact with other new students during educational sessions
  • Set up campus email and WINGS accounts
  • Enjoy lunch with their academic college while meeting faculty and advisors
  • Have the opportunity to meet with a financial aid advisors in RaiderConnect
  • Obtain their Wright1 Card (student ID)



Step One: Register for Orientation


Step Two: Academic Advising & Class Registration

The next step in your transition process is to meet with an academic advisor and register for your Spring Semester classes. An academic advisor is a specialist in guiding students, as well as your partner in creating a schedule of classes for your first semester! Your advisor is a professional advising expert who will assist you in formulating a path to academic success and achieving your goals.

There are three stages to the advising and registration process:

  1. Identify the Wright State Academic College in which you have been admitted. This can be found on your follow-up admissions letter from Wright State, which also included information regarding your university accounts. Your academic college can also be found by accessing your WINGS Express account. Once you have logged in to WINGS Express, select the "Student and Financial Aid" tab.  Then click on the "Registration and Records" link.  Then click on "View Student Information." Your college is located under "Curriculum Information" at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Schedule an advising appointment by December 18. You can do this by contacting the college in which you are admitted.
  1. Log in to your WINGS Express account and register for the classes you have selected. Your academic advisor will provide you with step-by-step instructions.

Step Three: Attend Spring Orientation on Friday, January 8, 2016

Important details for the day:

  • Check-in starts at 9 a.m. in the Student Success Center.
  • Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m.
  • Enter campus at University Boulevard and park in Lot 7 (signs on the day of your Orientation will direct you to the right place, but here are directions to campus too).
  • Cross the street to enter the Student Success Center, the building with multi-colored glass.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes – and if you want to show off your Raider gear, go for it!

If you have questions about Orientation, please email us at orientation@wright.edu.

Summer Orientation and Your Transition Checklist

May 21 – August 5

Get ready to experience the Wright State of Mind at Summer Orientation 2016! This mandatory one-day program that allows you to visit campus, meet with academic advisors and faculty, confirm your fall class schedule, and get to know other members of the Class of 2020.

Parents and family members are also encouraged to attend this program to take advantage of the special sessions designed specifically for them.

Watch for specific dates and more information to be posted here.

Fall Friday Orientation

photo of students standing outside on campusFriday, August 26 2016

During Fall Friday Orientation, the entire Class of 2020 will be on campus together for this mandatory program. You will meet with faculty and staff from your academic college, get tips on how to excel in your classes, learn more about important support services available to you, meet other members of the Class of 2020 and have fun!

More information about this event will be added soon.

Other Orientation Programs at Wright State University

photo of male student in the classroom

Wright State also offers a variety of orientation programs to assist our other student populations through the transition process. Learn more by visiting the links below:

Transition Programs

photo of two smiling students standing outside on campusWright State provides several programs throughout your first year that will help you get further acquainted with the university and ease your transition to college.

Welcome Week

This week will be packed with many opportunities for new and returning students to learn about Wright State, get involved, and HAVE FUN! Welcome Week is full of departmental and student organization events that give you an opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff and learn what Wright State is all about, while celebrating the start of the school year.

Check back this summer for more information about Welcome Week 2016.

Ongoing Orientation

At Wright State, we believe that Orientation continues through your entire first year. Some highlights of Ongoing Orientation include the Student Organization Fair, Orientation group reunions, a presentation on registering for your second semester, programs on how to excel in the classroom, service projects, and more.

More information about Ongoing Orientation will be added as details become available.