Register for Orientation

This is it—your final step to becoming a Raider. Ready?? Register for Orientation today! (This is the fun part!)

Are you a little nervous about going to college? Orientation will squash your fears and answer your questions. Plus, you will get to meet tons of new freshmen that you’ll soon see in class! Orientation will get you RaiderReady.

To register for Orientation, you will login with your UID and PIN (check your acceptance letter). Fill out the Pre-Orientation https://www.wright.edu/undergraduate-admissions/admitted-students/orient... we’ll use your answers to start creating your fall semester class schedule. Then click on Continue to Orientation Registration. You will get to pick your date and finalize your plans. There is a $20 fee for Orientation.

Registering for Orientation is your way of telling us that you plan to attend Wright State. Wright State does not require that you submit an additional deposit to confirm your enrollment.

Your account information was included in your acceptance letter and includes your UID and PIN. Can't find your account information? Don't worry. Our CaTS helpdesk is just a phone call away at 1-888-775-4827 or (937) 775-4827.

This just in: We just added two more Saturday dates: July 26 and August 2.
 

What to bring with you to Orientation

There are some things you will want to make sure you bring with you to Orientation to help you get RaiderReady for fall semester and to have a great day.

  • Driver’s License or State-Issued Identification—you can’t receive your Wright1 ID Card without showing proper identification.
  • College transcripts—if you’ve attended a college while enrolled in high school, please bring your transcripts with you so that your advisor is aware of this information. It will help you and your advisor create a schedule that captures work you’ve already completed!
  • Any external scholarship information—if you’ve received scholarships from other sources outside of Wright State, please be sure to bring that information with you. If you’ve received scholarship checks, please bring those too! You’ll take that information to RaiderConnect after you’ve arrived on campus for the day.
  • Any financial aid paperwork that is ready for submission—Save a stamp! Bring all of your financial aid documents with you to orientation. RaiderConnect can assist you with the completion of forms in case you have questions, and they can be sure the paperwork is ready for processing.
  • Your payment for Orientation—if you elected to pay for orientation later, and haven’t done so, please bring your $20 with you to orientation. You can pay by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Unofficial AP scores, if you have them. Your advisor can use your unofficial scores to help you start in the best class at Wright State. Be sure to send your official scores to Wright State's Admissions Office to receive credit.
  • Questions! Make sure that you bring any questions you have with you! We’re here to answer them!

Have some questions you need answered right now? Email us at futureraider@wright.edu or call us at 1-800-247-1770 or (937) 775-5700.

What to expect for the day at Orientation

When Orientation wraps up for the day you will be RaiderReady. Here's what you can expect for the day:
  • You will finalize your Fall 2014 class schedule (be sure to bring copies of your AP scores or PSEO transcripts, if you have them)
  • You will get your Wright1 Card (be sure to bring a photo ID)
  • You will meet new people, have a little fun, and be excited to be a Raider
Important Details for Day and Evening Sessions:

Day Session:

  • Check-in starts at 8 a.m. in the Student Union
  • Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m.
  • Enter campus at University Boulevard and park in Lot 4 (signs on the day of your Orientation will direct you to the right place but here are directions to campus too) Note: It's orange barrel season around campus and on many of the roads leading to and from campus. Please give yourself a little bit of time to get through construction traffic. We promise it will be worth the wait—campus is going to look amazing!
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (and if you want to show off your Raider gear, go for it!)

Evening Session:

  • Check-in starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union
  • Orientation begins at 3 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m.
  • Enter campus at University Boulevard and park in Lot 4 (signs on the day of your Orientation will direct you to the right place but here are directions to campus too) Note: It's orange barrel season around campus and on many of the roads leading to and from campus. Please give yourself a little bit of time to get through construction traffic. We promise it will be worth the wait—campus is going to look amazing!
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (and if you want to show off your Raider gear, go for it!)

Have some questions you need answered right now? Email us at futureraider@wright.edu or call us at 1-800-247-1770 or (937) 775-5700.

Orientation Basics

Orientation Basics

Orientation is an introduction to life and learning at Wright State University. Pre-registration is required. Here's the info you need to know BEFORE registering for the event.

Orientation is required

All students under the age 23 who have never attended college are required to attend Orientation. If you have 24 or more credit hours, please contact University College at (937) 775-5750 to inquire about your Orientation and registration options.

Students in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEO) or Honors Program

If you have earned college credits through the PSEO, you will still need to attend Orientation. Be sure to send your official college transcripts to Wright State or bring a copy with you to Orientation.

Pre-service interview for students with disabilities

Don't forget to contact the Office of Disability Services to schedule your pre-service interview. The pre-service interview is designed to assess disability-related needs and to plan services accordingly. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability services well in advance (at least six months, if possible) of their planned entry date. You can reach the Office of Disability Services at (937) 775-5680, fax (937) 775-5699, or TTY (937) 775-5844.

Learning Communities

When you register for Orientation, you will be asked to select your top choices for your Learning Community. A Learning Community is a group of 20 to 25 first-year students who take two or more classes together. All of the students in your Learning Community share a similar program of study or other interest. Together, you will explore career options and learn about campus programs and services. Choose which one sounds best to you when you register.

Parents, spouse, or other family members welcome!

Your parents or other family members are encouraged to come along with you, as they are an important part of most students' support system. You and two guests are included in your $20 registration fee. Be sure to have your method of payment available when you register.

Best parts about Orientation?

You get to connect with some current students, other new students, and you also receive your Wright1 Card student ID (new Wright State students only). Your Wright1Card identifies you as a Raider and also entitles you to student discounts at places like movie theaters. You will also confirm your Fall Semester schedule and learn about course selection, academic advising, student services, computer accounts, and student life.

Orientation Dates

Start planning now for Wright State's RaiderReady Orientation 2014.  Below are the dates that we will offer Orientation sessions. Sessions are filled first come, first served.  We can't wait to see you this summer!

Only dates with space available will show when you register for Orientation. We just added two more Saturday dates: July 26 and August 2.

MAY 2014

Wednesday, May 28
Evening Program, check in begins 2:30, event time 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


JUNE 2014

Tuesday, June 3
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4—University Honors Program Students Only
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 7
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10—University Honors Program Students Only
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 17
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18
Evening Program, check in begins 2:30, event time 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 21
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 25
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


JULY 2014

Saturday, July 12
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 26
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 30
Evening Program, check in begins 2:30, event time 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

AUGUST 2014

Saturday, August 2
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 9
Check in begins 8 a.m., event time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Session Descriptions

Student Academic Success Presentation—Students and guests will learn about the many services available to enhance student opportunities for sustained academic success and ease students' transition from high school to college. Students will receive their copy of the Common Text, which will be used during their first semester at Wright State University. This session is designed to get you on your way to being RaiderReady!

University Honors Program Presentation—(only available for June 4 & 10 Honors Orientation Days) Students accepted into the University Honors Program and their guests will learn about the benefits and opportunities available in the Honors program. This presentation will include information about Student Academic Success.

College Presentations—Students and guests will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students in your selected college. You will learn about your college, points of pride, and opportunities for success. Students will receive their preliminary fall semester class schedule. This is your chance to ask questions of the faculty and staff within your college!

Student Information & Activities Fair—After you’ve finished your meal, join us in the Student Union Atrium. Representatives from many of the campus organizations, clubs, and service agencies will be available to answer your questions. Learn about the services you may need and about the ways you can get involved on campus.

Concurrent Student Sessions—Students will meet with their academic advisor to confirm their fall class schedule; get their Wright1 Card (student ID); learn how to use the WINGS Express student portal; and receive information about how to purchase textbooks from Barnes & Noble. These sessions are just for students. Parents and other guests will have interest sessions of their own to choose from.

Concurrent Parent/Guest Sessions—While the students are taking care of business, parents and guests have a variety of interest sessions to choose from. Select sessions about financial aid, billing, housing, dining/meal plans, student support services, and more. Most sessions last 30 minutes, to allow you to take advantage of as many sessions as you would like! This is an opportunity for you to really get to know about WSU and make connections with the folks who will help you and your student along the way!

Taking Care of Business at RaiderConnect—Do you have specific questions about financial aid? Need help with a financial aid form? Want to learn more about how to start a payment plan? RaiderConnect is here to help! RaiderConnect is our consolidated service center for financial aid, bursar/student accounts, and registration services. There will be time scheduled for you to meet with advisors at RaiderConnect.

Residence Hall Tours—Do you want to see our residence halls? We will have student guides available to take you to the residence halls for tours! Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes to take advantage of the tours. 

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Reception—This is where families reunite with their students after the afternoon sessions for a quick treat. Learn about our campus bookstore, purchase great WSU apparel, and much more! This is the last stop of the day, and our Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be sure to send each student home feeling RaiderReady with a very special RaiderNation Howl T-shirt (for the student only)!