Sat
Feb
28
2015
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Student Union

Join Us

During Raider Open House, students interested in Wright State can discuss academic goals and interests with members of the faculty, check out campus, and learn more about campus life.

  • Take a tour
  • Discuss majors with faculty
  • Speak with students
  • Meet with financial aid, housing, and honors staff

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-247-1770.

February 28, 2015 Agenda

Raider Open House February 28 Agenda
Time Activity  
8-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Early Bird Campus + Housing Tour
8:30-9 a.m.

Early Bird Sessions

  • Campus Housing and Dining Info Session
  • University Honors Program Info Session

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome Session: Admissions and Raider Connect (Financial Aid)

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Academic and Campus Life Displays Open
Session 1 Session Titles
9:35-10:30 a.m.
  • College of Liberal Arts Info Session
  • College of Liberal Arts Info Session for Fine and Performing Arts Majors (Acting, Art, Dance, Design/Technology, Motion Pictures, Music, and Theatre). Includes tour of Creative Arts Center and optional Campus + Housing Tour (ends at 12:05 p.m.)
  • Pre Health Professions Info Session (Medicine, Dentistry,Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine)
  • Campus + Housing Tour (tour ends at 10:35 a.m.)
Session 2 Session Titles
10:40 a.m.-noon
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science Info Session and Engineering and Computer Science Project Displays in Russ Lobby
  • College of Nursing and Health Info Session and Nursing Skills Lab Tours
  • Raj Soin College of Business Info Session and Rike Hall, Soin Trading Center Tour
  • College of Science And Mathematics Info Session and Lab Tours
  • Campus + Housing Tour (ends at 11:35)
Session 3 Session Titles
12:05-12:30 p.m.
  • College of Education and Human Services Info Session
  • Campus Housing and Dining Info Session
  • Last Call: Campus + Housing Tour (tour concludes at 1:05)

*Interested in more than one major? Remember, every major has representatives available to answer questions at their information tables in the atrium throughout the morning! Have questions about the event? Ask us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Raider Open Houses:
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Can’t wait until the next Raider Open House to visit?  Here are some opportunities before then:

Campus Tours:
Monday – Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Path to Health Professions Day:
Monday, February 16, 2015
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts Pathway to Success:
Monday, February 16, 2015
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-247-1770.

Meet the Raiders

Mathew McKelvey

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Year: Junior
Hometown:
West Liberty, Ohio
Major:
Economics and Finance

Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham

Year: Junior
Hometown:
Englewood, Ohio
Major:
English Literature and Marketing

Kristen Hayhow

Kristen Hayhow

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major:
Nursing

Eric Muhlenkamp

Eric Muhlenkamp

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Celina, Ohio
Major:
Life and Earth Science Education

Neldys Crespo

Neldys Crespo

Year: Senior
Hometown:
Huber Heights, Ohio
Major:
Music Performance and Spanish Education

Justin Thrush

justinthumbnail.jpgYear: Junior
Hometown:
Zanesville, Ohio
Major:
Biology and Pre-med

Maggie McDougle

maggiethumbnail.jpgYear: Senior
Hometown:
Carey, Ohio
Major:
Rehabilitation Services

Matthew Almazan

matthewthumbnail.jpgYear: Sophomore
Hometown:
Beavercreek, Ohio
Major:
Biological Science and Pre-Med

Shaela Lewis

shaelathumbnail.jpgYear: Junior
Hometown:
West Chester, Ohio
Major:
Communication

 

Campus Life News

February 25, 2015
Faculty, staff and retirees can donate to 1,600 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “RISE. You Make Us SHINE.”
February 24, 2015
Distinguished Visiting Artist Keith Lockhart has served as conductor of the Boston Pops since 1995 and principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra since 2010.
February 24, 2015
Conductor Keith Lockhart will teach master classes with School of Music students and conduct the "War Requiem" with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and Wright State Choirs.
February 23, 2015
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to walk Wright State’s tunnels Feb. 26 to raise money for Wright State University Foundation funds.
February 17, 2015
Public health commissioners will discuss their experiences with the accreditation process at a Public Health Grand Rounds event on Feb. 26 in the Student Union.
February 13, 2015
Proceeds from the Day of Caring pancake brunch on Feb. 28 will be donated to local food banks.
February 12, 2015
“Phoenix Project: A Call to Action” from Feb. 17-19, and a Civil Rights Pilgrimage, March 3-9, commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
February 10, 2015
Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament attracts 1,500 students from 11 states to Wright State to compete in complex hands-on challenges and lab events.
February 10, 2015
Orthopaedic surgeon James Binski will discuss “Hip Problems: From Womb to Tomb” on Feb. 17 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center.

 

Campus Living

Living On Campus

Photo of HousingIf you really want to know what’s going on at Wright State, you have to live here!

By living on campus at Wright State you become a part of the Raider community and get to know other students from all walks of life.

At Wright State, living on campus is all about options.

Freshmen can choose from our Residence Halls: Hamilton Hall, The Woods, and the Honors Community. No matter where you choose to live, your room will have features like a microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, cable TV, wireless and high-speed network connections, and laundry facilities. 

Transfer and Adult students can choose from our featured apartment communities: Forest Lane, College Park, University Park, and The Village.  Plus you can always choose from the residence halls if you are looking for the traditional housing experience.

Ready to live on campus? Apply for housing once you have been admitted.

Still need to learn more?

Check out videos featuring our residence halls. Or plan to check out our housing options by scheduling a campus tour

Transfer and adult students: If you want to see the apartment communities, please call us at 1-800-247-1770 or (937) 775-5700 to schedule your appointment so we line up an apartment for you to see.

Campus Activities

Being a Wright State student is about more than just academics.  Whether you want to increase your academic connection to the university, meet people with similar interests, contribute to Wright State student life, stay fit, plan events, perform community service, or continue to play your favorite sports, Wright State has something to offer!  Make the most of your Wright State experience and get involved!

A nationally recognized, regionally accredited university, our six colleges, Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology offer 150+ bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.  Founded in 1964, Wright State was granted full university status in 1967. 

Wright State University is growing by leaps and bounds and we're not just talking about the number of students here.  Our campus, research, technology, and athletics are all experiencing innovations and growth that make this the best time to be a Raider!

By the Numbers (Fall 2012)

  • 12 miles outside of Dayton on 557 beautiful acres
  • Over 14,000 undergraduate students and nearly 3,000 graduate students
  • 23:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Our students hail from 47 states, District of Columbia, and 64 countries
  • Underrepresented students make up 16.8% of our student population

First Year Students Intended Area of Study by College (Fall 2012)

College # Students
Business & Administration 270
Education & Human Services 211
Liberal Arts 440
Nursing & Health 263
Engineering & Computer Science 445
Science & Math 402
Undecided 423

 

First Year Students Test Score Ranges (Fall 2012)

Test Middle 50% Score Overall Mean
ACT 18-24 21.3

SAT*

840-1110 1004

*(Math and Critical Reading only)

Number of Degree Programs

  • Undergraduate, Associate: 13
  • Undergraduate, Bachelor’s: 91
  • Graduate, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional: 88

Acreage and Buildings: Dayton Campus

  • Acreage: 557
  • Academic and academic support buildings: 25
  • Student residential buildings: 30

Official School Colors

  • Hunter Green and Gold

Historical Background

  • First Classes Held in Allyn Hall: 1964
  • Achieved Full University Status: 1967
  • First Graduating Class: 1968