Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response


Updated: March 4, 2021

Information on this site may change frequently and without notice. Please check back often.

On this page:

Open Dates

As reopen dates for in-person access and/or services are established, we will post them here. Days and times are subject to change. Locations will have limited capacity to accommodate physical distancing requirement, so you are still encouraged to conduct business online as much as possible. If a service is not listed below, it is likely open remotely. Visit the web index to connect to their website for additional information.

Campus Recreation:

Classrooms and labs open for study space - View locations and hours

Environmental Health and Safety - Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Payroll Office - Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday

Student Advocacy and Wellness - Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday

Student Involvement and Leadership - Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Student Union - Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; closed Sundays

University Libraries:

Wright-Patt Credit Union Member Center - Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Wright State Bookstore - View hours

Wright State Hospitality Services - Locations and hours vary, view schedule

Wright State Housing - Housing staff is available at the Forest Lane Community Center; this is also where residents can pick up packages that have been delivered at the Dayton campus. Please be aware of the resident terms and conditions implemented to keep our community as healthy as possible during the pandemic.

Wright1 Card - Open by appointment only. Please use this webform to schedule an appointment for Wright1 Cards. You will need to log in with your Wright State account information to access the form.

Decreased Classroom Capacity

To accommodate physical distancing requirements for a safe reopening, all classrooms have been evaluated and now have adjusted classroom capacity. View a full list of available classrooms and their new maximum capacity on the Office of the Registrar's website.

The library and some classroom and computer lab spaces across campus are reserved for open study areas. View locations and hours.

In the Classroom

Classrooms are deep cleaned at least once per day by the cleaning staff. Cleaning solution, paper towels, and hand sanitizer are available in the classrooms. At the end of the class, all touched surfaces should be sanitzed thoroughly using provided cleaning supplies. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional supplies are needed.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face masks in campus buildings unless they have a documented accommodation from the Office of Disability Services. Faculty must wear a face covering while teaching. The university is following CDC recommendations, and those state that a face shield does not provide as much protection as a mask does. As such, face shields may not be used in place of a face mask.

If a student arrives without a face mask, politely ask them to wear one if they have one, ask other students if they have an extra clean mask for the student's use, direct them to a location where they can obtain a mask, or give them one if you have an extra. If a student refuses to wear a face covering properly, they will be asked to leave the class. If a student refuses to leave, we encourage faculty members to consider dismissing the class and notifying the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct at 937-775-4240 or

To maintain physical distancing, stickers have been placed on the floors outside of classrooms to help students know where to stand when waiting outside of the classroom. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional signs or stickers are needed.

Inside the classroom, facilities staff have removed extra seats and rearranged the furniture to allow appropriate physical distancing. View the adjusted classroom capacities.

Some classroom and computer lab spaces across campus are reserved for open study areas. View locations and hours.

Dining on Campus

Dining is operational, but with an added level of safety and security. You are still able to visit campus dining locations, order a hot meal, and sit down and enjoy. Below is a list of safety features that have been put into place:

  • Floor stickers to encourage social distancing
  • Plexiglass shields at all ordering locations and registers
  • Signage to encourage handwashing and face masks
  • Mandatory mask wearing
  • Hand sanitizer station at entrances
  • One way in and out
  • Mobile ordering, which reduces time spent in the dining locations
  • Limited seating
  • Limited occupancy
  • Frequent cleaning of all high touch locations, e.g., fountain drink machines
  • Removal of all self-service options like salad bar, yogurt bar, etc.

While Hospitality Services is doing everything they can to ensure dining safely, patrons are encouraged to take their meals to go. You can also use the GrubHub app for convenient on-campus mobile ordering to reduce the time spent in the dining locations.

For locations, hours of operations, menus, specials, and more, please visit the Hospitality Services website.

Parking on Campus

Parking Passes

View student parking pass information.

View faculty and staff parking pass information.

Parking Restrictions

Vehicles visiting campus may park in one of the following lots: 1, 2, 3, a small portion of 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, and Forest Lane. 

The following lots will be closed:

  • Lot 4a 
  • Southern portion of lot 4
  • A portion of lot 11
  • The entirety of lots 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, and 14: Signs will be placed in these lots, and we ask that no one park or drive into these lots.

View a map illustrating the status of open and closed lots.

COVID-19 Facility Improvements for Campus Safety

Wright State Facilities Management and Campus Operations work hard to achieve a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We take this responsibility seriously, and the health and safety of the campus community is our highest priority.

Some measures we have taken:

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of public spaces. Cleaning with soap and water decreases the amount of virus on surfaces and objects, which reduces the risk of exposure. Disinfection is achieved by using EPA-approved products against COVID-19 to help reduce risk. High-touch points—including doors handles, elevator buttons, and handrails—that are touched by multiple people are also frequently disinfected.
  • To ensure a minimum of six feet between people, transaction shields, or barriers manufactured by Wright State facilities personnel have been installed in campus areas where frequent person-to-person interaction occurs. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional supplies are needed.
  • Occupancy limits for restrooms and elevators have been posted.
  • Foot pedals manufactured by Wright State facilities personnel have been installed to provide touchless door operation on all restroom doors.
  • All classrooms have been arranged to provide safe six-foot physical distancing.
  • Decals and signage clearly identify safe places to stand and sit throughout campus.
  • Additional hand sanitizers have been installed and are strategically located in all buildings. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional supplies are needed.
  • Four electrostatic cleaning machines have been purchased to sanitize large spaces and classrooms.
  • Signage is posted to remind the campus community of health and safety protocols and procedures. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional signage is needed.
  • As budgets allow and mandates dictate, additional air purification and sanitization options are being explored and will be implemented.
  • Sanitation stations and products have been installed across campus. Please call 937-775-4444 or email if additional supplies are needed.

All of these initiatives have been implemented and will be strictly enforced across all Wright State University facilities, including Lake Campus.

Dayton Campus

Operation deep clean—May 19, 2020

Lake Campus

Beauty brigade—June 26, 2020