Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Information for Students

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Refunds and Credits

  • Will there be refunds for campus housing, meal plans, and parking for spring semester? (added 4/9)

    Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants. Our goal is to issue all refunds for all eligible students by the end of April.

    Campus Housing

    Students who lived in residence halls on the Dayton and Lake Campuses and properly checked out with Residence Life and Housing will receive prorated refunds covering the period of March 23 (the deadline students were given to leave campus housing) to April 30.

    Residential Meal Plans

    Students with residential meal plans will receive refunds for meal swipes for March 23 to April 30. Dining dollars that normally would have expired at the end of spring 2020 will continue to be valid until the end of spring 2021.

    Students who graduate, transfer to another institution, or do not return to Wright State are eligible to receive a prorated refund for meal plans. Those students should request a refund by contacting the Wright1 Card Center at wright1card@wright.edu.

    Commuter Meal Plans

    Commuter meal plans and dining dollars that normally would have expired at the end of spring 2020 will continue to be valid until the end of spring 2021.

    Students who graduate, transfer to another institution, or do not return to Wright State are eligible to receive a prorated refund. Those students should request a refund by contacting the Wright1 Card Center at wright1card@wright.edu.

    RaiderCash

    RaiderCash will roll over to the 2020-21 academic year. Students who graduate, transfer to another institution, or do not return to Wright State can request their RaiderCash by contacting the Wright1 Card Center at wright1card@wright.edu.

    Student Parking

    Students will receive a prorated credit for parking permits that can be applied to the cost of a future parking pass for the 2020-21 academic year. The amount of the prorated credit will be based on the type of pass each student purchased for the spring 2020 semester. The parking permit credit will be calculated using a seven-week proration, from March 16 to April 30.

    Students who graduate, transfer to another institution, or do not return to Wright State are eligible to receive a prorated refund for their parking permit. Those students should request a refund by contacting the Facilities Management and Campus Operations Customer Care Center at 937-775-4444 or parking@wright.edu.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Refunds for students who owe a balance for housing, meal plans, parking, or other charges will be reduced by the amount owed.

    Student are not be eligible to receive a refund if their tuition and fees were paid exclusively by a federal or state grant, a scholarship or grant from Wright State or the Wright State University Foundation, or a scholarship from an external organization or a third-party.

    Loan funds

    Loan funds will be returned to students/parents. They can elect to apply their refund to pay down their loan balance. This also applies to alternative loans.

    Students who have questions should contact RaiderConnect at 937-775-4000 or raiderconnect@wright.edu.

Pass/Unsatisfactory Grading Option

  • What is the Pass/Unsatisfactory Option? (updated 5/7)

    Wright State University students will have the option to convert grades of courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for the Spring 2020 Semester. This does not apply to grades awarded before March 9, 2020. At the end of the semester, all faculty will submit their course grades (A, B, C, D, F, X, or NR) no later than noon on May 6, 2020. All grades of F will convert automatically to U. All grades of X will convert automatically to XU. Students will then have from May 11 until noon on May 15, 2020 to move one or more courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory if they elect to do so.

  • Is the Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option available for Summer Semester 2020? (added 6/12)

    No. Wright State students do not have the option to convert grades of courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for Summer Semester 2020. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the faculty member for the course or your academic advisor.

CARES Act Grants for Students

  • What is Wright State’s approach to awarding students emergency relief grants from the CARES Act?

    The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Wright State University will automatically award students who meet eligibility requirements and have a certain Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for the 2019-2020 year. The EFC is calculated from the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The university used a tiered approach:

    • Students with an EFC of 0–5,576 will receive $1,000 if enrolled full time. The award amount will prorate if the student is registered less than full time ($750/$500/$250).
    • Students with an EFC of 5,577–20,000 will receive $500 if enrolled full time. The award amount will prorate if the student is registered less than full time ($375/$250/$125).

    Each student who receives funding will get an email explaining the details of the funding.

    Based on the criteria above, Wright State University disbursed $4,465,750.00 in HEERF to 5,730 students.

  • When will students receive their grant from the CARES Act?

    Wright State will begin issuing awards the week of May 11 with the goal of completing the process by May 22.

  • How much money did Wright State receive from the CARES Act to provide direct relief to students?

    Wright State received an award of $5,070,423 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide direct relief to students who attended spring 2020 and experienced disruption due to COVID-19. Wright State University signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

  • What criteria must students meet to be eligible to receive funding from the CARES Act?

    Student must meet these eligibility requirements to receive funding. Currently 7,090 students meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for funding:

    • Degree seeking
    • Continued enrollment for the Spring 2020 semester
    • Enrolled in one or more face-to-face courses that was converted to remote instruction after March 13, 2020
    • Title IV financial aid eligible. This means the student filed a FAFSA and completed all outstanding requirements to receive federal financial aid prior to May 1, 2020 and met satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • Are graduate and professional students eligible for CARES Act grants?

    Yes. More than 5,700 Wright State students — including undergraduate, graduate, School of Professional Psychology, and Boonshoft School of Medicine students —are eligible.

  • What kinds of additional expenses are these grants designed to assist with?

    The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funds to assist students with the additional expenses they incurred from the disruption of campus operations from the coronavirus. These expenses include:

    • Food
    • Housing
    • Course materials
    • Technology
    • Health care
    • Childcare
  • Will the award from the CARES Act be applied to my outstanding balance?

    No, the award will not be applied to any outstanding balance and will be disbursed directly to the student.

  • Are there any restrictions on who can receive HEERF Funds?

    Funds cannot be awarded to:

    • non-degree students.
    • international students, including undocumented and DACA students.
    • students who were enrolled in courses exclusively taught in a remote or online distance learning environment on or before March 13, 2020.
    • students who did not attend Spring 2020 semester.
  • If a student not receive a grant from the CARES Act, is there other financial assistance available?

    Wright State will contribute $250,000 of the CARES Act funds to supplement the Student Emergency Relief Fund, which is managed by the Wright State University Foundation in coordination with Student Advocacy and Wellness.

    Students who have not received a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant by May 22 are encouraged to apply for the Student Emergency Relief Funds at wright.edu/StudentRelief.

    The Student Emergency Relief Fund provides financial assistance to Dayton or Lake Campus students for food, toiletries, medications, other supplies, and travel expenses to return home.

    Students who have questions about the application process for the Emergency Relief Fund should contact Destinee Biesemeyer, associate director for student advocacy and wellness, at studentadvocacyandwellness@wright.edu.

    Students are only eligible to receive one financial emergency grant as a result of the COVID-19 disruption.

Classes

  • What is deadline to drop a summer class and still receive a full tuition refund? (added 3/27)

    Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, Wright State students registered for the summer 2020 semester will not have their class registrations automatically dropped for incomplete or non-payment of fees on April 20, 2020.

    If you wish to drop one or more of your summers classes, you must logon to WINGS Express and complete the steps to drop the course(s) before the following dates to be eligible for a 100% tuition refund:

    Summer Term

    First day of classes

    Last day to receive 100% tuition refund

    A

    Monday, May 11

    Friday, May 15

    C (Full)

    Monday, May 11

    Friday, May 22

    B

    Monday, June 22

    Friday, June 26

    To confirm that your courses have been dropped, please check your student schedule and your student financial account.

  • When is the Nursing application deadline for Fall 2020 admission? (added 3/25)

    Due to the current COVID-19 public health issue, the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health is extending its deadline to submit the fall 2020 nursing application for its pre-licensure programs from May 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020.

    It is our hope that this extension will allow students to complete all admission requirements by June 15 (prerequisite courses, background checks, Hesi-A2 score reports). However, since no one knows how long this situation will last, the college encourages any student interested in starting the nursing program this fall to submit an application even if not complete by the new deadline of June 15. An explanation of why the application is not complete must be submitted.

    Please note that priority admission will go to applicants who have met all requirements with incomplete applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis. It is anticipated that admission offers for fall will be mailed out in late June.
    Until this situation is resolved, complete applications should only be submitted via email to: theresa.haghnazarian@wright.edu. The nursing application is available at:

    https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/nursing.wright.edu/files/page/attachments/Application%20BSN%20update%20040419.pdf

    Questions of concern? Please contact Theresa Haghnazarian, director of Student and Alumni Affairs, College of Nursing and Health, theresa.haghnazarian@wright.edu or (937) 775-2592.

  • What are some practices students should follow when learning online? (added 3/18)

    While there are many benefits to taking online courses, there are also challenges. Balancing both is key to your success as a student.  Here are some tips to help you get the most from your online courses. It’s important to make sure you’re checking your Wright State email for communications from professors, verifying deadlines for assignments and exams, accessing Pilot, and reaching out to your professors for clarification if you need it. Get more Tips for Online Learning.  

  • Can undergraduate student continue research on campus? (added 3/19)

    Undergraduate students are not permitted to be on campus to carry out any research activities under any circumstances. If undergraduate students are in the process of finishing research projects such as senior or honors research, they must complete their projects remotely, focusing on analysis, writing, experimental design, and predicted results.

  • What do I do if I am too sick to continue in class? (added 4/3)

    Please follow all the steps related to your health (https://www.wright.edu/coronavirus, “Health, Wellness and Prevention,” “What should I do if I feel sick”?). Regarding academics, contact your instructors and let them know. They will likely give you a grade of “Incomplete,” which involves setting up a contract about how the work will be completed next semester when you are better. Here is the process: https://www.wright.edu/registrar/grading, Incomplete Grades and Contract.  Alternatively, you can choose to take a “W” by the deadline of April 17, 2020, and you will have to retake the course to get credit. If you completed enough coursework to pass the course before you became ill, you could accept the grade awarded at the end of the semester, or, consider using the Pass/Unsatisfactory option (https://www.wright.edu/coronavirus/article/pass-unsatisfactory-option-for-spring-2020).

  • Is Wright State holding classes remotely during the summer semester? (added 4/3)

    State public health officials anticipate that restrictions on face-to-face activities will extend into the summer months due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, nearly all summer semester courses offered by Wright State University will be provided by remote delivery only.

    Exceptions will include clinicals, practicals, internships, and other types of field experiences. In each of these cases, students should contact the director or chair of the program to learn more details about their current status and to receive additional instructions. Students in the School of Professional Psychology and the Boonshoft School of Medicine also are exempt from this announcement.

    Summer A term and C term (full semester) begin May 11. Summer B term begins June 22. Registration for summer courses is ongoing through WINGS Express. Courses in all three terms will be delivered remotely, with the exceptions noted above.

    Please be advised that the situation remains fluid and that changes to the summer schedule may occur over the next several weeks. If a course offering for which you are registered changes, you will be informed of the change by the department.

    Students with questions about summer courses should contact their academic advisor, the department chair, or the faculty member teaching the course. You can find your academic advisor’s name by going to wright.edu/advising and following the instructions in the “Find Your Primary Advisor” section.

    Wright State University remains committed to providing students with a robust choice of courses during the summer semester. Student Success Services has put together a list of tips to help you get the most from your online courses, and we encourage students to frequent our COVID-19 Academic Service Updates webpage for information on remote options available for academic support.

  • How and when can we return rental textbooks? (added 4/3)

    Wright State’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore is temporarily closed until further notice. We want to reassure all of our rental customers we are here to support you. If you are not on campus and have rented textbooks, they can be returned free by shipping back via UPS.

    Details can be found on this page on the bookstore's website:

    https://wright.bncollege.com/shop/wright/page/rental-book-return

    If you have additional textbook related questions, please email Donna Karlsberger at Donna.karlsberger@wright.edu.

  • How can I tell if an online course has set meet times or no meet times?

    Most Fall Semester course offerings will use remote delivery. Starting November 25, all in-person classes will move to fully remote delivery for the remainder of the term.

    In the coming weeks, WINGS Express will update, indicating the mode of delivery of the course:

    • Fully remote/no set time
    • Fully remote/set meet time
    • In-person only
    • Flexible delivery, students can participate in person, remotely with live video conferencing, or via recording and other remote activities. For some courses, students will alternate attending in person and remotely, in order to accommodate social distancing.

    In the updated schedule, students should look at the “Time” and “Days” columns to determine if or when their fully remote class has set meeting times. If the listing states TBA, the format is flexible, allowing students to do their work on their own schedules.

    Read more details here.

     

  • Do you know how classes will be delivered in Fall Semester? (added 6/30)

    Read about the plans for Fall Semester here: https://www.wright.edu/right-here-wright-state-this-fall

  • Is the Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option available for Summer Semester 2020? (added 6/12)

    No. Wright State students do not have the option to convert grades of courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for Summer Semester 2020. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the faculty member for the course or your academic advisor.

  • Is Wright State going to drop the tuition price for my online classes? (added 7/15)

    Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, Wright State University remains committed to offering its students and families the same affordable, high-quality education as it always has. Wright State has never differentiated tuition pricing between in-person and online instruction. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic and it is still true today.

    Among dozens of four-year universities and colleges in Ohio, Wright State’s in-state undergraduate tuition remains among the top five most affordable in the state.

    Our faculty have spent the spring and summer engaging in extensive training opportunities related to the flexible delivery of instruction, deepening our already well-developed expertise in online and remote education. This has been part of the critical on-going efforts university-wide, including upgrading classroom technology, which are essential for delivering a positive and productive learning experience for all Wright State students whether they are physically in the classroom or participating via remote instruction.

    Whether students attend classes in-person or via remote learning, Wright State’s goal remains the same across all delivery methods: provide students an affordable, high-quality education.

Study Abroad

At this time, Wright State University and the University Center for International Education (UCIE) has canceled all fall 2020 study abroad opportunities. This is to protect the health and safety of our community. We are currently offering study abroad in the spring, though this is subject to change to be compliant with state and federal regulations.

Students who would like a safe alternative to study abroad this fall can explore the variety of virtual study abroad courses and virtual internships abroad. These virtual programs are an innovative way to have real-time, cross-cultural experiences with experts in the field at international universities or companies abroad. View available options

Learn more about global learning options: The study abroad office in UCIE offers daily advising. Email studyabroad@wright.edu to set up a virtual appointment, or visit the UCIE website  for more information.

View the FAQ’s for more detailed information:

  • Can I plan for study abroad in the future?

    Yes, Wright State is offering study abroad options for spring 2021 and beyond. Browse possible program options. Please note: Safety is our top priority, so these options are subject to change. Students are advised not to make non-refundable payments at this time. Students enrolled in spring 2021 programs will be notified of any changes (if any) by October 2020. Please email the UCIE study abroad team at studyabroad@wright.edu for more information.

  • Are virtual study abroad courses or virtual internships abroad possible?

    Yes, Wright State offers a wide selection of both of these options across many disciplines. Virtual study abroad and internships are unique (and safe) options that can give students the credit/experience they need at a significantly lower cost. Virtual programs are an innovative way to have real-time, cross-cultural experiences with experts in the field at international universities or companies abroad. View available options.  

  • How do I learn more about all my global learning options?

    The study abroad office in UCIE offers daily advising. Email studyabroad@wright.edu to set up a virtual appointment, or visit the UCIE website for more information.

  • I am a Pell Grant Recipient; do I still have access to the Gilman scholarship which could award me up to $5,000 to use towards a study abroad program?

    Yes! This award is still available for all 2021 programs that are three weeks or longer. The next deadline to apply for summer 2021 programs is October 6, 2020. Learn more at Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. And please schedule an appointment to work on your application with our study abroad team—we can help!

  • Is the Wright State U.S. Passport Center open?

    Unfortunately, all U.S. Passport Centers are closed to nonessential travel customers at this time, which includes the Passport Center at Wright State. Once it is safe to reopen operations, a notice will be posted on the UCIE website and on our social media pages.

  • How is Wright State responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Wright State University and UCIE are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We are staying informed by accessing reliable data from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and governmental health agencies worldwide, all of which are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Regularly updated information about the COVID-19 pandemic related to international travel is available on the following sources:

    The education abroad field is constantly looking for safe, innovative options for students to get the credit for all global learning and experiences. Here are some of our education abroad partners and their responses to study abroad and wellness in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information please contact us at: studyabroad@wright.edu or visit http://studyabroad.wright.edu.  Follow us on Facebook and Instragram: @wsu.ucie

Events

  • Are university events and student activities suspended?

    Wright State has canceled or postponed all in-person university events and in-person student activities until further notice. All Wright State athletic competitions are also suspended indefinitely.

  • What is the status of spring commencement?

    Commencement is how we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors and graduate students. The current COVID-19 situation, which has resulted in statewide executive orders limiting large gatherings, has disrupted much of our planning around our May 2, 2020, traditional commencement ceremony.

    We must, therefore, postpone the ceremony until the situation resolves to the point that such events are permitted. To be sure, the university WILL hold a graduation celebration for the class of 2020, on a date yet to be determined.

    To that end, the Dayton Campus is seeking thoughts and ideas from Student Government and will formulate more detailed plans moving forward. The Lake Campus is also coordinating plans to seek student input.

    Caps and gowns

    Any online order of caps and gowns that have already been placed by a student, as well as orders going forward though the Wright State’s Barnes & Noble Bookstores can be fully refunded in the event that a physical graduation does not occur. In addition, there is no need for a student to pre-order a cap and gown because Wright State’s bookstores will carry a supply of caps and gowns up until graduation.

  • When are President Sue Edwards' online Drop-in Chats for the campus community?

    President Edwards regularly hosts live chats on Webex. Dates and times of these chats may vary. Watch your Wright State email or email news@wright.edu for information on when the next chat will be held.

    Join the discussion at Sue Edwards' Personal Room.

    You can also participate by phone: dial 1-415-655-0003; then enter access code: 478 215 842.

    These chats provide you with a chance to ask questions and share your ideas with President Edwards and others in our community, get updates, and connect remotely with your colleagues and peers.

    Learn more about Webex.

Student Employment

  • Can student employees work at home? (updated 3/26)

    Students, like professional staff, can be offered remote work where possible. Supervisors, in consultation with their leaders, are to determine roles that can work virtually at home or another location. Supervisors have been asked to be creative to limit any impact on student workers.

  • What if my student job is off-campus? (added 3/26)

    Some Wright State on-campus student employees also have off-campus work, which they have been laid off from, in some of these cases those off-campus employers are advising the worker to file for unemployment benefits indicating separation is due to COVID-19 circumstances and using the separation code 7691 (the COVID-19 code for unemployment claims).

  • Are student employees eligible to apply for unemployment? (added 3/26)

    Student Employment is currently not eligible for unemployment compensation based on ORC 4141.01 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4141.01

    Student Employment does not include service in the employ of an educational institution or institution of higher education, including those operated by the state, if such service is performed by a student who is enrolled and is regularly attending classes at the educational institution or institution of higher education. Therefore, on-campus student employees are not advised to apply for unemployment, as they are not currently eligible.

  • How do I answer the "School Representative" questions on the application for Unemployment? (added 4/17)

    Ohio Unemployment Application – School Representative Questions

    If you are completing the ONLINE FORM:

    The fields you are being requested to populate via the online process cannot be completed by a representative from Wright State University. Please copy and paste the answers below:

    Q: Is this student attending all scheduled classes and making satisfactory progress?

    A: See uploaded Enrollment Verification

    Q: School representative Name and Title

    A: See uploaded Enrollment Verification

    Q: School Representative contact information

    A: See uploaded Enrollment Verification

    Q: School Representative signature and date

    A: See uploaded Enrollment Verification

    Toward the end of the application, you will be able to upload your Enrollment VerificationYou may access your National Student Clearinghouse Enrollment Verification via WINGS Express. Upload the PDF when prompted.

     If you are completing a PAPER FORM:

    Provide a printed copy of your National Student Clearinghouse Enrollment Verification, which you may access via WINGS Express.

    Wright State University does not complete forms or generate customized letters verifying information otherwise available on an official academic transcript, enrollment or degree verification, or student Term Statement with Class Schedule, available through WINGS Express. You may print/provide this letter as proof of the University Policy.

    You may also visit http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/registration/enrollment-verifications for more information.

Student Success Services

  • What resources are available to students in need of academic support or advising?

    Beginning on March 16, Student Success Services will move to fully remote delivery. This means that instead of in-person appointments, we will offer a variety of connection options to help maintain the health and safety of students and staff. Please be assured, our goal remains to get students the academic help and support they need Student appointments will be offered as follows:

    Additional instructions on using the technologies described above are available at Student Success Services – COVID-19 Updates.

  • What support is the university providing to students?

    Academic Success Centers

    All academic support has moved to remote service, in an effort to significantly minimize groups gathering on campus. We will not conduct face-to-face academic support sessions until further notice. 

    All student appointments will be offered remotely. Delivery methods may vary by service.

    Student staff should report to work remotely only.

    Student Success Suites (University Academic Advising and Career Services)

    All academic and career advising has moved to remote service, in an effort to significantly optimize social distancing. We will not conduct face-to-face academic and career advising sessions until further notice.

    Academic and career advising appointments will be conducted via video conferencing, email, or telephone.

    Placement Testing

    All math placements tests scheduled for the Dayton Campus are canceled until further notice. Alternate online remote testing will be announced by March 25. Thank you for your patience as we create secure placement testing opportunities for students.

    Writing placement testing continues as normal through remote online submission.

  • How can I reach RaiderConnect?

    RaiderConnect staff will begin working remotely on Monday, March 23. Services will continue virtually to support to students, parents and alumni.

    Students and parents can leave a voicemail message at 937-775-4000 with a request for a return phone call.

    They may also email us at raiderconnect@wright.edu with questions or requests for a phone or video conference.

    Emails and phone messages will be returned as quickly as possible, with every effort to respond the same business day. Raider Connect staff will monitor documents received via fax and U.S. mail twice daily. Staff have either forwarded their extensions to their personal phones or will check messages frequently.

  • What remote library services are available?

    Ask A Librarian online chat and email service: Open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Ask An Archivist online chat and email service are open Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Research Guides: start your library research using a custom guide for your discipline or class and contact your subject librarian for assistance.

    Research Toolkit Workshops: Our online workshops explain some of the foundational concepts of information literacy that help students in their library research. A variety of videos are also explaining different library processes and procedures available at https://libraries.wright.edu/selfhelp.

  • Are Wright State’s libraries closed?

    University Libraries buildings are closed effective March 17, and the physical facilities will not be available. 

    However, the University Libraries staff continue to support research and instruction remotely, using the Ask a Librarian and Ask an Archivist services. Millions of electronic resources are available through our website. Other services will be modified or suspended. Learn more.

  • Are Wright State’s computer labs open?

    All Wright State University computer labs located on the Dayton Campus and Lake Campus will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17.

    With the closure of on-campus libraries and computer labs, certain students may be in need of technology to continue their remote online learning. CaTS is making laptops available and more information may be found here.

  • Can students check out a laptop to use at home?

    It is our priority for students to be able to access their courses online. CaTS has a limited supply of PC laptops that are available for active students to check out for the remainder of the Spring Semester. These laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. Students who have laptops checked out will receive e-mails from CaTS about turn in dates and the protocols for requesting laptops for summer classes. CaTS will email students with the place and time that they can pick up their laptop. Find more information here.

  • Do I have to return books and materials to the University Libraries while they are temporarily closed?

    Please hold on to them until the campus reopens. The University Libraries staff are automatically renewing everything they can and will waive any fines that happen to accrue in the system if they cannot renew for some reason. Full details are available at https://www.libraries.wright.edu/community/blog/2020/03/16/dunbar-library-temporarily-closed-effective-march-17th-remote-services-remain-available-fines-waived/

  • How do I return the laptop I borrowed from CaTS?

    Students who have laptops checked out will receive e-mails from CaTS about turn in dates and the protocols for requesting laptops for summer classes.

Future Students

  • Can I meet with an academic advisor?

    Yes! You are always welcome to connect with an academic advisor. Please visit the Academic Advising webpage to find the email address for the college you are interested in. If you are undecided about your future major, email uc-advisors@wright.edu.

  • How can I meet with a financial aid advisor?

    Financial aid, along with student billing, registration, and records, are housed in our one-stop center, RaiderConnect. RaiderConnect advisors are available to meet with you by phone or web-based video appointments. Please email raiderconnect@wright.edu or call RaiderConnect at 937-775-4000 and leave a detailed message. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.

  • Will campus housing be available?

    Residence Life and Housing has space available in each residence community and is still accepting applications for campus housing at wright.edu/housing. Residents will move back to campus August 20–23, by appointment. Classes begin August 24. Each resident will have a single bedroom, to enhance personal safety, in both residence halls and apartments. An effort will be made to assign roommate requests as suitemates or neighbors.

    Note that public health and state mandates will be adhered to, which may affect some campus housing options. Please visit the coronavirus housing update page and regularly read your Wright State email for updates.

    Schedule your move-in appointment

  • How do I apply to take classes at Wright State and transfer them back to my school?

    Students who attend another college or university, may apply as non-degree seeking students at wright.edu/apply. Create an account and choose the answer to the educational goals question: I am interested in just taking a few classes

    Recent high school graduates who want to take classes at Wright State and then transfer them to another university, need to complete the full application process and should choose the answer to the educational goals question: I am interested in earning an associate or bachelor’s degree.

  • Is there an application fee for undergraduate admission?

    You can apply for free. We want to eliminate barriers that may prevent you from pursuing success at Wright State, including making our application process free.

    Visit Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Are campus visits available?

    We are pleased to offer you our online admissions presentation Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These real-time online presentations will be led by admissions staff who will answer your questions and guide you through the process of becoming a Raider. Following the presentation, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of campus.

    Learn about online presentations.

    Register here.

    Want to explore right NOW? Explore our campus and learn about majors and campus life without leaving your home.

    Check out our video tours and virtual campus tours here.

  • How can I explore Wright State’s majors and colleges and get my questions answered?

    Explore your future major and get to know the Wright State University college that houses it by watching a pre-recorded Spotlight presentation. Individual recordings are available for Business, Nursing and Health, Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, and Education and Human Services.

  • How can I tell if an online course has set meet times or no meet times?

    Most Fall Semester course offerings will use remote delivery. Starting November 25, all in-person classes will move to fully remote delivery for the remainder of the term.

    In the coming weeks, WINGS Express will update, indicating the mode of delivery of the course:

    • Fully remote/no set time
    • Fully remote/set meet time
    • In-person only
    • Flexible delivery, students can participate in person, remotely with live video conferencing, or via recording and other remote activities. For some courses, students will alternate attending in person and remotely, in order to accommodate social distancing.

    In the updated schedule, students should look at the “Time” and “Days” columns to determine if or when their fully remote class has set meeting times. If the listing states TBA, the format is flexible, allowing students to do their work on their own schedules.

    Read more details here.

     

  • Will tuition be reduced?

    Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, Wright State University remains committed to offering its students and families the same affordable, high-quality education as it always has. Wright State has never differentiated tuition pricing between in-person and online instruction. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic and it is still true today.

Other Student Resources

  • Will student housing remain open? (updated 3/26)

    While housing on the Dayton Campus and Lake Campus is now closed for the spring semester, a limited number of students have been granted waivers to remain in on-campus housing. Residence Life and Housing is conducting daily wellness checkups for those residents by e-mail. 

    Residents who left on-campus housing without packing up their residences may leave their belongings in their rooms until they can come back and get them before the end of the semester.

    The Residence Life and Housing office is still operating and providing limited services and can be reached at 937-775-4172 or housing@wright.edu.

  • Is the Raider Food Pantry open? (updated 3/27)

    The Raider Food Pantry is closed while Wright State's is closed to non-essential personnel. If you have a student in need of emergency assistance, please encourage them to call 937-260-0167.

    Other local food resources include:

    • The United Way 211 Helplink (dial 211) can also assist in finding local food pantries that are able to remain open.

    Note: Things are changing rapidly, so please contact or visit the page of the organizations that are listed for the most current information.

  • How can I receive support from Counseling and Wellness Service? (updated 3/24)

     

    Counseling and Wellness Services are being conducted remotely. The office will NOT provide in-person mental health services. All services will be provided via telephone or other electronic means.

    If you are a current client or on the waitlist, you will be contacted by a therapist. If you are a new client, please call (937) 775-3407 and leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call.

  • How can I reach the Women's Center and the Personal Care Pantry? (added 3/20)

    Women's Center staff are working remotely until further notice. Students who need items from the Personal Care Pantry should email nicole.carter@wright.edu.

    Questions or concerns for the Women's Center staff should be sent to nicole.carter@wright.edu and cindy.vanzant@wright.edu. The Women's Center will continue to update its social media pages and website with pertinent information.

  • Is Campus Recreation closed? (added 3/24)

    Campus Recreation and the fitness center in the Student Union are closed until further notice. Campus Recreation has extended the rental period for locker rentals and will provide ample time for locker renewals or for patrons to retrieve items left in lockers.

  • How can students apply for assistance from Wright State's Student Emergency Relief Campaign? (added 4/6)

    The Wright State University Foundation created the Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign to raise funds for students negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of our donors contributed to the Katie Deedrick Student Support Fund. These contributions will be utilized to assist students with food, toiletries, medications, and other supplies and with travel expenses for students returning to their homes outside of the area.

    Students may now begin applying for assistance from the Katie Deedrick Student Support Fund. This fund provides one-time support to eligible Wright State students currently enrolled at the Dayton or Lake campuses with demonstrated financial need.

    Applications will be considered only while funds are still available.

    APPLY NOW

    If you have questions about the application process or the Katie Deedrick Student Support Fund, please contact Destinee Biesemeyer, associate director for student advocacy and wellness, at studentadvocacyandwellness@wright.edu.

  • Will campus housing be available?

    Residence Life and Housing has space available in each residence community and is still accepting applications for campus housing at wright.edu/housing. Residents will move back to campus August 20–23, by appointment. Classes begin August 24. Each resident will have a single bedroom, to enhance personal safety, in both residence halls and apartments. An effort will be made to assign roommate requests as suitemates or neighbors.

    Note that public health and state mandates will be adhered to, which may affect some campus housing options. Please visit the coronavirus housing update page and regularly read your Wright State email for updates.

    Schedule your move-in appointment

  • Are there any changes to the RTA bus route on campus? (added 4/8)

    The Greater Dayton RTA posted this information, effective April 5, 2020.

    RTA Route 1Service to Millett Hall will be eliminated on all eastbound trips in order to implement NexGen trolley service back to Route 1. Service will continue to the Wright State University Student Union.

    Trip times will be adjusted by 1 to 10 minutes on all weekday westbound trips from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Trip times will be adjusted by 1 to 8 minutes on all weekday eastbound trips. All trip times on Saturday and Sunday will be adjusted by 1 to 5 minutes.

    Find Route 1 schedule details here.

  • I graduated in Spring 2020. How and when will I receive my diploma?

    Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2020 diplomas will be mailed to graduates on July 1, 2020. There will not be a pickup event.

  • What are the health and safety protocols required on Wright State's campus?
  • What are the state guidelines for universities as they transition back to in-person, on-campus operations? (added 7/10)

    Wright State is following guidelines set by the Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio. You can learn more about the guidelines below.

    https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Higher-Education.pdf