Coronavirus Update

All academic classes will be held remotely for summer semester and course information indicates whether they have set meet times or no meet times. Physical access to Dayton and Lake campuses is restricted to essential personnel. Read more.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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.

  • Will signing up for direct deposit help me get my refund sooner?

    Students are highly encouraged to set up direct deposit if they have not already done so. It is the quickest way for students to receive their refunds.

    Sign up for direct deposit through WINGSWINGS Express and the Student Fees link. Under the Student Account Options link, select "Set Up Direct Deposit."

  • I moved out of campus housing in March. Can I get a refund? (added 4/9)

    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.

    Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants.

  • Can I get a partial refund for my Residential Meal Plan? (added 4/9)

    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.

    Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants.

  • Can I get a partial refund for my Commuter Meal Plan? (added 4/9)

    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.

    Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants.

  • What happens to my RaiderCash balance? (added 4/9)

    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.

  • Will I get a credit for my Student Parking Pass? (added 4/9)

    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

  • Will refunds from spring semester housing and dining be used to cover summer balances? (added 4/9)

    We will not apply the credit to pay toward a future term charge.  We will only reduce the refund for unpaid current (spring) and past term charges.

  • When will I receive my refund for campus housing, meal plan, and parking? (added 4/9)

    We expect all refunds to be processed by the end of April. Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants.

  • Will I get a refund for student expenses that were paid by a scholarship or grant? (added 4/9)

    No. Refunds will be issued for expenses students paid out of pocket and will not include scholarships or grants.

  • Is Wright State returning loan funds to parents and students or the lender? (added 4/9)

    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.

  • Are there eligibility requirements for a refund or credit? (added 4/9)

    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 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.

  • Will refund checks be mailed to the student’s listed home address? (added 4/9)

    For students who properly checked out of housing, their on-campus address should have ended which would then default their mail to their home address.  If they did not properly check out of housing, then it’s very likely the mail will go to their campus address.

    Students can log in to WINGS Express to review and update their mailing address, however, they cannot override a campus housing address which is one of the reasons why it is very important for students to properly check out of housing when they exit their unit.

    Students are highly encouraged to set up direct deposit through WINGS Express. It is the quickest way for students to receive their refund. 

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.

  • Does this include Spring 2020 A term?

    No.  Spring A term grades were due March 4, 2020, before Wright State converted to teaching all classes remotely.

  • Does this include my Flex (X term) Spring 2020 classes?

    Yes, as long as the X term course did not end before March 9, 2020.

  • Does this include graduate courses?

    Yes.  This applies to graduate courses. Students should, however, consult with their advisors and/or program directors to fully understand the ramifications of their decision to convert grades to the P/U option.  For example:

    • A P will not count toward the six-hour limit on C grades that may be counted toward satisfying graduate degree requirements (per WSU Policy 5510.1). However, a P also might not satisfy requirements for which an A-F letter grade is required (see examples below).
    • P/U grades will not satisfy some prerequisites at the graduate level. Consult the WSU Catalog for specific course prerequisites.
    • Letter grades are necessary to satisfy some professional licensing requirements. Be sure to consult with your program director regarding such requirements before requesting a grade change.
    • Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in order to graduate (per WSU Policy 5510.1), and P/U grades do not earn GPA points. Thus, a change from a letter grade to P/U might in some instances prevent a student from attaining the necessary GPA to graduate.
    • Graduate students on academic probation must maintain a current semester GPA of at least 3.0 in order to avoid dismissal (per WSU Policy 5510.3), and P/U grades do not earn GPA points. Thus, a change from a letter grade to P/U might in some instances prevent a student from attaining the necessary GPA to avoid dismissal.
    • Graduate students admitted conditionally are effectively on academic probation until they have completed nine hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (per WSU Policy 5510.4). Thus, a change from a letter grade to P/U might in some instances prevent a student from attaining the necessary GPA to attain regular status and avoid dismissal.
    • Graduate students repeating a course for a grade replacement (per WSU Policy 5360.1) should be aware that a P may not satisfy requirements for which the course was being retaken.
    • Graduate courses being double-counted for students in combined degree (4+1) programs are subject to the same considerations that apply to courses taken solely for graduate credit.
  • Does this apply to students at all Wright State campuses?

    Yes.  This applies to students at both the Dayton and Lake campuses.

  • I am a College Credit Plus (CCP) student. How does this option impact me?

    Below are guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

    1. Based on recent Ohio law, for spring term 2020, if a college or university provides the option for all enrolled students to choose a Pass/Fail grade for a course, then a College Credit Plus student is permitted to choose a Pass/Fail grade under these circumstances.
    2. Secondary schools will recognize a passing grade in a college course and provide high school credit for that course as a substitution for a high school graduation requirement. This passing grade will not be used for GPA calculation purposes. Secondary schools will recognize a failing grade in a college course and will not provide high school credit for that course as a substitution for a high school graduation requirement. This failing grade will not be used for GPA calculation purposes.
    3. Secondary schools will recognize a passing grade in a college course and provide high school credit for that course as a substitution for a high school graduation requirement.
    4. If the reason for the student’s grade of “F” or failing the course on a P/F scale is due to a lack of technology, lack of internet access, or other COVID-19-related disruptions, and the option of withdrawing is not available to the student from the college, then the secondary school shall not seek reimbursement from that student/family for this course.
  • I am an international student. If I choose the Pass/Unsatisfactory option will it impact my visa?

    No.  Most international visas allow students to elect to be graded as Pass/Unsatisfactory.  You should consult with the University Center for International Education about other potential impacts of this option, for example on scholarships or requirements from sponsoring organizations.  https://www.wright.edu/international-education

  • Will I have the option to choose between being awarded a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F, or X) or being awarded a Pass/Unsatisfactory (P/U)?

    Yes.  Faculty will submit your letter grade by noon on May 6, 2020 and you will have access to that grade through WINGS Express.  You will have until noon on May 15, 2020 to select the option to convert the grade for one or more courses from a letter grade to the corresponding P or U grade.  All grades of F will be automatically converted to U.

  • What is the P grade?

    Passing.  This indicates work of C quality or better.  Credit is earned but is not computed in grade point averages (GPA).  See https://policy.wright.edu/policy/4010-grading-system.  This grading option for Spring 2020 allows students to choose the P grade to avoid a B or C lowering their GPA. See https://policy.wright.edu/policy/4010-grading-system.

  • What is the U grade?

    Unsatisfactory performance--indicates work below C quality. Credit is not earned and the grade is not computed in the GPA. This option allows a student to convert a D to a U.  Choosing this option will prevent a D from negatively impacting a student’s GPA but if the course is required, the student will need to repeat the course.  Students may choose to keep the grade of D rather than U in order to earn credits and accept the impact on their GPA. See https://policy.wright.edu/policy/4010-grading-system.

  • What is the N grade?

    The instructor did not report a grade. Contact your instructor directly regarding missing grades.  See https://policy.wright.edu/policy/4010-grading-system.

  • What is the X grade?

    A student attended or participated in course effort but did not complete the course or officially withdraw. X means that you are registered for the course but you have stopped submitting assignments or taking exams for the course.  An X means the faculty does not have enough material from you to award a D or higher but you are still registered for the course.  An X grade is treated like an F in that you will receive no credit hours for the course and it will negatively impact your Grade Point Average (GPA).  If you stop attending a course, you should Withdraw (W) from the course or work with a faculty member to receive an Incomplete (I) grade and complete the requirements after the semester has ended.  Make sure to follow the deadlines for Withdrawing or submitting an Incomplete request.  See https://policy.wright.edu/policy/4010-grading-system.

  • Does this option cover courses for which a P/U was not an option in the Course Catalog?

    Yes.  This grading option does cover courses that may be required for the major, may be a pre-requisite or co-requisite for other courses, or any course that does not allow for the P/U option.  This grading option is only being implemented for the Spring 2020 semester due to the duress and wide variety of complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency. 

  • How does this option impact my career decisions related to licensure, graduate school, or employment?

    It is strongly recommended that you discuss with your academic advisor the implications that choosing the P/U option may have on licensure, employment, graduate school, or other career choices.  You can also reach out to the Success Coaches for assistance with academic guidance. www.wright.edu/srt  For some students, including those planning for graduate or professional degree programs after graduation, earning a P grade may not be perceived to be acceptable.  For this and other specific concerns, please consult with your academic advisor.  For more information about academic advising at the Dayton campus, go to https://www.wright.edu/student-success/academic-advising.  For more information about advising at the Lake campus go to https://lake.wright.edu/academics/academic-advisors.

  • How will this affect students who need a certain grade in a course, either for degree requirements or course prerequisite?

    A pass grade (P) will satisfy any grade requirements of at least a C grade.  If students need to have a B or an A in a course, they should consider opting to have the letter grade posted for the semester.   In many situations a grade of D will satisfy course prerequisites and degree requirements, but a U will not. It is strongly recommended you discuss with an academic advisor the implications for your degree program. A grade of U will not satisfy course prerequisites or degree requirements.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate.  If you had a cumulative GPA below 2.0 before Spring 2020, choosing all P or U grades will not change your GPA and thus you will not be eligible to graduate Spring 2020.

  • Will choosing the P/U option impact my Financial Aid? Insurance? Scholarships? Employer Tuition Reimbursement?

    It could.  It is important to understand any impacts before choosing the P/U option. If you are registered at the Dayton Campus, you should address concerns about financial aid through Raider Connect.  If you are registered at the Lake Campus, you should contact Enrollment Services.  You should discuss insurance concerns with your private insurance company.  Please consult with your company’s benefit representative regarding their tuition reimbursement plan.

  • Do P/U Grades Impact GI Bill Benefits?

    The VA covers courses that result in credit being given. Please consult with your School Certifying Official (SCO) regarding your Veteran and Military benefits.  If you have any questions about how this option affects military and veterans, contact the Veteran and Military Center at https://www.wright.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/veteran-and-military-center

  • How will this affect students on academic probation and being reviewed for academic dismissal from the university?

    Since pass or unsatisfactory grades will not impact a student's GPA, any student on academic probation will be reviewed for academic dismissal at the end of Spring 2020 semester based on their already earned cumulative GPA and the GPA they accrued from any courses they completed with a letter grade during the Spring 2020 semester.  That is to say that while a pass or unsatisfactory grade cannot lower a student's cumulative GPA, it can also not raise it.  

  • How do I request using the P/U option? (updated 4/28)

    You will need to submit a P/U option request between May 11 and noon on May 15, 2020. You should consult with your advisor before completing the form. The form is located on your student tab on Wings Express. Go to Registration & Records. The link for the Pass/Unsatisfactory Option is located below your Final Grades and Unofficial Academic Transcript.

  • Can I change my mind or have an extension?

    Contact Raider Connect to discuss your particular circumstances.

  • When can I order a transcript which reflects my final grades? (updated 4/28)

    Students who select the P/U Option should monitor their Final Grades and Unofficial Academic Transcript (Advising Report) in WINGS Express. Once all grades are posted according to the option(s) they have selected, the student may then order a “Current” transcript and it will reflect what is posted in WINGS Express. Students who submit the “Keep All Letter Grades” form may order a transcript as soon as their grades are posted.

  • What if I want to Keep All Letter Grades? (added 4/28)

    You may submit the “Keep All Letter Grades” form between May 4 and noon on May 15. The form is located on your student tab on Wings Express. Go to Registration & Records. The link for Keep All Letter Grades is located below your Final Grades and Unofficial Academic Transcript. Do not submit your form if any grades are missing. If you have an “N” grade, this means your grade has not yet been reported. Contact your instructor. If you submit the Keep All Letter Grades form, then you cannot decide later to use the P/U Option form. Both forms are optional and serve different purposes. You may submit only one form. The P/U Option can be applied to one or more courses. If you would like to use the P/U option for any course, you must use the P/U option form.

  • Are my Incomplete (I) grades eligible for the P/U Option? (added 5/1)

    No. An Incomplete (I) grade from Fall 2019 or a previous term that is completed in Spring 2020 will not be eligible for the P/U Option. An Incomplete (I) grade for a Spring 2020 course will not be eligible for retroactive conversion to the P/U Option.

  • If I choose to replace my grades with P/U, will I still be eligible for the Dean’s List? (added 5/1)

    Changing a letter grade to P will not disqualify you from being named to the Dean’s List if at least 12 credit hours of A, B, or C grades remain, with at least a 3.5 GPA for Spring 2020. You cannot have received a grade of F, X, D, I, U, T, M, N, NR, XU or NU for Spring 2020.

  • Will the P/U Option affect Latin Honors? (added 5/1)

    If you choose all P/U grades there will be no impact on the calculation of Latin Honors. If you choose to keep some letter grades and change some letter grades to P/U, only letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, X) will be used in calculation of Latin Honors. Neither the P nor the U grade affects the term or overall GPA. Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors GPA requirement for work attempted at Wright State University, as well as for all transfer college work accepted, as of the end of the term in which the student graduates; (that is, by the day on which term grades are due). To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, you must have earned at least 30 credit hours at Wright State University.

  • What will happen to X grades? (added 5/7)

    All grades of X will convert automatically to XU.

CARES Act Grants for Students

  • What is Wright State’s approach to awarding students emergency relief grants from the CARES Act? (updated 5/22)

    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? (added 5/11)

    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? (added 5/22)

    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? (updated 5/22)

    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? (added 5/11)

    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? (added 5/11)

    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? (added 5/11)

    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? (updated 5/22)

    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? (updated 5/22)

    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

  • Is Wright State holding classes remotely during the spring semester? (added 3/13)

    Wright State University has extended the remote instruction timeframe through the end of the spring semester. This is in line with nearly every other state institution and will provide clarity on expectations going forward through the final six weeks of the spring semester. Students should therefore factor this new information into their decision-making processes.

  • Will on-campus instruction of any type occur or be required? (added 3/13)

    We strongly recommend that every attempt be made to avoid any face-to-face instruction or meetings of any kind. Some exceptions may be necessary, and in those rare instances, students will be contacted by their instructor.

  • What is the deadline to withdraw from a spring semester course? (added 3/26)

    Wright State has extended the deadline to withdraw from spring semester classes by three weeks to April 17, 2020. 

    See the Academic Calendar.

  • 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.

  • Can graduate student researchers continue to work in campus labs? (added 3/19)

    No graduate students should continue coming onto campus to work in research labs. However, if there are no other means of maintaining degree progress other than being physically present in a lab, exemption requests should be communicated to the dean of the appropriate college or school, and are subject to the approval of interim Provost Leaman.

    Research groups should make every effort to implement mechanisms and/or shift activities to conduct research remotely wherever possible (e.g., computational work, research of online resources and databases, data analysis, etc.). When it is absolutely necessary to conduct research activities on campus and in associated research facilities, additional practices should be adopted to ensure health and safety. Please see wright.edu/coronavirus/article/research-planning-during-the-novel-coronavirus-emergency.

  • Is an Incomplete grade related to the Pass/Unsatisfactory option? (added 4/3)

    No. Students have always had the option to request an Incomplete grade for their coursework.  If you receive an “I,” then later complete the work, the new grade will be entered for Spring 2020.  You will not have the option to convert your final grade to a “P” or a “U.” because the P/U option expires on May 15, 2020. Please do keep in mind, though, that Incompletes are granted at the discretion of the instructor.  Please note that you should not re-register for a course when an “I” grade has been issued.  If you do not complete the specified requirements by the required deadline (as stated in the contract) or by the end of the Fall 2020 semester, the “I” grade will be converted to an “F.”

    If you are having issues around course completion due to illness and need additional assistance please contact Student Advocacy and Wellness, 937-260-0167. A student always has the option to submit an Appeal or a Petition: https://www.wright.edu/student-success/academic-advising/appeals-and-petitions.

  • 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.

  • Do graduate students have the option to convert grades to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for Spring 2020 Semester? (added 4/8)

    Recognizing that factors related to COVID-19 have affected graduate students' ability to perform at their best, Wright State University is offering graduate students the option to convert any of their course grades to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for the Spring 2020 semester, excluding A-term courses and X-term courses completed before March 9, and excluding courses in the M.D. and Psy.D. programs. The following terms apply to this option:

      1. A grade of P is equivalent to a “C” or better.
      2. A grade of U cannot be applied to a degree.
      3. A grade of P during Spring 2020 does not count toward the maximum of 6 credit hours of C that may meet requirements for a graduate degree.
      4. P/U grades do not earn GPA points.

    Faculty will submit their grades by noon on May 6, and students will have from May 11until noon on May 15 to choose to convert any of those grades to P/U.

    This option is designed to protect the student’s GPA, and the decision to convert a course grade to P/U is entirely up to the student. However, students should consult their advisors and program directors to discuss the implications of the P/U grade specific to their program. 

    Read full details here.

  • How can I tell if a summer online course has set meet times or no meet times? (updated 4/29)

    All academic classes will be held remotely for summer semester.

    Wright State’s Class Schedule in WINGS Express allows students and non-students to search the current course offerings for summer. Students should ignore “Attribute Type,” which still reflects the original course mode and has not been updated. Students should look at the “Time” and “Days” columns to determine if or when the class has set meeting times. If the listing states, TBA, the format is flexible, allowing students to do their work on their own schedules.

    If using the course list on the Admissions website, students should look at the “Schedule” column to see if set meeting times are included for that class.

    Read more details here.

  • Do you know how classes will be delivered in Fall semester? (added 5/15)

    Wright State University's COVID-19 Task Force and an academic sub-committee within that group are considering several scenarios for instruction this fall that prioritize the health and well-being of the Wright State community, as well as the academic progress of our students. Wright State moved swiftly but deliberately to remote instruction in the Spring 2020 term and then again for the Summer 2020 term and will continue to keep the safety and well-being of our community as well as the academic progress of our students at the forefront of our choices. At this time the university has no firm plans that can be communicated but pledges to share them with our campus community when the university is ready. The university will continue to work with our peer institutions and the State of Ohio as we review the situation.

Study Abroad

  • I was planning on doing study abroad this summer. Has anything change about that? (updated 3/13)

    Out of an abundance of caution, Wright State University is making the difficult—but necessary—decision to suspend all summer 2020 Ambassador Programs departing on or before May 31. Given the fluid nature of the situation, we will continually monitor to see if any cancellations should be made to future study abroad programs.

    Faculty leaders and students enrolled in these programs should contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@wright.edu for further details.

  • Who should I contact about my airline ticket for the program Wright State has cancelled?

    Work directly with the original agency, company, or airline through which you purchased your ticket. Unfortunately, Wright State cannot assist you with your flight.

  • I am a student wanting to apply to, or already applied to, a Summer 2020 Ambassador Program. Do I continue the application or make purchases related to travel?

    If you have not yet purchased the airfare for your program, please hold off in doing so until you receive a directive from your program faculty leader or your study abroad advisor. If you still have payments to be made toward your program fee, please continue to make these payments according to the payment deadlines outlined on the program brochure. Should the UCIE cancel the program, all payments made to the UCIE (application fee and program fees) will be fully refunded to the student.

  • I am a student who has applied or has been accepted into a cancelled Summer 2020 Study Abroad Program. Can I get reimbursed?

    Since UCIE has canceled the program, all payments made to the UCIE (application fee and Wright State fees) will be fully refunded to the student.  

  • Are Fall 2020 and future Study Abroad Programs cancelled?

    No, Study Abroad Advisors are on hand to provide advising for all study abroad programs for Fall 2020 and beyond. However, we highly recommend given the changing nature of the global pandemic that you do not make any non-refundable purchases at this time. 

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

    No, the Center is temporarily closed until further notice.

Events

  • Are university events and student activities suspended?

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

    View a non-exhaustive list of events canceled or postponed due to coronavirus precautions. Contact the Social Media team for any additions.

  • 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? (updated 5/26)

    President Edwards will host live chats on Webex on:

    Tuesdays, May 26, from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Fridays, May 29, from 1 to 2 p.m.

    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 will 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.

  • When are the faculty SiP (Shelter in Place) Lecture Series online talks? (updated 4/29)

    The SiP (Shelter in Place) Lecture Series, organized by the Wright State University Faculty Senate, will take place weekly on alternating Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Fridays at 3 p.m. All talks are open to Wright State students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public. During each live webcast, participants will be able to submit questions for the speaker. Lectures will be recorded and available to watch later at wright.edu/streaming.

    SiP #4: Friday, May 1, 3 to 4 p.m.

    “Additive Manufacturing and How 3D Printing is Fighting COVID-19”

    by Joy Gockel, Ahsan Mian and Raghavan Srinivasan, Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Watch live at: bit.ly/sipwright4.

    SiP #5: Thursday, May 7, 4 to 5 p.m.

    “Addressing COVID-19 Among Vulnerable Populations”

    by Sydney Silverstein, Tim Crawford, Naila Khalil, Jo Ann Ford, Nicole Kinzeler and Cristina Redko, Population and Public Health Sciences. Watch live at: bit.ly/sipwright5.

    SiP #6: Friday, May 15, 3 to 4 p.m.

    “Crisis Standards of Care”

    by Sherry Farra, College of Nursing and Health. Watch live at: bit.ly/sipwright6.

    SiP #7: Thursday, May 21, 4 to 5 p.m.

    “Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Proper Stoic Fashion”

    by William Irvine, Philosophy. Watch live at: bit.ly/sipwright7.

     

    Password: Raiders

    Lectures will be recorded and available to watch later at wright.edu/streaming.

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? (updated 3/19)

    March 19, 2020

     

    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? (added 3/20)

    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? (added 3/17)

    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? (updated 3/17)

    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 will remain 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? (updated 4/28)

    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? (added 4/6)

    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? (added 4/28)

    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

  • When is the deadline for new students to apply for Academic Performance Scholarships?

    We have extended our Academic Performance Scholarship deadline to June 1.

    Wright State University offers scholarship opportunities to eligible new students who enroll directly from high school for the 2020-2021 academic year. These scholarships range from $2,000 to full in-state tuition, room/board* and books per year, renewable for four years. (*up to the value of residential default meal plan).

    No scholarship application is needed to be considered for an Academic Performance Scholarship, simply apply to the university and be admitted by June 1, 2020.

    Find more information here.

  • Can I meet with an academic advisor? (added 4/6)

    You are always welcome to connect with an academic advisor. Please visit http://www.wright.edu/student-success/academic-advising to find the email address for the college you are interested in. If you are undecided about your future major, you may email uc-advisors@wright.edu.

  • How can I meet with a financial aid advisor? (added 4/6)

    Please call RaiderConnect at 937-775-4000 and leave a detailed message, or email raiderconnect@wright.edu. Messages will be returned as soon as possible. RaiderConnect is able to schedule phone or web-based video appointments.

  • Will campus housing be available for summer and fall semesters? (added 4/6)

    Residence Life and Housing is still accepting applications for campus housing for summer and fall semesters at wright.edu/housing. Note that public health and state mandates will be adhered to, which may affect some campus housing options. Please watch your Wright State email for any updates after applying.

  • How do I apply to take summer classes at Wright State and transfer them back to my school? (added 4/6)

    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

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

  • Is there an application fee for undergraduate admission? (added 4/8)

    The $30.00 application fee for Undergraduate Admission is waived through June 1. The application fee waiver code is RaiderUp2020.

    Visit Undergraduate Admissions.

  • How can I visit campus virtually? (added 4/8)

    As a measure to protect the health and well-being of our community, we are suspending all on-campus visits at this time, including campus tours. However, you can visit campus and learn about our majors and campus life without leaving your home.

    Check out our video tours and virtual campus tours here.

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

    Learn about online presentations.

    Register here.

  • How can I explore Wright State’s majors and colleges and get my questions answered? (added 4/14)

    Explore your future major and get to know the Wright State University college that houses it during our online Spotlight series. Individual events are scheduled for Business, Nursing and Health, Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, and Education and Human Services.

    Spotlight is a series of live virtual events that offer high school students and transfer students a chance to learn more about Wright State and interact with faculty, staff, and current students. When you register for one of the events, a fee waiver code for your undergraduate admissions application will be included in your confirmation.

    Learn more here.

  • How can I tell if a summer online course has set meet times or no meet times? (updated 4/29)

    All academic classes will be held remotely for summer semester.

    Wright State’s Class Schedule in WINGS Express allows students and non-students to search the current course offerings for summer. Students should ignore “Attribute Type,” which still reflects the original course mode and has not been updated. Students should look at the “Time” and “Days” columns to determine if or when the class has set meeting times. If the listing states, TBA, the format is flexible, allowing students to do their work on their own schedules.

    If using the course list on the Admissions website, students should look at the “Schedule” column to see if set meeting times are included for that class.

    Read more details here.

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 through April 6, while Wright State's Dayton campus is closed to non-essential personnel. If you are student in need of emergency assistance, please 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 for summer and fall semesters? (added 4/6)

    Residence Life and Housing is still accepting applications for campus housing for summer and fall semesters at wright.edu/housing. Note that public health and state mandates will be adhered to, which may affect some campus housing options. Please watch your Wright State email for any updates after applying.

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

    Find Route 1 schedule details here.

  • How do I apply for a $20 grocery gift card from the Raider Food Pantry? (added 4/8)

    The Raider Food Pantry is currently accepting applications for $20 gift cards to supplement students’ monthly grocery expenses. Our campus pantry has been depleted by the overwhelming need and our inability to restock. In an effort to continue to support students, we are currently accepting applications for grocery gift cards.

    We are able to serve 125 students with this gift card service each month. If more than 125 students apply, applicants will be chosen at random. Students who did not get chosen during the first drawing will automatically be placed in the next month's drawing.

    Applicants will be drawn and notified on April 15, May 15, and June 15.

    Please apply hereFood Gift Card Application

    Wright State University’s Raider Food Pantry, a need-based pantry for the Wright State and Fairborn community, is coordinated through the Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs. It is made possible by the generosity of Wright State students, faculty, staff, the local community, and the dedicated service of its staff and volunteers.