Family Weekend

family weekend september 23-25 2022

Family Weekend

September 23–25, 2022 

Families can be defined differently, and we appreciate that. Whoever is part of your student’s family is who we had in mind when we created this year’s casual and relaxed weekend of activities. Join us on Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25. Come for a day or stay for the entire weekend. Some events are on campus, and some create ways to explore the surrounding community. Please make sure to register for the events you and your student would like to attend. We look forward to welcoming you and your family!

Family Weekend 2022  

Registration for Family Weekend is now closed.
Feel free to join us if you didn't register!

Friday, September 23

Noon–4 p.m.

Explore the Galleries

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, 160 Creative Arts Center  

Take a self-guided tour of the Stein Galleries. The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries function as an educational resource for Wright State and the greater Dayton metropolitan area. The galleries strive to fill educational and cultural opportunities in our region by exhibiting exceptional contemporary art in a variety of media. To learn more, visit the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries website.

 

6–8 p.m.

Family Game Night in Dunbar Library 

Sure, libraries support scholarly research with resources, staff, and study spaces, but they’re also here to help you take a break. Visit Dunbar Library to play games and have a slice of pizza and a soda. Win four tickets to Oktoberfest! Hosted by Dunbar Library, Student Affairs, and support from the Tabletop Club. 

8 p.m.

Movie on The Quad

Join us for an outdoor movie experience as we show Lightyear (rated PG) on the Quad. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch this family-oriented movie. Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided. Learn about Miracle Makers organization as well. Hosted by the Residential Community Association (RCA) and Miracle Makers. 

8 p.m.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Tickets are required. Purchase tickets online or call 937-775-2500.

Catch a Broadway-worthy performance in the Creative Arts Center! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of western theatre. This most classic of murder mysteries, written by the queen of the art form, is set in an old English country home, filled with surprising twists and turns as we all try to figure out…whodunnit! Wright State’s production is led by guest director Jason Podplesky, with scenic design by guest Dick Block (associate head of drama, Carnegie Mellon University). More information can be found on the Wright State Box Office website.

 

Saturday, September 24

9–9:30 a.m.

Family Weekend Check In

Student Union front lobby

Please park in Lot 1, Visitor's Lot 2, or Lot 4

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Welcome

Student Union Endeavour Room 

Meet Provost Amy Thompson and Dean of Students Chris Taylor. Light refreshments will be served. 

Noon–4 p.m.

Explore the Galleries

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, 160 Creative Arts Center  

Take a self-guided tour of the Stein Galleries. The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries function as an educational resource for Wright State and the greater Dayton metropolitan area. The galleries strive to fill educational and cultural opportunities in our region by exhibiting exceptional contemporary art in a variety of media. To learn more, visit the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries website.

Classes Without Quizzes 

10:30 a.m.–noon. 

Experience what it is like to be back in the classroom—or take a break outdoors!—during these short sessions. We promise there will be no quizzes, papers, or homework, just great information! 

 

10:30 a.m. Sessions


Aviation and Wright State 

Dunbar Library, Fourth Floor  

Learn about Wright State’s history and connection to aviation. Presented by Jane Wildermuth, head of Special Collections and Archives (limited to 15 attendees per session).

Turn Up the Radio

018 Student Union 

Did you know Wright State has a radio station? Celebrate the 45th anniversary of WWSU 106.9FM by touring the station and creating a station identification with your student in the production studio. 

Respect Your Money

141 Medical Sciences

What does your student need to know to get started off on the right foot financially? How can you help? We’ll provide tips on budgeting and saving, credit scores, and filling out the FAFSA. Join Blake Grimm and Adia Gardner from Wright-Patt Credit Union to learn more. 

Put Your Career in the Driver’s Seat

143 Medical Sciences

Career Services helps prepare your student for their future career—whether they are in their first-year or preparing to graduate. Learn how you can encourage them to start thinking about their career and what they can do to better prepare and present themselves. Presented by Mariann Boron, a career consultant for University College.

Getting Rowdy, the Legal way

145 Medical Sciences

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a lawyer?  Ever wondered what goes into the art of jury selection?  Come find out as Jill Sink, Staff Attorney at Student Legal Services, shares her experiences as a county prosecutor and in her role representing students at Wright State.  In this half hour, you will get to explore the thinking behind jury selection and even have a chance to win a prize!

11 a.m. Sessions


Aviation and Wright State 

Dunbar Library, Fourth Floor  

Learn about Wright State’s history and connection to aviation. Presented by Jane Wildermuth, head of Special Collections and Archives (limited to 15 attendees per session). 

Turn Up the Radio 

018 Student Union 

Did you know Wright State has a radio station? Celebrate the 45th anniversary of WWSU 106.9FM by touring the station and creating a station identification with your student in the production studio. 

Respect Your Money 

141 Medical Sciences

What does your student need to know to get started off on the right foot financially? How can you help? We’ll provide tips on budgeting and saving, credit scores, and filling out the FAFSA. Join Blake Grimm and Adia Gardner from Wright-Patt Credit Union to learn more. 

Put Your Career in the Driver’s Seat

143 Medical Sciences

Career Services helps prepare your student for their future career—whether they are in their first-year or preparing to graduate. Learn how you can encourage them to start thinking about their career and what they can do to better prepare and present themselves. Presented by Mariann Boron, a career consultant for University College.

Hike the Woods 

Meet at the Turning Points sculpture (a.k.a. BART, the big red sculpture at the center of campus) 

Join Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation team for a one-hour hike around the campus woods. Wear comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open-toed shoes) and clothing. Insect repellant and a filled water bottle are encouraged.

Getting Rowdy, the Legal way

145 Medical Sciences

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a lawyer?  Ever wondered what goes into the art of jury selection?  Come find out as Jill Sink, Staff Attorney at Student Legal Services, shares her experiences as a county prosecutor and in her role representing students at Wright State.  In this half hour, you will get to explore the thinking behind jury selection and even have a chance to win a prize!

11:30 a.m. Sessions


Turn Up the Radio 

018 Student Union 

Did you know Wright State has a radio station? Celebrate the 45th anniversary of WWSU 106.9FM by touring the station and creating a station identification with your student in the production studio. 

Respect Your Money 

141 Medical Sciences

What does your student need to know to get started off on the right foot financially? How can you help? We’ll provide tips on budgeting and saving, credit scores, and filling out the FAFSA. Join Blake Grimm and Adia Gardner from Wright-Patt Credit Union to learn more. 

Put Your Career in the Driver’s Seat

143 Medical Sciences

Career Services helps prepare your student for their future career—whether they are in their first-year or preparing to graduate. Learn how you can encourage them to start thinking about their career and what they can do to better prepare and present themselves. Presented by Mariann Boron, a career consultant for University College.

Getting Rowdy, the Legal way

145 Medical Sciences

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a lawyer?  Ever wondered what goes into the art of jury selection?  Come find out as Jill Sink, Staff Attorney at Student Legal Services, shares her experiences as a county prosecutor and in her role representing students at Wright State.  In this half hour, you will get to explore the thinking behind jury selection and even have a chance to win a prize!

Noon

Lunch Break 

Dine in the Union Market (Student Union) or head off campus. We encourage you to be back at 1 p.m. for the salsa and dominos event in the Student Union Atrium. 

Noon–3 p.m.

OUTDOOR GAMES

Alumni Tower 

Join in some outdoor games and music provided by WWSU 106.9 FM. 

Register to participate in the cornhole tournament! Your student will need to register your team using Wright State's IMLeagues intramural website: Register for the cornhole tournament. (If your student hasn't yet registered for IMLeagues, they can learn how to do so on the intramural sports website.)

 

12:15–3 p.m. 

LIVE LATIN MUSIC and DOMINOES

Student Union Atrium 

Join us in celebrating Family Weekend and Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, networking, games, authentic Latin food, live salsa and guacamole demonstration, and family time with our campus familia. Hosted by the Latino Center, Amigos Latinos Student Association, and the Amigos Latinos Alumni Society.

Scheduled activities:

  • 12:15–1 p.m. – Chat with alumni
  • 1 p.m. – Free dance lessons
  • 1–3 p.m. – Dominoes tournament and live Latin music from the 2021 Best of Dayton Local Band, the Dayton Salsa Project

5–6 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Enjoy the local restaurants in the area.

7 p.m.  

Raider Up for Men’s Soccer 

Alumni Field, Rinzler Student Sports Complex 

Wear your green and gold and cheer on the Wright State Division I men’s soccer game as they host Horizon League rivals Northern Kentucky. Admission to this game is free! 

8 p.m.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Tickets are required. Purchase tickets online or call 937-775-2500.

Catch a Broadway-worthy performance in the Creative Arts Center! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of western theatre. This most classic of murder mysteries, written by the queen of the art form, is set in an old English country home, filled with surprising twists and turns as we all try to figure out…whodunnit! Wright State’s production is led by guest director Jason Podplesky, with scenic design by guest Dick Block (associate head of drama, Carnegie Mellon University). More information can be found on the Wright State Box Office website.

Sunday, September 25

8 p.m.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Tickets are required. Purchase tickets online or call 937-775-2500.

Catch a Broadway-worthy performance in the Creative Arts Center! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of western theatre. This most classic of murder mysteries, written by the queen of the art form, is set in an old English country home, filled with surprising twists and turns as we all try to figure out…whodunnit! Wright State’s production is led by guest director Jason Podplesky, with scenic design by guest Dick Block (associate head of drama, Carnegie Mellon University). More information can be found on the Wright State Box Office website.

Off Campus: Things to Do

JCPenney Suit Up Event  

Special off-campus savings event for Wright State students! Stop by the JCPenney store in The Mall at Fairfield Commons (2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431). Students can get an additional 30% off coupon by texting WRIGHT to 67292. The coupon is good until September 30, 2022. Families can use the coupon when shopping with their student. This event is a partnership with JCPenney to help our students look their professional best for job hunting and during the Fall Semester Career Fair, which is coming up on Wednesday, October 19.

Family Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, noon–7 p.m. 

Festivals 

Find more things to do: https://www.daytonlocal.com/festivals.asp  

Resources to find Great local restaurants

Local Accommodations

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