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Homecoming Week
September 25—October 2, 2021

The Wright State Alumni Association, Wright State University, and Wright State student organizations invite you to join us for Homecoming Week. Homecoming is about connections—to one another and to our alma mater. This year's events are a chance to celebrate the Raider spirit that connects us all!

Saturday, SEPT. 25

Festival of Flight
All day
Student Union Parking Lots

An event more than 100 years in the making, the Festival of Flight is a celebration of the innovative and world-changing aviation heritage of Dayton and the Miami Valley region. Join us on Saturday, September 25, for a day full of live entertainment, fun aviation-related educational experiences, and creative local innovations. Grab food from some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dance to favorite local bands, and bring the family to explore the Kids Zone. Admission is free and open to the public.

Wright State Club Football vs. Columbus State University
Mulhollan Field at Rinzler Sports Complex

Wright State Volleyball vs. NKU
4 p.m.
McLin Gym

Purchase volleyball tickets

Sunday, Sept. 26

Wright State Women's Soccer vs. IUPUI
1 p.m.
Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex

Purchase soccer tickets

Monday, Sept. 27

Chalk the Campus
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
North Lawn

Homecoming Kickoff
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

Enjoy the following, courtesy of UAB:

  • Popcorn
  • Snow cones
  • T-shirt exchange
  • Raider Paws

Sashing of the Court
Student Union Atrium


Raider Pride Door Decorating Contest
Campus-wide. Register on Engage.
September 28–October 1
Winner will be announced October 2

NPHC Yard Show
6–8 p.m.
Student Union Atrium



Pins of Pride
3 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

Wright State Men's Soccer vs. Milwaukee
3 p.m.
Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex

Purchase soccer tickets

Operation International
3–7 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

  • Speakers
  • Dancers
  • Performers
  • Food

Don't Forget the Lyrics
7 p.m.
109 Oelman Hall

Sponsored by the African American Residential Caucus (AARC)


Homecoming Parade
5–6 p.m.
Meet on The Quad

Bonfire and Chili Cookoff
6–10 p.m.
Lot 4A
Sign up to participate in the chili cookoff

  • S'mores
  • Music and games

Royalty Coronation
7 p.m.
Lot 4A


Wright Day to Give
Our fourth annual Wright Day to Give will kick off on October 1, Wright State's Founder's Day! Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Let’s make an impact for all Raiders.

Spirit Day 

College Radio Day
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
018 Student Union, WWSU 106.9FM

Foundation Committee and Board Meetings*
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

50th Anniversary of University Housing & Live Band Karaoke
Sponsored by RCA
7 p.m.
Hamilton Plaza

2020 & 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards*
6 p.m.
Student Union Apollo Room

The Wright State University Alumni Association is proud to celebrate and honor the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards.

Trivia NightCANCELED 
7:30 p.m.
Wright State Nutter Center Berry Room

Test your trivia knowledge against hundreds of fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Hosted by the College of Health, Education, and Human Services, this team-based trivia night is always a great time for everyone. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Registration required: Register now.

*Event is by invitation only

Saturday, Oct. 2

Wright State Alumni Association Board Meeting*
9 a.m.

Legacy Scholarship Brunch*
10:30 a.m.
Student Union Atrium

Celebrate the accomplishments of our Legacy Scholars, past and present, and recognize those who support the Legacy Scholarship program. This event will also acknowledge alumni and friends who have supported our Alumni Grove.

NPHC Plot Ribbon Cutting 
3 p.m.
NPHC Plot, near University Hall and "Turning Points" (BART)

NPHC Reception
4:30–7 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

Pep Rally 
6 p.m.
Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex

  • Music
  • Activities
  • Food trucks
  • Raider pride!

Sapphire Jubilee
6 p.m.
Wright State Nutter Center Berry Room


Wright State Men's Soccer vs. Robert Morris
7 p.m.
Alumni Field at Rinzler Sports Complex

Miracle Makers in attendance for Dayton Children's Hospital
Purchase soccer tickets

*Event is by invitation only