Orientation

What classes should you take? How do you join a club? How do you find a tutor? Whether you're a new student, a transfer student, a veteran, or an international student, our orientation experience will provide you answers to your questions, connections to campus, and the skills that will make you a successful student. Orientation is offered for all semesters and is significant for our incoming first-year and transfer students. You will:

  • Register for your classes.
  • Meet your academic advisor and review your degree plan.
  • Learn about student support services and academic life.
  • Gain a better understanding of your personal, academic, and financial responsibilities while attending college.
  • Learn how to smoothly transition to college life.
  • Experience Wright State spirit and pride.

Starting classes in Fall Semester?

First-Year Students

You will attend a one-day orientation session between May 31–July 27. You will meet with an academic advisor and register for Fall Semester classes. Parents and family members are always welcome at Orientation—we will have special programs just for them. To register for one of these dates, visit your Admissions Portal. Under Next Steps, select Orientation Registration.

You will also attend First Weekend on Friday, August 23, where you will meet faculty and staff from your college, get tips on how to excel in class, and meet fellow classmates. Watch for more information on this program.

Transfer Students

You have two options:

  1. Attend a one-day orientation session with a special track designed for you between May 31–July 27. You will meet with an advisor and register for Fall Semester classes.
  2. Meet with an academic advisor at your convenience, then attend a three-hour transfer transition evening program.

To register for one of these dates, visit your Admissions Portal. Under Next Steps, select Orientation Registration.

Starting classes in Spring Semester?

All first-year students and transfer students who have not registered for classes will attend:

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Friday, January 10, 2020

If you are a transfer student who has already registered for classes, you can attend an abbreviated session on:

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020, 4—7 p.m.

Registration will open for spring semester orientation in October.

To register for one of these dates, visit your Admissions Portal. Under Next Steps, select Orientation Registration.

Starting classes in Summer Semester?

If you are starting classes during Summer Semester, there are several Orientation sessions you can attend. These sessions are designed for both new and transfer students who plan to attend classes during the summer.

  • Monday, May 13, 2019, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

To register for one of these dates, visit your Admissions Portal. Under Next Steps, select Orientation Registration.

What to Bring and Wear to Orientation

  • Bring a photo ID like a state ID, driver's license, military ID, or passport.
  • Bring copies of your AP scores, PSEO, or College Credit Plus transcripts, if you have them.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Bring a jacket or sweater if necessary since room temperatures could vary.

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