Orientation & Success Programs

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About Orientation

Welcome to the Raider family! We understand you will have many questions as you prepare for the next step in your journey. We're here to help. By participating in orientation, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to excel as a Wright State student.

During your orientation experience, you have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with faculty, staff, and students who can answer your questions
  • Explore student support services and academic life
  • Gain a better understanding of your personal, academic, and financial responsibilities while attending college
  • Learn how to make a smooth transition to Wright State
  • Experience Wright State spirit and pride




Connect with your academic advising office about your fall course schedule prior to your orientation session.

Academic advisors can work with you on creating your fall course schedule. You can schedule an in-person, virtual, or phone appointment with an academic advisor based on your meeting preference. 

You can email or call your college academic advising team, using the contact information below.

Before your advising appointment, be sure to submit your final official high school, College Credit Plus, and/or other college transcripts and review the Math and English Course Placement Testing information to determine your need for placement tests. 


Attend your on-campus orientation session.

Your on-campus orientation session is a half-day program designed to provide you with the tools you need to be a successful Wright State student. During your session, you will take a deeper dive into your academic college by meeting faculty and students and exploring the spaces you will call home. You will also get your Wright1 Card student ID and learn more about campus life and resources. Lunch will be provided.


Orientation Resources

To help you prepare for orientation, we've compiled a list of important resources that will assist you with making a smooth transition into your college experience.