Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.


Prepare for Orientation

Orientation is a self-paced virtual experience, allowing you the flexibility to learn about university resources, make campus connections, and get a fall schedule of courses through a series of activities available throughout the week. Your experience will take about the same time as a full-day event (six to eight hours) but spread throughout the week at your convenience.

All orientation materials and presentations will be captioned and accessible for screen readers. Should you need additional assistance with any other accommodation request, please contact our office at orientation@wright.edu or call 937-775-5244 and leave a message.

To register for orientation, log into the Admissions Portal and select Orientation Registration under Next Steps.


Check your Mailbox and Wright State email

You and your family will receive important information about Orientation and your transition through your mailbox and your Wright State email.  


Financial Aid and Scholarships Options

Learn about the financial options available to help you pay for college, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. At Orientation, you will have the chance to discuss those options with enrollment advisors in RaiderConnect.


Apply for Housing

It's not too late to apply for on-campus housing at orientation. Become one of the nearly 3,000 students who call our residential communities home. At orientation, you can meet with staff members from housing and tour the residence halls.


Learn about Commuter Life

Many of our students drive, bike, or walk from home or off-campus apartments each day. We offer a variety of resources that will help you stay connected to the campus community. Visit the Commuter Student Lounge in the lower level of the Student Union to access free lockers, a microwave, refrigerator, and study space that you can use while on campus.

We also offer activities and events for commuters that help you stay in touch with current campus happenings and provide you with information about various departments and campus services. Interested in living in off-campus housing? The Office of Student Support Services maintains a database of roommate listings and off-campus property postings, as well as a handbook to guide you through the process.


Select a First-Year Seminar

Most first-year students enroll in a First-Year Seminar, a group of about 20 students who share similar interests, a major, or classes. The seminar is designed for student success, and will help you adjust fast to Wright State. You can learn more about First-Year Seminars at Orientation and sign up there. 


Take your Placement Tests

Placement tests help you and your academic advisor determine your initial courses in mathematics, English, or foreign language. The course registration information you fill out in your Admissions Portal will provide specific testing instructions based on your ACT or SAT scores.