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Prepare for Your Virtual Orientation Session

Your virtual orientation session is a self-paced experience, allowing you the flexibility to learn about university resources and make campus connections through a series of online activities. The virtual session will take approximately six to eight hours to complete and can be 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 your virtual orientation session, log in to the Admissions Portal and select Orientation Registration under Next Steps.

To help you get the most out of your virtual orientation session, here is a checklist of items you should complete or review before your scheduled virtual session begins.


Check Your Mailbox and Wright State email often

You and your family will receive important information about our three-step orientation process through your mailbox and your Wright State email.


Review Your Financial Aid and Scholarships Options

Learn about the financial options available to help you pay for college, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. You will have the opportunity to discuss those options with enrollment advisors in RaiderConnect during your orientation experience. 


Apply for Housing

It's not too late to apply for on-campus housing. During your orientation experience, you can meet with our housing staff and take a virtual tour of 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. The Commuter Student Lounge in the lower level of the Student Union provides access to 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. 

You will learn more about commuter resources during orientation.


Take Your Placement Assessments

Your academic advisor will use the highest of any of the following criteria to determine the math and English courses you should take.

  • Math: ACT or SAT scores, transfer credit, or the math placement assessment score
  • English: HS GPA, ACT or SAT scores, transfer credit, or the Wright State University writing placement assessment score

To place into a higher-level math or English course, you can take a math or writing placement assessment from home.