Welcome to the Wright State family!
We understand you will have many questions as you prepare for Wright State. We're here to help. We've compiled important resources to ensure a smooth transition into your college experience. We can't wait to see you!
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Wright State University is composed of six academic colleges for your majors and University College in the Division of Student Success for exploratory and undecided students. Your college has many services and resources available to help you achieve your goals. Stay up to date on what happens in your college and read through this information for a sample of what you could experience.
Living On Campus
Our Residence Life and Housing team works hard to create opportunities for you to make connections and have fun. Who knows? Your roommate might become your new best friend.
Wright State is home to many students, including many that will commute to campus every day like you. We offer a commuter student handbook, events to help you connect with other commuters, and a commuter lounge in the union with microwaves and space to relax.
Meal Plans and Dining
There are a variety of meal plans at several price options. If you live in Hamilton Hall, the Woods, or the Honors community, you are required to have a meal plan.
Your Wright1 Card is a library card, door access card, prepaid debit card (RaiderCash), dining plan card, and photo ID.
Your Wright State accounts are how you access your email, access WINGS to register for classes, take advantage of campus services, and more. You should have received your account credentials in your acceptance letter or you can find them in the Admissions Portal.
Financing Your Education
RaiderConnect is here to help! We assist you with financial aid, student accounts/billing, and registration services. You can contact the office via phone at 937-775-4000, email to email@example.com, or in person at 130 Student Union. You never need an appointment to talk with an enrollment services advisor to get help navigating the financial aid and billing processes.
Every semester, you will be asked to approve or decline several services offered to all students. Review the options below so you are prepared to decide on each of these options during registration.
How to Give a Family Member or Other Third Party Permission to Access your Accounts
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents third parties (parent, spouse, employer, etc.) from having access to your student record without your consent. If, however, you would like to grant consent to your parent, spouse, employer, or other third parties to have access to your accounts, read below for information on how to do so.
Wright State students know that being involved on campus enhances their college experience. You meet new friends and learn important skills while having a lot of fun!
Take advantage of all that Wright State has to offer. College is the time to learn about new things or to step outside of your comfort zone. Whether you try a new sport, attend a play, or learn about a different culture, there are so many ways you can have fun and expand your knowledge outside of the classroom.
There is always something going on around campus and most campus events are FREE for students. The best place to learn about upcoming events is in the university calendar, but you can also learn about events through posters around campus, your Wright State email, the student news site, or your WINGS campus portal announcement page.
Student organizations are a great way to meet people who share your interests, develop leadership skills, and make an impact on the university and community, all while having fun. We have more than 180 student organizations to choose from.
Whether you enjoy working out in a state-of-the-art fitness center or prefer backpacking in the wilderness, Campus Recreation has something for you.
Culture and Identity Centers
Our culture and identity centers provide educational programming and promote understanding among cultural and identity groups and individuals on campus, as well as in the communities they serve.
College is a perfect time to explore new things and challenge yourself by participating in an on-campus leadership development opportunity. You will gain valuable experience that will help you begin your career and make a difference on campus and in the lives of other students.
Our ROTC programs help you build leadership skills and give you a head-start on a fulfilling career.
Whether through a federal Work-Study program or through regular student employment, working on campus is a great way to meet mentors, learn valuable skills, and earn money to help pay for your expenses.
Going to class regularly will not only help you learn the course material and increase your chances of earning a good grade, but it also opens the door to opportunities outside of class. Your classmates will become your study partners, your best friends, and your biggest allies.
Your professors are great resources for finding opportunities to gain real-world experience in your field. They help you get research experience, find internships, and explore co-op experiences that will help you after graduation.