Coming in July:
- Check your Fall room assignment
- Move-in Time Slot Sign Up
On this page:
- When to Arrive
- Directions, Where to Park, and Check-in
- What to Do Before You Move In
- What to Bring and What Not to Bring
- After Move-in
When to Arrive
We are excited to welcome you to on-campus housing! We are working diligently to place all students for this fall. When your assignment is ready to be viewed, you will be notified through your Wright State email account. You can view your housing assignment by logging into the Housing Portal through WINGS Express.
In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and wait times on the move-in day, we limit the number of move-ins per time slot. As soon as you receive your housing assignment, you will be able to reserve your move-in time slot through your Housing Portal.
- Wednesday, August 23 (Residence Halls)
- Thursday, August 24 (Residence Halls)
- Saturday, August 26 (Apartments)
We understand that some residents may prefer to move in early to campus housing. We offer early move-in on Saturday, August 19th. All residents approved to move in early will be billed a $200 early arrival fee to your bursar account. Please complete the Early Arrival Request form to request an early arrival. This form is available through your Housing Portal. Requests will be individually reviewed for approval.
Directions, Where to Park, and Check-In
We have several buildings and communities on campus. To facilitate a smooth check-in process, please make sure to check your housing assignment and know which community and building you will be moving into.
All residents should plan to enter campus by turning onto University Blvd from Colonel Glenn Hwy.
After turning onto University Blvd, the following communities should turn left to enter Lot 4, then navigate to the check-in line for your respective building:
- The Woods, which includes Boston Hall, Cedar Hall, Hawthorn Hall, Hickory Hall, Jacob Hall, Laurel Hall, Maple Hall, Oak Hall & Pine Hall
- Honors Community
- College Park
- University Park
- Forest Lane, which includes Aspen, Palms, Sequoia & Sycamore
- The Village
Hamilton Hall residents should turn right to park near Hamilton Hall and then proceed to the Hamilton check-in tent.
What to Do Before You Move-In
- Register for your classes prior to arrival on campus. On-campus housing is exclusive to students, and registration status is checked regularly. Review the registration policy.
- Contact your roommate(s) and make plans. Get acquainted and decide who will be bringing what to avoid duplicates of everything. Notification on how to check your roommate assignment will be sent to your Wright State email (late June/early July).
- Check out the Getting the Wright Start newsletter for important information on move-in procedures, housing policies, and helpful tips.
- Update your emergency contact information through the Housing Services account button in WINGS Express.
- Check your medical and property insurance coverage. Consider renter's insurance.
- Review your dining plan options.
- Review the terms and conditions for 2022-2023
What to Bring and What Not to Bring
What to Bring
- Shower curtain
- Towels, extra-long twin-size sheets (mattress size 36"x80")
- A mattress pad or cover, pillows, and comforter/bedspread
- Rugs, bath mat
- Desk lamp, power strip
- Television, computer, charging cords, 2nd Gen (or above) Roku for streaming
- Wastebasket, trash bags, hangers, hamper, laundry soap
- Toiletries (shampoo, soap, razor, toilet paper, etc.)
- Seasonal clothing, umbrella
- Cleaning supplies, sweeper or broom, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper (toilet paper supplied in Hamilton Hall)
- Cooking utensils/can-opener
- School supplies, paper, pens, markers, stapler, post-it notes, printer, extra ink
- Plates, cups, silverware, Ziploc bags
- Electric grill, toaster, waffle maker, crock pot, coffee maker
- Appliances from the approved appliance list (below)
- Health insurance card
What Not to Bring
- Pets (the only pets allowed are fish, 20-gallon tank maximum)
- Portable or full-size personal washers, dryers, or dishwashers
- Devices with exposed elements - see the approved appliance list below.
- Firearms, ammunition, weapons (i.e. knives, paintball guns, airsoft guns, bows, swords), and things that look like weapons (i.e. nerf guns, cap guns)
- Fireworks, incense, candles, or any other open-flame device
- Charcoal and gas grills/stoves
- Double stick tape, screws, molly bolts, planter anchors, big nails, spikes, and finishing nails cannot be used to hang things on the walls.
- Network equipment (wireless access points, routers, and hubs)
- Bed risers
- Hunting gear/equipment
- Connect to streaming cable, internet, and telephone services.
- Sign up for emergency notifications.
- Decorate and organize your room.
Make your Residence Hall Room Feel Like Home
Ask any parent who has lugged every item their college-bound child owns into a residence hall room and you hear the same responses—why did we bring so much stuff and how can it possibly fit into such a small space? Less is better. It is much easier to return home for missed items than to start your school year with anxiety and worry about taking too much, storing it, or returning it back home.
Here are a few tips and items that can help you:
- Stow stuff in plastic containers that go from the car directly for use in the room
- Clear plastic makes for easy identification of contents
- Shallow, longer bins are ideal beneath beds
- Stackable units with pullout drawers double as night tables
- Large pillows with arms are good for reading
- Laundry baskets hold dirty clothes much better than the floor
- Plastic shower caddies are good for keeping your toiletries private
Advice for Homesickness
- Call home. Calling and talking to whomever you miss the most will help you feel less homesick.
- Send emails to your family members at home. This allows you to express your need to let someone know you care. It alleviates some stress about being away from home.
- Go home once a month for the first five or six months—just overnight or on the weekends. You will slowly notice that nothing much will change while you are away at school, and you may even notice that you feel more at home "away" at Wright State as you make friends and new acquaintances.
Student accounts must be paid in full, enrolled in a payment plan, or have sufficient financial aid to pay the balance by the payment due date.
|Registration Date||Fees Due||Non-Payment Penalty|
|Prior to August 16||15-Aug||None|
|August 16 - September 15||15-Sep||$50 Late Payment Fee|
|September 16 and after||15th of the following month||
$50 Late Payment Fee
Students applying for financial aid are responsible for checking to ensure all requirements have been met in order to receive financial aid. If there is a shortfall between your tuition and fees and your financial aid award, you must pay the balance in full or enroll in a payment plan by the fee payment due date.
Students receiving third-party assistance must submit the authorization form from their sponsor by the fee payment due date and pay any unpaid charges in full or enroll in a payment plan.
Important: Make sure your payment is received by the fee payment due date by paying your account charges through WINGS/WINGS Express.
Visit the RaiderConnect Refunds and Registration Process webpage for more information.
If you do not check in to your unit within the first two (2) weeks, then
- if you are not registered for any classes, you will forfeit your prepayment and your room fees will be prorated through the end of that two-week period, or
- if you are registered for any classes at the end of that two-week period, then your failure to check-in will not affect your obligations under these Terms: the Unit will continue to be available to you, and you will be billed the regular room fees.
If your plans to live in housing at Wright State University have changed, we want to help. Please contact us at 937-775-4172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know that you wish to be released from your housing agreement and the reason(s) why. We will assist you in supplying the necessary paperwork to request to be released.
If you are NOT registered for classes, you will not be permitted to move into your Fall 2023 campus housing assignment.
If you have not yet picked up keys for Fall:
Your housing assignment will be canceled prior to move-in day, your prepayment will be forfeited, and a registration hold will be placed on your account. Should you choose to enroll at Wright State University during the 2023-2024 academic year, you will be financially obligated to your housing contract.
If you are currently living on campus:
You will not be permitted to reside in campus housing beyond the end of the summer semester. You must move out and return the keys by 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.
Forest Lane Residents
Return your keys to the Community Center (under the water tower on campus).
College Park, University Park & The Village residents
Return your keys at The Hub (next to The Village apartments)
Approved Appliance List
|Air Fryer||Allowed (Max 1500 watts)||Allowed (Max 1500 watts)|
|Belgian waffle maker||Allowed||Allowed|
|Cotton candy maker||Allowed||Allowed|
|Deep fryer||Not allowed||Allowed|
|Electric crepe maker||Allowed||Allowed|
|Fondue pot||Not allowed||Allowed|
|Gas or Electric Grills||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Not allowed||Apartments come equipped with stoves|
|Instant Pot||Not allowed||Not allowed|
|NuWave induction burner||Not allowed||Apartments come equipped with stoves|
|Personal portable or full-size washers and dryers||Not allowed||Not allowed|
|Personal portable or full-size dishwashers||Not allowed||Not allowed|
|Pizza oven||Not allowed||Apartments come equipped with stoves|
|Refrigerators or freezer||University-provided||University-provided|
|Toaster oven||Not allowed||Allowed|
|Toaster oven broiler||Not allowed||Allowed|
Meeting Your New Roommate(s)
We strongly suggest you contact your roommate(s) before you arrive at Wright State. There are many things to discuss and coordinate, and living with a new person or group of people in a new place can present challenges. You and your roommates may become friends right away, or it may take some time. Getting a head start on that relationship can make things easier in late August.
The following are a few conversation starters that are helpful when you contact your new roommate(s):
- Hometown and high school
- Family life
- Friends at home
- School activities
- Wright State major
- Morning person or night owl
- Neat or messy
- Music preferences
- Movie and TV favorites
- Willingness to loan things (computers, clothes, car, money)
- Feelings about overnight guests
- Particular habits
- Working during college
- What are good moods like vs. bad moods
- What I'm like when I'm feeling down
- What annoys me
- What makes me laugh
- How I like to relax
- How I handle stress
- What I'm like when I first meet people
Once You've Had Time to Chat
- "An important similarity between us maybe..."
- "An important difference between us maybe..."
- "I think we might have to compromise on..."
- "I look forward to learning more about..."
- "We should talk more about..."