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Student Involvement and Leadership

Commuter Parking

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Student Involvement and Leadership recognizes the unique needs and challenges of commuter students and advocates on their behalf. We partner with campus partners such as Residence Life and Housing, Hospitality Services, Public Safety, and Parking and Transportation to provide you with a positive and memorable student experience.

Wright State’s campus is like a small city—there is always something going on, and we encourage you to be part of the action. You will find convenient parking and a variety of resources to help you get to and around campus. Come early, stay late, and make the most of your time on campus. 

Want to save money on the cost of your commute? Consider carpooling with friends and roommates. Listen to the campus radio station, WWSU 106.9FM, on the way to campus and grab breakfast at one of our many dining options. 

Parking

At the start of the Spring 2022 Semester, the university will implement a contactless approach to parking services on the Dayton Campus. Students, staff, and faculty will no longer use a physical parking permit. Instead, your vehicle license plate will become your parking permit. This parking management system is already in place at other universities in Ohio and around the nation.

Students, staff, and faculty will be able to register up to three separate vehicle license plates per permit. Parking Services, which the Department of Public Safety now manages, will simply scan vehicle license plates utilizing a License Plate Recognition software program to confirm a vehicle’s parking registration.

Permits (license registration) for the Spring Semester for the Dayton Campus will go on sale beginning December 6, 2021. The university will no longer process permits in person.

Student Permits

Student permits for the Spring Semester will be discounted to $75. Spring 2022 permits will be valid from January 1 through May 3, 2022.

Students who live off-campus and commute should purchase a Commuter Permit. Students with a valid commuter parking permit can park in any available student parking (white-lined spaces) and faculty and staff parking (yellow-lined spaces) for the remainder of the academic year. Note this does not include reserved (“A” spots or otherwise marked), residential, handicap, or Nutter Center event spaces.

You are not guaranteed parking in your preferred lot. During busy times, between 10 a.m. and noon on weekdays, the university recommends using Lot 4, where most of the student parking is located. Please note: Public Safety officers monitor all lots year-round. Officers are also available for safety and motorist assistance at 937-775-2111.

When parking your car on campus, remember to practice recommended security tips. Visit the iCommute Resource Hub for additional resources.

For more information about your parking needs, please contact the Department of Public Safety at parking@wright.edu or call 937-775-4444.


Shuttles

Wright State is serviced by various shuttling options to get you to, from, and around the Dayton Campus, including our own Raider Ride.

RTA Service

Greater Dayton RTA buses run from downtown Dayton to Wright State and from downtown to many other destinations. RTA transportation passes and schedules are available at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 182 Student Union. The RTA’s phone number is 937-425-8300. The RTA bus that services the Dayton Campus is #1. All buses feature bike racks and meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Greene CATS

Open to the general public, Greene CATS Public Transit provides two services:

  1. Scheduled rides that pick up and drop off riders at any location within Greene County and with limited service to Montgomery County from Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  2. Flex routes have scheduled stops that link the Greene County communities of BeavercreekFairbornXenia, and Yellow Springs. You can board an RTA bus at Wright State’s Student Union Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can request a change to a flex route up to 1/2 of a mile at least two business days in advance. Call the scheduling office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All buses feature bike racks mounted on the front of the bus for carrying bicycles and meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Raider Ride

During Fall and Spring Semesters, Monday through Friday, the Raider Ride buses provide campus transportation on multiple routes. Shuttle service is not available during university-observed holidays and breaks or during Summer Semester.

See the route schedule below for stop locations and times. You can also get a copy of the shuttle schedule on the shuttles or at the Customer Care Center at 065 Allyn Hall.

For more information about your shuttling needs, please contact Parking and Transportation at parking@wright.edu or call 937-775-4444.


Policies

For information on parking policies and appeals, visit the Parking Policies website.