Student Involvement and Leadership Center

Commuter Parking

photo of students outside on campus

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. 


We are committed to supporting the students, staff, faculty, and visitors at Wright State by managing the parking needs of the university while providing excellent customer service. Our policies and procedures are designed to help alleviate parking and traffic issues at our campus while keeping motorists and pedestrians safe. All faculty, staff, and students, as well as paid contractors, must purchase their own valid parking permits in order to park on the Dayton campus. Sharing permits is considered to be fraudulent; violations are subject to fines.

Please note: When you purchase your permit in your My Parking Account, you will link your vehicle information to your permit because your license plate number verifies that you have purchased a permit. If you need to change the vehicle that you will be parking on campus, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your My Parking Account.
  2. Click Permits.
  3. Click View Your Permits.
  4. Scroll down and click on your permit number.
  5. Scroll down to Associated Vehicles to add or delete a vehicle.

You may link up to three vehicles to your permit; however, you can only have one vehicle parked on campus at any one time. The Vehicles page simply shows what vehicles are associated with your account; it does not signify that vehicles on this page may legally be parked on the Dayton Campus.

All faculty, staff, and students, as well as service employees, contractors, and visitors, are strongly urged to review both this website and the University Parking Policy website in order to familiarize themselves with parking privileges and other parking policies before parking on the Dayton campus.

Student Permits

Reminder: All students parking on campus in a personal vehicle must register a vehicle license plate with the Department of Public Safety (DPS). DPS regularly scans vehicle license plates to confirm all vehicles are registered to park on campus.

The university no longer processes permits in person. You may purchase your parking permit at your My Parking Account.

Two permits will be available starting April 3, 2024, for students parking their vehicles on campus: 

  • Single Semester Summer "C" Term Permits are available for $95.00 and are valid for the entire Summer 2024 Semester. This permit provides access to all general parking areas (yellow and white spaces).
  • Single Semester Summer "A" Term Permits are available for $47.50 and are valid for the "A" Term of the Summer 2024 semester. This permit also provides access to all general parking areas (yellow and white spaces).

The university has ample parking available. However, please note that parking is not guaranteed in your preferred lot.


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 Rides buses provide campus transportation. See the route schedule below for stop locations and times. Shuttle service is not available during university-observed holidays and breaks or during Summer Semesters. 

The schedule below shows the normal times for Monday-Thursday. On Friday, the bus does not run after the 7:10pm Millett drop off.  

Green Route 1
 Departs The Village Departs Millett Hall Departs Nutter Center Departs WSU Physicians
7 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 8:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:45 a.m.
8 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 8:20 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
9 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
10 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
11 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Noon 12:10 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
1 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 1:50 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
2 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
3 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 4:!5 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
4 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m.  
5 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:20 p.m.  
5:30 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 5:50 p.m.  
6 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:20 p.m.  
6:30 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:50 p.m.  
7 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 7:20 p.m.  
7:30 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 7:50 p.m.  
8 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 8:20 p.m.  
8:30 p.m. 8:40 p.m. 8:50 p.m.  
9 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 9:20 p.m.  
9:30 p.m. 9:40 p.m. 9:50 p.m.  
10 p.m. 10:10 p.m. 10:20 p.m.  

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


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