Discover Wright Life and Get Involved
Raider Weeks 2021
Monday, August 23–Friday, September 3
Join your fellow Raiders during the first two weeks of the Fall Semester for various events designed to jump-start your Wright State experience. The annual Raider Weeks (formerly known as "Welcome Weeks") provide the perfect opportunity to meet new people and learn how to get involved at Wright State University.
Don't miss out on the events, open houses, booths, tours showcasing our student services and engagement opportunities, and fun!
Engage is your one-stop shop for everything student involvement at Wright State. From club fairs, student activities and events, club meetings, service projects, and more! Engage is also the home for everything Raider Weeks. Every Raider Weeks event is labeled with the official "Raider Weeks Event" mark. These are events you do not want to miss.
Log on to Engage
Engage is an online community for all Wright State students to discover opportunities to get involved on campus. Visit wright.edu/engage and log on using your W# by clicking on the blue "Sign In" button.
Update your Profile
Be known! You will see a circle with your initials in the upper right-hand corner, click on it, and then your name. Feel free to add as much information about yourself as you wish. We also encourage you to add a suitable photo.
Navigate to "Events"
Underneath the Wright State University logo, you will see five tabs. Click on "events" to open the event directory.
Sort Raider Weeks Events
On the left-hand side, you will see a "Categories" dropdown. By clicking the "Raider Weeks" box, you can explore all Raider Weeks events on campus and discover the student organizations planning the events. If applicable to the event, you are welcome to RSVP to the event or add an event reminder to your personal calendar.
Download the CORQ App
All Raider Weeks events can also be accessed at your fingertips. Download the CORQ app to discover events and other engagement opportunities in real-time. Lucky for you, the fun doesn't stop after Raider Weeks. There are hundreds of events occurring every month—all available on CORQ!
Pick up your Passport!
Passport to Involvement is your ticket to explore, engage, and connect with the student organizations and your campus community during the first two weeks of classes. Each event has a stamp that coincides with the categories on the passport. As you complete your passport to involvement, you must attend one event or meeting from each category in order to be considered in the prize drawing.
Step 1: Pick up a passport at Student Involvement and Leadership (019 Student Union), a major listed event, or download and print from home. Don't forget to put your first and last name and Wright State email address on your passport.
Step 2: Explore Raider Weeks events on Engage, and choose the event and meetings you would like to attend. You are welcome to RSVP to the events or add the event as a reminder on your personal calendar.
Step 3: Attend the event or meeting! Be sure to get your card signed or stamped at the event or meeting.
Step 4: At the end of Raider Weeks, bring your completed passport card to Student Involvement and Leadership. Passports are due at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3.
Each participant must have one stamp from each of the following categories:
Program or Activity
Attend a campus-wide event provided by a registered student organization or campus department and experience entertainment and involvement opportunities at Wright State!
Club or Organization Meeting
Join a club or organization on Engage and attend your first meeting. Clubs or organizations include Fraternity and Sorority Life, Sport Clubs, or a Registered Student Organizations.
Recreation or Athletics
Particpate in recreational activities, intramural competitions, sport clubs, or attend one of our D-I NCAA games on-campus.
Take advantage of one of the student services available on campus, including student success programs and student support opportunities.
Get your passport card signed or stamped by attending an event by your academic department or college, attending your professor's office hours, or meeting with your academic advisor.
Residential or Commuter
Residential Students: Attend a residence hall meeting or event or meet with your Resident Assistant during their office hours.
Commuter Students: Connect with an officer or member of the Commuter Student Association to learn about commuter student services.
Want an extra point? Get an additional signature of your passport from one of the categories above. By attending an additional event or meeting, your name will be put in twice for prize drawings.
This schedule of events will introduce new and returning students to faculty, staff, and many of the resources available at Wright State University. Whether you are joining us on campus for your first-year or upper-class students, we want you to feel welcome and ready for the year to come.
Register your Events on Engage
Attention Student Organizations! Follow these steps for helpful tips and tricks on how to register for a successful event during Raider Weeks!
Step 1: Plan ahead! Submit your events and meetings on Engage by August 13 for your event to be included on the Raider Weeks schedule. When submitting your event or meeting request, be sure to label your event "Raider Weeks" under event categories at the bottom of the first page on the Event Submission Form.
Step 2: Create a fun event cover photo and include the Raider Weeks logo.
Step 3: Prepare to keep attendance through the RSVP option in the event submission form or through your own way of collecting students' names and emails.
Step 4: Stamp or sign any Passport to Involvement cards at your event or meetings.
For more information or assistance on preparing your events and meetings for Raider Weeks, check out the news posts on Engage or the SIL Youtube channel. Questions or concerns? Contact Courtney Laukitis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage our campus departments to share their upcoming events with the Wright State campus community during Raider Weeks! Don't forget to share your events on Engage for the Wright State campus to explore. If you don't have access to your campus department Engage profile, please contact Courtney Laukitis for assistance at email@example.com.
Student Involvement and Leadership has put together a set of marketing materials to help promote your Raider Weeks events. Feel free to customize the included templates to fit your events or create your own.
All Raider Weeks events must be appropriately branded and promoted. As a starting place, each event must Need assistance advertising your event? Feel free to email SIL@wright.edu, and someone from our team will assist you.