Raider Open House

See all Wright State has to offer Friday, July 26

Many current Wright State students will be on hand to welcome prospective students to Raider Open House on July 26.


If you’re thinking about attending Wright State University this fall or next year, check out Raider Open House on Friday July 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning in the Student Union.

Raider Open House gives prospective undergraduate students, including transfer students, and their families a glimpse of all that Wright State has to offer. Future Raiders will learn about the many majors, financial aid, housing, student life, the University Honors program and more.

Emily Howard, a sophomore majoring in Sports Science, is one of the many Wright State students who will welcome prospective students and give campus tours. She has a unique perspective, as she attended Raider Open House when she was in high school.

Emily Howard, a sophomore majoring in Sports Science

“I felt like Raider Open House was the tipping point, where I decided that this was where I wanted to come,” she said. “I had the opportunity to see what my future as a Raider would be like because of the event.”

View the tentative agenda.

There’s even a Transfer Student Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., as well as a special presentation on Transferring to Wright State.

Breakout sessions will provide in-depth information about academic colleges and departments. Some sessions may include academic building tours, project demonstrations or other interactive activities. Students can even talk one-on-one with faculty members about their academic goals and interests.

Those undecided about a major can attend a presentation on discovering career options with staff from the Division of Student Success.

Future students can fill out an application at the open house, and learn about maximizing earning college credits while still in high school.

Plus, attendees can explore campus and housing options through the eyes of their tour guide, a current Wright State student.

“My main goal is to have the same impact on students that the admissions ambassadors had on me,” said Howard. “I want to show them what it’s like to be a student at Wright State, whether it’s sharing my personal experiences or answering questions about Wright State, or college in general.”

Parents and students can also learn about Wright State’s tuition guarantee program that will enable students and families to more confidently plan their finances and provide an incentive for graduating on time. It locks in the same annual cost of tuition, housing and dining over a four-year college career for newly admitted, degree-seeking undergraduate students who are Ohio residents.

“Don’t be afraid or shy to talk with anyone to make sure you’re getting answers to all your questions, no matter how many you have, before you leave,” advised Howard. “And take the opportunity to customize the day by seeking out the things you have the most interest in.”

Sessions and tours will be offered at various times during the open house to allow people to personalize their experience and learn more about the topics that interest them most. Attendees won’t want to miss the Resource Fair, where they can enjoy one-on-one conversations with faculty, staff and students from academic colleges and student services offices at their leisure.


WHAT: Raider Open House
WHO: Prospective undergraduate students, including transfer students
WHEN: Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Transfer Student Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)
WHERE: Wright State University Student Union, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio 45435
RSVP Date: July 26

For more information and to register, visit the Raider Open House website or call the Office of Admissions at 937-775-5700.

Named for the Wright brothers, aviation pioneers who taught the world to fly, Wright State offers students an exceptional education that helps them discover their own potential.

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