Campus Growth

Wright State in the 2000s

Wright State continued to find success in the 2000s through financial growth and more student success. Continue reading

Wright State in the 1990s

The 1990s brought a growth spurt for Wright State, as the university opened seven buildings opened, three centers and Alumni Field. Continue reading

Wright State in the 1980s

Wright State University began to shine in the 1980s, winning several awards in various areas as well as creating its first mascot and writing its Alma Mater. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: How Hamilton Hall got its name

It turns out Hamilton was not a person at all, but rather a reference to a prehistoric river deep below the surface of the Miami Valley. Continue reading

Wright State in the 1970s

The 1970s were a decade of firsts for Wright State University. Continue reading

Wright State in the 1960s

Founded as a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Wright State University became an independent institution in 1967. Continue reading

Lake Campus breaks ground for Agriculture and Water Quality Center

The center will provide classroom space for the growing agriculture program; a research and laboratory area for applied learning and research on agricultural and water quality issues; and a facility for community meetings. Continue reading

Vishal Soin Innovation Park provides opportunities for business, industry collaborations

Wright State University dedicated the Vishal Soin Innovation Park, which includes five office buildings around Presidential Drive and Colonel Glenn Highway. Continue reading

Wright State University to dedicate the Vishal Soin Innovation Park

Named in honor of former board chair, park will increase university's visibility along I-675 and provide new opportunities for business, industry collaborations

The park, supported by a gift from the Soin Family Foundation, is located on the south side of Colonel Glenn Highway, directly across from Wright State’s Dayton Campus. Continue reading

Wright State University to celebrate 50th anniversary throughout 2017

The celebration culminates with a special Homecoming Oct. 1, featuring multiple affinity reunions, including one for the university’s founding classes. Continue reading