Raider Open House

Come and visit Wright State on Saturday, Nov. 2

Many current Wright State students will be on hand to welcome prospective students to Raider Open House on Nov. 2.

If you’re thinking about attending Wright State University, check out Raider Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning in the Student Union.

“I felt like Raider Open House was the tipping point, where I decided that this was where I wanted to come,” said Emily Howard, a sophomore majoring in sports science who attended Raider Open House when she was in high school. “I had the opportunity to see what my future as a Raider would be like because of this event.”

Howard is one of the many Wright State students who will welcome prospective students and give campus tours at Raider Open House. The event 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 150 academic programs, financial aid, housing, student life, the University Honors program and much more. Numerous information sessions and campus 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.

Emily Howard, a sophomore majoring in sports science.

View the tentative agenda.

Breakout sessions will provide in-depth information about academic colleges and departments. Some sessions will include academic building tours, project demonstrations or other interactive activities. Students can talk with faculty members about their academic goals and interests. Those undecided about a major can attend a presentation on exploring career options with staff from the Division of Student Success.

Financial aid staff will be available to assist prospective students with filing their Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the FAFSA Workshop, open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lower Atrium of the Student Union.

There’s even a Transfer Student Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., as well as a special presentation called Transferring to Wright State 101, where students can learn about transferring college credit.

Attendees can explore campus and housing options through the eyes of their tour guide, a current Wright State student. They will see interactive classrooms, the convenient tunnel system that links most buildings on campus, as well as some of the largest college dorms in the state.

“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.”

Wright State Admissions staff members will help future students fill out an application for admission at the open house. Attendees can also learn about maximizing earning college credits while still in high school.

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.

One of the highlights of the open house is the Resource Fair, where attendees can enjoy one-on-one conversations with faculty, staff and students from academic colleges and student services offices at their leisure.

How to Go

What: Raider Open House
Who: Prospective undergraduate students, including transfer students
When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 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: Nov. 2

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage 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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