Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

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Commencement 2020

Spring Commencement has been postponed pending a final decision by the Wright State administration. Continue to check your Wright State email for updates.

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Commencement Ceremony

Wright State University–Lake Campus hosts one annual commencement ceremony exclusively for Lake Campus students. Eligible students who will receive Wright State University–Lake Campus degrees, and have applied for graduation, may choose to participate in Commencement. The ceremony often includes an address from the dean, a keynote speaker, and the conferral of degrees.

How to RSVP

Planning to celebrate with us? Follow these easy steps so that we can plan for your attendance!

  1. Apply to graduate! See below.
  2. Send in Your RSVP: Eligible graduates will receive an invitation to participate in the Wright State University–Lake Campus Commencement ceremony in late February 2020. 
  3. Order your attire: Candidates for graduation are required to wear the appropriate academic attire (cap, gown, and hood, if applicable) to participate in the ceremony. Items can be rented or purchased through the Wright State University–Lake Campus Bookstore. More information will be available in late February.

Detailed information, including the invitation, RSVP instructions, and attire requirements, will be sent in late February.

Applying for Graduation

In order to officially graduate from the university, you must apply to graduate. Celebrating your graduation by participating in the Commencement ceremony is a time for you to celebrate your accomplishment, but it is not mandatory to graduate. 

You must both apply to graduate and separately RSVP to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Responsibility for registering in appropriate classes, scheduling, and fulfilling all university and program requirements for graduation rests with the student.

The application to graduate from Wright State University is completed online. To submit your online graduation application and payment, follow these steps:

  1. Go into WINGS Express
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid tab
  3. Once there, select the Registration & Records menu link
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select the "Apply for Graduation" link
Spring Semester 2020
Event Date
Undergraduate and Graduate Deadline to Apply for Graduation Friday, January 24, 2020
Lake Campus Graduation / Commencement Thursday, April 30, 2020
Diplomas Mailed Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Duplicate Diplomas

Request a duplicate diploma. There is a $35 fee. 

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