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What Is Orientation?

Orientation is a program designed to assist students transiting to Wright State University. Participation will improve your overall understanding of academic programs, course registration, student life, and university policies and procedures. Attending orientation will set the tone for your entire college experience, so make sure to attend this welcoming, fun, and productive program.

During your orientation you will:

  • Learn about university policies and procedures.
  • Connect with fellow first-year students.
  • Gain familiarity with the campus resources.
  • Meet virtually your academic advisor.

Lake Campus offers orientation once a year, during the summer. New students coming directly from high school and College Credit Plus students starting Fall 2021 are required to attend an orientation session. Orientation is where you will register for classes and learn about the services available to you as a Wright State University—Lake Campus student.

Register for orientation in your Admissions Portal. There is an orientation registration link in the Next Steps box. 



Registration for your orientation start date occurs in your Admissions Portal. There is an orientation registration link in the Next Steps box. 

Step 1

The first step to Orientation is completing an online orientation day. During your orientation day you will attend a live Webex presentation, meet virtually with an academic advisor to discuss class registration, and watch videos on campus resources. Enrollment Services Advisors will be available virtually throughout the day as well.

It is extremely important you start checking your Wright State email and become familiar with all of your student accounts since your orientation day is online.

Your specific advising appointment time and other details will be sent to your Wright State e-mail address closer to your orientation date.

Step 2

Later this summer, you will have the opportunity to come to campus to get your books, take a tour, attend a presentation, obtain a student ID and more. Keep an eye on your e-mail to learn more about these optional in-person opportunities. 

Prepare for Orientation

Become familiar with your Wright State accounts. Log in to wright.edu/apply with the email and password you used to apply to the university. Under Next Steps, click on Access your Student Portal. Follow the steps to reset the PIN and password for your accounts. Make sure to write down your UID, campus username, and email address. If you have already accessed it but want to view it again, click on Display your Wright State Account Information. You will need all of this information during your orientation session. If you need assistance with WINGS Express, visit the CaTS student support page for step-by-step instructions.

Check your financial aid status. If you plan to use federal financial aid to help pay for classes, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you've already submitted your FAFSA, you can check your status in WINGS Express under Student and Financial Aid, then Financial Aid and Scholarships. You might have outstanding requirements, such as verification, so it's important to make sure all requirements are satisfied. For additional information about your award notice, visit the RaiderConnect website.

Apply for Lake Campus housingIf you plan to live on campus, you will need to apply separately. You will find the application in your WINGS Express, or through a link in your admissions portal. Assignments will be made according to the time and date of application for students who have submitted a complete application with pre-payment, so apply early!

Are you planning to start in the Summer Semester?

If you are a new student planning to start in the Summer Semester, please contact us at lakeenrollmentservices@wright.edu.

Contact Information

You can only be registered for one orientation date. If you need to change the date you are registered for please contact the Enrollment Services (ES) Office at lakeenrollmentservices@wright.edu or the enrollment advisor you have been working with!

Please feel free to contact the Office of Enrollment Services if you have questions about orientation.

Lake Campus Enrollment Services

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