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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 orientation you will:

  • Learn about university policies and procedures.
  • Connect with fellow first-year students.
  • Gain familiarity with the campus resources.
  • Meet 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 2020 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.

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

Are you planning to start in the Summer Semester?

If you are a new student planning to start in the Summer Semester, you do not have to attend orientation. Academic advisors are now meeting with students admitted for the Summer Semester; e-mail us at lakenrollmentservices@wright.edu if you need assistance! 


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

Orientation will be 100 percent online. You will have an orientation date, which is like a start date. All orientation sessions will begin at 10 a.m. with a live Webex presentation given by an enrollment services advisor. Attending the live session allows you to start everything as early as possible as well as ask questions while the presentation is occurring, but it is not required you attend.

Following the presentation, you will be given access to videos that need to be watched. If you are unable to attend the live presentation on your orientation date, a recorded version will be e-mailed out later that evening as well as access to the required videos. Once the system shows you have watched all required videos, you will be able to schedule an individual virtual appointment (phone, email, and Webex options) with your academic advisor to discuss registration for classes. More information about this will be provided at a later date.

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!

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 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I go for Orientation?

    You should enter the main entrace (ME on the campus map) of Dwyer Hall. The check-in desk is just inside the entrance.

  • Do I need to take math and English placement tests before orientation?

    No, you will consult with your advisor at orientation to determine your testing needs. College Credit Plus students are required to submit placement testing (or provide qualifying ACT or SAT scores) prior to admission to the university.

  • I have already attended orientation at Lake Campus as a College Credit Plus (CCP) student, do I need to attend again?

    No. You will meet with your academic advisor individually. Call 419-586-0300 to make your appointment.

  • If I earned credit through the College Credit Plus (CCP) Program, what do I need to do?

    Congratulations! Earning college credit while in high school can be a valuable thing.

    A final and official transcript must be on file with the admissions office at least 10 days before your orientation session in order for your academic advisor to build your class schedule. In addition, failure to submit final official college transcripts to the admissions will result in a registration hold on your account.

    If you earned college credit through the College Credit Plus (CCP) Program at Wright State University you do not need to do anything additional for your credit earned through Wright State University.

    Contact information for the Admissions Office:

    Wright State University - Lake Campus
    Office of Admissions
    7600 Lake Campus Dr.
    ​Celina, OH 45883
    ​(419)586-0300 (phone)
    419-586-0358 (Fax)

Contact Information

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

Lake Campus Enrollment Services

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