CELINA, OH – Wright State University – Lake Campus kicked off Fall Semester on Monday, August 27, 2018 with its highest enrollment to date. Staff, faculty, and student employees welcomed the record-breaking Lakers into the academic year with a variety of free activities.
- T-Shirt Giveaway: On Tuesday, September 4, the first 400 students to stop by the Dwyer Hall entrance received a free t-shirt adorned with the Wright State Lake Campus logo.
- Campus-Community Connection Fair: On Wednesday, September 12, more than 30 campus groups and community businesses/organizations set up custom booths on the front lawn. This networking event allowed Lakers to learn about local opportunities for part-time and full-time employment, internships-co/ops, volunteer opportunities, services/resources, and products. Students were able to pick up informational handouts, and snag free giveaways such as coffee/cider, candy, cookies, sunglasses, hand sanitizer, car phone chargers, bracelets, pens, highlighters, cups, bags, and much more. Several booths also offered prize raffles and interactive games. Participating groups included:
Arts Place, Inc./Auglaize/Mercer Center
Lake Campus Athletics
|Auglaize/Mercer YMCA||Big Brothers Big Sisters|
|Brand It Marketing Communications||Eight Limbs Yoga|
|Family Life Center of Auglaize County||Fort Recovery Industries, Inc.|
|Lake Campus Glee Club||Wright State Study Abroad|
|Grand Lake Health System||Grob Systems, Inc.|
|Honda||Hudson Jewelers, Inc.|
|JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.||McDonald’s|
|Mercer County District Library||Midmark Corporation|
|Lake Campus Natural Sciences Student Assoc.||Operation Christmas Child|
|Our Home Family Resource Center||Lake Campus Psychology Club|
|Lake Campus Psychology Program||Lake Campus Rainbow Alliance|
|Reynolds & Reynolds||USDA Farm Service Agency|
|WIOA Area 8 (Mercer Co. JFS)||Lake Campus Wright with Christ|
|YWCA of Van Wert County||St. Marys Library|
|Biggby Coffee||VanCrest Health Care Centers|
|Western Ohio Educational Foundation|
- Diversity Celebration Picnic: On Thursday, September 13, approximately 325 students and employees joined together for a free luncheon on the Dwyer Patio. This event offered a social opportunity for students to interact, while learning about the importance of diversity through signage placed in the seating area. The goal of the picnic, held 1-2 times each year, is to bring all Lake Campus students together to create opportunities to build a strong campus community moving forward.
- The Barnes & Noble Lake Campus Bookstore also offers free popcorn and prize raffles throughout the semester, while Enrollment Services will host two “Fall Refresher” sessions aimed at first-year students.
Additional information sessions, outreach programs, safety trainings, and service opportunities will continue to be available throughout the academic year. For more information, check your WSU email closely, follow us on social media, or call 419-586-0300.