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.

Campus Life

Information Technology

On this page:

Campus Account and University ID (UID)

Enclosed in your orientation mailing you received an account name and password for your campus account. This provides access to Wright State email, internet, personal class disk space on network file servers, and other computing resources.

University ID (UID)

Your UID is 9 digits; Example: U01234567. The UID, along with your PIN, is used to access the WINGS Express system for academic services (class registration, viewing grades, viewing financial aid information, etc.). You also use this to register for new student orientation.

Your nine-digit University Identification Number (UID) is assigned to you when you apply as a student or become affiliated with Wright State University. Your UID never changes and is never re-used. It is used as a permanent, unique ID number identifying you as a member of the university community. The UID, along with your PIN, is used to access the WINGS Express system, which provides you with access to your grades, financial aid information, and more.

Campus Account

Your campus account is a "w" followed by three numbers and three letters. You use your campus account to login to Wright State computers, WINGS, Pilot, and more!

You can access your Wright State email by going to WINGS and entering your CAMPUS Account information. Example: w###abc (Learn more about your campus account)

If you have misplaced your information, please call the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827.

WINGS and WINGS Express

WINGS is the portal for Wright State members to access announcements, official Wright State news, and links to popular services offered by the university. 

WINGS Express is dedicated to giving you how-to help for all your WINGS Express needs. Choose the area you would like to see by clicking one of the links below.

Need help or support using WINGS or WINGS Express? View Frequently Asked Questions on how to register for classes, check your grades, and review your financial aid on the WINGS Express Support page. Get the information you need quickly!

Mobile Devices

You are able to set up Office365 email, calendar, and contacts on a mobile device by downloading the Microsoft Outlook Web App.


Pilot is a web-based learning management system that is used by many professors in their classes. To access Pilot, you must be a registered Wright State faculty, staff, or student. To log in, use your "w" ID number and the corresponding password. 

Help Desk

Located in 178 Dwyer Hall, the Wright State University—Lake Campus Help Desk can be reached at 419-586-0332. Hours vary by semester.

  • We help students, faculty, and staff with their computer accounts, software, and hardware issues.
  • We maintain computer labs.
  • We help with after-hours support, including setup/teardown IVDL room

Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS)

Whenever you start something new, it's always smart to be prepared. This is especially true for technology. That's where CaTS can help.

CaTS provides service and support for:

  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Campus networking
  • University telephones and voicemail
  • Computer labs
  • Cable television
  • Online services such as WINGS and WINGS Express

To learn more about CaTS and get specific information on the services offered or if you would like to talk to a real person instead of browsing the web, you can reach CaTS by phone, email, or through online chat by visiting the CaTS site and clicking on the chat button.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the CaTS Help Desk:
Phone: 937-775-4827
Toll free: 1-888-775-4827
Email: helpdesk@wright.edu
Online chat: Visit CaTS online and click the online chat button


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