Open house gives prospective students idea of what Wright State offers

Wright State University held its annual Raider Open House in the student union on Friday.

Prospective undergraduate students and their families toured campus and received information about the university and its programs, giving them an idea of what WSU has to offer, officials said.

Future Raiders could learn about academic majors, financial aid, housing, student life and more.

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Breakout sessions provided information about academic colleges and departments, the University Honors Program and transferring to Wright State. Some sessions included building tours, project demonstrations or interactive activities.

Students could speak one-on-one with faculty members about academic goals and interests.

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Over the past two years, the university cut about $40 million from its budget, with part of the money problems connected to not attracting enough out-of-state students who pay higher tuition.

"We're going to come out of it stronger than ever and the one thing I can give credit to the administration is these budget cuts have not affected our education or our ability to perform as students," said Daniel Palmer, student body president.

Classes for fall term begin Monday, Aug. 27.

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