Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

First-Year Seminars

We encourage our first-year students to participate in the First-Year Seminars. Our PLS 2000 Political Life course has several instructors who participate each semester.

First-Year Programs include the resources and support you will need to begin your college career successfully and to maintain that success throughout the first year.

  • Wright State’s First-Year Seminar tudents earn higher grades than students who do not participate in LCs.
  • Each fall, 70 to 80 percent of incoming freshmen participate in First-Year Seminars at Wright State.
  • Since 2000, more than 13,000 Wright State students have participated in First-Year Seminars
  • The four goals of the program are to connect with professors, achieve academic success, confirm majors and connect with colleges, and to transition and connect to that college.

First-Year Programs and Services


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