Students commit to WSU at signing day

FAIRBORN — Future Wright State University students were greeted with smiles, handshakes, back pats and congratulatory fist bumps. There were snacks, music, balloons and souvenir photos. And the students walked away with gold-stickered certificates making them official Raiders.

Hundreds of incoming students crowded into the Student Union May 1 for Wright State’s second Signing Day.

The Student Union Apollo Room teemed with new students, many of them taking selfies to record the milestone in their lives and post on social media. Colleges, clubs and departments staffed information tables. College deans floated around the room, interacting with students and parents.

“We are excited to welcome all of our future Raiders to campus,” said Jen McCamis, director of undergraduate admissions. “It’s a great opportunity for students to sign the letter to just feel empowered to make that decision.”

Incoming student Jenny Thompson, originally from Florida, plans to major in nursing.

“I am excited to sign to Wright State and I’m officially a Raider now,” she said.