2017 Black Alumni Reunion



Join the Wright State Alumni Association,  African American Alumni Society and the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center for the Black Alumni Reunion 2017! Wright State University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus over 2017 Homecoming Weekend, September 29 through October 1, as Wright State University celebrates its 50th anniversary! Come back and visit old memories of your days on campus and see all of the growth and development that is taking place in the Wright State community.

The weekend-long reunion celebrates Wright State’s Black Alumni and how their lives have been shaped by Wright State.

Register for all Black Alumni Reunion events on the Wright State Homecoming registration page.

Weekend Schedule 

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Welcome Happy Hour
Third Perk, downtown Dayton
46 W 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
Cost: $10

Join us as we welcome everyone back home to Dayton as we celerbrate Wright State's 50th anniversary with a Black Alumni Reunion Happy Hour at Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar in downtown Dayton. Dress in all white, sip cocktails and enjoy hors d'oeuvres as our DJ plays your favorite hits from your Wright State decade. Tickets include cost of admission, food, music, and a cash bar. Drink special is the Rowdy Raider!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 — 4:30 p.m.
Homecoming Festival and Black Alumni Reunion BBQ
Rinzler Sports Complex
Cost: FREE

Satuday's Homecoming Festival is the highlight of the weekend! The Black Alumni Reunion will host its guests in a tented area with food available by Moe-Licious BBQ food truck from Louisville. The Homecoming Festival, prior to the men's soccer game, is complete with live music, Wright State's annual Chili Cook-off, beer tents, and games everyone can enjoy. You won't want to miss it. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 — 7:30 p.m.
Black Alumni Gala: Bolinga Behind the Mask
This event has been CANCELLED.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Interfaith Brunch
De'Lish Cafe
139 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
Cost: $20 per person

To close out the weekend, enjoy an interfaith brunch at one of downtown Dayton's best restaurants, De'Lish. Enjoy a champagne brunch, jazz and fellowship. 

Hotel Accommodations

Fairfield Inn Dayton/Fairborn
2500 Paramount Place
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 937-427-0800


Book your group rate for Wright State University 50th Anniversary

Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn
2550 Paramount Place
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 937-429-5505


Book your group rate for Wright State University 50th Anniversary

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2750 Presidential Dr.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 937-429-0600

1 bedroom king suites: $114/night
1 bedroom w/2 double beds suites: $119/night

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 937-429-0600 and ask for the "Wright State Alumni 50th" rate.

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