Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alumni Weekend?

Every June as we prepare for the arrival of summer and reflect on the completion of another academic semester and graduation, we invite you back for an extended weekend of fun - SHIP style.

Alumni Weekend, always the first full weekend in June, is when the campus comes alive with activity as hundreds of alumni, friends and families from around the country return to celebrate.

Who attends?

All alumni are invited to attend Alumni Weekend! Special reunions are also celebrated, whether it be a reunion class year or an organization.

I'm not celebrating a reunion; Is Alumni Weekend really for me?

Yes! No matter when you were a student, all alumni of the University are invited to Alumni Weekend.

Why should I attend?

It's fun! Reconnect with friends, build pride. A few highlighted activities include ArtSHIP: Shippensburg's Arts & Wine Festival featuring wineries, breweries, live music, art demonstrations and food vendors; the highly popular Pubs & Grubs Tour to visit loal haunts, complimentary alumni hospitality suites, and on-site overnight accomodations.

Do I need to register in advance?

You are strongly encouraged to register in advance.  Help us prepare.

What if I have special needs?

Please let us know of any special needs (such as dietary requirements or handicap accessibility issues) when you register. Or call 717-477-1218 and explain your needs.  We will do our best to accomodate you.

Questions about Alumni Weekend?

 Please contact the University Relations office at 717-477-1218 or alumni@ship.edu.