Legacy Program

Build your Ship Heritage. Make a Shippensburg University education part of your family tradition.

The Shippensburg University Legacy Program was designed to recognize the commitment of its alumni to their alma mater who support and encourage their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and siblings to consider Shippensburg University for their higher education. A legacy student is defined as an individual whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle received a degree from Ship.

Legacy families make a choice to continue a family tradition by attending Ship and the Alumni Relations office takes pride in recognizing the growing number of families who have made the commitment to make Ship a part of their history and future.

So we can keep you informed of special Legacy student, family, and alumni opportunities like those listed in the tabs below, be sure to complete the Legacy Form.

Investing in potential: supporting today's legacies who are tomorrow's alumni. Recipients of the SU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship should be entering full-time freshmen with a legacy relationship. A legacy student is defined as an individual whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle received a degree from Ship. To be considered, applicant needs to identify the name of their alumni legacy(ies) and relationship on their admissions application. To give to the scholarship, visit www.sufoundation.org and enter 'Legacy' in the Fund Search.

The Alumni Relations Office offers special seating for Legacy Families at spring and winter undergraduate commencement. To take advantage of the opportunity, the graduating Legacy student or Legacy Family member must register online at least two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony you are attending. Seating vouchers will be mailed to you and redeemed upon arrival to the Legacy section at commencement.

Register for Legacy seating vouchers online.

*Registration will be available online approximately 6 weeks prior to commencement.

Please note the Legacy seating vouchers are not the same as commencement tickets. The graduating student must obtain commencement tickets from the University Store/CUB information desk if tickets are required for commencement. For general information about commencement visit www.ship.edu/commencement.

The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year exclusively for legacy families.

Legacy Welcome Breakfast
The Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Admissions invite newly admitted legacy students and their families to a Legacy Welcome Breakfast as we celebrate students who are following in their family's footsteps as a Shippensburg University Raider. While this benefit is still being finalized, the plan is to hold a breakfast on-campus in the spring.

Parents & Family Day Legacy Reception
Legacy families are invited to a special reception during Parents & Family Day held on-campus in September. 

Graduating Legacy Reception
The SU Alumni Association officially welcomes graduating legacies to the alumni family. The graduating student and their family is invited to join us in the celebration. This benefit is still being finalized.