Freshmen Orientation


Summer Orientation Program

To help incoming Honors students learn about the opportunities the Wood Honors College offers to enhance their undergraduate education, freshmen Honors students participate in a two-day summer orientation program. This orientation is in addition to the regular university orientation held in June.  On-campus housing and meals will be provided.  Please note that this event is for students only.

Additional information about the orientation will be sent to students' university e-mail addresses. If you have any questions about orientation, please e-mail Ms. Cindy Poe, Wood Honors College secretary, at or call (717) 477-1604.

Mentor Program

Students who are admitted to the Wood Honors College are assigned upper-class Honors students as their mentors. Mentors provide valuable academic assistance and social support. They contact their mentee during the summer and meet with them after they arrive on campus to help orient them to the university and the Wood Honors College. Mentors also host events for incoming Honors students throughout the beginning of the academic year.


l"While college may consist of some of the most fun and memorable years of our lives, college also brings on stresses, new situations, and challenges that we think we won't be able to handle. This is why having a college mentor is so important because your mentor understands what you are going through, and can give you advice and encouragement along the way! It is especially helpful to have a mentor with the same major because they are familiar with the professors, courses, and assignments that you will be encountering. This is just one of the many opportunities that the Wood Honors College offers to contribute to your success at Shippensburg University."

-Leah Fleming
Mentor/Mentee Committee Co-Chair