Campus Vibe : What it's like at Ship
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Learning at Ship doesn't just take place in a classroom. It also happens with the new friends you make, the activities you participate in, and in the place you call home during the school year.

Ship has six suite style residence halls, one five-story traditional residence halls.  Each residence hall has a unique and exciting vibe, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to socialize with students with similar interests - especially in Living-Learning Communities.

Our new suite-style coed residence halls are designed for your comfort, convenience, and safety. These four-story buildings feature the usual amenities plus air conditioning, carpeting, and a bathroom shared by you and one other student. Ship's Living-Learning Communities can be found here, which add to the uniqueness of each hall.

Traditional residence hall is coed by wing and feature double-occupancy rooms where you share a community bathroom with all the rooms on your floor. They feature study rooms, common kitchens, laundry facilities, lounges, and other amenities.

Shippensburg Univeristy allows you to pick your own roommates and rooms.  Ship gives you innovative ways to meet other students, find roommates, and select rooms yourself through our online housing portal in MyHousing.  This insures students the ability to receive the housing best suited for the lifestyles, financial needs, and personalities  It is our goal to be customer friendly and to meet the needs of students while being fair to all students.  Ship also allows students to complete room changes after the second week of classes each semester and throughout the year as needed. Instructions

Tours  Our Admissions Office will offer tours of a B unit in Harley Hall.  There are opportunities to see the halls and meet our staff during open houses and summer orientation.  Take a virtual suite tour now!


The day has finally arrived: You're off to college!

What to Bring/Not Bring  Take a look at the New Student Housing Check List ahead of time to figure out what you'll need to live on campus.

Move In Day is always a bustle of activity inside and outside our residence halls. We'll have student volunteers and university staff on-hand to help make things go as smoothly as possible for you, and your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Fall 2018 Incoming Students Arrival Dates and Check-In Times

If you are a new student, check-in dates and times will be will be set by hall and zip code on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and Thursday, August 23, 2018 before classes begin.

When You Arrive

  • Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone near your hall.
  • Unload your belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a nearby lot.
  • Orientation personnel will be available to assist moving your belongings into the building.
  • Report to the check-in location in your hall's lobby.
  • Receive your keys and other check-in materials. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase a hall association sticker for $5.00.

Room/Apartment Condition Report

When you check in, you will receive an RCR/ACR (Room/Apartment Condition Report) which states the condition of the various items in the room as inspected by the residence hall staff. After you check-in, you should take a few minutes to inspect your room. If your form does not accurately reflect the condition of your room, you must bring any discrepancies to the attention of the residence hall staff within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be held financially accountable for these damages at check out.

Fall 2018 Returning Students
Harley Hall, Kieffer Hall, Lackhove Hall, McCune Hall, Naugle Hall, and Seavers Hall

Returning students will arrive on Saturday, August 25, 2018 after 9:00 a.m.