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, two 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.

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!

Incoming Students
Incoming Student Housing Requirement:
Your Housing Requirements for Incoming Students  Entering first-year and transfer students having fewer than 30 (between 1-29) earned transfer undergraduate college level credits accepted by Shippensburg University by the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment are required to reside in university housing. Exemptions to this policy include those students who reside full-time within the home of their parents or legal guardians within 50 miles from campus based on driving directions, those who are 21 years of age or older by the first day of the entering semester, those who are legally married, and those with a dependent child at home.

Incoming students who would like housing for the academic year 2017-18 can sign a housing agreement and pay the $200 deposit online.  Go to MyShip, Student, Ship Life, MyHousing.  Once in the MyHousing Portal.  Click on Applications in the tabs.  You should see the appropriate application.  Scroll through it sign it and then complete the payment. 

The Housing Office will email the RoomSync Passcode to you at your Ship email account.  You can use RoomSync to look for Roommates.  Once you have decided who you want to live with you can complete a Living Learning Community application.  You can request a roommate in an LLC even if the roommate does not plan to participate in the LLC. 

Living Learning Community information is available on the website at:

Non-LLC Suites (Select these rooms in mid-March during the room selection process)
If you do not prefer to live in a LLC you can mutually match your roommates in the Self Service Portal and then select your room in any of the suite buildings (Harley, Kieffer, Lackhove, McCune, Naugle, or Seavers Hall).  If you want to live in McLean Hall put your request in Self Service under requests.  The Housing Office will review requests for McLean after the room selection process for the suites in March.  If you change your mind and decided not to wait for McLean Hall you can simply select a room assignment in the room selection process in the suites.  Students who are assigned will not be reviewed for requests or roommates.  If you would like to make a change to your assignment you can email and give detailed information to be removed from your assignment and placed back into the room selection process.  If you are already assigned you can still complete the LLC application.  You will be moved from your current assignment to a LLC room.  You cannot request an LLC after June 5, 2017.

Housing Agreements

If you live in one of our residence halls, you must meet the Pennsylvania state meningitis requirement before moving in.

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 2017 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 23, 2017 and Thursday, August 24, 2017 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 2017 Returning Students
Naugle Hall, Seavers Hall, Harley Hall, Lackhove Hall, Kieffer Hall, McCune Hall, and McLean Hall
Returning students will arrive on Saturday, August 26, 2017 after 9:00 a.m.

Returning Students 

Sign up for housing now for 2017-18  Use the MyShip Portal, go to: Student, Ship Life, The Returning/Graduate Student Agreement is on the Right. Graduate students may contact the Housing Office to have the agreement set up initially. Connect to MyHousing to select your roommates and rooms during the room selection period. You will be placed in the room selection process 24-48 hours after signing the agreement. After the room selection process is complete you can list your personal(suite) and living preferences in the MyHousing portal.  The Housing Office recommends current students select rooms before the incoming students select, however, a room selection deadline has not been set and room selection will continue into the spring semester. 

Have questions about the portal?  To connect to the portal go to: MyShip, Student, Ship Lilfe, Connect to MyHousing.

Returning Student Housing Details