Highlights

German Certification

It is now possible to get certified in German provided that another language major is also chosen. Students interested will have to pass the Praxis in German and take all the pertinent courses in Education.

Special Topics Courses

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Contact

Dr. José Ricardo, Chair
717-477-1120
jgrica@ship.edu 

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Donations

If you wish to donate to the Modern Languages Department, please click the link below.

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Hotel and Travel

Hotel Accomodations 

Shippen Place [ 717.532.4141 ]

Amerihost [ 717.532.5200 ]

Directions to Shippensburg University 

Shippensburg University, with easy access to Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, is accessed easily from many points in Central Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic Region. The map below shows where we are located and directions are provided. If you need to find a location on campus, a campus map is also available.

Point to Point Driving Directions

You can use any of the various Internet driving direction services to get point-to-point directions to Shippensburg University. These services require a street address. Use the University's street address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257

Services:

If your point of departure is:

East of Shippensburg:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 16/226 (Carlisle). Follow U.S. Route 11 north to I-81. Take I-81 south to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

West of Shippensburg: 
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 15/201 (Blue Mountain). Turn left onto PA Route 997. At the "Y" intersection bear right onto route 696. At the town of Newburg, watch the signs carefully and stay on Route 696 (requires a left turn followed by an immediate right turn). Continue on Route 696 south another 8 miles to Shippensburg. Entrance to the campus will be on the left.

Due North or North East of Shippensburg:
Take I-81 south to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

North West of Shippensburg: 
Take rural routes to I-81 and follow directions from North or use rural routes to PA turnpike and follow directions from West.

Due South or South West of Shippensburg:
Take I-81 north to Pennsylvania. Continue to exit 24 (Fayette Street). At exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another "T" intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At 3rd traffic light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

South East of Shippensburg (Baltimore or DC area): 
Take I-70 west to Hagerstown, MD and exit onto I-81 north. Cross into PA and take exit 24 (Fayette Street). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel 2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another "T" intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At the third light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

How far is Shippensburg?

Pennsylvania Cities
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 20 minutes
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 45 minutes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 50 minutes
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 40 minutes
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 2.5 hours
York, Pennsylvania 75 minutes
Maryland Cities
Hagerstown, Maryland 45 minutes

Need to find a location on campus?

Take a look at the campus map.