The Office of Non-Traditional Student Services

November 2-6 is National Non-Traditional Student Week

During this week, special programs are offered to recognize and raise awareness of the adult student population on our campus. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Mary Hillanbrand, Asst. Professor, Perioperative Clinical Nursing at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. For a look this year's program schedule, click here: 2015 National Non-Traditional Student Week Schedule, and please join us!

A non-traditional student is an adult student who is older than the traditional undergraduate, who has had a break in his/her formal learning experience and is now returning to the university or entering the university for the first time. These students have additional responsibilities not common in traditional undergraduates. They may be full time employees, primary breadwinners, caregivers for children or adults, veterans, or individuals returning to college after a break in their education. A non-traditional student can be enrolled full-time or part-time. In excess of 600 non-traditional students are currently enrolled at Shippensburg University.

To learn more about non-traditional students at Shippensburg University, please watch our video.

If you have any questions regarding Non-Traditional Students, please call Janet McKeithan-Janifer, Associate Dean of Students and Director for Non-Traditional Student Services (717) 477-1661 or send an email to

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Ms. Janet McKeithan-Janifer
Associate Dean of Students
Director, Non-Traditional Student Services
(717) 477-1661