Class of 2016 joins Shippensburg University Aug. 23
of the Shippensburg University Class of 2016 will start their Shippensburg
experience when they move-in this Thursday (Aug. 23).
Approximately 1,567 new students will be part of the move onto campus Thursday as well as participating in the Fall Welcome Week program to help them make the transition to
university life. They will be joined by about 350 transfer students during the
the university expects to have 7,725 undergraduate and graduate students when
classes begin Aug. 27. Final numbers will be available sometime in late
will begin arriving at 7:45 a.m. and continue to arrive through late afternoon
based on their zip code. Students who live closest to the university, those in
the 17000 to 17375 zip codes, will arrive first. All new students are asked to
come to campus at their assigned time. It is not necessary to arrive prior to
that time and arriving early could cause delays in the move-in.
Live updates on the move-in will be provided that day via the university's Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/ShippensburgUniversity and via the university's Twitter account at #ShipisIT.
of orientation is Academic Day Aug. 24. It is an opportunity to
introduce students into the academic community in a way that reflects the
positive values, missions and challenges associated with living and learning at
Shippensburg University. The program’s theme is “Success Starts Now!”
component of the overall orientation program is service learning projects led by faculty that allow
students to become engaged with their learning and the local community. These
programs will occur in various locations Aug. 25. Among the programs are
cleaning-up the Long Pine Reservoir
Lakeside Trail, creating a campus farm, volunteering at the literacy carnival
and awareness event during the Corn Festival, volunteering at the Shippensburg
PMI Pregnancy Resource Center and painting a mural at the Chambersburg Hispanic
American Center. The complete list of events and contacts is available by
information about the service learning projects is available by contacting Dr. Alice Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 477-1640 or Dr. Benjamin Galluzzo
or at 477-1468.
The complete orientation program schedule is available