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Director's Welcome

Hello students! With midterms and class scheduling on the horizon, we've already begun our planning process to meet our newest prospective students. With our Summer 2014 Orientation Team recently selected, we're excited about the opportunity to get to know a new class of students. That being said, please take the time to review the summer schedule and steps to take in order to prepare yourself for Orientation. Feel free to call our office or email us if you have any questions.


Donna Gross, Director of New Student Orientation

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Academic Major Planning Guide 

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Meningitis Vaccine Information 

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Orientation Office
Shippensburg University
210 Old Main
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: 717-477-1164
FAX: 717-477-4007

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Amanda Schwarz


Mid-Level (Concentration in Science and Language Arts)

Graduation Year (Of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities 

Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity / Honors Program / Big Buddy Mentor / Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honors Fraternity / Keystone State Reading Association / Reach Out 

Favorite Quote

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - E.E. Cummings  



Why Did You Choose Shippensburg?  

I really enjoyed the fact that the education program had many opportunities for hands on experience with the lab school and their exemplary placement program.   

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer? 

Shippensburg provides so many opportunities to get involved in clubs and other activities, which really helped me become more outgoing.  

If you could give any one piece of advice to incoming students, what would it be? 

I would definitely recommend becoming involved in clubs and activities on campus because they provide so many opportunities to meet new people and try new things.