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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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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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 Desiree Siegfried 



Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education

Graduation Year (Of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities 

Martin Luther King Program Mentor / President of the Latino Student Organization / Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Favorite Quote

 "It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance." -Kid President 


Why Did You Choose Shippensburg?  

When I was 12, I came to visit Shippensburg University for the first time. My cousin went to school here when I was in middle school and I was amazed by the beautiful campus. When I was 17 getting ready to apply to schools, I knew Shippensburg was the place for me! I did not apply to any other schools. Once I was accepted to SHIP, I knew I had made the right decision and was ready to begin a new chapter in my life. 


What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer? 

 I love all of the resources that Shippensburg has to offer. I am extremely impressed by the community atmosphere on campus. With these two aspects, the university is a true blessing to any students college career. 

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

Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Give yourself a chance to understand and experience new things. These next four years will change your life and who you are. Every student has a chance to redefine who they are and what they want to become. This is your moment; take it in and what you put in is what you will get out. Good luck to you all and I am excited to see you all in the fall!