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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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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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Gabriella Milagros Brackett 



Exercise Science
Biology Minor
Coaching Minor

Graduation Year (Of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities 

Cross Country / Indoor Track & Field / Outdoor Track & Field

Favorite Quote

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 


Why Did You Choose Shippensburg?  

The reason why I choose Shippensburg University is quite simple… From the moment that I stepped onto campus during a recruiting visit, I just knew that this was the place meant for me. There is something just so special about this University that cannot be found anywhere else as it sparkles in such a wonderful way while being nestled in such a quaint, little town. It’s my absolute favorite! 

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer? 

 My favorite thing that Ship has to offer is definitely the atmosphere and just how it feels much more like a home than a college. There is this comfort and always-happy attitude on campus that can lift anyone’s spirit. Even during finals week! I don’t know of any other University where their president and his wife give out cookies in the library to offer encouragement during that overwhelming time. 

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

One piece of advice that I would give to incoming students would be that even though the future may seem absolutely frightening now, approach it with open arms, enjoy every moment given to you and never be afraid to fall since those will be the times that make you more successful than ever imaginable.