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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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Jessica Collins


Secondary English Education
Coaching Minor

Graduation Year (Of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities 

Cross Country / Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field / Fellowship of Christian Athletes / Lifeguarding

Favorite Quote

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” –Steve Prefontaine     

Why Did You Choose Shippensburg?  

  When I first visited Shippensburg University, I knew it was the place for me. As I looked around, I loved everything I saw. The campus looked beautiful, the outdoor track and the stadium filled me with excitement, and the people I passed seemed so welcoming and friendly. When I saw that Shippensburg had my major I applied right away. Even though I applied at several other schools, none of them seemed to measure up to my love for Ship! From the start of my college search I knew I was meant to end up here, and I am so glad that I did. Shippensburg is awesome! 

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer?

Shippensburg has offered many different opportunities such as an internship as well as clubs and organizations that boost my resume and give me experience in the field in which I wish to pursue.  

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

To all incoming freshman, I would say “Reach out to others and get involved!” Joining clubs, sports teams, and other on campus organizations makes the college experience so much more worthwhile.