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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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Student Handbook 

University Policies and Course Descriptions 

Academic Major Planning Guide 

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Important Notices:

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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Tara Owens


Public Administration Minor

Graduation Year (Of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities 

Spanish Club / Reach Out / Study Abroad Ambassador / Residence Hall Association / Spanish Club President

Favorite Quote

 "You only live once, but if you work it right once is enough." - Ray Lewis

Why Did You Choose Shippensburg?  

I choose Shippensburg University because I heard a lot of good things from other students who had attended this university and I really liked the campus.  

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer?   

My favorite thing that Ship has to offer is outside of academic life, there are a lot of social events.    

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

If I could give one piece of advice to incoming students it would be to make mistakes because experience is the absolute best teacher.