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Director's Welcome

Hello students! With our Fall Welcome Week 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 Fall Welcome week and move-in schedule and steps to take in order to prepare yourself for move-in day at Ship. Feel free to call our office or email us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Donna Gross, Director of New Student Orientation

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Important Links

Student Handbook 

University Policies and Course Descriptions 

Academic Major Planning Guide 

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Contacts

Orientation Office
Shippensburg University
210 Old Main
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: 717-477-1164
FAX: 717-477-4007
Email: orientation@ship.edu 

Students:  

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Parent Orientation Schedule

First Year Family Schedule
  Resource Locations
Transfer Family Schedule  
Resource Locations


First Year Parents and Family

7:30 - 8:40 am
Parent Registration. David A. Dolbin Fireside Lounge, Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 120

  • Morning Refreshments, Raider Dining Room, CUB 001
  • The Service Center (see below)
  • General Sessions (see below)
  • University Store, CUB 003

7:30 am - 8:45 am or 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
The Service Center. Raider Lounge 5, First Floor, CUB 102

  • Take a few minutes to talk with different services on campus. Representatives will be present to answer your questions and concerns from Athletics, Campus Ministries, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Learning Center, Student Housing/Residence Life, ROTC, Veterans Services, and Sports and Recreation.

7:35 am - 8:00 am or 8:05 am - 8:35 am
General Sessions. Both sessions will be offered at 7:35 am and 8:05 am. Please attend one of the following:

  • Financial Aid General Session. Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) B & C, CUB 100 B & C
    Representatives from Financial Aid and Student Accounts will give a brief presentation and general overview, as well as answer your questions. Both offices will be available all day for individual appointments and more specific concerns at the Money Matters location.
  • Housing and Residence Life. MPR A, CUB 100 A.
    A representative from Housing and Residence Life will give a brief presentation and answer your questions and concerns.

8:45 am - 9:45 am
Opening Session. Luhrs Performing Arts Center (PAC), Theater

  • Greetings from University representatives. Media presentation on academic and campus life issues. Review of orientation materials and program schedule following presentation.

9:50 am - 11:00 am
Partnerships. PAC, Theater.

  • A presentation for parents and support-givers discussing transition issues and the new roles that they will play in their students’ lives and with the University.

11:00 am - Noon
Parents Meet with Academic Dean. MPR B & C, CUB 100 B & C

Noon - 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch. Parents and Students. Reisner Dining Hall, Main Dining Room
Guest lunch tickets may be purchased at this time for $8.20.

When Ship Happens. MPR B & C, CUB 100 B & C

  • Opportunities for discussions, questions, and interactions with current Shippensburg students.

2:10 pm - 3:30 pm
Student and Academic Services Panel for Parents. PAC, Theater

  • Various SU representatives will provide information about the campus and answer your questions. The following offices will be represented: Computer Services, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Food Services, Health Center, Learning Center, Placement Testing, Public Safety, Registrar, University Store, Women’s Center, and others.

3:45 pm
Closing. PAC, Theater. The end is as important as the beginning. Join us for this brief session that will include:

  • Fall Welcome Week details
  • Announcements
  • Departure

Resources Locations

7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hospitality Desk. CUB 123B (located in front of Orndorff Theatre)
A place to ask questions and get directions.

7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Banking Information: PSECU and local banks. Raider Lounge 4, First Floor, CUB 117
Please join PSECU, the on-campus financial institution, and other banks for information and questions.

7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Disability Services. Anchor Meeting Room 2, CUB 104
The Disability Services Office will be available to answer your questions and concerns.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Money Matters. Captain’s Corner TV Lounge, CUB 124
The Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts Office will be available for individual consultations to answer your questions about forms, loan processing, deadlines, and any financial/billing issues.



Transfer Parents and Family

7:30 - 8:40 am
Parent Registration. David A. Dolbin Fireside Lounge, Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 120

  • Morning Refreshments, Raider Dining Room, CUB 001
  • The Service Center (see below)
  • University Store, CUB 003

7:30 am - 8:45 am or 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
The Service Center. Raider Lounge 5, First Floor, CUB 102

  • Take a few minutes to talk with different services on campus. Representatives will be present to answer your questions and concerns from Athletics, Campus Ministries, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Learning Center, Student Housing/Residence Life, ROTC, Veterans Services, and Sports and Recreation.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Opening Session. Luhrs Performing Arts Center (PAC), Theater

  • Greetings from University representatives. Media presentation on academic and campus life issues. Engage in stories about thriving at Ship from Transfer Student Ambassadors. Review of orientation materials and program schedule following presentation.

9:45 am - 11:00 am
Partnerships. PAC, Theater.

  • A presentation for parents and support-givers discussing transition issues and the new roles that they will play in their students’ lives and with the University.

11:15 am - Noon
Parents Meet with Academic Dean and Faculty 

  • College of Arts and Sciences. Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) A, CUB 100 A. Dr. Jim Mike, Dean (includes Secondary Education)
  • John L. Grove College of Business. Grove Hall Forum 101. Dr. John Kooti, Dean
  • College of Education and Human Services. Dauphin Humanities Center, Room 151. Dr. Nellie Cyr, Associate Dean (includes Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Social Work and Gerontology, and Teacher Education PreK-4 and 4-8)
  • Office of Undeclared Students. MPR B & C, CUB 100 B & C. Dr. David Henriques, Associate Dean 

Noon - 12:50 pm
Lunch. Parents and Students. Reisner Dining Hall, Main Dining Room
Students will need the ticket provided at registration for entrance to lunch. Guest lunch tickets may be purchased at this time for $8.20.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm  
Interest Mini-Sessions. Please attend one of the following:

  • Financial Aid General Session. MPR B & C, CUB 100 B & C
    Representatives from Financial Aid and Student Accounts will give a brief presentation and general overview, as well as answer your questions. Both offices will be available all day for individual appointments and more specific concerns at the Money Matters Location.
  • Academic Support. Orndorff Theatre (OT), CUB 123.
    Come learn about the various academic support services available to students.
  • Housing General Session. MPR A, CUB 100 A.
    A representative from Housing and Residence Life will give a brief presentation and answer your questions and concerns.

1:35 pm - 3:05 pm
Student and Academic Services Panel for Parents. PAC, Theater

  • Various SU representatives will provide information about the campus and answer your questions. The following offices will be represented: Computer Services, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Food Services, Health Center, Learning Center, Placement Testing, Public Safety, Registrar, University Store, Women’s Center, and others.

3:05 pm
Announcements for Fall Welcome Week. PAC, Theater. 

Resources Locations

7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hospitality Desk. CUB 123B (located in front of Orndorff Theatre)
A place to ask questions and get directions.

7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Banking Information: PSECU and local banks. Raider Lounge 4, First Floor, CUB 117
Please join PSECU, the on-campus financial institution, and other banks for information and questions.

7:35 am - 3:00 pm
Disability Services. Anchor Meeting Room 2, CUB 104
The Disability Services Office will be available to answer your questions and concerns.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Money Matters. Captain’s Corner TV Lounge, CUB 124
The Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts Office will be available for individual consultations to answer your questions about forms, loan processing, deadlines, and any financial/billing issues.