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Director's Welcome

Hello students! On behalf of the orientation team, I'd like to wish you good luck this semester. We hope your transition to Shippensburg University has gone well thus far. For those of you who will be joining us in January, plans are underway for our spring orientation program and we will soon open up applications for orientation leader positions. 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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Important Notices:

Meningitis Vaccine

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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 

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Publications and Resources

At orientation, you'll receive the following pamphlet about how you can assist in transitioning your son or daughter to college. If you do not receive one, please contact the director of new student orientation and we would be happy to provide you with a copy.

Empowering Parents of First-Year College Students: A Guide for Success

by Richard Mullendore and Leslie Branahan

Other Resources

Listed below are some resources we have found to be useful for parents and guardians when they send their son or daughter to college. Whether your student is the youngest or oldest, middle, or only child, the following references may come in handy. Many of these resources focus on how you can help prepare your son or daughter for college but it is important to remember that this is an adjustment period for you as well. Don't forget to do something for yourself and try a new activity, visit more with extended family or friends, and take time for yourself while your son or daughter is enjoying their new college home.

Websites

www.collegeparents.org

www.collegetipsforparents.org

www.collegeparentcentral.com

Books

Letting Go Book



Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
By Karen Coburn & Madge Treeger
HarperCollins; 5th Edition (2009).




iConnected Book


The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up
By Barbara K. Hofer and Abigail Sullivan Moore
Free Press; June 2011.




Send Money Book



Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
By Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
St. Martin's Griffin; July 2011.

 



On Your Own book



You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
By Marjorie Savage
Simon & Schuster; July 2003.