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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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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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Transfer Students 

      As an incoming Transfer student, chances are you have been through an Orientation program before. You may even feel like going to another orientation program will just be a repeat of the last one, however, we want to make your first experience as a new Ship student as unique and helpful as possible.  We are working on an individualized orientation program that speaks to the specific needs of Transfer students. 

                   Here is what you can expect to find at Summer Orientation: 

  • Help with Registration and Scheduling issues: There will be staff available to assist you with getting your schedule just right.  Any issues or errors can be fixed with a visit to the RAFT room (Registration Area for Troubleshooting).  Also, don’t forget you can adjust your schedule when you come back in the Fall. * Please remember to bring your transcripts if you haven’t already sent them! 
  • Valuable insight into the SHIP campus and community: There are many opportunities for SHIP students to become involved in, both on campus and within the community.  We have Academic based clubs, Arts and Leisure clubs, Social Media clubs, Multicultural organizations and Service clubs, just to name a few.  Most of our Orientation Leaders are involved in various activities and will be glad to talk more about how you can become involved. 
  • A chance to connect with current and incoming SHIP students: Orientation is a great time to meet new people.  Yes it can be awkward at first, but making connections with other students can ease the transition to a new college. You will have the opportunity to talk to new students, just like you, as well as current students.  


     Just like college, Orientation is what you make of it! Listen, ask questions, 

                        talk to people  and enjoy yourself! We’ll see you soon!