Semester Information Winter 2017
Dates and Deadlines
DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
October 16 Online registration begins for Graduate students for winter term and spring semester
October 23 Online registration begins for Undergraduate students for winter term and spring semester
November 14 Online registration begins for Undergraduate Non-Degree students for winter term only
December 18 Winter Term Classes Begin
December 18 First day for Undergraduate students to apply for Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory-Use Web Form at
December 20 Last Day to Drop/Add classes for Winter Term-Part of Term 1. Drop/add dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
December 21 Deadline to apply for Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory for Winter Term-Part of Term 1
December 21 First Day for “W” grades online for all students in Winter Term-Part of Term 1. If withdrawing from last class in term, click
January 9 Deadline to withdraw from classes with “W” grade (Winter Term-Part of Term 1). Withdrawal dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
January 16 Grade submission available on-line (Winter Term)
January 19 Winter Term ends
January 23 Winter Term Grades due online from faculty by 3 p.m.
For additional information about the Winter Term, please visit
Parts of Term – Winter 2017 Term
|Part of Term
||Course Start & End Dates
|Last Day Drop/Add
|Last Day W Grade |
|December 18-January 19
|December 18-February 9
|3||December 18-January 26 ||Dec. 20 ||Jan. 12 |
Dining Hall Hours
Please refer to the
Dining Services web site
for information regarding campus food services.
If you plan to operate a car on campus, you will need to purchase a parking decal. Failure to register your vehicle will result in a fine. Decals are available through the
University Police, located in the Reed Operations Center. For more information, call 477-1444.
Textbooks may be purchased at the University Store in the Ceddia Union Building.
Contact the University store at (717)-477-1600 for hours of operation or visit their web site
Withdrawal From Winter Classes
Students who are registered for two or more winter classes may withdraw from all but their last class through myShip at https://my.ship.edu . To withdraw from the last class in the winter term, students must complete the Withdraw Request Form
If you stop attending class but do not withdraw, you will remain registered and will receive a grade of "F" for the course. You will not receive refunds or adjustments to your account if you do not officially notify the University of your withdrawal.
The refund policy mandated by the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education. That policy is available through
In some cases a student may owe a balance to the University after Title IV aid is returned.
Information concerning the detailed application of the refund policy can be obtained by contacting the Student Accounts Office at 477-1211.
Refund polices are subject to change by the State System of Higher Education.
Important Phone Numbers
To call these offices from a campus phone, dial the 4-digit extension listed below. To dial these numbers from off campus, use (717) 477- then the number.
Application for Graduation
If you plan to graduate in January, you must submit an application by August 1. An application fee of $35.00 per Bachelor's degree or $60 per Master's degree is required at this time. Graduate Commencement will be held on Friday, December 15 and Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 16.
View graduation process
Under the provisions of the Student Right-to-Know Act universities must report the graduation rate of students. This rate is based on full- time students who entered the institution as first time freshmen. It includes all students who have completed their course of study in 150% of the normal time for completion or graduation.
As a four-year institution, Shippensburg University reports the rate for students who have graduated up to six years after initially enrolling. The most recent class for which these figures can be calculated entered the University in the fall of 2009. The graduation rate for this class is 57%.
Release of Student Information
Under federal law, Shippensburg University may release directory information about current students. Directory information includes name, home/local addresses and phone numbers, e-mail address, enrollment status, major, degree and honors. This information is provided to callers and is also available on the University's website. If you do not want this information to be released, you must complete a form in the Registrar's Office instructing the University to withhold your directory information. Please visit
http://www.ship.edu/Registrar/Release_of_Directory_Information/ for more information.
First Day Attendance
The first day attendance policy allows faculty to remove you from a course if you do not attend the first class session and do not provide notice to the faculty or the department secretary. This also applies to the first class after you add a course during schedule adjustment. If you are dropped from a course for not attending the first class, you may only reschedule it if it is still open during schedule adjustment. Even if you do not attend the first class, you are still responsible for dropping the course during schedule adjustment. Otherwise, you may remain scheduled for the course and receive a grade of "F" for nonattendance. You may also be charged for the course.