Ship Homecoming 2016

Friday, October 28 to Saturday, October 29


Plan to gather your family and friends and return to Shippensburg to celebrate Homecoming Weekend on October 28 and 29. Save the date, send in your RSVP, and make plans to celebrate Homecoming 2016 at Ship.

View the Homecoming Weekend Brochure online. The brochure is your go-to for what's happening Homecoming Weekend! See the listing of activities and any associated costs and make plans to return for Homecoming Weekend! Read the Homecoming Tailgate Policy.

Start the weekend with the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon and a Ship Volunteer Service Project in the afternoon. Then kick-off the night with an alumni social at the Courtyard by Marriott from 6:30 - 8:00 PM and the Homecoming Spirit Rally at 8:00 PM in Heiges Field House with performances by the Red Raider Marching Band and Dance Troupe.

Then on Saturday get ready for the big game and stop by the University Store to redeem your 20% alumni discount - items will also be for sale at the football game (see paper brochure or online brochure for coupon and details).

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Saturday Morning Activities

37th Annual SU Army ROTC 5K or 10K Run: Race steps off at the SU Recreation Fields at 9:00 AM. Proceeds benefit Team Azalea Charities Run for the Wounded Warriors and the SU Army ROTC program.

Saturday Game Day Highlights

GAME DAY INFO: It's a RED OUT: Support the Red Raiders as they face Kutztown. Kick-off at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available at the gate, $10/adult; $5/school-age child and senior citizens (60+). Wear your SHIP RED to show your Raider Pride at the RED OUT.

Tailgate Party : Join us on campus behind Seth Grove Stadium for Tailgating. The Tailgate party runs from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the FAN ZONE with inflatables for the kids (open until 2 PM) and a DJ to play the latest tunes (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM). Bring your own tailgate lunch or enjoy hot dogs, popcorn (sponsored by APB), and lemonade & hot cocoa sponsored by Alumni Relations. Read the Homecoming Tailgate Policy.

President's Postgame Supper: FREE, Preregistration and tickets required. Immediately following the football game, join President Jody Harpster and his wife Leslie on the Martin House Lawn for a casual picnic supper for you and your family.

The Monkees - Good Time: The 50th Anniversary Tour: 8:00 PM at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Purchase your concert tickets online at or call the box office at (717) 477-SHOW.

MSA/African American Organization Alumni Social: Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM - $10/person. Come back and reconnect with the MSA. RSVP to For additional information, please contact the MSA office at (717) 477-1616.


For your convenience, area-lodging options may be found at, including the Courtyard by Marriott Shippensburg, which is adjacent to campus. For answers to your questions, contact us at or (717) 477-1218 to speak with an alumni representative.


Homecoming is held on Ship's campus, located at:

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Driving Directions (Google Maps)

Read the complete Homecoming Tailgate Policy.

Bringing your own tailgate? The tailgate area behind Seth Grove Stadium opens at 10:00AM on a space available basis. Individuals wishing to tailgate out of their cars are encouraged to arrive early. Limited spots are available for cars with Raiders Club members receiving preferred parking. Not a Raiders Club member? Visit or for information on becoming a Raiders Club member for the 2017 season and the benefits of belonging. Additional parking is available in the lots surrounding the Stadium. Get parking information online at

Organizations: Student and Alumni organizations wishing to tailgate in the tent tailgate area should contact to complete a registration form. All forms are due by October 19. Sorry, late forms will not be accepted.

NEW! Raider Tailgate Contest: The SU Alumni Association is announcing their inaugural Red Raider Tailgate contest. Decorate your tailgate area according to the Homecoming Theme - Ship Getaway while showing your team spirit in creative ways. The crew of judges will be touring around the tailgate area beginning at 11:00AM with the winner announcement being made at 12:30 PM prior to kick off.

Be sure to consider your apparel by showing your Red Raider Pride for the red out and create an awesome display around the “Ship Getaway” homecoming theme.

No registration is necessary. Prizes will be awarded for overall winner in the general tailgate area and overall winner in the student/organization tent area. For additional information contact Alumni Relations at (717) 477-1218.

Welcome Back from the University Bookstore! Open Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Alumni receive 20% off a single apparel or gift item.

Retrieve your coupon from the online or paper Homecoming brochure. Items will also be available for sale at the football game.