Campus Vibe : What it's like at Ship
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Learning at Ship doesn't just take place in a classroom. It also happens with the new friends you make, the activities you participate in, and in the place you call home during the school year.

Ship has six suite style residence halls, two five-story traditional residence halls, and an apartment complex. Each residence hall has a unique and exciting vibe, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to socialize with students with similar interests - especially in Living-Learning Communities and Special Interest Suites.

Our new suite-style coed residence halls are designed for your comfort, convenience, and safety. These four-story buildings feature the usual amenities plus air conditioning, carpeting, and a bathroom shared by you and one other student. Ship's Living-Learning Communities can be found here, which add to the uniqueness of each hall.

Traditional residence halls are coed by wing and feature double-occupancy rooms where you share a community bathroom with all the rooms on your floor. They feature study rooms, common kitchens, laundry facilities, lounges, and other amenities.

You can also live in a one-, two-, or four-bedroom furnished apartments at Stone Ridge Commons. They include laundry facilities on every floor, study rooms, lounges, and even a conference room and exercise center within the complex.

The day has finally arrived: You're off to college!

Move In Day is always a bustle of activity inside and outside our residence halls. We'll have student volunteers and university staff on-hand to help make things go as smoothly as possible for you, and your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Returning Students - Housing is Still Available for 2016-17

Sign up for housing now: MyShip Portal 

Go to:  Student, Ship Life, The 2016-17 Returning/Graduate Student Agreement is on the Right

Connect to MyHousing to select your roommates and rooms.  You will be placed in the room selection lottery 24-48 hours after signing the agreement.

Have questions about the portal?
Returning Student Housing Details

Fall 2016 Incoming Students
Arrival Dates and Check-In Times

If you are a new student, check-in dates and times will be set by hall and zip code on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and Thursday, August 18, 2016 before classes begin.

Fall 2016 Returning Students

Naugle Hall, Seavers Hall, Presidents Hall, Lackhove Hall, Kieffer Hall, McCune Hall, and McLean Hall

Returning students will arrive on Saturday, August 20, 2016 after 9:00 a.m.

Stone Ridge Commons Apartments:  Check-in based on the following schedule:

Thursday, August 18 (8 am - 12 pm) - Incoming Students (Transfer)

Friday, August 19 (12 - 4 pm) - Returning Students

Saturday, August 20 (12 - 4 pm) - Returning Students

Sunday, August 21 (12 - 7 pm) - Returning Students

When You Arrive

  • Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone near your hall.
  • Unload your belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a nearby lot.
  • Orientation personnel will be available to assist moving your belongings into the building.
  • Report to the check-in location in your hall's lobby.
  • Receive your keys and other check-in materials. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase a hall association sticker for $5.00.

Room/Apartment Condition Report

When you check in, you will receive an RCR/ACR (Room/Apartment Condition Report) which states the condition of the various items in the room as inspected by the residence hall staff. After you check-in, you should take a few minutes to inspect your room. If your form does not accurately reflect the condition of your room, you must bring any discrepancies to the attention of the residence hall staff within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be held financially accountable for these damages at check out.

What to Bring/Not Bring

Take a look at the New Student Housing Check List ahead of time to figure out what you'll need to live on campus.

Your Housing Requirements

Entering first-year and transfer students having earned fewer than 30 (between 1- 29) undergraduate college level credits are required to reside in university housing. Exceptions to this policy include those students who reside full-time within the home of their parents or legal guardians within 50 miles of campus, those who are 21 years of age or older, and/or those who are legally married.

If you live in one of our residence halls, you must meet the Pennsylvania state meningitis requirement before moving in.

Housing Agreement

2015-16 Academic Year Housing Agreement (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
2016-17 Academic Year Housing Agreement (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)