More Than Just a Campus
More Than Just a Campus
More Than Just a Campus
Shippensburg University’s 210 acre campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities for learning, recreation and living.
Beyond our excellent residence halls and classrooms, we have plenty of other facilities that serve our students well.
Ship students have access to:
- Ezra Lehman Memorial Library – Our library has many resources and is a great place to study. Along with thousands of publications for your use, the library also has computers, printers and teleconferencing locations. It is also home to the student help desk.
- Elnetta G. Jones University Center for Student Success and Exploratory Studies – This one-stop shop for all things student success is available to help students with many needs. It is also the home of the Learning Center, a great resource for tutoring and more.
- Wellness Center – Located in Naugle Hall, the Wellness Center is home to both the Counseling Center and Etter Health Center. These locations provide services for a number of issues concerning mental and physical health.
- Computer Labs – There are several public computer labs throughout campus, plus many departmental labs that support specific fields of study.
- Ceddia Union Building – Known as the CUB, this facility is the center of many student activities. It’s home to the campus bookstore, gaming areas, project and meeting spaces, lounges, dining areas, a theater and more. It’s also where you’ll find the UPS store on campus.
- Recreational/Sports Facilities – We have Seth Grove Stadium, Fairchild Field, Robb Sports Complex, a student recreation center, a disc golf course, a hockey pavilion, recreational courts, trails winding throughout our bicycle-friendly campus and more.
Many of our other facilities are unique to Shippensburg University alone and provide vital opportunities for success across many different fields of study.
The on-campus Bartos Child and Family Center is a great resource for child care. It also provides unique opportunities to observe and work with children ages one through five.
The Brad E. Hollinger Stock Trading Room on campus provides students in the College of Business with great experience and a distinct advantage in the job market because it allows them to use Bloomberg Terminal, a Wall Street trading platform used by investment bankers and equity traders.
The Brindle Gallery is located in the Huber Art Center and provides a platform for students to exhibit their work. Exhibition in any media is eligible.
The Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory is a resource for field training through collection and analysis of environmental data from a single watershed. It provides excellent service and learning opportunities for students across multiple disciplines.
The Shippensburg University Campus Farm is located close to campus on Britton Road. It is used for research and volunteer opportunities by several campus organizations and academic departments. The farm also hosts local students and other members of the community for various activities and opportunities.
Backed by the Geography/Earth Science Department, the Center for Land Use and Sustainability provides hands-on learning experiences for students through research opportunities between affiliated scientists and the community.
Seeing as Shippensburg University is the only institution in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in entrepreneurship, the Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation is a great asset to the campus community. The center backs entrepreneurial projects, events and other opportunities while raising awareness of entrepreneurship as a career choice.
The Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center includes a 2,300 square foot interfaith chapel with movable seating. In addition to the worship space, the center houses office space for religious organizations and campus ministries, as well as meeting spaces. Reservations can be made for meeting space in the center.
The Dibert-Roddick Planetarium is located in Franklin Science Center. It offers a number of shows throughout the year.
The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University is truly unique and provides hands-on opportunities for students across many disciplines. It is a great resource for internships, volunteering and entertainment.
Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School is the only on-campus public elementary lab school at a university in Pennsylvania. It provides unique opportunities for students across multiple fields of study, not just those pursuing teaching degrees.
Growing Edges Community Counseling Clinic is a nonprofit educational and counseling clinic backed by Shippensburg University’s Counseling and College Student Personnel Department. The clinic is the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. It provides no cost or low cost, time limit counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in the community who may not have access to counseling, while providing our graduate students the opportunity to get field training.
Home to the Exercise Science Department, Henderson Gymnasium is an athletic facility used for academic and recreational purposes alike, such as the university’s community Inclusive Basketball program. The building houses the Metabolic Analysis Lab and Movement Science Lab where exercise science students use equipment and instruments to test many parameters, including power, strength, gait, glucose and cardiorespiratory endurance.
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center is home to the Music and Theatre Arts Department. The building itself houses classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and the Grove Theatre. The theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, audio equipment and video and projection equipment. With a seating capacity of approximately 1,500 tiered seats, it is one of the largest performing arts centers in the region. The Luhrs Center hosts performances by nationally-known speakers, musicals, comedians, bands, and more throughout the year.
The Kauffman Gallery presents several art exhibitions throughout the year. These include works from nationally and regionally recognized artists as well as those from members of Ship’s Art and Design Department.
Memorial Auditorium provides a performance space for students, faculty, staff and community members. It is home to annual events such as musicals, plays and dance troupe showcases by various organizations. The auditorium can seat 650 guests.
The office of Shippensburg University's student-run newspaper, The Slate, is located in the Ceddia Union Building. The outlet covers news, entertainment, sports and more in its weekly newspaper and online.
Located in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB), Shippensburg University’s Pride Center offers events, resources, training and support with a focus on making the institution an inclusive and supportive environment for all university community members, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer students as well as their allies.
The radio station is located in the Ceddia Union Building. It is home to WSYC 88.7 FM, Ship’s student-run radio station that provides 24/7 music, news, entertainment and sports.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Shippensburg University provides no-cost confidential consulting and low-cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. Networking and other opportunities are made possible because of the center's benefit to local businesses and the campus community alike.
Backed by the Human Communication Studies Department, the Speech and Communication Center provides support services for students. It is a great resource for anyone who needs help completing assignments or preparing for a speech. Areas of support include:
- Topic selection and development
- Content development
- Visual aid preparation
- Strategies for managing communication anxiety
The television studio located in Grove Hall is home to Shippensburg University Television, Ship’s award-winning, student-run television station. It features professional, industry-standard equipment and software. The TV production center also has a mobile TV production van used to produce live broadcasts for events and sports contests.
Using empowerment theory to guide our actions, the staff and volunteers of the Women's Center advocate for victims of sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse and other violent crimes. The center offers a number of services, resources, and events for all members of the Shippensburg University campus community.