New Student Orientation

Orientation is key to your successful journey at Shippensburg University. It is held on campus prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Besides receiving your first-semester class schedule, orientation is where you learn your way around campus, find out about all the amazing activities at Ship, and make new friends. We hope you’re getting excited about beginning your collegiate journey with us! At Ship, we are committed to creating an engaging learning environment. Here you will find many people who will help you along the way, and many resources are available to assist you in reaching your goals.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (717) 477-1231 or

Due to the winter weather warning for Saturday into Sunday, we have rescheduled our New Student Orientation activities to Monday, January 21, 2019.

Our staff is prepared to help students move into university housing beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19. We recommend you come between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Check-in will be available until 4:00 p.m. You also have an opportunity to check in from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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    Spring Orientation

    Spring Orientation is for students who start classes in January.

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    Summer Orientation

    Summer Orientation is for students who start classes during the summer or fall semesters.