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Director's Welcome

Hello students! On behalf of the orientation team, I would like to welcome you to Shippensburg University as we start the spring 2015 semester. We look forward to meeting and working with you over the next month. We are currently interviewing candidates for orientation leader positions and they are all very excited to work with you in the summer. Feel free to call our office or email us if you have any questions regarding summer orientation.


Donna Gross, Director of New Student Orientation

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Important Links

Student Handbook 

University Policies and Course Descriptions 

Academic Major Planning Guide 

Parents Guide for Undeclared Students

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Meningitis Vaccine

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Orientation Office
Shippensburg University
210 Old Main
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: 717-477-1164
FAX: 717-477-4007


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Sarah Grace Maize


Social Work & Psychology 

Graduation Year (of College)

Fall 2014

Extra-Curricular Activities 

Intern at Roxbury Treatment Center, Social Work Organization, Act V, Tech Crew in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB), Stagehand at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Favorite Quote

Vulnerability is strength.

Why did you choose Shippensburg?  

From the very moment that I walked onto campus, I felt welcomed. Students were holding doors open for one another, and faculty members were eager to meet new students. Everyone was concerned with making me feel comfortable and there was no greater feeling than that in starting such a new and frightening experience. 

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer? 

Students are given the opportunity to receive the greatest quality of education possible. Faculty members will know you by name, and there is always somewhere to go whenever you have a question - no matter what it might be. 

If you could give any one piece of advice to incoming students, what would it be? 

Do not be afraid to get involved! There are countless clubs and organizations available on campus, and something to interest each and every student. These people will become your greatest friends, and the support you may need when times get rough.