Alumni Weekend 2016

Forget Facebook. Catch up with friends in person at Shippensburg University’s Alumni Weekend, Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5.

Return to your Alma Mater for this weekend-long celebration to connect with classmates, catch up with old friends, and celebrate all that is Ship. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Check out the Alumni Weekend Brochure to see a complete listing of activities and any associated costs, and then register online.

It's a full schedule, starting with the 28th Annual Alumni Weekend Golf Outing on Thursday, June 2 at the Chambersburg Country Club. Tee-off the weekend by making plans to golf with us. Shotgun start at 1:00 PM. The cost is $100.00/golfer, which includes lunch and dinner. Proceeds from the outing benefit the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.

All-GREEK “IN-FORMAL” Alumni Reunion, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00PM
Rally your chapters, break out your letters, and get ready to celebrate Greek life at Ship! A fun time of reminiscing about the 'good ol' days' when MIXERS did not mean drinks, EXCHANGES did not reference phone numbers, and DATE PARTIES did not mean a dressy night on the town! What memories do you have about your Greek life at Ship and which ones are you willing to share? The Greek Reunion Room will be loaded with memorabilia, pictures, and slide-shows celebrating Greek life, including a photo area with fun props - bring your cameras! You won't believe the giveaways  we have coming your way, including an All Greek Alumni T-shirt! Come join us! Lite snacks and beverages, including beer and wine.

All GREEK Alumni “MIXER”, Saturday 8:00 - 11:00PM
Calling all Greek Alumni! Are you still awake? Haven't felt the need for a nap yet? There was a time when this would just be the beginning of your night! Come join us as we have planned the ultimate Greek Mixer including the music we loved, photos of years gone by, and an atmosphere conducive for laughter, fun, and entertainment! You don't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect with Greek Alumni!

Student SENATE Alumni Reunion, Saturday 3:00 - 5:00PM
While it may go by different names (Student Senate/Student Association/Class Council), 2016 will bring Alumni back to campus for a grand reunion. Join your fellow Senate alumni along with President Jody Harpster '74M, President Emeritus Tony Ceddia, Roger Serr, vice president for student affairs, and Bob Orndorff '62, retired vice president for student affairs for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Join us for this family-friendly alumni reunion event. Then make plans to continue the reunion over dinner at SU Night starting at 5:15 PM.

AFRO-AM Alumni Reunion, Saturday 2:00 - 4:00PM
Join Diane Jefferson and fellow alumni for an AFRO-AM Celebration Weekend. An Alumni reception will be hosted in Gilbert Hall 100.

50 YEARS! Class of 1966 Celebrating their 50th Class Reunion
Calling the Class of 1966! Celebrate your 50-year reunion as a Golden Raider. All members of the Class of 1966 are invited to participate in special activities during the weekend to celebrate their 50th Reunion including a Class meeting, hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception and recognition dinner on Friday, June 3, followed by music by Andy Angelucci '56 (Andy's Angels).

Golden Raiders Alumni Luncheon
All Golden Raiders, including the newly inducted Class of 1966, are invited to a Golden Raider Luncheon on Saturday.

  • Raider Bus Campus Tour (Friday & Saturday)
  • Luhrs Performing Arts Center Tour (Friday)
  • Pubs & Grubs Pub Tour (Friday): Bus runs on a continuous loop from campus to downtown pubs.
  • Paint and Sip with Stephanie (Brant) Miller '97: Enjoy mimosas while painting a 12x12 canvas painting. Stephanie will turn us all into artists as she leads us in painting this image. Please allow 1 hour and register in advance, only a limited number of walk-ins may be accommodated.
  • The Science of Beer and Brewing with Ryan DeLutis '97: Are you a home-brewer, thinking about brewing, or just like beer? Come meet Ryan. He'll share his start-up story of going from brewing at home to being the Brewmaster at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey. Ryan will cover tips for home brewers, frequently asked questions, and end with a tasting!
  • Wine Tasting 101: Explore the world of white wine! Come taste classic still and sparkling whites from Germany, California, and Italy. Be prepared to sample the extremely rare Tokaji Aszu Eszencia from Hungary. This dessert wine is ranked as one of the world's top 100 wines by the Wine Spectator.
  • Finance and Estate Planning Seminar: GPS Your Way in Retirement-Keeping Pace with the Ever-Changing Landscape: Taxes, Healthcare, and Security. Join the SU Foundation for a free, no-obligation retirement and estate-planning seminar.
  • Rock out with Andy Angelucci '56: Include some jazz music with your evening and rock-out to oldies with Andy Angelucci and his “Angels”. Light snacks and beverages provided.
  • Wedding Vow Renewals
  • SU Night: Join President Jody and Leslie Harpster for all-you-can-eat crabs and fixin's. Registration is required and tickets will be mailed to you.
  • Hotel California: “A Salute to the Eagles”, Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Lodging is conveniently located on campus in Presidents Hall for $40/person/night. All beds are twin with 3-room types (2-person 1BR, 2-person 2BR, 4-person 2BR). Adjacent to campus lodging includes the new Courtyard by Marriott located next to the Conference Center. Additional off-campus lodging options may be found at www.ship.edu/visit/lodging. For answers to your questions, contact us at alumni@ship.eduor (717) 477-1218 to speak with an alumni representative.

NOTE: 4-person suites are not available as options online. Please call the Alumni Office at (717) 477-1218 to check availability.