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 creating 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're 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. To get the most out of Orientation, you need to come prepared.
The GPS —
Getting Prepared for Ship portal — provides helpful information about registering for courses. We recommend that you review this material in advance so you will come to Orientation prepared to register for courses that meet your educational and personal goals.
Our colleges have days dedicated to onboarding new students, so be sure to check the schedule often to find out when your orientation will be held. If you have any questions, contact Erin Kissinger in our Orientation Office at (717) 477-1164 or
For our current students: we hope your spring semester is going well. For our incoming students: welcome! We look forward to meeting and working with you. Our orientation leaders have been chosen and they are all very excited to work with you over the next few months. Our summer schedule should be posted in the very near future. Feel free to call our office or email us if you have any questions regarding summer orientation.
Donna Gross, Director of New Student Orientation
Plan your Orientation visit the right way by checking out places to live and all the things to do.
Interested in being a Fall Welcome Week Orientation Leader?
Our application process is going on NOW!!! Click here for the application!
There are three other ways that you can access an application:
1. Stop by our table in the CUB Great Hall Monday, April 11th from 11 AM—3 PM
2. Stop by Old Main 210
3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due April 18th by 4:30 PM!