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Director's Welcome

Hello students! 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 over the next month. Our summer orientation leaders have been chosen and they are all very excited to work with you over the next few months. 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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Student Handbook 

University Policies and Course Descriptions 

Academic Major Planning Guide 

Parents Guide for Undeclared Students

Emergency Notifications

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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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Joel Marzzarella



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Extra-Curricular Activities

Video game design, Shippensburg University Student Alumni Ambassadors, Transfer Ambassador

Favorite Quote

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne

Why did you choose Shippensburg?  

I love the family atmosphere that you get from the facility, staff and students at Shippensburg. Plus, it was close to home and family-oriented.

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer?

The wide range of extracurricular activities that students can get involved in is astounding. There is something for everyone.

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

Get involved with an extracurricular activity early on. It will help root you into the University. Besides, it looks great on a resume.