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Semester Information - Fall 2023

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Dates and Deadlines
March 20 Online scheduling begins for Graduate students for fall semester.
27 Online scheduling appointments begin for Undergraduate students for fall semester.
April 24 Schedule Clean-up begins for Undergraduate Students
May 5 Schedule Clean-up for Undergraduate Students ends at 4:00 pm


Schedule Adjustment begins for Undergraduate Students (except incoming freshmen)

10 Online scheduling begins for Non-Degree Undergraduate students for the fall term.





1 Deadline to submit applications for December and January graduation 
7 Fall 2023 Term Bills Due
28 Regular Class Schedule Begins
28 Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option begins for Fall - Use Web Form at



4 Labor Day - No classes held
5 Last day to drop and add classes for ALL students in Part of Term 1. Drop/add dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
6 Withdrawal from courses with "W" grade begins for ALL students online for Part of Term 1. If it is necessary to withdraw from all of your classes, undergraduate students must contact their Academic Dean's Office. Graduate students and non-degree undergraduates must visit
11 Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option ends - 4:30 pm
26 Deadline for grade changes and grade appeals for Spring 2023

13 Early Warning Grades due online - 4:00 pm
13 Fall Break Begins at 4:00 pm
18 Classes Resume at 8:00 am
23 Graduate Scheduling begins for spring at
30 Undergraduate Scheduling begins for spring (initial appointments) at



6 Final day for withdrawal from classes with "W" grade for Part of Term 1 (Full Term). Withdrawal dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
22 Thanksgiving Break begins - 8:00 am
Classes Resume at 8:00 am

4 Schedule Clean-up/Adjustment for UG students for spring
8 Day and evening classes end
11-15 Final Exams
15 Graduate Commencement
16 Undergraduate Commencement
19 Grades due online at 3:00 pm



Schedule Adjustment

Schedule adjustment for returning students may be done through the myShip portal. For more information, visit

This site may be reached from off-campus using any web browser. Students may drop or add any courses which are not restricted or closed.

To schedule courses which are restricted or closed, students must contact the appropriate department office for an override. This may be done during the Schedule Adjustment period.

Returning to Campus

Residence hall check-in for returning students begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 

Parts of Term – Fall 2023 Semester 


Part of Term  Course Start & End Dates  Last Day Drop/Add Last Day W Grade 
1-Full Term
8/28/23 - 12/15/23 9/5/2023 11/6/2023
8/28/23 - 10/20/23 8/31/2023 10/3/2023
10/23/23 - 12/15/23 10/26/2023 11/28/2023
8/21/23 - 10/13/23 8/24/2023 9/26/2023
10/16/23 - 12/15/23 10/19/2023 11/27/2023
8/28/23 - 11/17/23 9/5/2023 10/20/2023
7 8/28/23 - 10/6/23 8/30/2023 9/22/2023
8 10/23/23 - 12/1/23 10/25/2023 11/17/2023
9 8/21/23-12/8/23 08/28/2023 10/27/2023
10 09/04/23 - 11/11/23 9/8/2023 10/19/2023
11 09/11/23 - 12/15/23 9/15/2023 10/31/2023



Entering freshmen will not be permitted to schedule adjust. If you have special circumstances, contact your Dean's Office when you arrive on campus at the beginning of the semester.

Dining Hall Hours

Please refer to the Dining Services web site for information regarding campus food services.

Student Parking Permits

  • Login here to register then bring your SU ID card, Drivers License, Vehicle Registration, and Proof of Insurance to pick up your permit.
  • An individual permit is required for each vehicle you will have on campus
  • Pick up your permit(s) at the SUSSI fiscal office (CUB 204)
  • Permits are non-refundable.


Textbooks may be purchased at the University Store in the Ceddia Union Building.

Bookstore Hours

Contact the University store at (717) 477-1600 for hours of operation or visit their web site here.

Withdrawal From University

To withdraw completely from the University, you must notify your academic dean's office. The deadline to withdraw without academic penalty (with grades of "W") is Monday, November 6, 2023 for Part of Term 1. If you stop attending class but do not withdraw, you will remain registered  for the course. You will not receive refunds or adjustments to your account if you do not officially notify the University of your withdrawal. It is important to notify your dean's office in a timely way.

Graduate students must visit to withdraw from their last class.

Refund Schedule

The refund policy mandated by the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education. That policy is available through Student Accounts.


In some cases a student may owe a balance to the University after Title IV aid is returned.

Information concerning the detailed application of the refund policy can be obtained by contacting the Student Accounts Office at 477-1211. 

Refund polices are subject to change by the State System of Higher Education. 

Important Phone Numbers

To call these offices from a campus phone, dial the 4-digit extension listed below.  To dial these numbers from off campus, use (717) 477- then the number.

Student Accounts (bills, payment) 1211
Financial Aid (loans, grants, work-study) 1131
Registrar's Office (scheduling, transcripts) 1381
Housing & Residence Life 1701
Dean, College of Business 1435
Dean, College of Education and Human Services 1373
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 1151
Dean, Office for Exploratory Studies 1395
University Store 1600
University Police   1444
Hot Line (for University closings) 1200

Application for Graduation

If you plan to graduate in December or January, you must submit an application by Tuesday, August 1, 2023. An application fee of $35.00 per Bachelor's degree or $60 per Master's degree is required at the time of application.

View graduation process

Graduation Rate

Under the provisions of the Student Right-to-Know Act universities must report the graduation rate of students. This rate is based on full- time students who entered the institution as first time freshmen. It includes all students who have completed their course of study in 150% of the normal time for completion or graduation. 

As a four-year institution, Shippensburg University reports the rate for students who have graduated. Visit for the most recent class for which these figures have been calculated.  

Release of Student Information

Under federal law, Shippensburg University may release directory information about current students.  Directory information includes name, home/local addresses and phone numbers, e-mail address, enrollment status, major, degree and honors.  This information is provided to callers and is also available on the University's website.  If you do not want this information to be released, you must complete a form in the Registrar's Office instructing the University to withhold your directory information.  Please visit for more information.

First Day Attendance

The first day attendance policy allows faculty to remove you from a course if you do not attend the first class session and do not provide notice to the faculty or the department secretary.  This also applies to the first class after you add a course during schedule adjustment.

If you are dropped from a course for not attending the first class, you may only reschedule it if it is still open during schedule adjustment.

Even if you do not attend the first class, you are still responsible for dropping the course during schedule adjustment.  Otherwise, you may remain scheduled for the course and receive a grade of "F" for nonattendance. You may also be charged for the course.

Final Exam Schedule: Schedule will be available around week of November 13, 2023. 

Check Student Information System for official times and room assignments after the updated final exam schedule is posted. 


Monday December 11                   

Tuesday December        12                      

Wednesday December 13                                                 Thursday December 14                                        Friday December 15                                

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10:00 MWF Multi 11:00 MWF 11:00 TR 12:00 MWF

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1:00 MWF 12:30 TR 2:00 MW & MWF 2:00 TR Multi

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Contact the Office of the Registrar

Old Main 110 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1381 Fax: 717-477-4017