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Semester Information - Spring 2024

Academic Calendar Dates & Deadlines Schedule Adjustment
Returning to Campus New Student Info Parts of Term
Dining Halls Parking Bookstore/Textbooks
Withdrawals/Refunds Phone Numbers Graduation
Release of Information First Day Attendance Final Exams

Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday January 2 Undergraduate Non-Degree registration begins
Tuesday January 2 Deadline to submit applications for May and August graduation in myShip Portal. View graduation process
Monday January 15 Martin Luther King Day, University Closed
Monday January 22 Regular class schedule begins
Monday January 22

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option begins-complete form at:

Monday January 29 Last day to drop/add classes for ALL students (Graduate, Undergraduate & Non-Degree-POT 1). Drop/add dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
Tuesday January 30

Withdrawal from courses with "W" grades begins for ALL students online for Part of Term 1. If it is necessary to withdraw from all classes, undergraduates must contact their academic dean's office. Graduate students and non-degree students must visit:

Monday February 5 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option ends
Tuesday February 20 Deadline for grade appeals and grade changes for Fall 2023
Friday March 8 Spring Break begins 4:00 p.m.
Friday March 8 Early Warning grades DUE online - 4:00 p.m.
Monday March 18 Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
Thursday March 21 Deadline for grade appeals and grade change for Winter 2023
March 18 - May 22 Graduate Summer Term A Scheduling
March 18 - July 3 Graduate Summer Term B Scheduling
March 18- Sept. 3 Graduate FALL Scheduling
March 25 - April 11 Undergraduate FALL Scheduling
March 25- May 22 Undergraduate Summer Term A Scheduling
March 25 - July 3 Undergraduate Summer Term B Scheduling
Monday April 1 Withdraw from classes with "W" grade - final day (G & UG) for Part of Term 1. Withdrawal dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."
April 22 - May 3 Fall Schedule Clean-Up for UG students
Friday May 3 Day and evening classes end
May 6 - May 10 Final Exams
May 10 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
May 11 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Thursday May 16 Grades Due online at 3:00 p.m.


Returning to Campus

Dates for residence hall check-in for returning students are to be determined.



Your class schedule for the semester will be prepared by the Registrar's Office in conjunction with your academic department. You may view your schedule via myShip at


Entering freshmen will not be able to schedule adjust. If you have special circumstances, contact your Dean's Office or One Stop Shop starting Friday, January 19.

Parts of Term – Spring 2024 Semester

Part of Term
Course Start & End Dates
Last Day Drop/Add
Last Day W Grade
1-Full Term 1/22/24 - 5/10/24 1/29/2024 4/1/2024
2 1/16/24 - 3/8/24 1/19/2024 2/21/2024
3 1/22/24 - 3/15/24 1/25/2024 2/27/2024
4 1/22/24 - 4/12/24 1/29/2024 3/15/2024
5 3/18/24 - 5/10/24 3/21/2024 4/23/2024
6 1/22/24 - 3/1/24 1/24/2024 2/16/2024
7 1/22/24 - 2/23/24 1/24/2024 2/13/2024
8 2/26/24 - 4/5/24 2/28/2024 3/22/2024
9   4/8/24 - 5/10/24 4/10/2024 4/30/2024
10 1/16/24 - 5/3/24 1/22/2024 3/29/2024
11 1/16/24 - 2/24/24 1/18/2024 2/12/2024

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.

Bookstore Hours

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


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

Withdrawal From University-Undergraduate

To withdraw completely from the University, you must notify your academic dean's office. The deadline for undergraduate student to withdraw without academic penalty (with grades of "W") is Monday, April 1, 2024, 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 and Undergraduate Non-Degree students must visit to withdraw from their last class.

Refund Schedule

The refund policy is 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, Division of Undeclared Majors 1395
Office of Student Development 1164
University Store 1600
University Police (parking decals, IDs) 1444
Hot Line (for University closings) 1200

Application for Graduation

If you plan to graduate in May or August, you must submit an application by Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  An application fee of $35.00 per Bachelor's degree or $60 per Master's degree is required at  time of application.  

The application fee is a one-time fee that is paid by all students that apply for graduation regardless of whether or not they will be attending the ceremony.  It is a fee that is assessed to cover the cost of the diploma, diploma cover, and the expenses related to the mailing of the diploma. Cap and gown expenses are separate.  

May 2024 Commencement Date for Graduate Students is Friday, May 10, 2024 and for Undergraduates the date is Saturday, May 11, 2024.

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 Exams

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



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Monday Night Classes

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Wednesday Night Classes

Thursday Night Classes



In case of inclement weather, the following schedule may be followed:
1. If a final exam scheduled for 5:15 p.m. or later is canceled, it will be rescheduled for Friday night.
2. If finals are delayed in the morning, a compressed schedule will be followed: 8:00 finals will begin at 10:00, 10:30 finals will begin at 12:00, 1:00 finals will begin at 2:00, and 3:30 finals will begin at 4:00. If a student has two finals back-to-back they will be allowed time to arrive for the second final.
3. If finals are canceled in the afternoon, those finals will begin during the empty time slot on Friday.
4. If an entire day is canceled, finals will be made up on the following Monday.

Students who have a conflict or more than two finals in one day should work with the faculty teaching the courses no later than the week before finals to resolve the problem.

Contact the Office of the Registrar Old Main 110 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1381 Fax: 717-477-4017