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Semester Information Winter 2023

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Dates and Deadlines


October 23  Online registration begins for Graduate students for winter term and spring semester

October 30  Online registration begins for Undergraduate students for winter term and spring semester

November 17  Online registration begins for Undergraduate Non-Degree students for winter term only

December 18  Winter Term Classes Begin

December 18  First day for Undergraduate students to apply for Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory-Use Web Form at

December 20 Last Day to Drop/Add classes for Winter Term-Part of Term 1. Drop/add dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."

December 21  Deadline to apply for Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory for Winter Term-Part of Term 1

December 21  First Day for “W” grades online for all students in Winter Term-Part of Term 1. Use myShip to drop/withdraw from all winter classes.

January 9 Deadline to withdraw from classes with “W” grade(Winter Term-Part of Term 1). Withdrawal dates for other Parts of Term are listed below under "Parts of Term."

January 15 Martin Luther King Day-University Closed

January 16  Grade submission available on-line (Winter Term)

January 19  Winter Term ends

January 23  Winter Term Grades due online from faculty by 3 p.m. 

For additional information about the Winter Term, please visit

Parts of Term – Winter 2023 Term

Part of Term Course Start & End Dates
Last Day Drop/Add
Last Day W Grade
1 December 18-January 19 Dec. 20 Jan. 9
2 December 18-February 9 Dec. 21 Jan. 23

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 Winter Classes

Students who are registered for any winter classes may drop or withdraw from those courses through myShip at 

If you stop attending class but do not withdraw, you will remain registered and will receive a grade of "F" for the course. You will not receive refunds or adjustments to your account if you do not officially notify the University of your withdrawal.

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
Office of Student Development 1164
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
University Store 1600
University Police (parking decals, IDs) 1444
Hot Line (for University closings) 1200

Application for Graduation

If you plan to graduate in January, you must submit an application by Tuesday, August 1. An application fee of $35 per Bachelor's degree or $60 per Master's degree is required at this time.

December 2023 Commencement Date for Graduate Students is Friday, December 15, 2023 and for Undergraduates the date is Saturday, December 16, 2023

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.

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