Semester Information - Spring 2021

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 Exam Schedule

Dates and Deadlines

Monday January 4 Schedule Adjustment continues for all UG students except incoming freshmen
Monday January 4 Undergraduate Non-Degree registration begins
Monday January 4 Deadline to submit applications for May and August graduation in Registrar's Office
Monday January 18 MLK Day, University Closed
Thursday February 4 Regular class schedule begins
Thursday February 4

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option begins-complete form at:

Thursday February 11 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."
Friday February 12

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:

Thursday February 18 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option ends
Friday March 5 Deadline for grade appeals and grade changes for Fall 2020
March 15 - May 19 Tentative Graduate Summer Term A Scheduling
March 15 - June 30 Tentative Graduate Summer Term B Scheduling
March 15 - Aug 30 Tentative Graduate FALL Scheduling
Friday March 26 Early Warning grades DUE online - 4:00 p.m.
March 22 - April 8 Tentative Undergraduate FALL Scheduling
March 22 - May 19 Tentative Undergraduate Summer Term A Scheduling
March 22 - June 30 Tentative Undergraduate Summer Term B Scheduling
Thursday March 25 Raider Rest Day - no classes
Monday April 5 Deadline for grade appeals and grade change for Winter 2020
Monday April 19 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 19-June 2 FALL Schedule Clean-Up for UG students
Friday April 23 Raider Rest Day - no classes
Friday May 14 Day and evening classes end
May 17-21 Final exams (virtual)
Saturday May 15 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday May 15 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Thursday May 27 Grades Due online at 3:00 p.m.


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, you must contact the appropriate department office for an override. This may be done during the Schedule Adjustment period.

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 starting Thursday, February 4.

Parts of Term – Spring 2021 Semester

Part of Term
Course Start & End Dates
Last Day Drop/Add
Last Day W Grade
1-Full Term Feb 4 - May 21 Feb 11 Apr 19
2 Jan 25 - Mar 19 Jan 28 Mar 2
3 Mar 22 - May 14 Mar 25 Apr 27
4 Feb 1 - Apr 23 Feb 6 Mar 26
5 Jan 25 - Mar 19 Jan 28 Mar 2
6 Feb 1 - Mar 12 Feb 3 Feb 26
7 Mar 29 - May 7 Mar 31 Apr 23
8 Feb 4 - Mar 12 Feb 6 Feb 26
9 Mar 15 - Apr 16 Mar 17 Apr 6
10 Apr 19 - May 21 Apr 21 May 11
11 Jan 25 - May 7 Jan 31 Apr 2
12 Mar 15 - May 8 Mar 18 Apr 20
13 Jan 25 - May 14 Jan 31 Apr 8
14 Feb 1 - Mar 26 Feb 4 Mar 9
15 Mar 29 - May 21 Apr 1 May 4

Dining Hall Hours

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

Parking Decals

If you plan to operate a car on campus, you will need to purchase a parking decal. Failure to register your vehicle will result in a fine. Decals are available through the University Police, located in the Reed Operations Center. For more information, call 477-1444 or visit

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

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, April 19, 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 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 1620
Dean, College of Education and Human Services 1141
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 May or August, you must submit an application by Monday, January 4. An application fee of $35.00 per Bachelor's degree or $60 per Master's degree is required at this time. Information related to commencement ceremonies will be forthcoming at a later date.

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 up to six years after initially enrolling. The most recent class for which these figures can be calculated entered the University in the fall of 2013. The graduation rate for this class is 58%.

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

Check the Registrar News portion of the myShip portal for official times and room assignments after the updated final exam schedule is posted.



May 17


May 18


May 19


May 20


May 21

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. MWF

9:30 a.m. TR


8:00 a.m. TR

8:00 a.m. MWF

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. MWF

11:00 a.m. TR

11:00 a.m. MWF


10:00 a.m. MWF

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. MW & MWF

2:00 p.m. TR

1:00 p.m. MWF

12:30 p.m. TR


3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.MW


3:00 OR 3:30 p.m. (ALL)

5:00 p.m. TR


6:30 p.m.

Monday Night Classes

Tuesday Night Classes

Wednesday Night Classes

Thursday Night Classes


Students who have a conflict of 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.

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.