Summer Orientation

Welcome newest member of the Ship Shippensburg University family! We are so excited to meet you at New Student Orientation!


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Parents/Families

Students

First-Year Student Orientation Agenda Booklet

New students will complete components of the orientation program in three parts. These components will assist you in your transition to Ship while providing just in time information as you prepare to begin this Fall.

Part I – Discover Ship! Online Orientation Experience:

As part of orientation all new students must complete our Discover Ship Online Orientation. This program will include information that will assist you with your academic and personal success at Ship. All new students will be required to complete this portal before attend their in-person orientation.

This orientation will take approximately three hours. You can go through at your own speed and take a break at any time. When you come back, we'll remember where you left off.

You can access your online experience by logging in with their Ship email and password at https://orientation.ship.edu/.

 

Part II - Summer Orientation:

All new students (first-year & transfer students) are required to attend an in-person orientation program. During this program you will participate in small group discussions with Student Ambassadors and your peers to foster new friendships and connections. Additionally, you will learn about the First-Year Experience/Transferring to Ship, meet faculty in your program and understand academic expectations and requirement.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Wood Honors College Orientation:

The Wood Honors College will host Honors Orientation for new Honors College students on Friday, July 29th-Saturday, July 30th. Students in the honors college MUST attend Summer Orientation and Honors Orientation. Any questions about the honors orientation please email them at honors@ship.edu. 

 

Part III: Fall Welcome Week (August 18th-21st 2022)

Mandatory for all new students to attend and a continuation of the summer orientation. Welcome Week is full of programs to help student explore their Ship home, connect with faculty, staff and classmates, learn about academic opportunities, and discover something new.

 

Parents/Families

Families and Guest Orientation Guide
Discover Ship! Online Orientation Experience

Parents/families will have the chance to explore campus resources further like their student at their own pace through an online orientation experience. This program will include information that will assist you in helping your student succeed academically and personally.

This orientation will take approximately three hours. You can go through at your own speed and take a break at any time. When you come back, we'll remember where you left off.

Parents and family members can access the portal by creating a guest account at https://orientation.ship.edu/

Parent/Family Summer Orientation:

Parents and families are invited to attend an in-person orientation with your student. During orientation, you will connect with faculty, staff, and administrators to learn more about the resources, support, and engagement opportunities available to your student.

Parent and families will register for orientation with their student.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (717) 477-1231 or orientation@ship.edu.