Welcome newest member of the Ship Shippensburg University family! We are so excited to meet you at New Student Orientation!
Tips for Ship - Virtual Information Session Prior to Orientation
We are excited to meet our new students and families this summer at New Student Orientation, but we understand you might have questions prior to attending. Join us for live virtual information sessions on selected topics that will help prepare you and your student in the journey to Ship.
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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.
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.
We highly encourage all first-year students to select their specific Academic College orientation date. Students who attend that date will have an opportunity to connect with more students in their academic program and gain an in-depth look at their program of study.
Save the Dates for Summer 2024
Places to Stay In and Near Shippensburg
If you are traveling here orientation and need a place to stay overnight, there are many convenient locations to stay in and around Shippensburg. Click here for more information on lodging and local attractions.
Wood Honors College Orientation
The Wood Honors College will host Honors Orientation for new Honors College students in mid-July. Students in the honors college MUST attend Summer Orientation and Honors Orientation. Any questions about the honors orientation please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part III: Fall Welcome Week (August 22nd-25th 2023)
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.
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 highly encouraged to attend an in-person orientation with their student. During orientation, they will connect with faculty, staff, and administrators to learn more about the resources, support, and engagement opportunities available to their student. Parent and families will register for orientation with their student.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (717) 477-1231 or email@example.com.