Alumni Weekend 2022

To everyone that participated - Sending a huge Thank you for attending Alumni Weekend!

What a FABULOUS Alumni Weekend - from the weather to the fun & friendships! Our Alumni Team hope you enjoyed reconnecting with friends and classmates, and we very much enjoyed having you celebrate with us on campus.

Enjoy photos from the weekend.

Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2023 -
Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3


All Alumni are invited to Shippensburg University's annual Alumni Weekend. The weekend-long celebration holds something for everyone! Return to your alma mater to connect with classmates, catch up with old friends, and celebrate all that is SHIP! We look forward to welcoming you back!

View the Alumni Weekend Schedule

3 Ways to Register

    1. ONLINE The easiest way to register is online. You can pay immediately with a credit card or you can mail a check.

    2. MAIL: Fill out the registration form in your Alumni Weekend brochure and mail it along with payment if required.

    3. PHONE: Call Alumni Relations at (717) 477-1218 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Friday, June 3


CLASS of 1972 Fiftieth Class REUNION
Friday, 4:15PM, Stewart Hall – Complimentary for class members; $25 spouse/guest
Happy fiftieth! Arrive at Stewart Hall to browse thru the renovated building. Then catch up with classmates during cocktail hour. Your reunion dinner and 50th recognition program begins at 5:30PM. During the program you’ll receive your Golden Raider medallion, a fiftieth reunion pin and a reunion memory booklet. Dinner includes salad, sides, dessert, and entrée selection of flank steak, grilled chicken breast, or vegetable lasagna. Business casual attire. Registration required

 

Saturday, June 4

Housing & Residence Life REUNION
Saturday, 10:00AM - 12NOON, McLean Rec Room
Join the housing and res life staff for a reunion and send-off to congratulate Barry McClanahan in his retirement!

Alumni BOARD of DIRECTORS REUNION: Reconnect & Recharge
Saturday, 10:30AM - 12NOON, CUB MPR B
Our family of board members is just that – a Family. In addition to catching up with one another, hear from our current board president, executive board, and President Charles Patterson about exciting projects, initiatives, and about how to reengage and stay involved while enjoying lite bites with friends old & new.

CLASS of 1962 60th REUNION Class Meeting
Saturday at 11:00AM - CUB
Arrive before the Golden Raider Lunch to remininsce and catch up with classmates and class president, Dr. Rodger McCormick.


GOLDEN RAIDERS Alumni Luncheon
Saturday at 12:30PM, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall $10/person
This luncheon is for alumni who have celebrated their fiftieth reunions, including the newly inducted Class of 1972. Relax with classmates and enjoy a served lunch of grilled turkey & bacon panini or cobb salad w/without grilled chicken served with cup of soup and dessert. Seating is assigned by classes so you’ll be seated with your classmates,

    Includes MILESTONE CLASS REUNIONS
    1952 (70th), 1957 (65th), 1962 (60th), and 1967 (55th)
    Return to your alma mater for the Golden Raider Lunch. All classes will be seated 
    together so you enjoy catching up with classmates. Then head over to Stewart Hall for
    an afternoon ice cream social.

CANCELED - REUNION ZERO - Young Alumni Reunion: CLASSES of 2017 - 2021

Fifth Annual All-GREEK Alumni REUNION
Saturday 1:00PM - 4:00PM, Harley Hall Lawn
Break out your letters and get ready to celebrate Greek life with the 2022 Greek Games at Ship! $20/person

  • The opening ceremony will feature the collection of food, and living on campus necessities for students (see the Ship Supply Closet information).
  • Presentation of flags and roll-call in the coliseum.
  • Competitive, and friendly, Greek Games will commence, including the Chariot Race, Togo Twirl, Hercules Hurl, and Gladiator Pull! Come ready to compete and/or spectate! Bring your camping chairs. Pop-up tents permitted no larger than 10x10 in designated area.

Reconnect with friends, enjoy the DJ, and partake in or watch the games. There will be hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda, & water. First 300 registrants receive a 2022 Greek Reunion t-shirt, koozie sponsored by Magnolia Mountain Jewelry-Michele (Gegg) Legge ’88, Phi Sigma Sigma, and mug sponsored by Wibs-Jeff England ’96, Kappa Sigma. The fun will continue into the evening as we shake, rattle, & roll at the Closing Ceremonies with more games at Casino Night from 8:00PM - 11:00PM ($5 cover). ID required for beverages

Reminder: All registrants for the Saturday afternoon Greek Reunion will receive a wristband. Wristbands MUST be worn and displayed at all times. Your wristband confirms you are registered for the Greek reunion and that you are 21 years of age or older.

Friday, June 3
  • Fashion Archives and Museum Exhibit, Friday, 12:30PM - 2:30PM  $5/Adult; $4/Senior. “Celebrating Creative Hands: Yesterday and Today” represents a partnership between the Fashion Archives & Museum and the Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild. The exhibit highlights modern works using historic techniques, combined with artifacts from the FA&M collection.

  • Pubs and Grubs Downtown Tour, Friday, 7:00PM - Midnight. Departs from Harley Hall and the Marriott $5. Purchase your wristband for the bus to visit old haunts and see what’s new. Busses run on a continuous loop and depart Harley Hall at 7:00PM; followed by pick-ups at the Marriott & Clarion Hotel. Drop-off at the Marriott by request until midnight. Driver’s license required for pub entry.

Friday & Saturday
  • Take a walk on the Rail Trail Sculpture Path
    The paved walkway starts at the intersection of Earl & Fort Streets, better known as the grass triangle just down the hill from Old Main. On your stroll, read about the sculptures along the trail created by Professor Steve Dolbin’s sculpture classes. Then walk in the 1956 railroad boxcar (Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum). **The trailhead, museum, & First Friday activities are accessible via a short walk down the paved walkway from Old Main. Parking is available across the street from the museum. 
  • Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum
    Open Dawn to Dusk – Shippensburg StationBuilt in a restored railroad car, tour Shippensburg’s new Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum, located at the intersection of Earl and Fort Streets. The 1956 boxcar, once used by the Penn Central Railroad to transport freight, now features a professionally-curated exhibit. Learn more about the area’s rich railroad history!
Friday, June 3
  • Finance and Estate Planning Seminar, Friday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM, Conference Center at Shippensburg University.
    Live Well, Leave Well, Plan with a Purpose. Join the Shippensburg University Foundation for a free, no-obligation retirement and estate planning seminar. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for seminar attendees. For more information, call (717) 477-1377 or visit www.sufoundation.org. Topics may vary depending upon the availability of volunteer experts.

  • Fashion Archives and Museum Exhibit, Friday, 12:30PM - 2:30PM  $5/Adult; $4/Senior. “Celebrating Creative Hands: Yesterday and Today” represents a partnership between the Fashion Archives & Museum and the Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild. The exhibit highlights modern works using historic techniques, combined with artifacts from the FA&M collection.

  • First Friday Celebration Friday, 4:30PM - 8:30PM.

    Including food trucks, beer/wine/soft beverages for purchase, live music, and an artisan market. Getting there: First Friday is held at the Shippensburg Station (intersection of Earl & Fort Streets), better known as the grass triangle just down the hill from Old Main. Take a short walk down the paved walkway from Old Main or drive and park. Parking is available across the street at our Shippensburg University Central Receiving parking lot adjacent to Pizza Man.

  • ShipConnects: Network Hour & Business Card Exchange, 6:00PM Harley Hall Tent. Meet, mingle, and make connections with fellow alumni and Career Center staff. Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your network. Looking for a new opportunity? Have open positions? Swing by the tent for some networking, leave business cards on our network board, and chat with staff on opportunities. Informal, casual attire.

  • Pubs and Grubs Downtown Tour, 7:00PM - Midnight. Departs from Harley Hall and the Marriott $5. Purchase your wristband for the bus to visit old haunts and see what’s new. Busses run on a continuous loop and depart Harley Hall at 7:00PM; followed by pick-ups at the Marriott & Clarion Hotel. Drop-off at the Marriott by request until midnight. Driver’s license required for pub entry.
  • Raider Lounge, Friday, 7:00PM - Midnight, Harley Hall. Stop by Harley Hall for a nite cap and conversation. Last call at 11:30PM

Saturday, June 4
  • History Harvest and Ship Stories, Saturday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, CUB

    In order to deepen and enrich our university’s historical collections, you are invited to bring photographs, documents, and memorabilia to share. Your items may be donated to the Shippensburg University Archives, or copies of your memorabilia (scanned or copied on site or in advance) will be donated to the university archives. We’ll also be conducting oral history interviews.

  • Rise & Shine Breakfast, Saturday, 9:30AM, CUB, MPR A, $7.

    Hot breakfast.

  • Small plant in potPlant and Sip with Grayce Gardens, Saturday, 10:00AM, CUB $25

    Enjoy mimosas/OJ & danishes at the Plant Bar. No green thumb needed. Arrange your own creative masterpiece picking and choosing items for your succulent planter from the plant bar. Your planter will include rocks, moss, soil and four plants. Please allow 1 hour and register in advance.

  • Golden Raider Lunch, Saturday, 12:30PM, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall $10. This luncheon is for alumni who have celebrated their fiftieth reunions, including the newly inducted Class of 1972. Relax with classmates and enjoy a served lunch of grilled turkey & bacon panini or cobb salad w/without grilled chicken served with cup of soup and dessert.

  • Ice Cream Social, Saturday, 2:30PM - 4:00PM, Stewart Hall.

    Limited on-site parking. Please refer to campus map. Transportation provided from Reisner Dining Hall/Ceddia Union Building.

  • SU Night Dinner, Saturday, 5:15PM, Student Recreation Pavilion.

    Join President Charles Patterson and First Lady Colleen for shrimp, crabs, chicken, ribs, and so much more. Registration is required, and tickets will be mailed to you. Dress is casual. Food cannot leave the premises. Limited number of tickets may also be purchased day of event. $25/adult, $15/ages 6-12 years, Free/ages 5 and under.

  • Forever Motown, Saturday, 7:30PM, Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
    Imagine seeing the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on one stage together again! That’s Forever Motown, and it’s so good for the soul. A fabulous cast, backed by a band of incredible musicians, represents Motown royalty—performing the beloved songs from the greatest groups, artists, and songwriters of all time: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, and Stevie Wonder. Tickets $20, $30, $35, and $45. Purchase tickets at luhrscenter.com.

  • Casino Game Night, Saturday, 8:00PM - 11:00PM, Stewart Hall.

    red diceShake, rattle, and roll...It’s Casino Night with lots to do. So join the fun, and bring your lucky charm too! We’ll have blackjack, roulette, craps, and more. Includes bar, light snacks, play money for games, and prizes. Ages 21 and older. ID required for beverages.
     

Friday & Saturday
  • Take a walk on the Rail Trail Sculpture Path
    The paved walkway starts at the intersection of Earl & Fort Streets, better known as the grass triangle just down the hill from Old Main. On your stroll, read about the sculptures along the trail created by Professor Steve Dolbin’s sculpture classes. Then walk in the 1956 railroad boxcar (Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum). **The trailhead, museum, & First Friday activities are accessible via a short walk down the paved walkway from Old Main. Parking is available across the street from the museum. 
  • Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum
    Open Dawn to Dusk – Shippensburg StationBuilt in a restored railroad car, tour Shippensburg’s new Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum, located at the intersection of Earl and Fort Streets. The 1956 boxcar, once used by the Penn Central Railroad to transport freight, now features a professionally-curated exhibit. Learn more about the area’s rich railroad history!

On-campus lodging in Harley Hall is now CLOSED as of Monday, May 23. Please visit the lodging link listed below for a list of area hotels.

Lodging is conveniently located on campus for $45/person/night. Three-room types available (2-person 1BR, 1BA; 2-person 2BR, 1BA; 4-person 2BR, 2BA). All rooms include twin beds, linens, and travel size toiletries. Please visit www.ship.edu/visit/lodging for a list of off-campus lodging options. For answers to your questions, contact us at alumni@ship.edu or (717) 477-1218 to speak with an alumni representative.

Register by Monday, May 23.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Advanced registrations are needed for all meals served to ensure adequate seating.
  • Requests for on-campus lodging made after May 23 may not be able to be accommodated.
  • Refunds for on-campus lodging, meals, and activities are not able to be processed after May 27 due to our financial commitments.

Registration Information. While some activities are complimentary, many have associated costs to attend. Even if events you choose do not require a fee, you should still complete a registration form to guarantee your place at the events of your choice and so we have accurate attendance counts. Pre-registration allows us to have your tickets and registration packet ready for your arrival.

Registration Hours. Main registration is located in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) second floor (Cumberland Dr. entrance). Hours: Friday, 11AM - 5PM and Saturday 9:00AM - 1:30PM. After 5PM, for check-in for on-campus lodging on Friday, please go to SU Police. Please arrange with us in advance if arriving after 5pm Friday. Class of 1972 (50th) - if arriving after 3:30PM, registration packets may be picked up at Stewart Hall on Friday.

University Bookstore - CUB Lower Level
Hours: Open Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM; Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM; Closed Sunday; Alumni Discount: Pick up your 20% off a single apparel or gift item COUPON at the registration desk.

Student Supply Closet - Student Alumni Association Fund Initiative and Collection
For many students entering school at Ship, a traditional student loan package doesn’t quite cover all their expenses. Without a financial support system at home, many may have their tuition covered, but still struggle to pay for meals and basic living expenses. But Ship Alumni can help. Please bring donation items for undergraduate students when you arrive for Alumni Weekend. Consider canned goods, non-perishable food items, XL twin sheets, blankets, dry-erase calendars, office supplies, fans, tissues, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and electronics. Any items you brought/used when you attended college will be useful. Drop off any donation items during check-in hours at the CUB registration desk, or place in the donation box in the lobby of Harley Hall. Monetary collections will also be accepted and placed in the Student Alumni Association Fund.

History Harvest and Ship Stories
Saturday, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, CUB
In order to deepen and enrich our university’s historical collections, you are invited to bring photographs, documents, and memorabilia to share. Your items may be donated to Shippensburg University and/or the Shippensburg University Archives, or copies of your memorabilia (scanned or copied on site or in advance) may be donated. We’ll also be conducting oral history interviews.