Students and Parents

Welcome to Shippensburg University Housing!

At Shippensburg University students can select your own roommates and rooms.  You will be able to search for potential roommates with My College Roomie. After deciding who you want to live with you have the option of selecting from 14 different Living Learning Communities or a Non-Living Learning Community room.  Most of your individual housing will be completed in the MyHousing portal.  This website at describes the buildings, suite styles, and Living Learning Communities.  Floor plans, utility services, and other important housing details are described as well.   

Students will receive break and closing information from the Housing Office through their Ship email accounts. Student who arrive early or stay during break periods will need permission. Belongings can remain in the suites throughout the academic year. Agreements are for the full academic year unless a student requests special permission to stay one semester for graduation, student teaching, or studying abroad. Housing assignments usually do not change unless the student requests a room change after the second week of classes each semester. The Housing Office does reserve the right to consolidate rooms. Most residents maintenance and roommate issues are resolved through the residence life staff of the suites after the students move in. Students who withdrawal during the period of occupancy have 24-48 hours to remove their belongings from the room. Student's are billed until they have completed a proper check-out.

Checking Out of the Hall Students complete a withdrawal from residence hall form, room condition report, and turn in the room key to the residence life staff. Mailbox keys are returned the CUB UPS Center.  

General Information

Fall Semester 2018
New students arrive am and pm
Wed Aug 22
Fall Welcome Week Thu - Sun Aug 23 -26
Residence Hall check-in for returning students begins at 9:00 a.m. Sat Aug 25
Regular class schedule begins Mon Aug 27

Labor Day, university closed - Residence Halls remain open

Mon Sept 3
Parents and Family Celebration Sat Sept 15
Fall break begins at 4:00 pm - Residence Halls remain open Fri Oct 12
Classes resume at 8:00 am Wed Oct 17
Homecoming Sat Oct 20
Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m. Tues Nov 20
Thanksgiving break begins, 8:00 a.m. Wed Nov 21
Residence Halls reopen at 1:00 p.m. Sun Nov 25
Classes resume at 8:00 am Mon Nov 26
Last day of classes Fri Dec 7
Final exams Mon - Fri Dec 10-14
Residence Halls close at 4:00 p.m.
Students should check out within 24 hours after last final
Fri Dec 14
Commencement Sat Dec 15

Winter Term 2018

Session Opens Mon Dec 17
Session Ends Fri Jan 18
Spring Semester 2019
New Students Arrive 
Residence Hall check-in for new students between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sat Jan 19
New student orientation Sat - Sun Jan 19-20
Residence Hall check-in for returning students begins at 1:00 p.m. Sun Jan 20
MLK Day University Closed Mon Jan 21
Regular class schedule begins Tues Jan 22
Spring break Residence Halls close at 4:00 p.m. Fri Mar 8
Residence Halls reopen at 1:00 p.m. Sun Mar 17
Classes resume at 8:00 am Mon Mar 18
Last day of classes Fri May 3
Final exams Mon - Fri May 6-10
Residence Halls close at 4:00 p.m.
Students should check out within 24 hours after last final
Students may contact residence life staff for an extension.
Fri May 10
Commencement Sat May 11

Housing Calendar for Summer 2019

Summer Term A 2019
Residence Hall check-in 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. Sun May 20
Session opens Mon May 21
Memorial day - university closed - Residence Halls remain open Mon May 27
Special make-up for Memorial Day Sat June 1
Session ends 
Residence Hall students must check out by 4:00 p.m.
Fri June 28
Summer Term B 2019
Residence Hall check-in 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sun June 30

     (Summer Bridge Students: See Summer Housing)

Session opens

Mon July 1
Independence day - university closed - Residence Halls remain open Thurs

July 4

Special Make-up for Memorial Day Sat July 6
Session ends 
Residence Hall students must check out by 4:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 9


2019-2020 Calendar

Summer Housing 2019

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in summer courses may reside on campus during Term A and Term B. Pre-registration for campus housing is not required unless the student is participating in the Summer Bridge Program. Students in the Summer Bridge Program should complete a housing agreement with the Admissions Office. Room assignments will be designated during check in.

Students will be billed for housing after check-in if it was not previously added to the summer bill. Summer students are required to carry a meal plan. Please contact the Student Accounts Office for Summer Fees and Billing Details.

If a summer course does not follow the traditional semester schedule please contact the Housing Office to adjust the housing terms.

Students can check-in to the Residence Hall between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.on the Sunday before classes begin. Note: Students needing summer housing outside of Term A and B can request housing by emailing Bill Yost at


SemesterHallCheck InCheck Out
Term A
McCune Hall
Fees are /week
May 19, 2019
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
June 28, 2019
by 4:00 p.m.
Term B
Kieffer Hall
Fees /week
ASP Students: Monday June 24, 2019

Sunday June 30, 2019
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
ASP Students: Thursday July 25, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019
by 4:00 p.m.

Mail is delivered to the mail center in the CUB (Ceddia Union Building) at the New UPS Store.

All residential student mail will be handled by The UPS Store which will be centrally located in the new addition of the Ceddia Union Building. Each residential student will be assigned a mail box with key in which all posted mail will be placed. The operating hours of the new student mail center will be 10 AM – 7 PM Monday – Friday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Summer Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Accountable mail, which includes express, certified, registered or insured mail or parcels, or any packages sent through courier services such as UPS, FEDEX or DHL must be picked up during these hours. You will be required to show your student ID and sign for these packages. Mail that fits into the box may be picked up during operating hours or after hours by using your residence hall key card to access the mail center. After hours access will be Monday thru Saturday until 11 pm. To let resident students know if they have mail or parcels to pick-up The UPS Store will be sending emails to your student email address. Packages not retrieved within 30 days will be returned to the sender.

A variety of products and services will be available at the new student mail center including the ability to send outgoing packages through UPS and letters and parcels through the United States Postal Service (USPS), the purchase of postage stamps, notary services, color/ black and white copy services, document binding services, incoming/outgoing fax services, passport photos, scanning of documents, and much more.

Students are no longer required to take larger or heavier letters and parcels directly to the post office. Additionally, students can send certified mail, return receipt, and delivery confirmation from the new mail center.

To ensure quick and accurate delivery of your incoming mail and parcels, please use the following mail address:

  • Students full name
    Shippensburg University
    408 Lancaster Drive
    # xxxx (students mailbox number which will be assigned)
    Shippensburg,PA 17257

Students who do not live on campus should not include Shippensburg University in any portion of their mailing address.

Mail and parcels will not be forwarded during short breaks or between Fall and Spring terms. 1st class mail can be forwarded following the Spring term by completing an address change/forwarding address card available at the Student Mail Center. The sender of Magazines, newspapers and other 3rd class mail must be contacted directly to change the delivery address.   

Residence Hall Directors (RD)

Residence Directors at Shippensburg University are each responsible for the overall supervision of one residence hall. Their role is to create a community environment that assists students in meeting their social, academic, cultural, and personal goals.

For more information, please visit the RD Search Committee page.


Resident Assistants (RA)

Resident Assistants are undergraduate members of the Residence Hall Staff who reside within the residence halls. They play an important role in the development of residence hall life and have broad responsibilities for the social, academic, and emotional growth of the students who reside on their floor.

Applications for the RA position become available in September and are due the last day of the fall semester. Interviews take place in late January/early February and hiring is complete before spring break.

For more information, please visit the RA Selection page.


Desk Assistants (DA)

Desk assistants are undergraduate students who work at the front desk of each residence hall. They are supervised by the building's residence director and work 1 pm - 1 am on weekdays and 3 pm - 3 am on weekends. The desk assistants are also responsible for the hall's equipment, signing-in visitors, providing information to guests, and handling mail for the building.

DAs are hired on a rolling basis as positions open. Applications remain in the database for one calendar year.

For more information, please visit the DA Selection page.


Graduate Assistantships

The Dean of Students Office employs Graduate Assistants to provide service in: Drug & Alcohol Education; Greek Affairs; International Student Services; New Student Orientation; Student Conduct & Mediation; Volunteer Services; Multicultural Education and Character Education, and ResNet.

For more information, visit the graduate school page.

How does roommate matching work for room assignments?


After students confirm housing The Housing Office sends an email to the student’s Ship email to use Room Sync, a Facebook Application, to meet their future roommates. After locating a roommate students will go to their Housing Portal via MyShip and they are able to select their room with the friend they met on Room Sync.


What are the bed sizes in the residence halls?


All residence hall rooms across campus are equipped with a twin XL mattress for each resident. For more information on room furnishing, please visit the Office of Housing & Residence Life's webpage.


Can each student have their own microwave and refrigerator?


Each room is allowed to have up to one microwave and one mini-fridge. For a suite-styled residence hall room, this would equate to one set in each bedroom as well as one set in the common area, however most suite-style residents decide to have one set placed in the common area and forego the additional sets in the individual bedrooms.


What residence halls are open to first-year students?


Most residence halls will have first-year students residing in them. Naugle and Seavers Hall are designated for Freshman only.


What is the guest visitation policy for the residence halls?


Students must sign in their guest with the Desk Assistant at the front desk of each residence hall on campus. Their guest can stay for a maximum of two nights within a seven day period. Guests must be 18 years of age and older.

For students that move onto campus early (sports, band, ASP) where do they move into?


Early move -in students typically move directly into their fall residence suite. The only exception to this is the entire football team stays together in one residence hall, and will move into their respective residence rooms closer to the beginning of the school year.


How does the laundry system work?


Laundry facilities are located inside each residence hall. The suite-style halls have a few machines on each floor. Students can operate these machines using coins, as well as debit/credit cards (VISA, Discover, MasterCard). If you choose to use a card, there will be a $9.00 hold on the card for 72 hours to ensure that the funds are valid.

How are the residence halls cleaned?


Suite-style residence rooms (bedroom, bathroom, communal space) have to be cleaned by the residents of the suite room. The custodial staffs in those buildings will clean the building-wide common areas (lounges, kitchens, hallways).

Undergraduate Tuition can be found on Student Accounts

Incoming Students

Move In Day is always a bustle of activity inside and outside our residence halls. We'll have student volunteers and university staff on-hand to help make things go as smoothly as possible for you, and your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Fall 2019 Arrival Dates and Check-In Times

Incoming students may be assigned to any of the six suite buildings, Harley, Kieffer, Lackhove, McCune, Seavers, or Naugle Halls. Seavers and Naugle Hall will be Freshman Only in 2019-2020. If you are a new student, check-in dates and times will be will be set by hall and home zip code on the Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  See arrival schedule. Kieffer and Lackhove Halls will check in 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and McCune and Harley Halls will checkin between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Seavers, Naugle, and McLean Halls will check in 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

When You Arrive

  • Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone near your hall.
  • Unload your belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a nearby lot.
  • Orientation personnel will be available to assist moving your belongings into the building.
  • Report to the check-in location in your hall's lobby.
  • Receive your keys, Room Condition Report, and other check-in materials. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase a hall association sticker for $5.00.





Residence Hall Check-In Times for

Seavers and Naugle Halls

Wednesday, August 21, 2019




0 (terrace-level), 1st and 4th


2nd and 3rd

Residence Hall Check-In Times for

McLean Hall

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Zip Code




15000-15999, 18000-18999


16000-16999, 17401-17985, 20000-29999


01000-14999, 19000-19999

* Other Zip Codes arrive at your own convenience between 1pm-4pm.*





Residence Hall Check-In Times for

Harley and McCune Halls

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Zip Code




15000-15999, 18000-18999


16000-16999, 17401-17985, 20000-29999


01000-14999, 19000-19999

* Other Zip Codes arrive at your own convenience between 1pm-4pm.*



Residence Hall Check-In Times for

Kieffer and Lackhove Halls

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Zip Code




15000-15999, 18000-18999


16000-16999, 17401-17985, 20000-29999


01000-14999, 19000-19999

* Other Zip Codes arrive at your own convenience between 8am-12pm.*





Spring 2020 Arrival Information

Incoming student will arrive on Saturday, January 18, 2020 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the residence hall assigned in the MyHousing portal.  Students without assignments can come to the Housing Office for an assignment.

Returning students can check in on Sunday, January 19, 2020 after 1:00 p.m.


When you check in, you will receive an RCR/ACR (Room/Apartment Condition Report) which states the condition of the various items in the room as inspected by the residence hall staff. After you check-in, you should take a few minutes to inspect your room. If your form does not accurately reflect the condition of your room, you must bring any discrepancies to the attention of the residence hall staff within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be held financially accountable for these damages at check out.

What to Bring/Not Bring Take a look at the New Student Housing Check List ahead of time to figure out what you'll need to live on campus. 

Incoming Student Housing Requirement:

If you live in one of our residence halls, you must meet the Pennsylvania state meningitis requirement before moving in.

Returning Students

Housing sign up for 2019-2020 will continue through Feb. 5, 2019.  Housing deposits will be waived until December 3, 2018.  After December 3rd a $200 deposit will be required.

Follow these returning or graduate student housing instructions for completing your housing.

Spring 2019 Arrival and Check-In times
Harley, Kieffer, Lackhove, McCune, Naugle, and Seavers Hall
Returning students will arrive on Sunday, January 20, 2019 after 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2019 Arrival Dates and Check-In Times
Harley Hall, Kieffer Hall, Lackhove Hall, and McCune Hall
Returning students will arrive on Saturday, August 24, 2019 after 9:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break 2018 – RESIDENCE HALL BULLETIN



The residence halls close at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 20 for Thanksgiving Break. Special permission is required to stay past that time or over the break.

Friday, Nov. 16 – Requests due to Residence Director for extended stay past Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 pm & Housing needs over the semester break due to academic or special circumstances must be made in writing to

Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Residence halls will close for the Thanksgiving Break at 6 pm

Sunday, Nov. 25 – Residence halls re-open at 1 pm

• Student-athlete needs are being coordinated through the coaches and Athletic Department


Tuesday, November 20

Big Red’s Snack Shack (C-Store): 8:00am – 4:00pm

CUB Galley Food Court: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Dunkin Donuts: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Starbucks: 7:30am – 3:00pm

Reisner Dining Hall: 7:00am – 7:00pm (Continuous Dining)

Kriner Dining Hall: Closed

Papa John’s (Kriner Retail): 10:30am – 2:00pm

King Street Sub (Kriner Retail): 10:30am – 2:00pm

Century Café: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Wednesday, November 21

Century Café: 7:30am – 3:00pm

All Other Locations: Closed

Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24

All Locations: Closed

Special Team Feedings by Request Only

Sunday, November 25

Big Red’s Snack Shack (C-Store): 2:00pm – 11:00pm (Create Closed)

CUB Galley Food Court: 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Grill & Pizza Only)

Dunkin Donuts: Closed

Starbucks: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Reisner Dining Hall: 4:30pm – 7:00pm (Dinner)

All Other Locations: Closed



Close and lock all room windows and doors

Leave all window blinds down with slats open

Unplug all electrical items with the exception of refrigerators and fish tanks

Empty all trash cans

Routine safety and security inspections of each room will occur after all residents have departed.


The on-campus housing sign-up process began Monday, October 30

!!! Any returning student that sign up by November 9 will not have to pay the housing deposit !!! That's correct, NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED if you sign your housing agreement between October 30 and November 9. Housing agreements are due by Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and it is a $200 deposit after November 9.

You do not have to wait until February to select your assignment! You can select your suite residence hall and room assignment shortly after signing the agreement in the Myhousing area of the MyShip Portal.


All residence hall students are reminded housing agreements are for the entire academic year, fall and spring semesters. Please refer to the housing website at and refer to the Housing Agreement page for details.

Any student who is transferring, graduating or not returning must notify their Residence Director. Students who wish to discuss any housing concerns must see their Resident Assistant or Residence Director. Students withdrawing must also appropriately withdraw from residence halls for billing purposes. If the process is not followed through appropriately, students will be responsible for housing fees applied to their accounts.


As a reminder, Resident Assistant applications are due Friday, December 7th, 2018 by 4:30 pm. Please submit the application through the webpage: Please contact with any questions in regards to applications, cover letters, and references. Successful applicants will be notified of an interview over winter break.


Housing and Residence Life

Winter Break and Spring Housing Checklist

Information is included below for housing transition processes that will occur over the next few months and over the winter break. Please read carefully and seek advisement from Housing and Residence Life staff with any questions or concerns.

1. If you want to change your current room for the spring semester - Students requesting a room change for the spring semester in all residence halls must submit the Room Change Request form through their Residence Director and the Housing and Residence Life office by Friday, November 30, 2018, at 4:30 pm. All spring room change requests that come through after this deadline may not be approved until after February 5, 2019.

• Spring room change forms need to be noted at the top right corner that it is a Spring 2018 request.

• Approval will be determined based on the occupancy and may not be communicated until after February 5, 2019.

• All residents who are notified they are approved for room changes for Spring 2019 must check out of Fall 2018 assignment before departing campus for winter break.

• Half vacancies will not be cleaned prior to move in. Failure to move prior to departure for winter break will result in cancellation of approved change.

• Prior to Friday, December 14th, residents approved to move may coordinate with the RD to move whenever the prospective space becomes vacant.

• Residents approved to move can take items home and check-in to new space when returning to campus for Spring Semester, but you must communicate this to the RD.

• If a resident wants to have an incoming or re-admit student move in with them in the Spring semester, a Room Change Request form needs to be submitted listing the new resident. The resident will also need to ask his/her prospective new roommate to send an email to requesting to live in the space.

2. If you plan on withdrawing, transferring, are in a fall only one-semester agreement, or have had a release request approved by Housing and Residence Life - All students who are not returning to the residence halls for Spring 2019 must complete the Withdrawal from Residence Hall form. These are due by Friday, November 30, 2018, to the Housing and Residence Life office through the Residence Directors. Students already approved for a fall only housing one-semester agreement, due to graduation, student teaching, study abroad, etc. do not need to submit a Withdrawal from Residence Hall form.


• Please work with your Resident Director to obtain and submit a Withdrawal from Residence Hall form.

• All students not returning for the spring semester must officially check out of the residence hall by completing their Room Condition Report with the hall staff and returning their room key. All UPS keys need to be returned directly to the UPS Store in the CUB. Residence Hall staff will not take mailbox keys to turn them into UPS. You will be billed if you return your UPS key to the residence hall express check-out box.

3. If you are interested in requesting to be released from your current housing agreement - Residents desiring to commute from the home of their parent(s)/guardian(s) for Spring 2019 must submit a Request for Release from Housing Agreement form documenting the reasons. The form is available on the Housing and Residence Life forms website. These forms are due by Friday, November 30, 2018, to Housing and Residence Life. Release requests are not guaranteed.

• If approved, the Resident Director and the student will be notified and Withdrawal from Residence Hall form will need to be submitted.

• If not approved, students will be responsible for the payment of all housing fees on their student accounts according to the full academic year agreement that was signed.

4. If you are left in a half-vacant room at the end of the fall semester - All students with half vacant rooms in the fall semester should prepare their rooms to take in another resident by the end of the fall 2018 semester. New students may be assigned to these half vacancies and will potentially move in before returners come back to the residence halls in the Spring 2019 semester. If students in half vacancies are interested in consolidating to prevent this, please work with your Resident Director to identify how this change is possible. Students that do not prepare their rooms appropriately may be sanctioned with a failure to comply judicial violation.

5. Students interested in living on campus again next year can sign the 2019-20 returning student online agreement in the myship portal. All returning student housing deposits will be waived through November 9. Students living on campus currently in the fall semester do not have to sign another agreement for spring 2019. The current 2018-19 agreement is for the full academic year.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding any of the information contained in this email.

Bill Yost
Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life Administration
Housing and Residence Life
Shippensburg University
(717) 477-1615

Spring Break 2019 - Housing and Residence Life Bulletin

The university residence halls will close for Spring Break at 4 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019, and will reopen at 1 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

If students have housing needs during the Spring Break (i.e. Student Teaching, employment, PRAXIS Testing, and Internships), please request an extension or stayover request through Housing and Residence Life at by 4 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019. This includes if residents need to stay late beyond 4 pm On Friday, March 8. Student-athletes should coordinate their spring break housing needs through their coach or advisor. The Athletics Department will work with Housing and Residence Life to make the arrangements. Student-athletes participating in programs at this time do not need to request housing over the break to Housing and Residence Life.

Student ID cards will be disabled during the break unless approved by Housing and Residence Life. STUDENTS MAY NOT ENTER RESIDENCE HALL ROOMS OR SUITES DURING THE BREAK. Please remember the University does not carry insurance protection for students' belongings. It is our recommendation that valuable items be removed from the halls during the break.

Spring Break Residence Hall Inspection

Resident Assistants will enter all rooms to inspect for health and safety conditions and to ensure the buildings are closed appropriately.

1. Clean your room or suite

2. Refrigerators do not have to be unplugged and defrosted over Spring Break

3. Unplug all other electrical items (exception- you may keep aquariums plugged in)

4. Close and lock all windows

5. Pull blinds down and open the slats

6. Remove all items away from the heating units

Spring Semester Closing Information

The residence halls will close for the spring semester on May 10, 2019 at 4 pm. Graduating seniors and others participating in Commencement may be provided permission to stay in the residence halls until after the graduation ceremony. More information will be provided later in the semester about spring closing.

Housing Agreements

REMINDER: The 2019-2020 Housing Agreement is for the full academic year. Housing agreements cannot be canceled after June 1, 2019 thus requiring full financial obligation for the entire academic year room costs. The $200 housing deposit is non-refundable, if applicable.

Summer Housing

Summer Housing Term A will be in McCune Hall. Summer Housing Term B will be in Kieffer Hall. Undergraduate students enrolling in summer courses may reside on campus. If you are interested in summer housing, please email and identify which terms you are planning to reside. Pre-registration is not required. More information can be found on the Summer Housing page at

An off campus housing directory is available for students who are exempt from the housing requirement.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are welcome to live in university housing in the suites or Mowrey Hall. Students should contact the Housing Office to establish the online agreement for the suites.  The Mowrey Hall agreement should be available in the MyHousing portal at MyShip, Student, Ship Life, Connect to MyHousoing.   Once a housing agreement is in  place students will be placed in a room in Mowrey Hall or can complete housing according to the returning student housing instructions in the suites.  

Arrival Schedule

Wednesday, August 14th 12PM-1PM – McLean Hall (Early Arrival)

Friday, August 23rd 1PM-4PM – Mowrey

Contact the Housing Office at 717-477-1701 if you have any questions.



Closing Bulletin



University on-campus graduate housing will close for the academic year at 4pm, Saturday May 11, 2019. Graduate residents are to move out of Mowrey Hall by that deadline. Any graduate resident needing additional time can request through Anthony Patikowski (


In addition, if you are planning to stay for Summer Housing, Housing and Residence Life will be in touch within the next few weeks to provide you with a summer transition plan.


All residents must return mail keys DIRECTLY to the UPS Store at the CUB, even if you are returning to the residence halls next year.  Residence hall staff will not take UPS keys.  If you return your mail key through the express check out process, you may be billed for a replacement key.  Do not leave your mail key with anyone other than the UPS Store staff at the CUB.  Do not leave your mail key with your roommate or residence hall staff to hand in for you. The replacement cost for mail keys is $25.




1.            Put room in order with all University furniture in proper place.

2.            Un-bunk bed and/or adjust the bed to a height where 4 rungs are showing above bed springs.  The billable cost for each bed not adjusted to the correct height is $15 for the labor to make the adjustment.

3.            Clean room and floors, remove trash, remove posters, tape, hooks, etc.

4.            Clean interior and exterior surfaces of the room door.  Remove stickers, double-sided tape and other sticky items applied to the room (do not try to scrape the double-sided tape off the wall because it will cause damage to the paint).

5.            Remove all personal items from your room.  The University does not have space for storage of student belongings over the summer months.   The University cannot guarantee the security of items left on campus.

6.            Close and lock windows with blinds down and open.

7.            A final room inspection will be conducted by the Graduate Housing Manager following your departure.  This inspection will determine any damage and billing costs.

8.            It is the responsibility of each individual student to return his or her room key.  You will be charged a replacement fee for unreturned keys.  The deadline to return room keys is Saturday, May 11th at 4:00PM. Please return your key directly to Anthony Patikowski (, Mowrey 360).

12.          All residents must return mail keys to the UPS Store at the CUB, even if they are returning to the residence hall next year.  Residence hall staff will not take UPS keys. 


Residents are responsible for cleaning their own student rooms. Residence hall staff will take photos to document the conditions of each room. These can be used in considering the billable fees for student room damage and uncleanliness. 


Please remove trash as early as possible.  Take these materials (rugs and other large items) to the loading dock area of your residence hall.  DO NOT sweep materials from your rooms into the hallways or stack trash in the hallways or stairwells.


For more information on the damage billing policy, visit for an explanation of the policy, the appeal process, and the damage billing cost list.


If you have any questions, please let Anthony or I know.



Alex Karlheim


Bill Yost
Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life Administration
Housing and Residence Life
Shippensburg University
(717) 477-1615

Alex Karlheim
Coordinator for Academic Initiatives & Student Success
Housing and Residence Life
Shippensburg University
(717) 477- 1919

Anthony Patikowski
Graduate Housing Manager
Housing and Residence Life
Shippensburg University


The time has arrived to send your student off to college!

Whether you are sending your first or your fifth child off to college this is a very exciting time in both your child's life and your life. Support and guidance for your child through this very important transition can be both fun and challenging. The Housing Office is here to assist your student and we look forward to answering any questions you may have. Students may need your assistance as they navigate through the MyHousing portal.

Each student will complete one of two housing agreements, decide who to live with the assistance of My College Roommie, and select their own room.We encourage participation in one of our Living Learning Communities. Students living in an LLC can request a roommate who is not participating in the LLC. Students who do not select a room will be placed by the Housing Office. It is important to discuss the various housing options and assist your student in selection a room type or suite style while allowing them to make the choice and process the housing themselves.

Housing is processed on an academic year basis. Students must vacate their assignment over Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break according to the Housing Calendar. Belongings may be stored throughout the academic year although we recommend removing more valuable items over the break periods.  

Arrival Schedules:  Most incoming students will arrive on the Wednesday before classes begin based on the hall and zip code of the student for fall semester.  Incoming students for spring semester will arrive on the Friday morning before classes begin.  Current students are set to arrive after 9:00 a.m. on the Saturday before classes begin in the fall semster and after 1:00 p.m. the Sunday before classes begin in the Spring semester. 

Early Arrival and Break Stayovers:  Some students will be approved for early arrival or break stayovers.  These requests are often submitted by the coach or advisor of an organization asking students to be here over the break.  Some students my request permission to stay for extraordinary circumstances.  Instructions for such are provided to the students in stayover bulletins. 

Checking out: Students checking out of the halls before the end of the spring semester should complete an Room Condition Report, Withdrawal from Residence Hall form, and turn in the room key to the Residence Life staff in the hall.  The mailbox key should be returned directly to the UPS Center in the CUB (Cedia Union Building).

Current students can sign up for the following academic year housing beginning in November of the current academic year.  See parent letter mailed in November.