The Alumni Admissions Program helps maintain our tradition of academic excellence by encouraging academically talented students to apply and attend Shippensburg University. As part of the program, you will provide the "personal attention" and "encouragement" that can make the difference between a student choosing Ship or another institution. Providing your perspective as an alumnus is the most important component to the success of this program and is an invaluable element that helps the University reach and possibly exceed its overall undergraduate enrollment goals.
Admitted Student Letters (November & February)
Receiving an acceptance letter to continue their educational endeavors is one of the most exciting times for a prospective student. The goal of these letters will be for you to craft a short, welcoming and congratulatory message together that you may share with our admitted students. For some students, they may still have some questions, while others may not have visited campus yet. We hope that this initiative will add a personal touch from a non-admissions SHIP Family member. Envelopes and University letterhead can be mailed directly to your home prior to beginning your letters.
Confirmed Student Note Cards (March)
Maximizing our yield percentages by holding on to students through each phase of the admissions cycle is key. Once an applicant submits their enrollment confirmation deposit, our next step is to engage with them until their Summer Orientation day where they select their classes and officially enroll. These post cards are to welcome them to the SHIP family. We also want to thank them for choosing SHIP and tell them that SHIP is excited to see them at orientation. Postage paid envelopes and post cards will be mailed to your home.
College Fairs (September-December) (March-May)
There are hundreds of organized college fairs throughout the U.S. and Shippensburg University's admissions team covers a limited geographic area. With dedicated alumni, working both alone and alongside an admissions rep, this is a huge opportunity for us to branch out and increase awareness of Shippensburg University. College Fairs can last anywhere from 1 hour to 4 hours where you would be speaking with prospective students, parents, coaches, principals, etc. and providing them with information about what SHIP offers. Recruitment materials can be mailed directly to your home prior to the events in which you are covering.