Parents and Families

At Shippensburg University, our number one goal is helping your student succeed. As the parent or guardian of a college-bound student, you play an important role in your student's college decision process. More than half of our students tell us a parent was the most influential person in their decision to come to Ship. You care about your student's success, and so do we.

Please explore the website for news and information about Shippensburg University. We hope the links we've provided can answer some of your questions or direct you to the people who can help you find the information you're looking for as your student embarks on an exciting new journey.

Please join us for our annual Parents and Family Celebration -
September 23

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Important Information for New Students

Guides and Brochures

University Resources and Information


  • FERPA regulations stipulate that we distribute grades only to the student.
  • Students may access their grades through myShip.

Local Transportation

  • Raider Regional Transit : Ride the Raider! It's free with a university ID (or $1 per ride) and it'll get you where you want to go. Schedules and bus stops are listed here along with easy instructions.

Academic Calendar

Please visit to view the academic calendar. Additional dates and deadlines are available in the "Semester Information" link at .  If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at ext. 1381.

Application for Graduation

The application deadline for May and August Graduation is Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Once received, these applications will be reviewed by the appropriate academic dean's office or graduate department. This process will require approximately 8 weeks after the due date for applications. For more information, please visit