Saturday, September 26, 2015
Questions or Concerns? Email SpecialEvents@ship.edu
Below is this year's schedule. Click here to register for the day.
Registration, Ticket Sales & Information Area
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Registration Desk, (CUB 123B)
Register, ask questions, or get information about campus or Shippensburg. Make sure to pick up a 10% off coupon for the Shippensburg University Bookstore!
Family Fun Photos9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Raider Dining Room
Get your photograph taken with your parents, family and friends! Your first framed photo is free! Additional framed prints are available at $5 each.
Parents & Family T-Shirts9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Anchor Meeting Room 1, CUB 103
Pick-up or purchase Parents & Family T-Shirts. Any non-pre-purchased T-shirts will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. The Shippensburg University logo is on the front and the writing is on the back. To hold yours for pickup, please order them via the registration link above.
Shippensburg University Bookstore 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM, CUB Ground Floor Stop on by the Shippensburg University Bookstore to find that special SHIP item for your family or friends. Make sure you check in at the Registration, Ticket Sales & Information Area to receive your 10% off coupon! Limit one per family.
Visit the Family Fun Zone to meet a Shippensburg University Bookstore representative and play an awesome game to win prizes.
Pancake Breakfast with President Harpster
9:30 — 10:30 AM, Reisner Dining HallJoin in the fun and camaraderie as Interim President Dr. Jody Harpster and friends serve you a FREE breakfast of assorted pancakes. Feel free to ask your servers about anything—and everything—at SHIP. Please RSVP in advance via the registration link above.
Family Fun Zone
10:00 AM — 4:00 PM, CUB Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) B&C
Enjoy an assortment of fun games & family friendly crafts! Entertainment for all ages.
Back Stage Tours of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center10:00 AM, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Visit the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center for a unique look at Central PA’s premier performing arts facility. Enjoy a backstage tour and be enlightened with a behind the scenes look at this 1,500-seat state-of-the-art performing arts center.
Residence Halls Open for Visits11:00 AM — 1:00 PM, All Residence Halls Pop into your student’s residence hall to meet the Residence Life staff and see the wonderful community that your student is a part of each day.
MSA Rally for Retention Celebration
11:00 AM, Tuscarora Room
Parents and families will be invited to become partners in the academic success of their student. The celebration will consist of an awards ceremony where students will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements in Spring 2014, a leadership induction ceremony as well as a talent showcase.
CUB Dining Open
11:00 AM—8:00 PM, All CUB Dining Facilities
Visit Big Red’s Snack Shack or the The Galley “Food Court” to enjoy lunch! 10% off one item coupons will be available at the Registration Desk. Please note: the 10% off does not include Sushi, Firto Lay, or bottled beverages.
Football Game12:00 PM, Seth Grove Stadium Join the campus community to show your pride as you watch the Shippensburg Raiders take on the Bloomsburg Huskies. Tickets only $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens & non-SU school-aged students, and FREE for SU Students with ID & children under 5. Advanced sales at the Registration, Ticket Sales and Information Area. Cash or check only.
OTHER SPORTING EVENTS:
Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst, 1:00 PM, Robb Field
Volleyball vs. Clarion, 10:00 AM, Heiges Field House
Volleyball vs. Indiana, 6:00PM, Heiges Fieldhouse
Shippensburg Civil War Trail Walking Tour
1:00 — 4:00 PM, Downtown Shippensburg, 52 West King Street
Guided walking tours of the Shippensburg Civil War Trail will take place at 12 & 2 PM, and last 30 to 45 minutes. Self-guided tour maps will be available at the Registration, Ticket Sales and Information Area in the event of inclement weather. Meet at the Shippensburg Historical Society located at 52 West King Street, 5 to 10 minutes before the tour. (Parking available on Burd Street, behind the Shippen Place Hotel, or at the Fireman’s Activity Center on Orange Street).
Shippensburg Historical Society Tours
1:00 — 4:00 PM, Downtown Shippensburg, 52 West King Street
Founded in 1945, the Shippensburg Historical Society is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich history of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Capacity is limited to 15-20 people at a time. The building is not handicap accessible and we apologize for this inconvenience. See above under
Shippensburg Civil War Trail Walking Tour for more information.
Tours of the Old Courthouse
1:00 — 4:00 PM, Downtown Shippensburg, 352 East King Street
Situated at the corner of King and Queen Streets in Shippensburg, this stone building dates to circa 1735. There were four terms of court held in Shippensburg. The courts were moved to Carlisle in 1751. Since 1928, the Civic Club has owned and maintained the building.
P&F Game Show: BrainCell
2:00 — 4:00 PM, CUB MPR B&C
Your family just became a team in one of the most-hyped game shows on college campuses. Using your phones to submit your answers to all types of trivia, battle it out against other teams to be crowned the best SHIP family!
Self-Guided Historical Tour of SHIP's Campus
Interested in discovering some of SHIP’s history? Pick up a self-guided tour at Registration, Ticket Sales, and Information Area to explore the campus grounds.
A Night Under the Stars
5:30 & 7:30 PM, Dibert Planetarium, Franklin Science Center, First Floor
Join Jack Roddick, class of ’47, for a 60 minute live simulated presentation of the night sky with 2,000 stars that is extremely realistic. Space is available for 55 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) Weekend Program
8:00 - 11:00 PM, Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multi Purpose Room (MPR)
Come spend the evening with the Residence Hall Association! Fun and food will be provided!!!