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Shippensburg University celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2021, marking 150 years since the humble founding of the Cumberland Valley State Normal School. Across the diverse range of memories and milestones, tales of resiliency continue to be the wind that guides our Ship forward.

University Timeline

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that once it was all that was humanly possible.” -George Santayana

Hall of Presidents

Throughout its 150-year history, Shippensburg University’s visionary leaders have enabled the institution to gain regional and national prominence for its educational excellence and unwavering focus on student success.

Connect with Classmates

Ship Connects | Official networking platform

Ship Connects is the university’s official online platform for bringing together alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Digital Archives

Take a step back in time

View 1917 to 2018 versions of The Cumberland, Shippensburg University’s yearbook, and much more!

Get In Touch

Phone | (717) 477-1201

Shippensburg University

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Land Acknowledgement

Shippensburg University is located on Susquehannock land, land that originally belonged to the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. We remain committed to working alongside their elders and youth to restore the sovereignty of all Indigenous and First Nation peoples.

What is a Land Acknowledgment Statement?

A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional occupants of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

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