150th Anniversary

Signature Events

Our Celebrations

Designed around our focus areas to Remember, Celebrate, Thrive, our signature events are curated to inspire and delight our Raider family with the richness and resources of our campus and our greater Shippensburg community.


August 20, 2021

Luhrs Performing Arts Center

New Raiders gather to officially kick off the start of their academic career at Ship during this annual ceremony. Students will take the Ship pledge and hear from Dr. Alison Watts, faculty guest speaker. 

Homecoming Weekend

October 20-24, 2021

Various Campus Locations

Join us for the traditional Ship Homecoming experience including the annual ROTC 5k/10k race, a food truck festival, Fashion Archives and Museum 150th exhibit tours, football tailgate, alumni reunion groups, the Presidents Supper and more!


Spring 2022

Various Campus Locations

Celebrate spring at Ship with live entertainment, games, food, friends and more! 


Minds at Work

April 26, 2022

Various Campus Locations

Celebrate research with the annual Minds at Work Conference. This event features the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines from the sciences to humanities, business, creative arts and human services.

Alumni Weekend

Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4, 2022

Save the date for Alumni Weekend. A full schedule of events will be shared soon!

Related Student Events

Campus Groups all across the University join the celebration as we Remember, Celebrate and Thrive into our next 150 years of excellence in service to our community.

Please note, sesquicentennial events are scheduled across the 2021-2022 academic year. By delaying celebrations through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to allow for more involved and less restrictive activities.


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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