Shippensburg University Activities Program Board

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

We invite your whole family to come visit Shippensburg University and participate in everything from inflatable fun, to a walking tour of the campus, to a family vs family game show! To register for this day and more, visit

Schedule of Events

Parents & Family Celebration

Saturday September 23, 2017

Registration & Information

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM, Ship Rec
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Hospitality Desk, Ceddia Union Building (CUB) 123B
Pick up a schedule and map, ask questions, or get information about campus.


Breakfast with President Carter

9:30 AM — 10:30 AM, ShipRec

Join in the fun and camaraderie as President Dr. Laurie Carter and friends serve you a FREE breakfast. Feel free to ask your servers about anything—and everything—at SHIP. Please RSVP in advance.


Dash for Diabetes: A Kappa Delta Phi-ve K

9:00 AM — 12:00 PM, Student Rec Pavillion

Information and registration for this event is available through the following link:

Please email Taren Swartz at regarding any questions.


Shippensburg University Bookstore

9:00 AM — 6:00 PM Ground Floor, CUB 003

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 and Information Area to receive your 10% off coupon! Limit ONE-(1) per family.


Kauffman & Brindle Gallery Showing

9:00 AM — 12:00 PM, 3:00pm-5:00pm Huber Art Center

Come look at wonderful art our SU students have been creating.


Parents & Family T-Shirt Sale

10:00 AM — 2:00 PM, Fireside Lounge, CUB 120

ON SALE SOON! 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. Be on the lookout for an email about our new design for 2017!


Family Fun Photos

10:00 AM — 2:00 PM, Big Red Chair, Quad

Get your photograph taken with your parents, family and friends!Photos will be emailed back to you to make into any size print you need.


Game Zone Open

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, CUB Red Zone & Game Zone

Play your best against your siblings or parents in the latest video games or on our regulation-size pool, ping-pong, or shuffleboard tables. All while watching whatever sport you want via our campus cable.


Back Stage Tour of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

10:15 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. Please arrive promptly no later than 10:15AM. Please note: Not all areas within the Luhrs Center will be available for touring due to a scheduled performance that evening.


Family Fun Zone

10:30 AM — 2:30 PM, Academic Quad & CUB Amphitheater

Enjoy an assortment of fun games, a Rock-Wall, inflatables, carnival food and more. Fun for all ages!


Raider Pride! Shippensburg University Legacy Reception

10:30 AM, Airport Lounge, CUB 125

Is your parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister a Ship alum? If yes, please join University President Dr. Laurie Carter, and the Ship Alumni Association Board of Directors for a special “Legacy Reception” for you and your family.

RSVP by September 15 to, 717-477-1218 or online at and click on calendar of events.


Family Competitions

11:00 AM — 2:00 PM, Academic Quad

Compete against other families to win gift cards in each event!

  • 11:00 AM: Potato Sack Race
  • 12:00 PM: Simon Says
  • 1:00PM: Water-Balloon Toss
  • 2:00PM Three-Legged Race


Residence Halls Open for Visits

11:00 AM — 1:00 PM, All Residence Halls (See Campus Map)

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.


Athletic Game - Volleyball

1:00 PM, Heiges Field House

Join the Lady Raiders as they compete against Mercyhurst! First 100 people get a free gift!


Game Show

1:00 – 3:00 PM, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) B&C, CUB 100 B&C

This interactive trivia show will keep you guessing! Teams can be comprised of roommates, friends, and/or family members.


Paint Nite

3:00 – 5:00 PM, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) A&B, CUB 100 A&B

No matter your level of artistic expertise, you can still make a beautiful painting! No matter if you paint this photo, or one of your own creation, come out and enjoy a great afternoon of fun and laughter while we paint Ship in the Sunset! Tickets are $20 a person and can be purchased through this page.