The Ship Experience is More Than Four Years


Once a Raider, always a Raider. That's the spirit of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association. 

Today, the SU Alumni Association network encompasses more than 65,000 alumni. Because they know the university best, alumni are a vital part of the campus community and serve an important role in Shippensburg's continued success.

Raiders Connect 365

Volunteer and make a difference in the futures of our Ship students with our brand-new career mentor program. Raiders Connect 365 is a yearlong program connecting alumni and industry employers with students in their chosen field. 

The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center matches mentors and students for optimal fit and provides monthly programming to facilitate discussions between mentees and mentors in person, by phone, or via Skype. 

Mentors’ yearly responsibilities in Raiders Connect 365 include a minimum of one face-to-face meeting, four phone calls, availability via phone and e-mail, and the ability to introduce the mentee to resources and contacts in his or her career field. Mentees are expected to uphold the same responsibilities in addition to completing projects assigned by the mentor. 

With this program, students have the opportunity to establish supportive and encouraging relationships with alumni and industry mentors, obtain feedback and advice on professional workplace situations, and learn to successfully network. 

The vision of the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center is to match every junior at Ship with a career and industry mentor. That’s almost 2,000 students. We value your help! 

To become a mentor, e-mail with your name, graduation year, and employment information.

Did You Know? from the Alumni Association

Ship now offers an e-mail account to all graduates. This free e-mail account lets you stay in touch with friends whether you change jobs or e-mail providers. It’s your permanent link to Ship. 

The format of your e-mail address will be where F is the initial for your first name, M is the initial of your middle name, your full last name, and a # (sequential number) if that account is already taken. For example: William R. Smith would be or possibly If you use an informal name, such as Bill instead of William, and would prefer, then enter Bill as the first name instead of William. 

Once an account is requested, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions. Easily log in at, where you can change your password, set up e-mail on your phone, link another e-mail address, or forward e-mail messages from your alumni e-mail account to another personal e-mail account. Each alumni e-mail account has 50 GB of space.

Register for your alumni e-mail account today at to stay connected to the place we all called home! For questions and additional information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at or call (717) 477-1218.