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Travel information

  • If you are flying, your options are Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) or Baltimore/Washington International (BWI).
    • Harrisburg is much closer. If you fly into Harrisburg, let us know when you plan on arriving and departing so that we can arrange for you to be picked up and dropped off.
    • If you fly into BWI, you will need to rent a car and drive yourself to campus. Directions to campus can be found here: http://www.ship.edu/visit/directions.html
  • We will arrange (free) shared transportation from Harrisburg Airport and Harrisburg Amtrak on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning as well as return transportation on Friday afternoon. Participants who wish to take advantage of this should please give us their travel information as early as possible.
  • Participants will be staying in Stone Ridge Commons (number 41 on the campus map), an air-conditioned, handicap accessible facility adjacent to the SU campus and owned & operated by the SU Foundation.
  • Each apartment has two separate bedrooms and a shared kitchen and shared bathroom. Every participant will have their own bedroom, and we will be happy to accommodate special requests for "apartment mates."
  • We recommend arriving Sunday evening and departing Friday afternoon. The workshop will start at 9:00 am Monday and end at noon on Friday. See the Schedule page on this site for more details.
  • Workshop participants will have a full campus meal plan for the week (Breakfast on Monday through lunch on Friday) . Those arriving Sunday will be on their own for Sunday meals.
  • Please let James (jehamb@ship.edu) know when you will be arriving and if you need transportation from Harrisburg airport.

Accommodations

Where will you be staying?

  • You will be staying at the Stone Ridge Apartments, which is student housing on the Shippensburg University campus.  The apartments are divided into suites that have two bedrooms and share a kitchen and a bathroom.  You will be staying in a suite with one other person of the same gender, but you will each have a bedroom to yourself.  Each bedroom can be individually locked.
  • A typical suite layout can be found here: http://housing.ship.edu/facilities/scr_two_bedroom.html
  • For those of you driving to campus, the Stone Ridge building is #41 on this map: http://www.ship.edu/about/campus05.html
  • The entire building is non-smoking.
  • Each suite has kitchen facilities including a refrigerator.  The phone lines in the apartments will be active, but you will need a calling card to dial out (except for local calls).  There are coin-operated laundry facilities available in the building.
  • You will be given a login to access the computers on campus for checking email.  If you bring your own laptop, you will be able to access the campus wireless internet using a code that we will provide to you.

What do you need to bring?

  • You will be provided with two sheets, a pillowcase, and a pillow.  You will need to bring your own blankets, washcloths, towels, and any additional pillows you might require.
  • For those of you traveling great distances, we can provide some of these items if you are unable to bring them yourself.  Please notify us in advance if you would like us to do this. Those driving in can help out by packing extra blankets and towels in case of emergency.
  • If you forget to bring any items, there is a WalMart in town where you can get pretty much anything you would need.

What is the food plan?

  • Meals will be provided in Kriner Hall (#12 on the campus map).
  • You will be given a meal card usable for cafeteria-style food in that dining hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  In addition, we will be having some alternative dinner plans during the week, including a dinner in nearby historic Gettysburg.
  • If you have any food allergies or specific dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • If you are interested in eating dinner off-campus, maps and information will be provided when you arrive.

If you have other questions, please send an email to James (jehamb@ship.edu), and he will try to answer your question as soon as possible!

Area attractions

  • Harrisburg
  • Hershey
  • Gettyburg
  • Lancaster
  • Hagerstown

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