When Shippensburg University students living on campus traveled home for spring break, they did not expect the next time they would return to campus would be to collect their belongings.
After a week-long extension to spring break, students returned to classes through the power of internet. University officials, in an abundance of caution, moved all courses online to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Now, SU's campus is barren.
University officials have not yet announced when campus will re-open.
Members of the Shippensburg community formed a human chain along King Street to show unity in the face of the strife recent events such as a drug overdose, racial intimidation and drug-related homicide have brought to the town.
The Shippensburg University Department of Music and Theatre Arts presented the brass and string ensemble recital last Sunday in Old Main Chapel. Several smaller brass ensembles opened the recital, followed by the string ensemble performance. Afterward, the full brass ensemble took the stage and wrapped up the performance.
Fall welcome week took place from August 21 to August 26, 2019. Faculty and current students introduced incoming students to campus through group activities. Photos contributed by Meghan Schiereck, Jonathan Bergmueller and Hannah Pollock.