Social Events

Shippensburg University offers three of the finest event locations in the region for your social events and receptions. All three are unique in size, yet consistent in quality, service and catering options. Choose from the Tuscarora Room (Reisner Dining) for larger events up to 400, Orrstown Bank Lobby (Luhrs Performing Arts Center) for smaller events up to 120 or the Conference Center Reception Area for groups up to 200.  The Conference Center at Shippensburg University is an inviting and charming venue. It is ideal for your next special event or reception, and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Additionally, there is a beautiful courtyard, which features a pavilion and gardens where your guests can dance the night away. Our on-site catering service offers a wide variety of different menu options, which makes it easy to accommodate everyone. AV equipment and ample free parking are also available. If you are looking for an elegant location with affordable prices, the Conference Center at Shippensburg University is the perfect venue for your event. The Orrstown Bank Lobby is an elegant location in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. The venue is perfect for your next smaller event for up to 140 guests. Orrstown Bank Lobby features a wall of windows that will set the mood for a romantic night under the “stars.” It also includes a beautiful multi-color waterfall that will light up your special event even more. Ample free parking is available. The space is not only perfect for a wedding reception, but is also appealing for other events such as anniversary parties and social gatherings. This captivating setting will leave your guests in awe. The Tuscarora Room, located in Reisner Dining Hall, is ideal for bigger events and can accommodate up to 400 guests. This large reception area has an abundance of space for your special event. Ample free parking is available. AV equipment is also available, so you may choose to show guests your own personal slide show. Our catering department has a wide array of menu options to choose from that will satisfy everyone’s palate and can easily accommodate your next large event.

For more information or to schedule a site tour of the Conference Center please contact Melinda Bender at: 717-477-1256 or email:

Information regarding the Orrstown Bank Lobby in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center can be requested through Deb Taylor at: 717-477-1123 extension 3302 or email:

The Tuscarora Room in Reisner Dining Hall can be booked or toured through Jodi Conrad at 717-477-1123 extension 3202 or email: