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Welcome Shepherd Family Members! We look forward to your participation in the Orientation Step 1: Advisement and Registration Program. This is an important time for both you and your student. While students attend sessions only for new students, you will have the opportunity to attend sessions created specifically for family members. These sessions will address many of your concerns while offering you the opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you and providing an exciting time on Shepherd’s campus!

If special accommodations are needed, please request in advance, by using the reservation form or calling the Office of New Student Programs at 304-876-5453.

First-Year Student Orientation Step 1 Dates:
January 6, 2017 Family Schedule
Transfer Student Orientation Step 1 Dates:
January 6, 2017 Family Schedule
What to Bring: What’s Included during Orientation:
Comfortable shoes (you will be walking) Program Book
Jackets or sweaters
(meeting rooms may be cold)
Special Sessions designed for
family members
Pencils and paper Lunch
Ram’s Den, 1st Floor, Student Center
Umbrella in case of rain Campus tours
Cash or check to pay family session fee Materials specific for family members
Unanswered questions Getting to know your students home away from home!

Directions:
From the North or South

Follow Interstate 81 to Martinsburg, WV, and take Exit 16 East (Route 9 East) into Martinsburg. Turn left onto Route 45 East, and follow Route 45 into Shepherdstown. Stop at the four-way stop sign and turn left on Route 480 North. Proceed through four-way stop sign. Take first left into West Campus Drive. Proceed to Parking Lots E, F, and J which are on the left.

From the West
Follow Interstate 70 East to Hagerstown, Maryland. At Hagerstown, follow Interstate 81 South to Martinsburg, WV, and take Exit 16 East (Route 9 East) into Martinsburg. Turn left onto Route 45 East, and follow Route 45 into Shepherdstown. Proceed through the four-way stop sign. Take first left into West Campus Drive. Proceed to Parking Lots E, F, and J which are on the left.

From the East
Follow Interstate 70 or 270 West from Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC, to Frederick, MD, and take Exit 49 (alternate Route 40 West). Follow Alternate Route 40 through Middletown to Boonsboro, MD. In Boonsboro turn left onto Route 34, and follow Route 34 through Sharpsburg across the Potomac River into Shepherdstown. Turn right onto West Campus Drive. Proceed to Parking Lots E, F which are on the left.

Hotels:
Bavarian Inn: Shepherdstown, WV 25443, 304-876-2551
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center: Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-7000
Comfort Inn: Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-3160
Thomas Shepherd Inn: Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-3715
Comfort Suites: Kearneysville, WV 304-263-8888

Gas Stations
Sheetz Gas Station: 8332 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
7-Eleven: 7364 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443