Resources for Current Students

While you are a student at South Hills, you'll use this page as a portal to all the resources you'll need. The list below has links to everything from your student email to the Virtual Library to schedules for regular class times and weather delays — everything you need is just a click away!

Welcome, students!

We are so happy to once again be embarking on a new academic year! The start of a new term can make students feel eager... and nervous. Rest assured our faculty and staff are here to help you with whatever you may need. We're excited and thankful for the opportunity to teach you the skills you'll need to be successful in your chosen career path, and we welcome you back to school. Now it's time to get to work!

Important Dates to Start Fall Term 2017
  • August 25: New Student Orientation/Freshman Classes at 8:30am
  • August 28: Returning Student Orientation at 9:00am
  • August 28: Classes Begin for All Students at 10:00am (follow 2-hr delay schedule)
  • August 31: Mandatory Individual Advisor Meetings for 1st-Year Students at 12:00pm
  • September 4: Labor Day (School Closed)
  • September 6: Student Clubs & Organizations Rush Day
  • September 7: Mandatory Individual Advisor Meetings for 1st-Year Students at 12:00pm

See the Academic Calendar for full Fall Term schedule.

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Text Alerts

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive text alerts for Snow Days or Emergencies. See chart below to sign up for your South Hills location:

  • State College students — text SC to 313131
  • Altoona students — text AL to 313131
  • Lewistown students — text LT to 313131

You will receive a confirmation text stating that you have opted in to receive texts from SHSBTPA. Powered by Ez Texting. SMS message and data rates may apply.

SHSBT Blog

June 26, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Guido Santella

Guido Santella is an Information Technology instructor at the Altoona campus of South Hills. In 2013, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn more about his teaching style and outside interests in the third installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
June 26, 2017

Bright Outlook Occupation: Accountant

June's Bright Outlook Occupation: Accountant
by South Hills Communications
May 23, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Mark Gentzel

Mark Gentzel is a general education instructor at the South Hills main campus in State College. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn a little bit more about his passion for teaching and his unexpected hobbies in our second installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
May 18, 2017

Bright Outlook Occupation: Medical Assistant

May's Bright Outlook Occupation: Medical Assistants
by South Hills Communications
April 27, 2017

TAKE 10 – Student Spotlight: Devin Pierce of Zach Wade & The Good Grief

A big win in the local music scene prompted one South Hills student to reach out to three classmates from other programs for help getting the word out about his band. Find out more about their collaboration in the first installment of our new “TAKE 10” series.
by South Hills Communications
April 20, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Luciano Sormani

Luciano Sormani is an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Arts program at the main campus of South Hills in State College. He teaches Computer Graphics, Photoshop, Packaging Design, and Microsoft Publisher. Learn a little bit more about what inspires him in the first installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications