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Fall Fest

The best of homecoming, autumn food, family fun, and alumni reunions all in one action-packed weekend.

Fall Fest is held the first weekend of October to welcome alumni, parents, families, and friends to campus for a celebration of the new year.

Each Fall Fest includes a variety of activities including (but not limited to) home athletic events, alumni reunions, the festival of student organizations and evening family-friendly entertainment!

Whether you are the class of 2019 or 1968, we hope to see you here for the event of the semester! Check back this summer for info on Fall Fest 2016.

Spartan green is everywhere for Fall Fest 2015 at York College

Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend Schedule By Day

Below is a copy of our 2016 Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend Schedule. *All events are subject to change.*
  • Friday, September 30, 2016

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Spartan Advance Golf Outing Regents Glen Golf Course

    Preregistration is required: Visit our website to register. Please note this event is rain or shine. 

    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. College Bookstore Hours Iosue Student Union  
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    4:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union  $11 per person 
    7:00 p.m. Spartan Advance Reception Regents Glen Golf Course  Please note this event is rain or shine. 
    7:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Salisbury Wolf Gymnasium  
    7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital DeMeester Recital Hall YCP faculty members Erin and Michael Lippard, together with Kenneth Osowski, will present a concert of chamber music for voice, clarinet and piano. The eclectic program will span several centuries and styles. 
    8:00 p.m. Stuntman: Ivan Pecel Waldner Performing Arts Center Ivan Pecel is an award winning juggler, comedian, performer, entertainer, and television /commercial actor. His high-energy act will leave you on the edge of your seat and sure to be laughing. A crowd favorite at colleges across the country, you'll be sure to remember this performance for a long time to come! Family friendly- Rated PG. (Involves the juggling of knives). 
    9:30 p.m. Campfire & S'mores Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop

    Gather with friends old and new as you make this famous fireside treat, and reminisce about your time on campus. 

    Hosted by Campus Activities Board. 

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    8:00 a.m.  Softball Playdate Softball Field  
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check-in Tent Iosue Student Union Lobby Pick up your “Spartan for Life” pin, campus map and learn about the fun events occurring on campus. 
    8:30 a.m. 5th Annual 5K & Fun Run Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail

    Join alumni, students, employees and community members for our 5th Annual 5K & Fun Run. $25 for alumni, employees and community members; $10 for students, $30 for day of registration; FREE for the SpartaKids Fun Run (children 12 and under). To register, visit the YCP Alumni website

    Please note this event is rain or shine.

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.

    9:00 a.m. Alumni Board of Directors Meeting Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center  
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Coffee and Conversation With Your Professors Buechel, Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    Enjoy a cup of coffee while networking with current and former YCP professors during this unique event. Special guests coming soon! To register, visit the YCP Alumni website

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. President's Family Reception Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    Welcome to Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend! Alumni, students, friends and family of the College are invited to join together for light refreshments and conversation. Please join us for the official kick off to Fall Fest with Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith! 

    Hosted by the Office of the President.

    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. College Bookstore and Convenience Store Hours Iosue Student Union  
    11:00 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game Jaquet Field  
    11:00 a.m. Campus Tour Departing from the Iosue Student Union Patio  
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fall Festival Location change: Field House, Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    One of the largest events of the year, Fall Festival & Homecoming Weekend features dozens of student organization fundraisers, inflatables, make your own novelties, music and more! You don’t want to miss this!

     

    11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Brunch Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union $9 per person
    12:00 p.m. Alumni Awards Recognition Luncheon Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center By invitation only. 
    12:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Marymount Graham Field  
    12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Octoberfest Picnic Location change: Multipurpose Room, Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    Gather with current students, alumni, families and friends! Enjoy an assortment of your favorite picnic foods while listening to music. Admission for alumni, families and friends is just $10 per person, and current students may utilize their meal plan by pre purchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall.

    12:00 - 4:00 p.m. WVYC Radio Station Open House Upper Level of the Iosue Student Union  
    12:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Wesley Kinsley Field  
    1:00 p.m. Alumni Swim Meet Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center  
    1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Chi Gamma Iota (XGI) Fraternity Reunion San Carlos & The Hop  
    2:00 p.m. Step Show Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center  
    2:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Wesley Wolf Gymnasium  
    3:00 p.m. Campus Tour Departing from the Iosue Student Union Patio  
    3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Marymount Graham Field  
    3:00-5:00 p.m. ENACTUS/SIFE Reunion Willman Business Center Lobby Networking Social at the Graham School of Business - Meet and Greet the current officers of ENACTUS 
    4:00 p.m. PRISM Concert Waldner Performing Arts Center

    This program will feature a wide range of talented performers from the York College Division of Music, including students, faculty, large ensembles, and small ensembles. 

     4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Available  Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union  $11 per person.
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. WYVC 40th Anniversary Reunion Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center  Preregistration is required. To register visit the YCP Alumni website.
    5:00 - 9:00 p.m. SpartaFest Location change: Field House, Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    Brews, Brats and Live Entertainment, featuring the Mark DeRose Band. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, corn hole tournament, bounce houses and alumni reunions including ENACTUS, Young Alumni and WVYC.  Admission is $15 per person. This event is for alumni only. To register, visit the YCP Alumni website

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations. 

    5:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner Heritage Hills Resort By invitation only. 
    8:00 p.m. Illusionist: Elliot Zimmet Waldner Performing Arts Center Elliot Zimet presents a unique blend of mind blowing magic, heart pumping illusions, mentalism, humor, audience interaction and today's hottest music! You'll be memorized but his feathered "assistants". Don't miss this one-of-a-kind illusionist. Family friendly, and fun for all. Rated PG.
    10:00 p.m. Special Edition Bingo: Screamer's Birthday Pary Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    A YCP tradition--- BINGO. This Fall Fest theme bingo will have fun prizes! Cards are free (limit 3). Alumni and Families are welcome to attend! 

    Hosted by the Campus Activities Board.

  • Sunday, October 2, 2016

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    11:00 a.m. Brunch Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union $9 per person. 
    11:00 a.m.  Jewish Family Brunch Buechel, Iosue Student Union  
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    3:00 p.m. Men's Lacrosse Fall Scrimmage Kinsley Field  
    5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Catholic Mass Brougher Chapel  
    7:30 p.m. Contemporary Christian Worship Brougher Chapel  

FAQ about Fall Fest

  • Where can I stay during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?

    Best Western, 1415 Kenneth Road, York, PA 17404, 717-767-6931, $80 per night, plus tax

    Comfort Inn Corporate Gateway, 2250 North George Street, York, PA 17402, 717-699-1919, $99 per night

    Country Inn & Suites, 245 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17402, 717-747-5833, $119 per night, plus tax

    Hampton Inn & Suites, 2159 South Queen Street, York, PA 17402, 717-741-0900

    Hampton Inn & Suites, 1550 Mt. Zion Road, York, PA 17402, 717-840-1500, $124 per night

    Holiday Inn Express, 140 Leaders Heights Road, York, PA 17403, 717-741-1000, $92 per night

    Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408, 717-846-9500

  • Can alumni & their family use the gym during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?

    Yes! We allow alumni and their family to us the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center during the hours listed below. Please stop by the 2nd floor welcome desk to pick up your access pass. 

    Facilities: 

    Friday - 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

     

    Rock Wall: 

    Friday - 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday - 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday - 4:00 - 10:30 p.m.

     

    Pool: 

    Friday - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday - 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday - 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us


ALUMNI RELATIONS
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 125 
Phone: 717.815.6642 
orientation@ycp.edu 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORIENTATION
Sara Goodwin, M.A., Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Iosue Student Union, Room 205 
Phone: 717.815.1239 
Fax: 717.849.1617 
orientation@ycp.edu 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.