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New Spartan Days - Summer Orientation marks the first step in your journey at York College of Pennsylvania. From Day One, you will experience all that York has to offer and what better time to start than the summer before you begin your college career!

*Guests may enter thru the main entrance of campus from Country Club Road where campus Safety will direct traffic and parking for all new students and their families to the top of the parking garage located directly behind Waldner Performing Arts Center.

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New Spartan Days - Summer Orientation Schedule

  • Students & Family Members

    Check-In & Welcome

    New Spartan Students and Family Members

    9-9:45 a.m. Check-In Families & new Spartans are welcome to check-in anytime between 9 and 9:45 a.m.

    Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC)

    Lower Lobby/Patio

                                   Student Services Fair After checking in, get any questions you may have answered directly by individual offices including: Health Services, Residence Life, Counseling Services, Accessibility Support Services, Campus Safety, Business Office, Financial Aid, Spartan Career Path (Student Employment), and the Bookstore.

    Iosue Student Union

    Johnson Dining Hall

      Information Technology Verification Stop by the lobby to speak with a member of IT staff. They can help you register your device (cell phone, tablet, and laptop) with the YCP network and also ensure access to your myYCP account so that you can register for classes in the afternoon.

    Iosue Student Union


                                                                  Continental Breakfast Refill your coffee cup and enjoy a danish while you look over your welcome materials.

    Iosue Student Union

    Johnson Dining Hall

    9:45 a.m.

    Spartans Unite! You will get a chance to hear a few words from our president, Dr. Gunter-Smith; Dean of Students, Joe Merkle; and Assistant Dean, Sara Goodwin. Then sit back and relax, we have a few short videos to introduce some college life topics. These will be sure to start the conversation. WPAC Theatre

    *The Campus Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Students

    New Spartan Student Sessions

     New Spartan Students

    11:00 a.m.                                    True Story: I'm a Spartan   Bring your questions about life at YCP. You'll have some time to meet other new Spartans and chat with our campus experts--Orientation Leaders! *Assigned Meeting Room
    11:30 a.m.                                                                                 Lunch   For Lunch, your group will be joined by a Peer Advisor. Your Orientation Leaders and Peer Advisor will review the Fall Orientation program and get you ready for you next session which is scheduling classes!  
    12:30 p.m.                                                                                                    Academic Advising                                             The moment you have been waiting for! Each group will meet with an Academic Advisor who will walk you through the curriculum, and assist you in selecting your course schedule for the fall! *Assigned Meeting Room                                                                            
    3:30 p.m.                                                                          Administrators and Faculty Reception As soon as your schedule is checked and approved by your Academic Advisor, you will be free to go meet up with your family. Make sure you stop by our table to receive your free gift!




  • Family Members

    Family Member Sessions

     Family Members

    11:00 a.m.                                      Generation Next - Academic Curriculum  York College has a very unique and exciting curriculum which leads students through a series of course exploration. The curriculum involves in-class work, internships, externships, and co-curricular leadership development. Part of the first year course work is the First Year Seminar. This session will give families a complete overview.



    12:00 p.m.          Lunch  

    Iosue Student Union

    Johnson Dining Hall

    1:00 p.m.                                        Session 1  *See below to select a session. All sessions will be offered at 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.                                                     
    2:00 p.m. Session 2 *See below to select a session. All sessions will be offered at 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.  
    3:00 p.m.                 Administrator and Faculty Reception Join us back in the Waldner Performing Arts Center for some refreshments and meet other families from your area.



    What's Next?
    Now that classes are being selected and maybe roommates too, hear about some of the other loose ends that are common before coming to campus in August. Choosing laptops, finalizing financial aid, book buying, and meal plan selection; we've got advice for all of it! Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center (1st floor)
    Residence Life
    The experts, on living in a residence hall, will be here to answer your questions. Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center (5th floor)
    True Story: I'm a Spartan  
    Bring your questions one an all! Our student panel will be available to answer and share their story with you. Index cards will be available in the lobby for you to write on and drop in the question box. We will ask as many as we can fit in an hour!

    Iosue Student Union

    Welcome Center


Contact Us
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
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.

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