Fall Fest 2014

Fall Fest and Family Weekend

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

Each Fall Fest incudes 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!

Friday, October 2, 2015


College Bookstore Open

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spartan Advance Golf Outing 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Country Club of York 

Preregistration is required at www.ycpspartans.com.

Downtown York Event

6 - 8 p.m. Shuttle Pick Up from Main Campus 

More information to be announced!

Camp Fire & S'mores

8 p.m. Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop

Join the Campus Activities Board for s’more fun! Gather with friends, old and new as you make this famous fire side treat, and reminisce about your time on campus.

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

Bingo: A YCP Tradition!

10 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall

Come one, come all! This tradition is a staple of YCP’s night life! Be the first to yell BINGO and you could walk away with great prizes. Cards are free but limited to four cards per person!

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


Saturday, October 3, 2015


5K and Fun Run

Registraton Time: 7 – 8:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m. Grumbacher Track/Rail Trail

Join our 4th Annual 5K and Fun Run as alumni, employees, students, and community members gather for this day of fun!

Entry fees

• $25 - YCP alumni, faculty/staff, Spartan family members, and community members

• $30 - Day of registration

• $10 - YCP students

• FREE - SpartaKids Fun Run(12 and under) (Begins at 8 a.m.)

Entry fee includes t-shirt, gift bag, and a small breakfast after the race. To register, please visit www.YCPAlumni.com

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Alumni Board of Directors Meeting

9 a.m. Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center

Coffee and Conversation with Your Professors

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Buechel Lounge (Johnson Dining Hall)

Enjoy a cup of coffee while networking with current and former YCP professors during this unique event.  Special guests include: Dr. Robert Iosue, Dr. Michael McGough, Dr. Darrien Davenport, Dr. Mary Meisenhelter, and Professor Lowell Briggs. Register at www.YCPAlumni.com. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. 

President's Family Reception

10 - 11 a.m. Johnson Dining Hall

Welcome to Fall Fest! All 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! 

Hosted by the Office of the President.

College Bookstore Hours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Convenience Store Hours

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Campus Tour

11 a.m. Departing from the Student Union Patio

Spart's Den Hours

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Alumni Swim Meet

11 a.m. Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center


Fall Festival

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Main Campus Lawn

(Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

Come on over to the Fall Festival! Make your own gel candle, try your hand at glass etching, or if you’re feeling bold, climb the rock wall! And be sure to check out many other fun activities. Featuring dozens of Student Organization fundraisers, live music, and much more, the Fall Festival is fun for everyone!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Orientation and the Campus Activities Board.

Music of Brent and Company

11 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Main Campus Lawn

(Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

With muscial leanings ranging from reggae and rock to country and funk, the band successfully straddles multiple genres without losing sight of its acoustic rock beginnings.

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. 

Music: Student Band

11:45am - 12:45pm Main Campus Lawn

Bands TBA.

Alumni Awards Recognition Luncheon

12 p.m. Yorkview Hall

Networking Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. 

Preregistration is required. 

OctoberFest Picnic

12pm – 2pm Main Campus Lawn

(Rain Location: West Campus Community Center, Alumni Hall)

Gather with current students, alumni, families and friends! Enjoy an assortment of your favorite picnic foods while listening to country music by Cover Drive! Admission for alumni, families and friends is just $9 per person, and current students may utilize their meal plan by pre-purchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall!

Sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations, Student Activities & Orientation. 

Women's Volleyball vs. Southern Virginia

12 p.m. Wolf Gymnasium

Field Hockey vs. Mary Washington

12:30 p.m. Kinsley Field

Women's Soccer vs. Christopher Newport

12:30 p.m. Graham Field

Music of Brent and Company 

1 - 1:45 p.m. Campus Lawn

5th Annual Stepshow

2pm Main Campus Lawn

(Rain Location: Grumbacher Field House)

History and culture will ignite the York College campus as we host our annual Stepshow. Watch in awe the rhythmic and precise stepping of historically black Greek fraternities and sororities, as well as other Greek Letter organizations. You never know who may make a special appearance! Be prepared for greatness!

Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming. 

Campus Tour

3 p.m. Departing from the Student Union Patio

Men's Soccer vs. Christopher Newport

3 p.m. Graham Field

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

4 p.m. Kinsley Field

Cultural Series: Prism Concert

4pm Walder Performing Arts Center Theatre

Join us for a “PRISM” of sounds as the Division of Music presents a fun-filled afternoon program featuring a variety of styles performed by both student and faculty musicians. The Wind Symphony and Chorale will be joined by talented soloists and small groups, performing the best in jazz, pop, and traditional music styles.

Sponsored by the Division of Music.

Mind Reading Duo: Larry and Raven

8pm Waldner Performing Arts Center Theatre

The dynamic mentalism duo are based in the greater New York area, but have performed in over a dozen countries around the world. In 2000 they were flown to Osaka Japan to be featured in the longest running variety show in Japan. Today, there are only a few couples who have developed this rare ability. They are part of a lineage that spans more than 150 years. You’ll be amazed at the illusions the two create using only their minds. Sponsored by The Campus Activities Board. 


10pm William Walker Room (Iosue Student Union) 

Movie: TBA