Orientation Schedule 2014

Your Orientation program has been carefully designed to introduce you to the many areas that comprise YCP. From Academics to Cultural Enrichment, you will have the chance to explore the classrooms, activities, and community that makes York College of Pennsylvania GREAT!

***Events and times listed are subject to change. Students will receive an official copy of the orientation schedule at check-in.


Friday-- August 22, 2014

8:00am

Residence Hall Move-in and Resident Orientation Check-In

Assigned locations

10:30am

Complimentary Lunch (Optional)

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

11am

Commuter Orientation Check-In 

WPAC Lobby (Waldner Performing Arts Center) 

1:30pm

Orientation Kickoff

Wof Gymnasium (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

2:15pm

YCP for Parents and Families

Wolf Gymnasium (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

2:15pm

Orientation Group Meeting: Meet your Orientation Group

Location assigned at Orientation Kickoff

3:15pm

Parting Reception

 Tent on Campus Lawn

*Join Faculty and Administrators for refreshments as we gather to answer any last minute questions families may have before departing campus 

6:30pm

Class of 2018 Welcome Dinner

(This event begins the student only portion of Orientation) 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

8:30pm

Student Specific Sessions:

 
 

All Resident Students

Residence Hall Floor

 

First-Year Commuter Students  

WPAC Theatre (Waldner Performing Arts Center)

 

Transfer Commuter Students

DeMeester Recital Hall (Wolf Hall)

 

Adult Learners

Campbell Hall Lobby

9:30pm

Club Spartan 

Tent on Campus Lawn

10:30pm

 

Ice Cream Social

Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

11:00pm

Bingo (during Club Spartan)

Back Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

Saturday-- August 23, 2014

7:30am

Open for Breakfast

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

9:00am

Group Meeting—Chat with a Professor

Location assigned at check in

10:30am

Your Major and You

Location assigned at check in

12:00pm

Lunch (Group A)

Excelling in Your First Semester (Group B)

Johnson Dining Hall

WPAC Theatre

1:30pm

Excelling in Your First Semester (Group A)

Lunch (Group B)

WPAC Theatre

Johnson Dining Hall

2:30pm

Explore York City

Meet under the tent on the campus lawn- tour groups will depart

5:00pm

Dinner (Group A)

Your Safety and Community Expectations (Group B)

Johnson Dining Hall

WPAC Theatre

6:30pm

Your Safety and Community Expectations (Group A)

Dinner (Group B)

WPAC Theatre

Johnson Dining Hall

9:00pm

Target Madness

Buses will depart from the Wolf Hall Shuttle Stop

11:30pm

Trivia and Walking Tacos

Johnson Dining Hall

Sunday-- August 24, 2014

9:30am

Brunch 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

12:00pm

Group Meeting—Campus Life

Location assigned at check in

1:00pm

Diversity at YCP: Life Lessons with Marvin Worthy

WPAC Theatre

2:30pm

Free Time

On your own

2:30pm

Student Senate/ Campus Activities Board Meet and Greet (Optional)

By the Fountain

4:00pm

Sex Signals (Group A)

Dinner (Group B)

WPAC Theatre

Johnson Dining Hall

6:00pm

Sex Signals (Group B)

Dinner (Group A)

WPAC Theatre

Johnson Dining Hall

7:45pm

Group Meeting— Program Discussion

Location assigned at check in

8:30pm

Comedy Hypnotist- Eric Mena

WPAC 

10:30pm

Outdoor Movie: Maleficent

Wolf Lawn (Rain Location: WPAC)

Monday-- August 25, 2014

7:00am

Breakfast 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

9:00am

Final Group Meeting—Beyond Orientation

Location assigned at check in

10:30am 

Academic Convocation (must be seated by 10:15)

Wolf Gymnasium (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

12:00pm

Lunch 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

2:00pm

Academic Advising Sessions 

This information  will be mailed over the summer. 

4:00pm 

Involvement Fair and Campus Cookout 

Campus Mall (Rain: Grumbacher M&T Field House/Johnson Dining Hall)

6:00pm

 Where to find your classes!

Meet at the Fountain 

Event Descriptions

Club Spartan

Welcome Class of 2018! Club Spartan will transform the tent on main campus into an outdoor Dance Party! DJ Tommy Gunn will provide music and light show, and the tent will be decked out with glowing lights! This is the ONLY place to receive your official YCP Orientation shirt, and write messages to your new classmates. At 10:30pm, you can head over to Johnson Dining Hall and grab some ice cream to cool off, or continue to dance the night away. #ClubSpartan

Bingo

Bingo is a YCP tradition, so get ready for the intense YCP version of Bingo! Just because you get a full line doesn’t mean you’ll win though, you may have to be the last one standing, make a pattern, or cover the whole board. Prizes will be awarded to winners! #YCPbingo

Target Madness

Forget something at home? Can’t live another day without that whatchamacallit? Hop on the shuttle to Target, which will be open for YCP students only! Busses will be doing loops between campus and the West York Target from 9 PM -10:45 PM. There will be tons of door prizes given away too! #YCPtargetMadness

Trivia and Walking Tacos

Come show your classmates who deserves that 4.0! Gather your team (6 people max), and brush up on your Disney/Sports/Geography knowledge-- You never know what topics may come up (hint: make sure you attend the morning and afternoon sessions!) Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! And, if you don't know what a waling taco is, just remember this simple equation: Mini bag of Doritos + taco toppings = walking taco perfection #TriviaAndTacos

Diversity at YCP: Life Lessons from Marvin Worthy

Marvin Worthy is a leadership extraordinaire! In this session you will explore the three assumptions that people make about YOU, when you don’t act, look, or think like them. This was one of last year’s most raved about events, so don’t miss it! #Salad

Comedy Hypnotist- Eric Mena

Eric Mina is an international comedy hypnotist who will change the way you think about hypnosis. As an audience member you will laugh until you cry, and be entertained by your friends’ crazy antic on stage. If you’re lucky enough to be called up onto stage, you will get the unique experience of being hypnotized (they say it’s like getting a full night’s sleep in just 1 hour!) Make sure you’re on time because the seats fill up fast! #DareYouToDream

Outdoor Movie: Maleficent

Grab a blanket and your friends! Tonight’s movie will be shown outside under the stars! A giant Inflatable screen will be set up on the lawn for a unique viewing experience. Members of the Orientation Staff and the Campus Activities Board will be serving up fresh movie theatre style popcorn (and will be happy to stamp your pocket guide)! #MaleficentAtYCP

Involvement Fair

Get involved at the Involvement Fair! Many clubs and organizations will be available to answer any questions and provide information about their meetings, events, and how to join. Make sure you sign up for at least one! You can earn your last stamp by visiting the Orientation table and putting your name in the “completed Pocket Guide” raffle. Then stop by the FREE BBQ dinner sponsored by Student Senate! #GetInvolved