Orientation Schedule 2015

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 28, 2015

8:00am

Residence Hall Move-in and Resident Orientation Check-In

Assigned locations

10:30am - 12:30pm

Complimentary Lunch (optional)

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

11:00am - 1:00pm

 

Commuter Orientation Check-In 

*Students may check in anytime between     11am and 1pm

WPAC Lobby (Waldner Performing Arts Center) 

1:15pm

Orientation Group Meeting: Meet your Orientation Group

Assigned Locations

1:15pm

YCP for Parents and Families

M&T Fieldhouse (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

2:15pm

Opening Convocation

M&T Fieldhouse (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center)

3:15pm

Parting Reception

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

6:00pm

 

Class of 2019 Welcome Dinner

(This event begins the student only portion of Orientation) 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

6:30pm

 

Adult Learners: Dinner and Conversation

(by invitation)

WPAC Upper Lobby

8:00pm

Student Specific Sessions:

 
 

Resident Students

Residence Hall Floor

 

 Commuter Students  

DeMeester Recital Hall (Wolf Hall)

9:00pm

Club Spartan 

Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

10:00pm

Bingo (during Club Spartan)

Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

Saturday-- August 29, 2015

7:30am

Open for Breakfast

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

9:00am

Your Major and You / Academic Advising

Location assigned at check in

   
11:15am

Group Meeting #2: Chat with a Professor(Group A)

 Lunch (Group B)

Johnson Dining Hall

Assigned Locations

12:30pm

Group Meeting #2: Chat with a Professor (Group B) 

Lunch (Group A)

Assigned Locations

Johnson Dining Hall

Immediatly Following Previous Sessions

Explore York City 

Tour groups will depart

5:00pm

Your Safety and Community Expectations (Group A)

Dinner  (Group B)

Johnson Dining Hall

WPAC Theatre

6:30pm

Your Safety and Community Expectations  (Group B)

Dinner (Group A)

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 30, 2015

9:30am

Open for Brunch 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

12:00pm

Group Meeting—Campus Life

Location assigned at check in

1:00pm

Diversity at YCP: Brian Sims-- From Day One

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: Avengers-- Age of Ultron

Wolf Lawn (Rain Location: WPAC)

Monday-- August 31, 2015

7:00am

Open for Breakfast 

 Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)

9:00am

Final Group Meeting—Beyond Orientation

Location assigned at check in

10:00am

Excelling in Your First Semester (Group A) WPAC

11:00am

Excelling in Your First Semester (Group B)

WPAC

12:00pm - 2:00pm 

Involvement Fair and Campus Cookout

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

2:00pm

Where to find your classes! 

Meet at the Fountain 

Event Descriptions

Club Spartan

Welcome Class of 2019! Club Spartan will transform the Grumbacher Center into a glowing extravaganza! DJ Tommy Gunn will provide music and light show, the recreation facilities will be open, and refreshments will be served! #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:

We're working on a very special session. Details to come!

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

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)! #outdoormovie

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