Campbell Hall
Former Administration Building

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, October 1

    Monday, October 1

    Celebration Kick-Off Party for Campus Community at 2 p.m.

    Join us as we kick-off the celebration week with Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith and other notables. Campus community members will participate in activities including a "50" photo opportunity on the campus lawn.

    Join us as we kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration Week with the York College community. After remarks by President Gunter-Smith, Student Senate President Zac Snier '19, and Senior Class President Hayley Althoff '19, as well as the reading of a proclamation, those attending will be invited to participate in activities including: 

    • Help us create a "50" on Campbell Lawn (participants will receive FREE 50th t-shirts)
    • Sign a commemorative 50th anniversary banner
    • FREE food and refreshments
    • Snap a selfie at a 50th anniversary photobooth
    • Travel through the decades with a 50th anniversary video
  • Tuesday, October 2

    Tuesday, October 2

    Servire Est Vivere - To Serve is To Live from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby.

    To honor our motto and veterans, join us for a kick off of the annual collection campaign for Mr. Sandy's Homeless Veterans Center. The collection bin will be located in the Iosue Student Union lobby.

    Items sought include:

    Non-perishable food items: Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, hygiene products, small appliances, clothing, winter coats, gloves, hats, shoes, boots, blankets, sleeping bags

    If you have large items to donate, they will provide pick up in the York area: Furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom), household items, large appliances

    These items can also be donated, please contact the Military Veterans Advisory Council at Monetary, gift cards to local grocery stores, bus passes, car fare

    A grand opening will be held to celebrate the new Veterans Lounge on campus and the day will close with "A Career in Service - From York College to the Military" talk by York College's own Maj. Gen. Kurt Ryan '87, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command at 7 p.m. in the Waldner Performing Arts Center. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

  • Wednesday, October 3

    Wednesday, October 3

    York Junior College and York Collegiate Institute Reunion

    A special luncheon and reunion for those who graduated from York College's predecessor institutions will be held in York College's downtown facilities. 
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.

  • Thursday, October 4

    Thursday, October 4

    Honoring Leadership Donors

    The annual recognition for York College's Heritage Society will feature a 50th anniversary theme.
    Hosted by the Office of Advancement

  • Friday, October 5

    Friday, October 5

    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Iosue Student Union Bookstore Open
    8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Iosue Student Union Convenience Store Open
    10:30 a.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union Spart's Den Open
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Country Club of York 5th Annual Spartan Advance Golf Outing
    Preregistration is required at
    Hosted by Spartan Advance, the official booster club of York College Athletics
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Main Campus Entertainment Avenue: Trucker Hats
    3 - 7 p.m. Lobby, Iosue Student Union Welcome and Registration Table
    Pick up event information for the weekend, including 5K registration.
    3 - 5 p.m. Seligman Field, West Campus Senior Class Picnic
    Senior Class – do you like food, games and music? Come out and join the Class of 2019 to kickoff your final Fall Fest as students.
    4:30 - 7 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Dinner Available
    $11 for guests
    5 - 9 p.m. TBD  Campus Shuttle Service to Downtown York
    Departs from Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop
    Return pick up at Marketview Arts
    5 - 9 p.m. Downtown York, Continental Square First Friday Celebration
    First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots including special events, refreshments, promotions, and live entertainment. Rain Location: Marketview Arts
    6 p.m. Gordon Center Shabbat Celebration & Dinner
    Join our Hillel students, families and alumni as we welcome you to campus with our Shabbat Celebration & Dinner.
    Hosted by The Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Life and Hillel
    7 - 8 p.m. Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop Campfire & S'mores
    Join us for s'more fun! Gather with friends, old and new, as you make this famous fireside treat. 
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board
    8 p.m. Kinsley Field Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
    8 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union 50th Anniversary Birthday Bingo
    A YCP tradition. Fun prizes! Cards are free (limit 3).
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board
  • Saturday, October 6

    Saturday, October 6

    8 a.m. Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail

    7th Annual YCP 5K & Fun Run
    Join us for our 7th Annual 5K and Fun Run.
    Alumni, employees, parents and community members: $25 
    Day of Registration: $30
    Students: $10
    SpartaKids Run: Free
    Register at
    Hosted by Alumni Relations

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. WVYC, Iosue Student Union, 3rd Floor "YCP Stories"
    The WVYC studios will be open for alumni, family and friends to record their very own "YCP Stories."
    10 a.m.  Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
    10 a.m. Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center Young Alumni Council Meeting
    11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Iosue Student Union Convenience Store Open
    11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Iosue Student Union Bookstore Open
    11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Brunch Available
    $9 for guests
    12 p.m. Graham Field  Women's Soccer vs. Southern Virginia
    12 - 5 p.m.  Lobby, Iosue Student Union  Welcome and Registration Table
    Pick up event information for the weekend and celebrate York College's 50th Anniversary in our special photo booth.
    1:30 p.m. Avillo Plaza Athletic Tailgate
    Stop by between soccer games for free food.
    2 p.m. Wolf Gymnasium Volleyball vs. Mary Washington
    2 - 5 p.m. West Manchester VFW XGI Reunion
    3 p.m. Departing from Iosue Student Union Patio Campus Tour
    3 p.m. Graham Field Men's Soccer vs. Southern Virginia
    3 - 5 p.m. Throwing Field Grum Alumni Fricket Tournament
    4 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center PRISM Concert
    This program will feature a wide range of talented performers from the York College Division of Music.
    4 p.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union

    Spart's Den Open

    4:30 - 6 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    Dinner Available
    $11 for guests

    4:30 - 9 p.m.  

    Main Campus Entrance CLOSED
    To allow for our guests to enjoy activities safely, we are closing the Country Club entrance to the College from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Please use the West Jackson Street entrance to access Main Campus.

    5 p.m. Kinsley Field

    Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

    5 - 8:30 p.m. Seligman Field, West Campus

    Registration is now closed for SpartaFest 2018. We have reached our capacity and are not accepting any additional RSVPs. Thank you for your Spartan enthusiasm and we look forward to seeing our alumni back on campus on Saturday! Alumni and families are welcome to attend Octoberfest Picnic and Fall Festival on main campus. No registration is required for these events. 

    SpartaFest - Brews, Brats and Live Entertainment
    Featuring the Central City Orchestra. and WVYC. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fare and local beer and wine. ID is required. Admission is FREE. Alumni and their families are invited to attend. Rain Location: West Campus Community Center
    Sponsored by Alumni Relations

    The following reunion tents will be held during SpartaFest: 

    Decade Celebration Tents
    70s | 80s | 90s | 2000s | Young Alumni (2010-present)

    Affinity Groups
    YCCOSP Alumni | Grum Alumni

    5 - 7 p.m. Main Campus Lawn

    Octoberfest Picnic
    Gather with current students, alumni, families and friends! Enjoy an assortment of your favorite picnic foods while listening to music. Admission is $10 per person. Current students may utilize their meal plan by prepurchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall. 
    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation

    5 - 9 p.m.  Main Campus Lawn 

    Fall Festival
    One of the largest events of the year, featuring dozens of student organization fundraisers, inflatables, make-your-own novelties, food trucks, and more! Live music provided by Advanced Party Solutions on the Fall Festival stage beginning at 5 p.m. Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    8:15 p.m. Views from West Campus and Main Campus


  • Sunday, October 7

    Sunday, October 7

    11 a.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Brunch Available
    $9 for guests
     12 p.m. Kinsley Field Field Hockey vs. Juniata 
    12 p.m.  The Gordon Center for Jewish Life
    253 W. Springettsbury Ave
    Gordon Center Grand Opening
    Celebrate the opening of the Gordon Center for Jewish Life with hors d'oeuvres, a brief dedication ceremony at noon and tours of the building until 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to
    1 p.m. Graham Field Women's Soccer Alumni Game - CANCELLED
    4 p.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union Spart's Den Open
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