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Fall 2020 Decision-Making

Student and Family Decision-Making

The decision to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester should be made with careful consideration by each student, in consultation with their family and primary healthcare provider. In addition to considering your personal health and an assessment of the risks involved for you in the campus environment, please also give thought to your ability to follow necessary health and safety requirements. The wellbeing of our entire campus community depends on each student, faculty, and staff member maintaining personal responsibility and adhering to proper guidelines. 

Please also consider the fluid circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and understand that you may be asked to respond swiftly to situations beyond our control. This may include rapid departure from residence halls, in the event that we are required to close campus in response to COVID-19.

As you make your decision, please visit the Health & Safety and Living & Dining sections of our Return to Campus webpage for more information.

Additional Information

  • What is expected of students who return to campus?

    What is expected of students who return to campus?

    As mentioned in our Spartan Oath, all York College students are expected to demonstrate respect for others, evaluate how their actions and decisions affect others, and support a healthy living and learning environment at the College. These values have long been a guiding light for our campus community, and will continue to do so throughout the Fall 2020 semester and beyond. 

    York College students are an important and positive part of the greater York community. As we seek to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, it is important that we all act as good citizens not only on campus, but in the local community. We ask that you practice the same kinds of safety standards expected on campus while visiting some of the wonderful local venues.  Let's all keep each other safe--one community!

    This year, that means wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing of six feet between yourself and others, practicing good hygiene and handwashing, and following other health and safety guidelines as defined by the College and the CDC.

    Please visit the Health & Safety section of our Return to Campus webpage for more information.

  • Is it safe to return to campus?

    Is it safe to return to campus?

    While we are doing everything possible to mitigate potential spread of COVID-19 in the upcoming academic year, there are some risks associated with reopening campus during a pandemic. York College of Pennsylvania cannot and does not guarantee that our campus environment will remain free of COVID-19. By choosing to return to campus, you indicate that you understand and accept the risks involved with returning to campus. You are also agreeing to accept personal responsibility for your role in protecting our community, by adhering to health and safety standards.

  • Can I defer my enrollment?

    If I need to defer my enrollment for a semester or year, how can I do that?

    There’s no need to defer your enrollment. The York College Enrollment Office can help remove any barriers you and your family may be experiencing. Contact our offices at (Admissions Office) or (Financial Assistance Office). We’re still meeting with students via phone or video conference on a daily basis.

  • Online-only Classes

    How can I request online-only classes this semester?

    If you or another member of your household is at high risk for COVID-19, you may request accommodations for a fully virtual Fall 2020 semester. Please submit your request to the Student Accessibility Services Office, along with a note from your healthcare provider.

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