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Did you know: 50th Anniversary

By Deanna Santoro

With a rich history dating back to the 1770s, it is no surprise that the College has seen many milestones over the decades. One significant event occurred 50 years ago in 1968 when the College established an accredited four-year bachelor’s degree program and changed its name from York Junior College to York College of Pennsylvania. In light of the 50th anniversary celebrations this year (watch for more information on our website and in the next issue), we thought you might like to hear a few fun facts about what life was like at the College in the 1960s:

  • Did you know that in the 1960s the College had a dress code and girls were forbidden to wear pants?
  • Did you know that in the 1960s Spart’s Den was called the Dutchman’s Pub?
  • Did you know that in 1968 there were only nine buildings on campus?
  • Did you know that in the 1960s housemothers watched over and assigned curfews for residents of girls’ dorms?

To learn more about the 50th Anniversary visit our website

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