Spring on the York College campus

The Inauguration of Thomas D. Burns, Ph.D.

5th President of York College of Pennsylvania

On April 13, 2024, York College of Pennsylvania will celebrate the Inauguration of our fifth president, Dr. Thomas Burns.

The Inauguration ceremony will be held at the Waldner Performing Arts Center on York College's main campus, following a week of Inaugural events and activities that showcase York's dedication to community, academic excellence, and student success. 

President Thomas Burns smiles while glancing off-stage as he stands at the podium in full academic regalia during Convocation.

Information for Attendees

  • Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    • Celebrating York College Faculty, Staff, and Administration
      Main Campus Lawn (Tent)
      Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
      3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 11, 2024

    • New Voices at YCP
      Waldner Performing Arts Center, 2nd Floor
      10-11 a.m.
    • York College Faculty Research and Community Engagement
      DeMeester Recital Hall, inside Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall
      11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Faculty Scholarship Showcase
      Waldner Performing Arts Center, 2nd Floor
      3:30 - 5 p.m.

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    • Inaugural President's Reception
      Country Club of York
      1400 Country Club Road
      York, PA 17403
      4 to 6 p.m.
      *Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
    • Boustead Inaugural Concert: Jupiter String Quartet
      Waldner Performing Arts Center
      7:30 p.m.
    • Spartapalooza (Student Event)
      Main Campus Lawn (Tent)
      Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
      1 to 3 p.m.
    • YCP's Got Talent
      Main Campus Lawn (Tent)
      Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center
      9 p.m.

    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    • Inaugural Luncheon
      Iosue Student Union
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      *Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
    • Inauguration Ceremony
      Waldner Performing Arts Center
      2 p.m.

  • Location and Accommodations

    Campus Map

    View a map of the York College campus at map.ycp.edu.

    GPS Address

    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA, 17403

    GPS Coordinates

    • Latitude: 39.9467818
    • Longitude: -76.7296766


    For your convenience, room blocks have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites York South and The Yorktowne Hotel. When making your reservation, please mention the York College Inauguration block to receive a discounted rate.

  • Delegate Information

    Thank you for accepting this invitation to participate in a truly momentous occasion. Please find below the directions for Saturday, April 13, 2024. 

    We request that you arrive on campus by 1:15 PM. The address of the college is 441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403-3651. We will have Safety Officers strategically placed at checkpoints to guide you to designated parking.

    You will be robing in The Humanities Building, Room 228. Refreshments will be provided in the robing room, and staff will assist you. 

    If you have any questions, please contact us at inauguration@ycp.edu.

  • Contact Information

    Questions can be directed to inauguration@ycp.edu.