Spring on the York College campus

Residence Life & Campus Housing

When it comes to your ideal college life, where you live on campus might be as big a factor for you as academics. That’s why we go to great lengths to provide a safe, comfortable living space in which you can thrive, full of fun, educational programs and supportive staff.

Living on campus is a big deal at York College. In fact, if you aren’t a commuter, we require it. Why? In part because we see how much of a positive impact it can have when students live in close proximity to classes and to their classmates. When you’re in an inclusive community that cares about you, you’ll find it easier to adapt to college and be successful.

We offer modern living with apartments, houses, and suites for upperclassmen - Little Run Lodge has its own cafeteria and mail center! -  as well as traditional college halls. On-campus, you’re never too far away from food, class, the fitness center and more.

Beard Hall on the York College campus
We'll help you feel at home in our residence halls.

From day one A home away from home

Homepage Gallery - Around Campus
Housing options
Most of our housing is co-ed and based on year. Get a sense of where you’ll call home, as well as more about our residency requirement and off-campus living policy.
Greeting new students at York College
New students
Where do we even start? We’ve got your back. Check out our tried-and-true packing lists and more move-in help. See what’s expected of new students living on campus as well.
A look inside a dorm room in York College's Little Run Lodge
Current Student
Already a York College student? You'll find what you need to know about what to pack and more here.
Families taking a moment in between moving in at a York College residence hall.
New student move-in day is a team effort, with our orientation team members helping to keep families all smiles as they drop off their incoming student!

Stay informed about life in the York College residence halls. For parents and families

We provide regular updates regarding changes on campus as well as what you need to know to help your student make decisions.
  • Newsletter: We want our families to have as much information as possible about life in the YCP residence halls including important dates and talking points to have with your student.
  • Under-18 Form: For new incoming students to complete if under the age of 18 when you paid your housing deposit.

Important information and forms

  • Interested in Becoming a Resident Assistant?

    If you have at least one semester of academic coursework completed by the start of fall 2017, a cumulative GPA of 2.25, at least 1 semester of on-campus residency at YCP, and no active student conduct sanctions, then #WeWantYou.

    Information Sessions

    • October 26, 9:30 p.m. in Northside Commons 125 and Beard Hall
    • November 10, 9:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall and Manor Hall North
    • November 16, 12:15 p.m. in William Walker
    • December 6, 12:15 p.m. in William Walker

    Check out this resident assistant information sheet too!


    If you meet the criteria and know you have what it takes, #WeWantYou.  So, apply here for this resident assistant opportunity.

  • Concerned about a student?
    The York College CARE Team

    Our CARE team works with various departments on campus to assist students with medical, social, and academic concerns. The team works to connect with students of concern to provide individualized resources and support for their personal and professional success. We're here for whatever you or a friend of yours needs to be in the best possible position for success and wellness.

    • If there is an emergency... If you feel threatened, or are concerned about someone's immediate health, safety, or welfare, call Campus Safety (717.815.1314)
    • You see troubling behavior...If you are concerned about someone's behavior or you have information about a student that causes you concern, please call the Office of Student Affairs (717.815.1461) or the Office of Residence Life (717.815.1281)
    • You want to talk confidentially... If you are a student and would like to CONFIDENTIALLY discuss a concern, please contact Counseling Services at 717.815.6437

    Please visit our CARE Team page for additional resources. 

  • Housing Opening and Closing Dates

    Housing Break Dates 2016-2017

    Semester Break
    Finals Week: December 15-20
    Commencement: December 21
    Semester Break Information
    Semester Break Request to Stay Form (Available 11/28-12/9)

    Only students directly involved in commencement may stay until 5 p.m. on the day of commencement. All other students must leave as soon as possible after their last final with the latest time to leave being 2 p.m. on December 20, 2016. If you have a late final or another academic reason requiring you to stay late, please complete the semester break request to stay form.

    Spring 2017 Opening
    Residence halls open: Monday, January 16, 2017, after 9 a.m.
    Request to Return Early Form (Available 11/28-1/9)

    Winter Break
    Residence halls close: Friday, February 24, 2017, by 8 p.m.
    Residence halls open: Sunday, March 5, 2017, after 10 a.m.
    Winter Break Information
    Winter Break Request to Stay Form (Available 2/8-2/17)

    Spring Break
    Residence halls close: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, by 10 p.m.
    Residence halls open: Monday, April 17, 2017, after 10 a.m.
    Spring Break Information
    Spring Break Request to Stay Form (Available 3/22-4/5)

    Summer Break
    Finals Week: May 6-11
    Commencement: May 13
    Summer Break Information
    Summer Break Request to Stay Form (Available 4/17-5/2)

    Only students directly involved in commencement may stay until 5 p.m. on the day of commencement.  All other students must elave as soon as possible after their last final with the latest time to leave being 2 p.m. on May 11, 2017.  If you have a late final or another academic reason requiring you to stay late, please complete the summer break request to stay form.

  • Announcements and Parent/Student Communications


    Parent and Student Communications‌‌

    • Not Returning for Spring 2017?  Please complete the following webform if you are not returning due to graduation, studying abroad, completing a co-op/internship/student teaching outside of York, taking the semester off, military commitments, or transferring.  
    • Parent's Spring Housing Selection Letter‌ regarding the housing selection process beginning February 1, 2017 for Fall 2017.  Letter was mailed home November18, 2016.
Contact Us
Residence Life
Iosue Student Union Building, Room 307
Phone: 717.815.1281
Fax: 717.849.1644
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emergencies: Please call the Campus Safety Office at 717.815.1314

See all Residence Life contacts.