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Residence Life Information for Current Students

Everything you need to know about what to expect in upperclassman housing.

As a returning student, you have the opportunity to choose your roommates and housing for next academic year.  You may be choosing to live in a different building, so you may need to re-think what to bring back to campus.  Below you will find answers regarding room selection, college break openings and closings, the residence halls, packing lists, and more.

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Before you go buy stuff for your place, review these lists first. More importantly, you can see what NOT to bring!
  • February 1 - March 16, 2018: Housing Deposits and Housing Contracts Accepted

    Housing deposits may be paid online when the Fall 2018 tuition deposit is paid online or directly with the Business Office.  Click here for directions on how to pay online.  For questions regarding payment, please contact the Business Office at businessoffice@ycp.edu or (717) 815-1470.

    Once the housing deposit is accepted, you will be eligible to complete the housing contract online.  The housing housing contract needs to be completed before March 16, 2018, in order to participate in housing selection and, if applicable, to have your off-campus request form reviewed.  To complete your housing contract, please follow these steps:

    • Log into MyYCP
    • Click on the 'house' icon on the left to enter into the MyHousing program
    • Two tabs will appear
      • Apply Online - This is where you complete your housing contract.  You should complete the returning student application.  Please be sure to read the housing contract so that you continue to be familiar with YCP housing policies.
      • MyHousing - This is where you will view your assignment, see roommate requests (after March 16), and other housing information.
  • February 1 - February 16, 2018: Off-Campus Request Application

    Students may apply to live off-campus for the 2018-2019 academic year if they:

    • Complete the application steps by February 16, 2018, 5 p.m.
    • Are in good academic standing
    • Are in good disciplinary standing
    • Complete the Moodle course regarding living off campus which will be emailed to applicants at a later date

    If the student is eligible to apply, they should follow these steps between February 1 and February 16, 2018, 5 p.m.:

    • Pay the on-campus housing deposit of $100.
    • Complete the on-campus housing contract - the off-campus application will not be processed without the completion of this step.
    • Complete the off-campus request application - only students who earned the minimum credits will be able to access this application through the MyHousing program.

    Please note:

    • Completing the application to reside off campus does not automatically lead to approval for release from campus housing.
    • Students who receive approval for release from campus housing will have their housing deposit refunded and their housing contract voided.
    • We strongly discourage students from signing leases off campus until they receive approval for release from campus housing. Students who sign a lease and do not receive approval will not be released from the College residency requirement.
  • February 1 - March 16, 2018: Commuter Application

    York College of Pennsylvania is a four year residential college. All first-year students, sophomore, juniors, and seniors are required to live on campus, unless they are enrolled as a commuting student. This includes transfer and readmitted students.

    Commuters are those students who reside from the legal residence of their parent/guardian within a 35-mile radius of the campus.

    If a resident student would like to become a commuter student beginning Fall 2018, they will need to complete the commuter application by March 16, 2018, 5 p.m.

    Commuter Application

  • February 1 - March 5, 2018: Springettsbury House Application

    Beginning Fall 2018, the Springettsbury House will be home to Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or more. The house will be considered an Independent Living Community. Please apply here if interested. You will be notified via YCP email if your application is accepted.

    Springettsbury House Application

  • February 19: Housing Information Session

    Residence Life staff will be available to answer questions and share information about the housing process and YCP residence halls. This session is on February 19, 2:30 p.m., William Walker Room, Student Union.

    If you are unable to attend this session, there will be another one on March 7, 3 p.m., Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center.

  • February 19: West Campus Residence Hall Tours

    You are invited to tour and ask questions about the West Campus residence halls. Residence Life staff will be conducting a tour on February 19, beginning at 9 p.m., starting in the West Campus Community Center lobby.

    If you are unable to attend this tour, there will be another tour session held on March 7, 4 p.m.

  • March 5 - March 16, 2018: Squatter's Rights Requests

    Only students currently living in upperclassman designated spaces may apply to stay in their current space if they are able to fill their current apartment/suite/room with students who are eligible to participate in housing selection.

    Students will NOT be able to retain rooms in traditional-style residence halls if the room is specifically reserved for incoming freshman students. These halls include the Manor Halls (East, North, Northeast, South, and West), Penn Hall, Beard Hall, Codorus Hall, and designated freshman spaces in Northside Commons.

    Steps for Squatter's Rights:

    1. All students involved in the request must pay their housing deposit and complete their online housing contract by the March 16, 2018, 5 p.m. deadline.

    2. One student currently living in the requested space must submit a squatter's rights request form between March 5 - 16, 2018, 5 p.m. 

      Squatter's Rights Form

      Please note that only one person who currently lives in the requested space needs to complete this form. Do not submit multiple forms. If multiple forms are received for the same apartment/suite/room, squatter's rights may not be granted.

    3. Between March 16-27, 2018, 5 p.m., all roommates listed on the request form must be mutually matched within MyHousing. This ensures that all students agree to live together. 

    Please note:

    • Incomplete forms will not be approved.
    • All spaces in the apartment/suite/room must be filled with eligible students only. If all spaces are not filled, the group will not retain the apartment/suite/room and must continue through the housing process.
    • If approved, you and your future roommates will be notified via YCP email indicating that you will no longer continue through the housing process, as you are assigned to this space. Students may not change their assignment once approved.
  • March 7: Housing Information Session

    Residence Life staff will be available to answer questions and share information about the housing process and YCP residence halls. This session is on March 7, 3 p.m., Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center.

  • March 7: West Campus Residence Hall Tour

    You are invited to tour and ask questions about the West Campus residence halls. Residence Life staff will be conducting a tour on March 7, beginning at 4 p.m., starting in the West Campus Community Center lobby.

  • March 16, 2018 - April 24, 2018: Roommate Selection

    Returning students have the opportunity to select their own roommates for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible to participate in this process, the student's housing deposit and housing contract must be completed.

    Adding a Roommate Request

    1. Log into MyYCP and click on the MyHousing icon.
    2. Two tabs appear, click on the tab on the right to Go to MyHousing
    3. Click on the Room Selection menu.
    4. Select the Roommate Selection link.
    5. Search for your potential roommate request by using their name or YCP email.
    6. Click Request Student as Roommate.
    7. The student is added to your list of Confirmed Future Roommate Requests. They will automatically receive an email saying that you added them as a potential future roommate. Note that the status will be DOES NOT MATCH until the requested student confirms your request.
    8. Continue to add other students with whom you wish to live.
    9. (Optional) You may send a reminder request at any time by clicking the Remind button located on the Confirmed Future Roommate Requests tab.

    All students within a group must add/confirm each other as a roommate.

     

    Confirming a Roommate Request

    Note: if someone has requested you as a roommate, it will not show on the overview page. Requests may be viewed on the Roommate Selection link under the Room Selection menu.

    1. Log into MyYCP and click on the MyHousing icon.
    2. Click on the Room Selection menu.
    3. Select the Roommate Selection link.
    4. Look at the Unconfirmed Roommate Request table. The status of potential roommates will be DOES NOT MATCH or MATCHES.
    5. Click Add if you wish to confirm the roommate request. You may also choose Decline.
    6. If you click Add, a new table will appear with Confirmed Future Roommate Requests and the status of the student will now say MATCHES.
    7. If you click Decline, 

     

    Removing a Roommate Request

    1. Log into MyYCP and click on the MyHousing icon.
    2. Click on the Room Selection menu.
    3. Select the Roommate Selection link.
    4. Look at the Confirmed Future Roommate Requests table. This outlines all roommate requests and any confirmed as MATCHES.
    5. Click on Remove to Cancel a roommate request.
    6. Automatically, an email will be sent to the student to inform them that the request was removed.
    7. NOTE: If you remove a roommate from your group list, they must also remove the request.
  • March 27, 2018: Lottery Numbers Posted

    Lottery numbers are used in the housing process to determine when a student may choose housing for the 2018-2019 academic year. The lottery numbers are randomly assigned by the MyHousing program according to earned credit hours at the end of Fall 2017, and according to the timely completion of the housing contract. An email will be sent to eligible students with instructions on how to access their assigned lottery number.

    Students with the lowest lottery numbers have priority to choose their housing first. If in a group, the lowest lottery number in the group will determine when the group will select their housing.

    Students who do not participate in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and assigned by the Residence Life staff during the summer.

  • April 4: Searching for a Roommate?

    If you are searching for a roommate or roommates to live with for Fall 2018, you may want to attend Speed Friending. The Speed Friending event will be held on April 4, 8 p.m., Alumni Hall in the West Campus Community Center. There will be food, door prizes, and a raffle!

  • April 10 - April 24, 2018: Room Selection

    Gender Inclusive Room Selection: April 10, 2018
    Senior Room Selection: April 12-13, 2018
    General Room Selection: April 17-24, 2018

    When your lottery number becomes active, you will have a short amount of time until the next number is activated. It is important to choose the space carefully. Once your lottery number becomes active, it will remain active until you choose a space or the end of room selection. No room changes will be made during the active room selection process.

    To Select a Room

    1. Log into MyYCP and click on the MyHousing icon.
    2. Two tabs appear, choose the tab on the right to Go to MyHousing.
    3. Click on the Room Selection menu.
    4. Select the Select a Room/Suite link (Note: 'Suite' refers to suite or apartment).
    5. Click on the Find Available Rooms button.
    6. A list of available rooms will appear that is dependent on the number of people you have Matched in your group. While all students with a lottery number may see this list, only students with activated lottery numbers will be able to continue to the next step.
    7. When you locate your desired space, click on the Select Room or Select Suite button next to the room or any of the rooms in the suite, house, or apartment in which you are interested in living. Please note this does not lock-in your selection, nor guarantee the availability of the room to you. In some cases when multiple groups are choosing, they may attempt to select the same space. The first group to confirm will have rights to the space regardless of lottery number.
    8. Confirm/Book the beds and rooms for each person by selecting them from a drop-down menu by each available space. Be sure to place the correct roommate in the correct bedroom.
    9. Click Submit Room Selection to verify your selection and confirm your room booking.
    10. When you confirm booking and selection of a room, you have completed housing selection and will receive an email to confirm this.

     

    Roommate and Room Selection Contingency Plans

    If a space of your desired group size is no longer availableyou will need to reorganize your group size by using your contingency or back-up plans. Please note that all students in the group will need to remove the necessary roommate matches to make a smaller group. You will then need to select a space based on your new size group and by who in the group has the lowest lottery number.

    The Office of Residence Life STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that all students have multiple back-up options in the event that their first choice of housing is not available at the time of room selection.

Contact Us
Residence Life
Iosue Student Union Building, Room 307
Phone: 717.815.1281
Fax: 717.849.1644
residencelife@ycp.edu

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Emergencies: Please call the Campus Safety Office at 717.815.1314.

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