Spring on the York College campus

Resident Commuters

As a residential college, students are required to live in YCP campus housing and most do. Less than 10% of YCP students live off-campus.  Applying to live off-campus as a student is a privilege extended to fourth-year students.

A resident commuter is a student approved to live off-campus in the dwelling unit which is not the domicile of their parent/guardian.

Applications to become a resident commuter for the next academic year are available in February.  Information regarding deposits, room selection, and other applications will be emailed to resident students at the end of the Fall semester.

York College students near Willman Business Center

Looking to Move Off Campus?Resident Commuter FAQs

  • Am I eligible to apply?

    Students who earn at least 85 credits by the end of Fall 2020 may apply to live off-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students interested in applying for off-campus housing approval must complete all of the following:

    • Pay their housing deposit and complete their housing contract for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    • Complete an off-campus application, available Feb. 1 - Feb. 19.
    • Be in good academic standing.
    • Be in good student conduct standing, and have no overdue sanctions.
    • Complete an online educational program regarding off-campus living and expectations.
  • May I sign a lease now?

    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 Residence Requirement.

  • How likely is it that I will be released?

    Usually, there are more students who apply and are eligible than will be released.  Being released is not guaranteed. As the number of new and current residents changes every year, our office cannot make this determination ahead of time.

  • I'm not going to have enough earned credits to be a senior. May I still apply?

    No.  The application will only be available to students who have successfully earned the specified number of credits by the end of the Fall semester.  You will continue through the on campus room selection/lottery process.

  • What happens if I miss the application deadline?

    Applications may not be submitted after the deadline and will not be accepted as students are expected to meet all published deadlines.  Information regarding the process and all deadlines are emailed to all current on-campus students, posted on residence hall bulletin boards, and are shared during the housing information sessions.

Contact Us
Residence Life
Iosue Student Union Building, Room 307
Phone: 717.815.1281
Fax: 717.849.1644

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: Contact Campus Safety at 717.815.1314