Spring on the York College campus

Residence Life for New Students

Welcome to our campus!

As you prepare to move in and join our community, we want to ease the transition.  Here is how to start the process, what you may pack - and more importantly, what you may not pack.  While you reviewing our frequently asked questions will answer most of your inquiries, the lists below will offer some guidance as well.  

Please review the documents on this page regarding arrival times, packing lists, housing break dates and much more.  Make sure to complete the Spartan Start Up online program for 2018-2019 - it's a requirement for incoming students before they arrive. You'll be contacted about these before you move in!

A brief tour of the first-year living areas at York College of Pennsylvania Download a transcript of this video.
Families moving in their freshmen on new student day 2015 at York College.
Remember: The classic new student mistake is bringing way more than you need! It's easier to bring more later than discover you brought too much.

Our suggested packing lists The "Should I bring this? Is this allowed?" new student packing guide

Before you go buy stuff for your room, check these lists first. More importantly, you can see what NOT to bring! You'll also see information from our partnering vendors. If you're interested, this is where you can rent a micro-fridge and get linens guaranteed to fit our size requirements/bed size.

The When, What, and How for New and Transfer Student Housing

  • How Do I Sign Up for Housing?

    When you receive your acceptance information from the Admissions Office, you will want to submit your FAFSA and also pay your deposits online.  The Admissions webpage can help you with these steps or you may contact them at (717) 849-1600.

    Once your deposit is accepted by the College, you will want to complete the online housing application.

  • February 1-June 9, 2018: How Do I Complete the Online Housing Application?

    Beginning February 1, 2018, students attending YCP starting Fall 2018 may complete their online housing application.  This will be available to students within one business day of paying the deposits.

    The housing application is where you may list your personal and potential building preferences.

    Steps to Complete the Housing Application

    • Go to https://ycpweb.ycp.edu
    • Choose Enter Secure Area
    • Login using your ID and PIN. 
      • If you are unsure of your ID or password, please contact Admissions at (717) 849-1600 for assistance.
    • Select the Student Services tab
    • Choose the Residence Life - MyHousing link
    • Two tabs will appear
      • Apply Online - This is where you will complete your housing contract. You should see the New Student Application at the top. Click next and follow through.
      • MyHousing - This is where you will be able to prefer roommates May 1, 2018, until June 15, 2018 and view your housing assignment beginning July 5, 2018. Preferring a roommate is optional only; our office typically matches students according to their other preferences and requirements.
    • If you were under the age of 18 when your housing deposit was paid, you will need to sign and have a parent/guardian sign the parental waiver form. This form may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office.


  • March 16 - June 15, 2018: Requests for Special Housing Accommodations Due

    The Office of Residence Life understands that some students may need reasonable housing accommodations.  New students looking for this support are asked to submit the Request for Special Housing Accommodations form and all appropriate documentation by June 15, 2018.  Any additional documentation may be attached online to this form, emailed to residencelife@ycp.edu, faxed to (717) 849-1644, or mailed to Office of Residence Life, York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403-3651.

    If you have any questions regarding this or the reasonable accommodations we may provide, please call the Office of Residence Life at (717) 815-1281.

    If you would like to discuss an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at (717) 815-1785.

  • May 1-June 15, 2018: Roommate Requests

    While roommate requests are an option, most new and transfer students do not choose make this request.  Instead, the Office of Residence Life will match these students according to their preferences listed on the online housing application. For instance, does the student prefer to sleep in late, go to bed early, keep a messy room, etc.?

    Adding and Reminding a Roommate Request

    • Access MyHousing
    • Click on the MyHousing tab on the right
    • Select the Roommate Selection link
    • Search for your potential roommate by using their name or YCP email
    • Click Request Student as Roommate
      • This student is added to your list of Confirmed Future Roommate Requests. The 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 student confirms your request.
      • (Optional) You may send a reminder request at any time by clicking the Remind button located on the Confirmed Future Roommate Requests tab.
      • Students 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.

    • Access MyHousing
    • Click on the Room Selection menu
    • Select the Roommate Selection link
    • Look at the Unconfirmed Roommate Request table. The status of a potential roommate will be DOES NOT MATCH or MATCHES
    • Click Add if you wish to confirm the roommate request. You may also choose decline.
    • By clicking Add, a new table will appear with Confirmed Future Roommate Requests and the status of the student will now say MATCHES.
    • By clicking Decline, an email will be sent to the requestor to let them know. They must also confirm by removing you from their list as a potential roommate.

    Removing a Roommate Request

    • Access MyHousing
    • Click on the Room Selection menu
    • Select the Roommate Selection link
    • Look at the Confirmed Future Roommate Requests table. This outlines all roommate requests and any confirmed as MATCHES.
    • Click on Remove to Cancel a roommate request
    • Automatically, an email will be sent to the student to inform them that the request was removed
    • Note: If you remove a roommate from your list, they must also remove the request on their list.

    Attention athletes! While your coach will work with the Office of Residence Life regarding your future roommate, it is your responsibility to place and confirm your roommate request online.

  • June, 2018: New Spartan Days - Summer Orientation

    Orientation programs are required of all incoming first-year (Summer and Fall) and transfer (Fall Only) students enrolling at YCP.

    New Spartan Day - Summer Orientation is a one-day program just for all freshman first-year students, regardless of residency.  On this day, students will work with their academic advisor to develop their Fall class schedule, receive personal guidance from and orientation leader and peer advisor, and be provided other information to stay on the right path as a new Spartan.

    New Spartan Day - Summer Orientation: registration and information

  • July 9, 2018: Housing Placement and Roommate Information Available!

    Today is the day students will be able to see their housing placement and roommate information for Fall 2018!

    Access Housing Placement and Roommate Information

    • Access MyHousing
    • Click on the MyHousing tab
    • Under the MyAssignments section and under Fall 2017, students may see their hall and room placement and the type of room in which they are placed (double bedroom, single bedroom)
    • Under the Roommate/Suitemate section, students will see their roommate and their contact email

    It is highly recommended that roommates contact each other ahead of time to arrange the who-brings-what, micro-fridge rental options, and to get to know each other a bit. 

  • August 1, 2018: Required Alcohol-wise and Spartan Oath Programs

    From our experience working with college students and research suggests the first six weeks of college is pivotal in making their transition and experience successful.  Because of this, all new and transfer students are required to complete two online programs which are available after August 1, 2018.  Students who do not complete these courses will receive a follow-up email and a hold will be placed on their student account.

    Alcohol-wise contains educational information related to alcohol, drug, and personal safety.  To access this program for the first time, follow these steps:

    • Students will be able to access the program starting August 1, 2018.  The deadline to complete the program is August 30, 2018.
    • Go to www.3rdmilclassrooms.com
    • Use the Student Login on the left side of the page, enter your YCP email address under username
    • The password is SPARTAN. You will be prompted to change your password upon entry
    • For questions or issues, please contact 3rd Millennium Classrooms at (888) 810-7990 or info@3rdmilclassrooms.com

      *Do not provide payment as YCP has pre-paid for this course.

    Spartan Oath and Citizenship provides an overview of important information including where to access the student handbook, a code of conduct review, campus resources, what it means to be a Spartan, and how students may become involved in the YCP community.

    • Students will be able to access the program starting August 1, 2018.  The deadline to complete the program is August 30, 2018.
    • Go to my.ycp.edu and login using your YCP ID and password
    • Click on the Moodle icon located under the Main Applications folder
    • After watching the short video, return to Moodle and complete the Spartan Oath and Citizenship quiz.
    • Students must pass the quiz with a score of 100%. 
    • For questions or issues, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at (717) 600-3874 or studentconduct@ycp.edu
  • August 24, 2018 - New and Transfer Student Check-In Day

    August 24, 2018
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Which way is the easiest way to approach campus to check into my building?

    Campus Move-In Instructions

    Where do I go to check-in and pick up residence hall keys?

    Penn Hall Lobby: Penn, Codorus, Susquehanna
    Beard Hall Lobby: Beard, Evergreen, Laurel, Willow
    Manor Hall North Lobby: Manor North, Manor Northeast, Manor East
    Manor Hall South Lobby: Manor South, Manor West
    Northside Commons Lobby: Northside Commons
    Tyler Run III Mail/Laundry Room: Tyler Run I, II, III, Small Houses
    West Campus Community Center: Brockie Commons, Country Club Manor, Little Run Lodge, Richland Hall, Spring Garden
    At the Specific House: Pershing, Springdale

    How does check-in work?

    Due to limited parking around the residence halls, families are requested to unload their vehicles quickly and move them to designated parking areas. Don't stress!  The YCP Move-in Team will be there to unload cars and help carry things to the room. Also, Campus Safety Officers will be directing all traffic to keep things moving smoothly.

    While families are unloading and moving vehicles, the student will go to the designated lobby to receive their room keys, Room Condition Report, and other important information. Make sure to bring some form of photo identification!

    During and after check-in, Orientation and Peer Network student leaders will help you find your orientation packets, student ID, books, supplies, and more!

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: Please call the Campus Safety Office at 717.815.1314.

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