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Spring on the York College campus

Residence Life for New Students

As you prepare to move in and join our community, we want to ease the transition.  Here's how to start the process, what to pack - and more importantly, what not to pack.    

Please review the documents on this page regarding arrival times, packing lists, housing break dates, Micro-Fridge rental, linen packages, and much more.  Make sure to complete the Spartan Start-Up Module (available July 15). It's a requirement for incoming students. 

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.

Suggested Packing Lists

Check out the links below for information on how to rent a micro-fridge or purchase linens guaranteed to fit our size requirements/bed size.

The When, What, and How forNew and Transfer Student Housing

  • First-Year Student Housing Application Guide and More

    Welcome, New Spartans! 

    The First-Year Student Housing Guide can help navigate your way through the housing application process.  It provides step by step instructions with pictures and includes a suggested packing list. 

    What's next?  Once your housing application is complete, please use the Housing Checklist to keep you on track.  Be sure to check out our residence halls and additional pictures of our First-Year Housing

  • Housing Policy Agreement Form

    The Housing Policy Agreement  is required for students that are under the age of 18 at the time of submitting the online housing deposit.  An email is sent to all students that need to complete this form.   Please submit completed forms by email, by fax 717.749.1644, or by mail.

  • Required Spartan Start Up Module

    From our experience working with college students and research suggests the first six weeks of college are pivotal in making their transition and experience successful.  Because of this, all new and transfer students are required to complete the Spartan Start-Up Module in Canvas.   Students who do not complete these courses on time will receive a follow-up email and a hold will be placed on their student account.

    • Available on July 15, 2020.
    • Go to and log in using your YCP ID and password.
    • Click on the Canvas icon located under the Main Applications folder. 
    • For questions or issues, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 717.600.3874 or
  • 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 medical documentation from their doctor, which can be uploaded to the New Student Housing Application, or sent via email to, 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 Student Accessibility Services at 717.815.1785.

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

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