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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 online program (available August 1).  It's a requirement for incoming students. 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.

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 for New 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 important dates to remember, step by step instructions with pictures, and a suggested packing list. Please email or call our office if you have any questions. 

  • Required Spartan Start Up Online Program

    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 the Spartan Start-Up online program.  Access information will be emailed to your YCP email account. 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.

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

    • The access information email will give you the password, due date, and any additional information.
    • Go to
    • Use the Student Login on the left side of the page, enter your YCP email address.
    • The password is SPARTANS19. You will be prompted to change your password upon entry
    • For questions or issues, please contact 3rd Millennium Classrooms at 888.810.7990 or

      *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.

    • The access information email will give you the password, due date, and any additional information.
    • Go to and log in 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
  • 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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