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 course in Canvas. 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.
  • Suggested Packing List — Traditional Halls
  • Suggested Packing List — Apartments and Little Run Lodge
  • The When, What, and How forNew and Transfer Student Housing

    • New Student Housing Guide and Timeline

      Welcome, New Spartans! 

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

      Important Dates to Remember:

      March 1, 2021 - Housing Application Available 

      April 19 - June 11, 2021 - Roommate Selection (optional)

      June 11, 2021 - Medical Accommodation Documentation Due (optional)

      Week of July 6, 2021 - Housing Assignments Posted 


    • 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 ResidenceLife@ycp.edu, 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 July 2021.
      • Go to MyYCP 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 studentconduct@ycp.edu.
    • 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 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 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