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.

  • How Do I Complete the Online Housing Application?

    Beginning March 1, 2019, Students attending YCP starting Fall 2019 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 view your housing assignment beginning July 15, 2019. 
    • 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.


  • 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.  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.

  • Housing Placement and Roommate Information Available!

    July 15, 2019, is the day students will be able to see their housing placement and roommate information for Fall 2019!

    Access Housing Placement and Roommate Information

    • Access MyHousing
    • Click on the MyHousing tab
    • Under the MyAssignments section and under Spring 2019, 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. 

  • 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 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.

    • The access information email will give you the password, due date, and any additional information.
    • 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
  • New and Transfer Student Check-In

    Friday, August 23, 2019
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

    Office of Residence Life, Student Union 307

    What happens next?

    If you have your student ID card, you may move into your residence hall.

    If you do not yet, please visit our Campus Safety Office located in the lobby of Manor Hall Northeast.

    Stop by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation for your orientation schedule of mandatory meetings and fun event opportunities.

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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