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Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend

Save the date! Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Fall Fest is held the first weekend of October to welcome alumni, parents, families, and friends to campus for a celebration of the new year.

Each Fall Fest includes a variety of activities including (but not limited to) home athletic events, alumni reunions, the festival of student organizations and evening family-friendly entertainment!

Whether you are the class of 2019 or 1968, we hope to see you here for the event of the semester!

Fall Fest is a favorite at YCP! With a variety of activities and events, there is something for everyone! Download a transcript of this video.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, October 5

    Friday, October 5

    TIME LOCATION EVENT DETAILS
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Iosue Student Union Bookstore Open
    8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Iosue Student Union Convenience Store Open
    10:30 a.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union Spart's Den Open
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Country Club of York 5th Annual Spartan Advance Golf Outing
    Preregistration is required at www.ycpspartans.com.
    Hosted by Spartan Advance, the official booster club of York College Athletics
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Main Campus Entertainment Avenue: Trucker Hats
    3 - 7 p.m. Lobby, Iosue Student Union Welcome and Registration Table
    Pick up event information for the weekend, including 5K registration.
    3 - 5 p.m. Seligman Field, West Campus Senior Class Picnic
    Senior Class – do you like food, games and music? Come out and join the Class of 2019 to kickoff your final Fall Fest as students.
    4:30 - 7 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Dinner Available
    $11 for guests
    5 - 9 p.m. TBD  Campus Shuttle Service to Downtown York
    Departs from Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop
    Return pick up at Marketview Arts
    5 - 9 p.m. Downtown York First Friday Celebration
    First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots including special events, refreshments, promotions, and live entertainment. Rain Location: Marketview Arts
    6 p.m. Gordon Center Shabbat Celebration & Dinner
    Join our Hillel students, families and alumni as we welcome you to campus with our Shabbat Celebration & Dinner.
    Hosted by The Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Life and Hillel
    7 - 8 p.m. Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop Campfire & S'mores
    Join us for s'more fun! Gather with friends, old and new, as you make this famous fireside treat. 
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board
    8 p.m. Kinsley Field Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
    8 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union 50th Anniversary Birthday Bingo
    A YCP tradition. Fun prizes! Cards are free (limit 3).
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board
  • Saturday, October 6

    Saturday, October 6

    TIME LOCATION EVENT DETAILS
    8 a.m. Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail

    7th Annual YCP 5K & Fun Run
    Join us for our 7th Annual 5K and Fun Run.
    Alumni, employees, parents and community members: $25 
    Day of Registration: $30
    Students: $10
    SpartaKids Run: Free
    Register at www.ycp.edu/alumni
    Hosted by Alumni Relations

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. WVYC, Iosue Student Union, 3rd Floor "YCP Stories"
    The WVYC studios will be open for alumni, family and friends to record their very own "YCP Stories."
    10 a.m.  Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
    10 a.m. Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center Young Alumni Council Meeting
    11 a.m. Jaquet Field Alumni Baseball Game
    11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Iosue Student Union Convenience Store Open
    11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Iosue Student Union Bookstore Open
    11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Brunch Available
    $9 for guests
    12 p.m. Graham Field  Women's Soccer vs. Southern Virginia
    12 - 5 p.m.  Lobby, Iosue Student Union  Welcome and Registration Table
    Pick up event information for the weekend and celebrate York College's 50th Anniversary in our special photo booth.
    1:30 p.m. Avillo Plaza Athletic Tailgate
    Stop by between soccer games for free food.
    2 p.m. Wolf Gymnasium Volleyball vs. Mary Washington
    2 - 5 p.m. West Manchester VFW XGI Reunion
    3 p.m. Departing from Iosue Student Union Patio Campus Tour
    3 p.m. Graham Field Men's Soccer vs. Southern Virginia
    3 - 5 p.m. Throwing Field Grum Alumni Fricket Tournament
    4 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center PRISM Concert
    This program will feature a wide range of talented performers from the York College Division of Music.
    4 p.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union

    Spart's Den Open

    4:30 - 6 p.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    Dinner Available
    $11 for guests

    4:30 - 9 p.m.  

    Main Campus Entrance CLOSED
    To allow for our guests to enjoy activities safely, we are closing the Country Club entrance to the College from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Please use the West Jackson Street entrance to access Main Campus.

    5 p.m. Kinsley Field

    Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

    5 - 8:30 p.m. Seligman Field, West Campus

    Registration is now closed for SpartaFest 2018. We have reached our capacity and are not accepting any additional RSVPs. Thank you for your Spartan enthusiasm and we look forward to seeing our alumni back on campus on Saturday! Alumni and families are welcome to attend Octoberfest Picnic and Fall Festival on main campus. No registration is required for these events. 

    SpartaFest - Brews, Brats and Live Entertainment
    Featuring the Central City Orchestra. and WVYC. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fare and local beer and wine. ID is required. Admission is FREE. Alumni and their families are invited to attend. Rain Location: West Campus Community Center
    Sponsored by Alumni Relations

    The following reunion tents will be held during SpartaFest: 

    Decade Celebration Tents
    70s | 80s | 90s | 2000s | Young Alumni (2010-present)

    Affinity Groups
    YCCOSP Alumni | Grum Alumni

    5 - 7 p.m. Main Campus Lawn

    Octoberfest Picnic
    Gather with current students, alumni, families and friends! Enjoy an assortment of your favorite picnic foods while listening to music. Admission is $10 per person. Current students may utilize their meal plan by prepurchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall. 
    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Multipurpose Room
    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation

    5 - 9 p.m.  Main Campus Lawn 

    Fall Festival
    One of the largest events of the year, featuring dozens of student organization fundraisers, inflatables, make-your-own novelties, food trucks, and more! Live music provided by Advanced Party Solutions on the Fall Festival stage beginning at 5 p.m. Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    8:15 p.m. Views from West Campus and Main Campus

    Fireworks

  • Sunday, October 7

    Sunday, October 7

    TIME LOCATION EVENT DETAILS
    11 a.m. Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Brunch Available
    $9 for guests
     12 p.m. Kinsley Field Field Hockey vs. Juniata 
    12 p.m.  The Doris and Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Life  Gordon Center Grand Opening
    Celebrate the opening of the Gordon Center for Jewish Life with hors d'oeuvres, a brief dedication ceremony at noon and tours of the building until 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to gordoncenter@ycp.edu.
    1 p.m. Graham Field Women's Soccer Alumni Game - CANCELLED
    4 p.m. - Midnight Iosue Student Union Spart's Den Open
  • Where can I stay during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?
    HOTEL NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER MILES FROM YCP RATE
    Candlewood Suites

    955 N Hills Road
    York, PA 17402

    717.757.7200 8 $99 + tax 
    Comfort Inn & Suites 2250 North George Street
    York, PA 17402
    717.699.1919 11.1 $124 + tax
    Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham 334 Arsenal Road,
    York, PA 17402
    717.845.5671 9.8  
    Hampton Inn & Suites 1550 Mt. Zion Road
    York, PA 17402
    717.840.1500 10.1 $134 + tax
    Holiday Inn Express 140 Leaders Heights Road
    York, PA 17403
    717.741.1000 3.5 $95 + tax
    Homewood Suites Inn 200 Masonic Drive
    York, PA 17406
    717.434.1800 10.6 $149 + tax 
    La Quinta Inn & Suites 1405 Kenneth Road
    York, PA 17408
    717.767.2400 4.1 $109 + tax 
  • Can alumni & their family use the gym during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?

    Yes! We allow alumni and their family to us the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center during the hours listed below. Please stop by the 2nd floor welcome desk to pick up your access pass. 

    Friday, October 5Saturday, October 6Sunday, October 7
    Facilities: 2 - 9 p.m. Facilities: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Facilities: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Pool: 6 - 8 p.m. Pool: 3 - 6 p.m. Pool: 3 - 6 p.m.
    Rock Wall: 4 - 8 p.m. Rock Wall: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rock Wall: 8 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Dining Services Hours

    Friday, October 5

    10:30 a.m. - Midnight Spart's Den, Lower Level of Iosue Student Union
    4:30 - 7 p.m. 

    Dinner
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    $11 for guests
    Live Music from 5-6 p.m.

    Saturday, October 6

    11:15 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

    Brunch
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    $9 for guests
    4:30 - 6 p.m. Dinner
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    $11 for guests
    4 p.m. - Midnight Spart's Den, Lower Level of Iosue Student Union

    Sunday, October 7

    11 a.m. Brunch
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    $9 for guests
    4 p.m. - Midnight 

    Spart's Den, Lower Level of Iosue Student Union

Contact Us


ALUMNI RELATIONS
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 125 
Phone: 717.815.6642 
alumni@ycp.edu
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORIENTATION
Sara Goodwin, M.A., Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Iosue Student Union, Room 205 
Phone: 717.815.1239 
Fax: 717.849.1617 
orientation@ycp.edu 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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