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Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend

Join us Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2019!

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.

Fall Fest and Homecoming WeekendSchedule of Events

  • Friday, October 4, 2019

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    TimeEventLocation
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Starbucks Open Humanities Center
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Convenience Store Open Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bookstore Open Iosue Student Union
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 6th Annual Spartan Advance Golf Outing
    Hosted by Spartan Advance, the official booster club of York College
    Preregistration is required.
    Country Club of York
    3:00 - 7 p.m. 5K & Fun Run Packet Pick Up Grantley Hall, West Campus
    3:30 - 6 p.m. Welcome Table Pick up event information for the weekend. Iosue Student Union Lobby
    3:30 - 11 p.m. Campus Shuttle Downtown Shuttle transportation is available for students and alumni as well as their families to First Friday in Downtown York. Iosue Student Union
    4 - 9 p.m. First Friday Downtown York
    4 - 9 p.m. Marketview Arts Gallery Downtown York
    4 - 7 p.m. White Rose Alumni Tailgate — Alumni and Seniors Only
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations Alumni, their families, and current seniors can join for an outdoor tailgate in Downtown York to kick off a weekend full of festivities. Alumni wearing YCP attire can receive discounted drinks! Transportation is provided via the campus shuttle picking up at the Creek Crossing Shuttle stop starting at 3:30 p.m. ID is required. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Learn more here.
    White Rose Bar & Grill 
    48 N Beaver St.
    York, PA 17403
    6 p.m. Shabbat Celebration and Dinner
    Hosted by the Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life and Hillel Join our Hillel students, families, and alumni as we welcome you to campus with a Shabbat Celebration and Dinner. RSVP to gordoncenter@ycp.edu by October 1, 2019.

    Gordon Center
    253 W. Springettsbury Ave. York, PA 17403

    7 p.m. Drive-In Movie Double Feature
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and Campus Activities Board
    Enjoy back to back movies under the stars or in the comfort of your car. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m. with the movies beginning approximately at 7 p.m and 9 p.m. Snacks and drinks provided. Attendees may bring chairs or blankets to sit outside. Movie titles will be released soon! Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Learn more here.
    Penn and Beard Parking Lot 
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    TimeEventLocation

    7 a.m. Registration

    8:00 a.m. Fun Run

    8:30 a.m. 5K Start

    8th Annual YCP 5K and Fun Run
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations
    Join alumni, employees, students, and community members for our 8th Annual 5K and Fun Run. Starting on campus, race along the scenic Rail Trail with the Spartan family. Kids are also welcome to participate! Learn more here.
    Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Alumni Board Meeting Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bookstore Open Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Welcome Table
    Pick up event information for the weekend.
    Iosue Student Union Lobby
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Starbucks Open Humanities Center
    10 a.m. Brunch Available: $9 for guests Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Convenience Store Open Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Marketview Arts Gallery Open Downtown York
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Coffee and Conversation
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations
    Enjoy a cup of coffee and light refreshments while networking with current YCP professors. Learn more here.
    WPAC, Upper Level
    12 p.m. Women's Soccer Vs. Southern Virginia Graham Field
    12 p.m. Volleyball Vs. Southern Virginia Wolf Gymnasium
    12 p.m. Alumni Baseball Game Jaquet Field
    12 - 3 p.m. Spartan For Life Tent
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations
    Pick up special alumni swag and food vouchers, participate in the alumni scavenger hunt, enjoy pumpkin and face painting, play games, and win prizes.
    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Field House
    Wolf Lawn
    12 -3 p.m. Fall Festival
    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation
    This signature event includes inflatables, make your own novelties, music, and more! Meet students from your former organizations at their tables. From 2-3p.m. enjoy a special STEP show.
    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Field House
    Main Campus Lawn
    12 - 2 p.m. Oktoberfest Campus Picnic
    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation
    Enjoy an assortment of your favorite Oktoberfest foods while listening to music. Admission is $10 per person. Current students may utilize their meal plan be prepurchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall.
    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center, Multipurpose Room
    Main Campus Lawn
    1 p.m. Alumni Women's Lacrosse Game Kinsley Field
    3 p.m. Men's Soccer Vs. Southern Virginia Graham Field
    3 p.m. Campus Tour
    Re-experience campus and learn about what’s new at YCP from current students serving as your tour guides.
    Iosue Student Union Patio
    4 p.m. Sport Management Reunion
    Hosted by the Sport Management Department
    Join fellow Sport Management alumni, faculty, students, and members of the York College community with a campus tour followed by a reception at SpartaFest.
    Iosue Student Union Patio
    5 - 8:30 p.m. 

    SpartaFest — Alumni Only
    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations
    Enjoy all-you-can-eat fare, drink local beer and wine, campfire and s’mores and meet up with old friends through our new Alumni Reunion tents. ID is required. Admission is FREE. Alumni and their families are invited to attend.
    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Learn more here. 

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center, Field House

    Seligman Field, West Campus 
    6 p.m. Hall of Fame Ceremony
    Hosted by Athletics and Spartan Advance
    Invitation only.
    Heritage Hills
    7:30 p.m.

    Havdalah Celebration
    Hosted by the Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life and Hillel 
    Celebrate the end of the Jewish day of rest with this short ceremony then head over to make s'mores.

    Gordon Center
    253 W. Springettsbury Ave. York, PA 17403
    8 p.m. Campfire and S'mores
    Sponsored by Campus Activities and the Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life and Hillel
     
    9 p.m.  Screamer's Birthday Bingo
    Sponsored by Campus Activities Board  A YCP tradition. Fun prizes! Cards are free (limit 3).
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union 
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    TimeEventLocation
    10 a.m. Brunch Available: $9 for guests Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. Men's Lacrosse Play Day Kinsley Field
    12 - 8 p.m. Starbucks Open Humanities Center
    1 p.m.  Alumni Women's Soccer Game  Graham Field
  • Grumbacher Hours

    Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center Hours

    Friday, October 4, 2019  
    Facilities 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Pool 12 - 2 p.m.
    Rock Wall Closed 

     

    Saturday, October 5, 2019  
    Facilities 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Pool 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Rock Wall 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

     

    Sunday, October 6, 2019  
    Facilities 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Pool 6 - 9 p.m.
    Rock Wall 6 - 10:30 p.m.

     

  • Hotel Information

    Hotel Information

    When visiting York College, you and your family can take advantage of the discounted rates at the hotels listed below. These discounted rates can be secured by phone rather than booking online, and please ask for the York College rate.

    Yorktowne Hotel (1.1 miles away from campus)
    48 E. Market St.
    717.848.1111
    (Currently under renovation and not available)

    Country Inn & Suites (3.2 miles)
    245 St Charles Way
    717.747.5833 
    Wingate by Wyndham (3.2 miles)
    105 State St
    717.848.2100 
    Holiday Inn Express (3.5 miles)
    140 Leader Heights Rd
    717.741.1000 
    Four Points by Sheraton York (3.8 miles)
    1650 Toronita St
    717.846.4940
    Hampton Inn & Suites (4.1 miles)
    2159 South Queen Street
    717.741.0900
    Comfort Inn & Suites (4.2 miles)
    2250 N. George St
    717.699.1919
    Best Western  (4.2 miles)
    1415 Kenneth Rd
    717.767.6931 
    Marriott Courtyard (5.7 miles)
    2799 Concord Road
    717.840.7840
    Wyndham Garden York (5.8 miles)
    2000 Loucks Road
    717.846.9500
    The Inn at Heritage Hills (6.8 miles)
    2700 Mt Rose Ave
    877.782.9752

    Candlewood Suites (7.9 miles)
    951 North Hills Road
    855.516.1090

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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