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Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend

Putting the "Home" in Homecoming 2020

Save the date for Fall Fest & Homecoming 2020—October 2-3, 2020!

In response to the ongoing pandemic, Fall Fest and Homecoming 2020 will be virtual for alumni, family, and friends of the College. 

Since not all of us can come home to York College this year, we're bringing York College home to you. Test your YCP knowledge with virtual trivia, rep your Spartan pride on social media to win prizes, attend a virtual reunion, and more!

Why should you join us for this weekend of virtual festivities?

  1. Show your Spartan spirit by participating in this annual tradition
  2. Connect with Spartans from all over the world for the first-ever global homecoming
  3. Reminisce on your favorite memories of York College while also taking a closer look at the future of YCP

The events below are open to the entire Spartan community, including students, alumni, and families, unless otherwise indicated. Join us for multiple events throughout the weekend!


Fall Fest & Homecoming 2020

Fall Fest and Homecoming WeekendSchedule of Events

  • Friday, October 2

    Schedule Friday, October 2, 2020

    Date & Time
    (All times in EST)
    All Day

    Social Media Contest
    Follow @YCPAlumni on Facebook and Instagram for full details on how to enter and win prizes!

    Facebook, Instagram

    12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Lunch and Learn Webinar: History of York College
    Bring your own lunch and take a closer look at the rich and vibrant history of our beloved alma mater. 

    Alumni & Students: REGISTER HERE

    Zoom Webinar
    6:00 p.m.

    Fall Fest Shabbat
    Join the Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life for a special virtual Shabbat event. Students, alumni, and family are all welcome. Register before September 25 to receive a "Shabbag" for Shabbat-to-go including ritual items, inspiring words, fun activities, and a little nosh. 

    Alumni & Students: REGISTER HERE

    6:00 p.m.

    Virtual Escape Room: Infinity Loop

    Team up with your friends, family, and loved ones to solve this virtual escape room! Teams should be 3-4persons. The winning team will receive $25 gift cards for each member!

    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    Virtual Platform

    *Must access from a computer

    8:00-10:00 p.m.

    Screamer's Birthday Bingo
    Participate in bingo with fellow Spartan alumni and current students through this virtual experience. Have fun and win prizes!


    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    Online Bingo Platform


  • Saturday, October 3

    Schedule for Saturday, October 3, 2020


    Date & Time
    (All times in EDT)

    More events coming soon!

    All Day

    Social Media Contest
    Follow @YCPAlumni on Facebook and Instagram for full details on how to enter and win prizes!

    Facebook, Instagram
    10:00 a.m.

    Fireside Chat with President Gunter-Smith
    Submit your questions for Dr. G-S when registering and hear updates from her on the state of the College.

    By invite only for alumni, students, and friends who are current donors. Didn't receive the email invitation? Please email us at 

    Zoom Webinar
    11:00 a.m.-Noon

    May 2020 Graduates: BYOBrunch & Mimosa Toast
    Come together with your fellow classmates to celebrate all of your accomplishments and your first Fall Fest & Homecoming as alumni. You are encouraged to bring your own brunch and a mimosa—or any other beverage of your choice—to toast to your success! 



    Fall Fest 5K & Fun Run TIMES DUE
    Participate in the 9th Annual 5K & Fun Run from wherever you call home! You can complete the 5K anytime from when you register until times are due on Saturday, October 3 at noon. Race packets will be mailed to all participants.


    Participate remotely
    2:00-6:00 p.m.


    ZoomToons Virtual Caricatures

    Get a personal caricature made digitally on a computer by an artist and made available immediately to download. Each sketch takes 5-6 minutes and can have up to two people, even if they are in different locations!

    Design Your Own Face Mask

    Make wearing a mask fun with your own new and creative design to cover up! Masks will be mailed to participants

    Pippi's Rainbow Name Art

    Join the artist in the zoom room and watch her create these colorful works of art out of your name! Watching the creation is as much fun as receiving your own! Your final piece will be mailed right to you!

    Family Silhouettes

    Join the artist in the zoom room and watch her create these classic works of art! Watching the creation is as much fun as receiving your own! Your final piece will be mailed right to you! Each silhouette can accommodate up to three people.

    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    Tentatively 2:00 p.m.

    Step Show
    Join the sisters of the Sigma Nu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. as they host a virtual step show. The show will feature performances by local chapters of the Divine Nine National Pan-hellenic Council. 

    2:00-4:00 p.m.

    Affinity Reunions (ALUMNI EVENT)
    In place of the traditional SpartaFest reunion tents, join fellow alumni online to reunite virtually! Connect with alumni in your area or across the country from any of the following groups:

    • Athletics & Spartan Advance
    • Campus Activities Board, Student Senate, and Orientation Leaders
    • Fraternities & Sororities
    • WVYC
    • XGI/Veterans
    • YCCOSP

    Each group will receive a unique Zoom link. You may register for one or multiple and jump between Zoom rooms at your leisure.


    If you are interested in volunteering as an affinity rep to help manage the technical and logistical components of your Zoom Room, please email us at

    Zoom Rooms
    4:00-7:00 p.m.

    Pendulum Painting (STUDENT EVENT)
    Don't miss your chance to try this viral craze! Suspended in the air, watch as the paint pendulum swings and designs unique pieces of art that you can take home! 

    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    7:00 p.m. 

    Virtual Concert: AJR

    This special presentation of the band AJR will be viewable by students, families, and alumni online, with a live Q&A to follow! Hosted by YCP Alum Jeff Hyman '91, Vice President of Degy Entertainment, this is a Fall Fest event you WON'T want to miss.

    Student also have the opportunity to register for a space to view the concert on the main campus lawn. Space is limited


    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    9:00 p.m.

    York College Trivia
    Think you know everything about York College? Prove it. Participate with your family, roommates, or alumni in your area and put your Spartan pride to the test! The best part? The prizes.


    Students: Registration information will be sent to your YCP email

    Online Trivia Platform

    Students: Outdoors on campus

  • Social Media Contests

    Fall Fest & Homecoming on Social Media

    Is it even virtual homecoming without posting about it on social media?

    1. Take your virtual homecoming experience to social media with #YCPATHOME. Add the hashtag and tag @YorkCollegePA and @YCPAlumni in your posts to share your Spartan spirit with the whole community.

    2. Follow @YCPAlumni for information on social media contests throughout the weekend for a chance to win prizes.

    3. Follow YCP Campus Activities Board (CAB) on social media for additional chances to win prizes throughout the weekend.
Contact Us

Phone: 717.815.6642
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sara Goodwin, M.A., Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Iosue Student Union, Room 205 
Phone: 717.815.1239 
Fax: 717.849.1617 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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