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Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend

Returning In-Person for 2021!

Save the date for Fall Fest & Homecoming 2021—October 1-3, 2021!

We are excited to announce Fall Fest & Homecoming 2021 will be back in-person for alumni, student, family, and friends of the College. 

The schedule for the weekend is now available, with the return of the 10th Annual 5K and Fun Run, alumni SpartaFest, and more! Register today for your favorite events and spend time with your classmates and family on campus.

GO SPARTANS!

Fall Fest 2021

Fall Fest and Homecoming WeekendSchedule of Events

  • Friday, October 1

    Schedule Friday, October 1, 2021

    Date & Time
    (All times in EST)
    EventLocation
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    7th Annual Spartan Advance Golf Outing
    Preregistration required: www.ycpspartans.com

    Hosted by Spartan Advance, the official booster club of York College Athletics

    Country Club of York

    3 - 7:30 p.m.

    Alumni Welcome Table and 5K Race Packet Pickup

    Pick up event information for the weekend, as well as 5K race bibs and T-shirts

    Grantley Hall Courtyard, West Campus
    3:30 - 11 p.m.

    Campus Shuttle to Downtown York
    Pick up: Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop
    Drop off: Marketview Arts
    Shuttle transportation is available for students, alumni, and their families to First Friday in Downtown York.
    Parking: Campus Parking Garage

    Facemasks or coverings are required on the
    shuttle regardless of vaccination status.

    Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop, Main Campus
    4 - 9 p.m.

    First Friday Downtown York

    Celebrate Downtown York shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. Features special promotions and live
    entertainment.

    www.downtownyorkpa.com/firstfridays

    Downtown York
    6 p.m.

    Shabbat Celebration and Dinner

    Join our Hillel students, families, and alumni as we welcome you to campus with a Shabbat Celebration and dinner.

    Preregistration required by September 30
    or by emailing gordoncenter@ycp.edu.

    Hosted by the Doris and Bernard Gordon Center
    for Jewish Student Life and Hillel

    Doris and Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish
    Student Life, 253 W. Springettsbury Ave.
    7:30 p.m.

    Drive-In Movie

    Enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars or in the comfort of your car. The lot opens at 7 p.m. Disney’s Onward begins at 7:30
    p.m. Attendees may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and chairs or blankets to sit outside.

    Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the event as space allows.

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    West Campus Commuter Parking Lot
    7 p.m.

    Campfire and S’mores

    Gather with friends as you enjoy this classic treat, reminisce about your time on campus, and listen to live music.

    Rain Location: Iosue Student Union, Spart’s Den

    Hosted by Campus Activities Board

    Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop, Main Campus
    8 p.m.

    Matt Baker Comedy and Stunt Show

    With clever comedy and jaw-dropping stunts like catching a bowling ball on his head, spearing vegetables on spikes, escaping
    handcuffs, and juggling with his mouth, Matt’s show has no rivals. This show is free to all, family-friendly, and is first come, first seated.

    Hosted by the Campus Activities Board

    Sign up for this event, here.

    Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC)
    8 p.m.

    Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Kinsley Field, West Campus

     

  • Saturday, October 2

    Schedule for Saturday, October 2, 2021

     

    Date & Time
    (All times in EST)

    Event

    Location
    8 a.m.

    10th Annual YCP 5K and Fun Run

    All are welcome to join us for this annual 5K and kid-friendly Fun Run event.

    Kids Race at 8 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m.

    $25 – Alumni, Employees, and Community Members
    $10 – Students
    $30 – Day of Registration
    FREE – SpartaKids Fun Run (age 12 and under)

    Pre-registration s closed. Day-of registrations accepted on Saturday, cash or check only.

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations& Fun Run

    Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail
    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Alumni Board of Directors and Young Alumni Council Meeting

    Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center, Main Campus
    9:30 a.m.

    Men's Lacrosse Alumni Brunch
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Spartan for Life Alumni Welcome Table

    Pick up event information for the weekend and special alumni swag.

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness
    Center, Field House

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    Wolf Lawn, Main Campus
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Coffee and Conversation

    Enjoy a cup of coffee and light refreshments while connecting with YCP professors.

    Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the event as space allows.

    Rain Location: WPAC, Upper Level Lobby

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    WPAC, Outside Patio-New Location!
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Fall Festival

    Featuring live music by the Kelly Bell Band, this signature Fall Fest event will also feature student organization tables and fundraisers,
    inflatables, novelties, treats, and more! 

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Field House

    Hosted by Student Activities & Orientation

    Main Campus Lawn 
    11:30 a.m.

    Alumni Field Hockey Tailgate
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    12 p.m.

    Alumni Baseball Game & Tailgate
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Jaquet Field, Main Campus
    12 p.m.

    Women's Soccer vs. Messiah
    Alumni tailgate scheduled in between the women's and men's soccer games.
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Graham Field, West Campus
    12 - 5 p.m.

    WVYC 45th Anniversary

    WVYC alumni, come and celebrate the 45th anniversary of WVYC going on the air. Stop by the radio station to spend some time with WVYC staffers. Lunch and cake provided. 

    Radio Station, Top Floor, Iosue Student Union
    12 - 2 p.m.

    Fall Fest Campus Picnic

    Enjoy a new menu of picnic foods while listening to music.

    Meal ticket is $12. Current students may prepurchase a meal ticket with their meal plan from Johnson Dining Hall.

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness
    Center, Multipurpose Room

    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation

    Main Campus Lawn
    12:30 p.m.

    Men's & Women's Swimming Tailgate
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    1 p.m.

    Field Hockey vs. Lebanon Valley

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    1:30-5 p.m.

    XGI Veterans Reunion

    Please attend from 1:30-5 p.m. at the West Manchester VFW. Contact Elise Herman '74 at ycpchigammaiota@comcast.net for more information.

    West Manchester VFW Post 7374
    4800 W. Market St., York, PA 17408

    3 - 5 p.m.

    Grum Alumni Kickball Game & Reunion

    Hosted by GSFC

    Throwing Field (adjacent to Kinsley Field), West Campus
    3:30 p.m.

    Men's Soccer vs. Messiah
    Alumni tailgate scheduled in between the women's and men's soccer games.
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Graham Field, West Campus
    4 p.m.

    Prism Concert

    This program will feature a wide range of
    talented performers from the York College
    Division of Music.

    Presented by the Division of Music

    WPAC, Main Campus
    5 - 8:30 p.m.

    SpartaFest – Alumni Only

    Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat fare, beer and wine, and desserts, while reconnecting with old friends.
    Join a reunion tent for Classes of ‘71/’72, Nursing, Grum Alums, WVYC, and YCCOSP.

    ID is required. Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the event as space allows.

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness
    Center, Field House

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    Seligman Field, West Campus
    6 p.m.

    Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony – By Invitation Only

    Hosted by Athletics and Spartan Advance

    Wyndham Garden York,
    2000 Loucks Rd, York
    9 p.m.

    Screamer’s Birthday Bingo

    Participate in a YCP tradition and win fun prizes! Cards are provided at no cost. Student registration is encouraged. All guests (family and alumni) must preregister online to participate in this event.

    Hosted by Campus Activities Board

    Sign up for this event, here.

    Iosue Student Union, Johnson Dining Hall, Main Campus



  • Sunday, October 3

    Schedule for Sunday, October 3, 2021

    Date & Time
    (All times in EST)

    Event

    Location
    10 a.m.

    Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game & Tailgate
    Alumni athletes can pre-register here

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    1 p.m.

    Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 & 2021  

    By invitation only for graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and their guests. All graduates must be pre-registered. Registration is now closed and this event is full.

    Wolf Lawn, Main Campus

     

  • Additional Fall Fest Information

    Dining Hours, GSFC Use, Bookstore, and Hotel Info

    Dining HoursGSFCBookstore &
    Convenience Store Hours
    Hotel Info
    Marketview
    Arts

    Friday, October 1
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Brunch: $9
    4 - 7 p.m. Dinner: $11

    Starbucks, Humanities Building
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Spart’s Den, Iosue Student Union
    11 a.m. - Midnight

    Saturday, October 2
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Brunch: $9
    4 - 6 p.m. Dinner: $11

    Spart’s Den, Iosue Student Union
    4 p.m. - Midnight

    Sunday, October 3
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Brunch: $9
    4 - 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner: $11

    Spart’s Den, Iosue Student Union
    4 p.m. - Midnight


    The Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center is
    currently unavailable
    for use by the public.
    Please check the YCP
    website for any updates.

    Thank you for your
    understanding.
    Friday, October 1
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Bookstore
    Iosue Student Union

    8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Convenience Store
    Iosue Student Union

    Saturday, October 2
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Bookstore
    Iosue Student Union

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Convenience Store
    Iosue Student Union

    Sunday, October 3
    Closed

    Discount for alumni,
    families, and students.
    Stop by the
    Welcome Table to
    pick up your coupon.
    Hampton Inn
    & Suites
    York South
    2159 S. Queen St.
    York, PA 17402
    717.741.0900

    Heritage Hills
    Golf Resort
    2700 Mt. Rose Ave.
    York, PA 17402
    717.755.0123

    Home2Suites
    by Hilton York
    212 Pauline Dr.
    York, PA 17402
    717.747.0360

    Wyndham Garden York
    2000 Loucks Rd.
    York, PA 17408
    717.846.9500
    Friday, October 1
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday, October 2
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Exhibition:
    Entang Wiharso: A
    Thousand Kilometers

    Spanning both our
    campus and downtown
    galleries, Entang
    Wiharso’s “A Thousand
    Kilometers” touches
    on the role of power,
    geopolitical structures,
    historical narratives,
    and human agency.
    A 2019 Guggenheim
    Fellow, Wiharso’s multidisciplinary
    work carries
    tensions about history
    and the present day
    through the lens of
    immigrant experience.
Contact Us


OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
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.