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Fall Orientation Schedule

Fall Orientation is designed to help your transitions to college life. This is your chance to meet your new classmates and our Orientation Leaders, learn about YCP's academics, culture and have fun! You will have the chance to explore the classrooms, activities, and community to ensure you are successful from day one.

YCP Orientation has gone mobile, please download the free Guidebook app on your phone and search "YCP Orientation" for a copy of our fall orientation schedule. Students will be instructed to download the app during check-in on Friday, August 24, 2018. 

Fall Orientation Schedule By Day

Below is a copy of our 2018 Orientation Program for your reference. *All events are subject to change.*
  • Friday, August 24th, 2018

    Orientation Day 1

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    8:00 a.m. Residence Hall Move-In Begins Assigned Locations *Residents checking-in to Penn/Beard Hall are asked to enter via the Springettsbury Road entrance.
    **Residents checking-in to the Manor Complex may enter via the main entrance from Country Club Road.
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Resident Student Orientation Check-In Student Union Lawn Tent Centralized orientation check-in location for all students will be set up on the lawn outside of Iosue Student Union.
    *Athletics/early arrivals must check-in during this time.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                             Complimentary Lunch Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)  Complimentary lunch for students & guests
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Commuter Orientation Check-In Student Union Lawn Tent

    Centralized orientation check-in will be set up on the lawn outside of Iosue Student Union.
    *Commuters are asked to park on West Campus and take a shuttle to main campus for check-in. 

    1:30 p.m. Academic
    Convocation: Line Up
    Wolf Gym
    (Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center)
    Student line-up and family/guest seating begins at 1:30 p.m.
    2:00 p.m Academic Convocation M&T Fieldhouse (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center) Join faculty, staff, and administrators as you are officially welcomed into the academic community at York College of Pennsylvania. This important ceremony marks the official start of your academic journey. 
    Immediately following convocation Parting Reception  Under the tent - outside Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center Parting reception with staff and faculty present.
    Snacks and refreshments will be served. 
    4:00 p.m.

    Commuter Meet-Up

    Spart's Den (lower level of Iosue Student Union) Optional commuter program for commuter students to meet fellow commuters and learn more about campus life!
    4:00 p.m.

    Transfer Experience

    Weinstock Lecture Hall (Willman Business Center) Invitation only experience for transfer students.
    5:00 p.m.

    Group A: Group Meeting 1

    Group B: Welcome Dinner

    Group A: See assigned location

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall

    Meet your orientation group & learn more about YCP orientation!
    6:15 p.m.

    Group A: Welcome Dinner

    Group B: Group Meeting #1

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Group B: See assigned location

    Meet your orientation group & learn more about YCP orientation! 
    6:30 p.m. Adult Learners & Veterans Dinner

    Founder's Room (Iosue Student Union)

     Invitation only program for adult learners & veteran students
    8:00 p.m. Resident Hall Floor Meetings

    Residence Halls

    Required for all residential students with Residence Assistants
    8:00 p.m. Commuter Student Session

    DeMeester Recital Hall (Wolf Hall)

    Commuter specific program and panel
    9:00 - 11:30 p.m.                                        Club Spartan Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    Welcome Class of 2022! Club Spartan will transform the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center into a glowing extravaganza! DJ Tommy Gunn will provide music and a light show, the recreation facilities will be open and refreshments will be served.
    *Participation punch cards and raffles

  • Saturday, August 25th, 2018

    Orientation Day 2

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    7:30 a.m. Open for Breakfast Johnson Dining Hall
    (Iosue Student Union)
     
    9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Your Major & You Assigned Locations  All majors will hold get-to-know-you events for members of their majors. These social/informational gatherings will then be followed by individual/group academic advising sessions.
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Group Meeting #2

    Group A: Chat with a Professor

    Group B: Lunch

    Group A: See assigned location

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Orientation Leader Group Meetings with faculty members from each First-Year Seminars assigned to their class.
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Group Meeting #2

    Group A: Lunch

    Group B: Chat with a Professor

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Group B: See assigned location

    Orientation Leader Group Meetings with faculty members from each First-Year Seminars assigned to their class.
    1:30 p.m. Explore York City Meet Up Location: See your Orientation Leader

    Walk the rail trail downtown with your orientation group, stop at Central Market and see what downtown York is all about! We encourage you to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind experience! 

    5:00 p.m.

    Group A: Your Safety and Community Expectations

    Group B: Dinner

    Group A: Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    During this required session you will hear more in-depth information regarding our campus community and topics of personal safety.
    6:30 p.m.

    Group A: Dinner

    Group B: Your Safety and Community Expectations

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Group B: Waldner Performing Arts Center

    During this required session you will hear more in-depth information regarding our campus community and topics of personal safety. 
    8:00 p.m. Class Photo Wolf Lawn Receive a special 50th Anniversary shirt and be in the 2018 class photo!
    8:30 p.m. Target Madness Meet at Wolf Hall Shuttle Stop to load the buses.  Forgot something at home? Can't live another day without that whatchamacallit? Hop on the shuttle to Target, which will be open for YCP students only! Buses will be doing loops between campus and the West York Target from 8:45 - 11 p.m. There will be tons of door prizes given away too!
    11:30 p.m. Trivia and Walking Tacos Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union) Come show your classmates who deserves a 4.0! Gather your team and brush up on your trivia knowledge. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! 
  • Sunday, August 26th, 2018

    Orientation Day 3

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    11:00 a.m.

    Group Meeting #3

    Group A: Brunch

    Group B: Campus Life

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Group B: See assigned location

    Small group Orientation Leader meeting discussing getting involved on campus and social options.
    12:15 p.m.

    Group Meeting #3

    Group A: Campus Life

    Group B: Brunch

    Group A: See assigned location

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Small group Orientation Leader meeting discussing getting involved on campus and social options.
    1:00 p.m. Student Senate & CAB Meet and Greet

    Campus Fountain

    Come meet the members of Student Senate and the Campus Activities Board. Learn about the many programs offered and how you can get involved! 
    2:00 p.m. Games on the Lawn

    Campus Mall/Wolf Lawn

    Join the Orientation staff outside to learn some of YCP's favorite games.
    3:00 p.m.

    Commuter Meet & Greet

    MacDougal Lounge (Iosue Student Union)

    Come hang out with our orientation commuters!
    4:30 p.m.

    Group A: Sex Signals

    Group B: Dinner

    Group A: Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Sex Signals is a sexual assault program that uses a humor-facilitated and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies. 
    6:30 p.m.

    Group A: Dinner

    Group B: Sex Signals

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)

    Group B: Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Sex Signals is a sexual assault program that uses a humor-facilitated and inclusive approach to examining our culture, sex, and prevention strategies. 
    8:00 p.m. Group Meeting # 4: Community Standards See assigned location Discuss with other students campus safety & community expectations.
    9:00 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Waldner Performing Arts Center Eric Mina is an international comedy hypnotist! 

     

    10:30 p.m.                                     

    Spart's Take Over Spart's Den (lower level of Iosue Student Union) Join us for an Open Mic Night in Spart's Den and various games in the lower level of the Student Union!
  • Monday, August 27th, 2018

    Orientation Day 4

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    7:00 a.m. Open for Breakfast Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)  
    10:00 a.m.

    Group A: Beyond Diversity

    Group B: Group Meeting #5: Beyond Orientation

    Group A: Walder Performing Arts Center

    Group B: See assigned location

     
    11:15 a.m.

    Group A: Group Meeting #5: Beyond Orientation

    Group B: Beyond Diversity

    Group A: See assigned location

    Group B: Waldner Performing Arts Center

     
    12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Involvement Fair and Campus Cookout Campus Mall

    Learn about YCP's 100+ clubs and organizations on campus. Enjoy food at the campus cookout!

    Rain Location: M&T Field House in Grumbacher

    2:00 p.m.

    Class Tours! (Optional) Campus Fountain In preparation for classes to begin, students can bring their class schedules and Orientation Leaders will show them how to get around.
Contact Us
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

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.

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