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Summer Orientation Schedule

Summer Orientation marks the first step in your journey at York College of Pennsylvania. From Day One, you will experience all that York has to offer and what better time to start than the summer before you begin your college career!

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Summer Orientation Schedule

  • Welcome Session

    Welcome Session

    Students and Family Members

    8:00 a.m. Check-In Receive welcome materials Student Union Patio/Lobby
                                   Morning Reception Continental Breakfast available Johnson Dining Hall, Student Union
                                                                  Student Services Fair Visit with various campus offices to complete business and have questions answered one-on-one WPAC Patio/Lobby

    9:30 a.m.

    Welcome Join the York College Community as we welcome you to our Spartan Family WPAC Theatre
    9:40 a.m.       Spartan Pride: YCP Theatre Skits       View scenarios of some of the most common questions students and families have about college transition, and hear from the experts who are here to support students (and families!) during this time. WPAC Theatre                                 
  • Student Session

    New Spartan Student Session

    Your personalized schedule is assigned at check-in. There you will find the name of your Orientation Leader and the location of your small group meeting.

    11:00 a.m.                                    Small Group Meeting   During this session you will get to spend time with an Orientation Leader. They will lead a group discussion about upcoming events such as Fall Orientation and preview the Academic Advising Session. Humanities Center, Classroom Assigned Upon Check-In
    12:00 p.m.                   Boxed Lunch      Gather with your Orientation Leader for a picnic lunch. During this informal session you can ask the burning questions you've had all summer! Pick-up in WPAC Lobby
    1:00 p.m.                                                                                                    Academic Advising                                             We will begin with an overview of the GenerationNext academic platform at YCP. You'll meet with an academic advisor who will review your major requirements. Then we will move into a computer lab for an overview of the Portal, YCP Email, and registration system. Finally you will have the opportunity to select your course schedule for the fall semester! Humanities Center                                                                             


  • Family Member Session

    Family Member Session

    For the informational sessions, families may choose which sessions to attend. Each topic will be presented and available during each session. Choose two informational sessions and lunch at any given time slot.

    11:00 a.m. Information Session 1    
    12:00 p.m. Information Session 2    
    1:00 p.m. Information Session 3                                                       
                                                    Lunch Join us in the dining hall for a traditional meal Johnson Dining Hall, Student Union
    2:00 p.m. Family of the Year: Supporting Your First-Year College Student Transition can be tough, but here at YCP we have some of the best experts to assist you and your student WPAC Theatre
    In The Driver's Seat: How Students Create Their Academic Success Plan
    Academic overview, academic preparedness and expectations, course overview, curriculum review, First Year Seminar Admissions Welcome Center, Student Union
    What's In Your Wallet?: Business And Financial Aid Matters
    What is FERPA? Business matters, Financial Aid, Parent Proxy Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center
    Involved Students Are More Successful: Engagement On Campus And Beyond  
    What is there to do on campus? What is there to do in York? What does the Student Activity Fee pay for? Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center


  • Closing Reception

    Closing Reception

    Students and Family Members

    3:00 p.m.                                               

    Closing Reception, Join us for a few last minute details: fill out a participation survey and students will receive a welcome gift from YCP. We will have many staff members on hand to answer any last minute questions you may still have or that have come up throughout the day.

    Student Union Lobby                                                                                      

    *Offices will be available open until 5:00 p.m. for additional business. 

    *College Bookstore will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.

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
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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