Spring on the York College campus

Living on Campus

As you prepare to move into your on-campus housing, it's important to be informed about the process. You'll want to be well aware of necessary deadlines and documentation, what to pack — and more importantly, what not to pack! 

Get Ready for Move-In Day

  • Know your scheduled arrival time
  • Take a look at a sample packing list
  • Know housing break dates
  • Explore the micro-fridge rental program
  • Complete the Spartan Start-Up course in Canvas (It's a requirement for incoming students)

Whether you are moving into your very first on-campus room or transitioning into upper classman housing this semester, be sure to review this page for resources that will set you up for success.


Take a tour inside some of our first-year housing and explore residence life on campus! Download a transcript of this video.

Information for On-Campus Residents

  • New Students

    New Students and Transfers

    Welcome, new Spartans! We're thrilled you'll be joining us on campus and enjoying the special sense of community that a residential educational experience provides. Here are a few tips and tools to help make your move as seamless as possible. 

    Spring Housing 2024 

    The new student application is available for Spring 2024.  

    October 2023 - Housing deposits will be accepted starting in October 2023, and are paid online using the link sent to you by the Admissions Office. Once your housing deposit is paid and processed, it will usually take three days for your application to become available. You may complete your housing application for the Spring 2024 using the MyHousing icon.

    New Student Housing 2024-25 

    The new student application for Fall 2024 will be available starting March 2024.  

    New Student Housing Guide

    What to Pack


    Rent a Micro-Fridge

    Students wishing to have microwaves within their rooms are required to rent a Micro-Fridge unit.  These units are specifically designed to temporarily shut off the refrigerator when the microwave is in use. The Micro-Fridge company will deliver the unit to the room prior to move in day!  For more information, visit their website: mymicrofridge.com

    Spartan Start-Up Module (required)

    Our experience working with college students and available research suggests the first six weeks of college are pivotal in making students' transition and experience successful. Because of this, all new and transfer students are required to complete the Spartan Start-Up Module in Canvas. Students who do not complete these courses on time will receive a follow-up email and a hold will be placed on their student account. 

    • Go to MyYCP and log in using your YCP ID and password.
    • Click on the Canvas icon located under the Main Applications folder. 
    • For questions or issues, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 717.600.3874 or studentconduct@ycp.edu.
  • Current Students

    Current Students

    As a returning student, you have the opportunity to choose your roommates and housing for the next academic year. Below you will find answers regarding room selection, college break openings and closings, the residence halls, packing lists, and more. 

    What to Pack

    Housing Selection for Returning Students 

    Housing Selection for 2024-2025 is scheduled to begin on February 1, 2024.  Please check your college email for more information.

    A step-by-step guide to housing selection will be coming soon. 

    Housing deposits will be accepted starting in October 2023 for the Spring semester and can be paid through the Business Office or online (log into MyYCP, select YCPweb, and select Pay Bill-Student Account). Once your housing deposit is paid and processed, it may take approximately 24 hours until your application is available for you to access. Please complete your housing application for the Spring 2024 semester using the MyHousing icon.  

    Not Returning to YCP Housing Spring 2024

    Please officially inform our office if you are not returning to campus for the Spring semester 2024. If you are graduating in December, studying abroad, completing an internship/co-op/student teaching (outside of the York area), have military commitments, taking a semester off, or transferring/withdrawing, please fill out this form.

    Off-campus and Commuter Application Process

    The 2024-25 off-campus housing application will be available starting February 1, 2024. Students with 85 or more credits earned by the end of Fall may apply for off-campus housing.  It is your responsibility to verify with the Registrar's Office that the credits listed on your transcript are accurate. The deadline for completing the off-campus housing application will be February 16, 2024. Please see our Off-Campus Application Process notification. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Interested in commuting? The Commuter Application will be available on February 1, 2024, and must be completed by March 15, 2024.

    Summer Housing 

    While students are not required to live on-campus during the summer sessions, York College of Pennsylvania offers on-campus housing to students who are actively enrolled in in-person YCP summer courses, YCP work experience (i.e., internship, co-op, etc.), or otherwise engaged in approved YCP activities. A limited number of rooms are available.

    The housing application will be available in MyHousing at a later date. Please note that a $50 housing deposit will be required to activate the application. The payment can be made online in YCPWeb or by cash or check at the Business Office.


  • Residence Hall Break Schedule

    Residence Hall Break Schedule

    Break Information

    Fall Break: Student housing will remain open during fall break October 6 - 10 if you choose to remain on campus.
    Thanksgiving Break: All student housing will close on November 21, 2023, at 10 pm and re-open on November 26, 2023, at noon. Students requesting permission to stay in campus housing must submit a request using the Thanksgiving Break Request Form. This form will be available until November 11, 2023. Please email residencelife@ycp.edu with any questions.
    Fall End of Semester Break Closing: Students must vacate their campus residence within 24 hours after their last final exam. All student housing will officially close at 5 pm on December 12, 2023.
    Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit a late check-out request form. Please fill your request out here. The deadline is December 8, 2023. Any requests after that point should be emailed to the Office of Residence Life. The outcome of the request will be sent directly to the YCP student email.  
    Spring Semester Opening: All student housing will open at noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Details will be emailed to students. Students needing permission to return to campus before the semester opening must submit the early check-in form. The deadline is January 12, 2024. 
    Winter Vacation:  More details will be provided at a later date.
    Spring Vacation:  More details will be provided at a later date.
    Spring Semester Closing: Students must vacate their campus residence within 24 hours after their last final exam. All student housing will close at 5 pm on May 9, 2024.
    Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit the Late Check-out Request Form (available in April). The outcome of the request will be sent directly to the YCP student email.  
  • Student Conduct

    Student Conduct

    Promoting Student Safety and Respect for Others

    York College seeks to establish and maintain an educational environment that provides for the development of students as a whole person with an emphasis on mutual respect, personal and professional integrity, and critical thinking. The College expects its students to conduct themselves in all places and at all times in such a manner as to demonstrate respect, strong personal ethics, and the rights of others as required of good citizens.

    The Office of Student Conduct strives to help students gain a‎ greater understanding of these issues of community values and behavioral expectations. If students engage in behavior that violates the policies of the York College Student Code of Conduct they are held responsible for their behavior through the student conduct process. The goals of this process are educationally focused.

    We hope to help each student gain an understanding of what it means to be a respectful, responsible member of our community by discussing incidents, and by issuing sanctions designed to help the student better understand the impact inherent to their behavior. We also issue sanctions that focus on the understanding that adults must learn to be responsible for the consequences of their behavior. Consequently, serious or repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct will lead to more serious sanctions.

  • Report an Issue

    Report an Issue

    In order to submit a Facility Services work order, please log in to MyYCP and click on the TDX icon. You can also send an email to facilityservices@ycp.edu or call during normal business hours 717.815.1351

    If you have a work order emergency after hours, please contact the Department of Campus Safety at 717.815.1314.  When reporting an issue, please be as detailed as possible.  Include your name, contact information, where you live on-campus, description of the problem, the location of the issue, and if anyone else is affected.

    *Emergencies are typically a broken pipe, flooded bathroom, no heat in extremely low temperatures, etc... Light bulbs that are no longer working should wait until the next business day to be repaired.

  • Requests for Special Housing Accommodations

    Requests for Special Housing Accommodations

    New Process for Housing Accommodations

    All housing accommodations will be submitted, reviewed and determined eligibility through the Office of Student Accessibility Services. Pre-existing housing accommodations will not be carried over to future semesters. Any student requesting housing accommodations will need to register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services and submit supporting medical documentation for review and to determine eligibility.

    The Student Accessibility Services Housing Accommodation Request Application LINK became available on February 1, 2023. Each student will also be required to pay the housing deposit and complete the Housing Application.

    Returning students - The deadline to request housing accommodations for the upcoming academic year is February 9, 2024. If you are interested in living with roommates, they must pay the housing deposit and complete the housing application by March 1, 2024, to be eligible to be placed with you. The roommate matching selection process will begin on February 22, 2024. Please confirm that all members of your group are completely matched by March 1, 2024.

Contact Us
Residence Life
Iosue Student Union Building, Room 307
Phone: 717.815.1281
Fax: 717.849.1644

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.

Emergencies: Contact Campus Safety at 717.815.1314