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Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend

Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend 2022 is here! No matter what event(s) you attend, we hope you will enjoy a weekend full of reminiscing with old friends, reconnecting with the College, and exploring campus and downtown York. We love seeing our alumni in-person and back on campus! Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome the day of events. Please check the schedule for any location changes due to weather.

Relive the highlights of the 2021 weekend with the online photo gallery.

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Fall Fest and Homecoming WeekendSchedule of Events

  • Friday, September 30

    Schedule Friday, September 30, 2022

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

    8th 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

    5 - 7 p.m.
    Make Your Own Succulent
    Stop by the Student Union Patio to plant your own adorable succulent! Pots, dirt, and plants will be provided! 

    Rain location: Student Union Lobby

    Hosted by the Office of Student Activities & Orientation

    Student Union Patio

    5 - 7 p.m.

    Young Alumni Happy Hour

    Join representatives from the Young Alumni Council for a Happy Hour with appetizers and drink specials at Gift Horse Brewing Company in Downtown York. Pre-registration is encouraged.

    Hosted by the Young Alumni Council and the Office of Alumni Relations.

    Gift Horse Brewing Company, 117 N George St, York
    5 - 7 p.m.

    Campfire and S’mores

    Join us on the Student Union Lawn for a campfire and s'mores! Bring your friends, share some YCP memories and stories, and enjoy a nice snack!

    Rain Location: Iosue Student Union, Spart’s Den

    Hosted by Campus Activities Board

    Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
    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. Pre-register here or by emailing gordoncenter@ycp.edu.

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

    Gordon Center for Jewish Life
    7 p.m.
    Joshua Seth- Mentalist
    Not only is he an award-winning mentalist, but he is also best known as the star of Digimon, voicing the main character of Tai. He will amaze you with his comedy and mind-blowing mindreading! Come to DeMeester to be amazed!

    Hosted by the Office of Student Activities & Orientation

    DeMeeseter Recital Hall
    8 p.m.

    Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

    Kinsley Field, West Campus

     

  • Saturday, October 1

    Schedule for Saturday, October 1, 2022

     

    Date & Time
    (All times in EST)

    Event

    Location
    8 a.m.

    11th Annual YCP 5K and Fun Run
    Thank you to our title sponsor, Apple Automotive

    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 is now closed. Day of registrations are accepted with cash or check only, no credit cards.

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    RAIN OR SHINE
    Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail
    10:00 a.m.

    Men's Lacrosse Alumni Brunch 

    Avillo Plaza, West Campus
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Spartan for Life Alumni Welcome Table

    Pick up event information for the weekend, a bookstore coupon, and special alumni swag.

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness
    Center, Field House

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    Moved indoors-GSFC, Field House, West 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 now 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

    Moved indoors-
    WPAC, Upper Level Lobby, Main Campus
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Fall Festival

    Bring your family and friends to the main campus to enjoy the fall weather! There will be live music, food, inflatables, and plenty of novelties for you to enjoy! Student Organizations will also be around with activities and fundraisers for their clubs! 

    11am-12pm: Live Music from Rhapsody
    11am-2pm: Student Club and Orgs Fundraisers
    Visit your favorite clubs and orgs and support their activities! Games, raffles, and treats are all available at their tables lining the walkways of the main campus lawn.
    11am-2pm: Inflatables and Novelties
    These events are free for all! Challenge your friends to a race through the obstacle course, or work out your inner kid in the bounce house. We will also have a variety of take-and-make activities and face painting!
    12pm-2pm: Live Music from Matt Walden

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Field House

    Hosted by Student Activities & Orientation

    Moved indoors-GSFC, Field House, West Campus 
    11:00 a.m.

    Swimming Alumni Meet
    (Tailgate to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Avillo Plaza)

    GSFC Natatorium, West Campus
    12 p.m.

    Alumni Baseball Game & Tailgate
    (Tailgate to follow at 2:00 p.m.)

    Jaquet Field, Main Campus
    12 p.m.

    Women's Soccer vs. Widener
    Alumni tailgate scheduled in between the women's and men's soccer games.

    Graham Field, West Campus
    12 - 2 p.m.

    Fall Fest Campus Picnic

    Enjoy a lunch buffet at Fall Festival. Tickets are available for purchase at the tent entrance via cash, or in Johnson Dining Hall using a credit card, debit card, or meal plan (1 Swipe = 1 Ticket.) 

    Rain Location: Grumbacher Sport and Fitness
    Center, Field House

    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation

    Moved indoors-GSFC, Field House, West Campus
    1 p.m.

    PSLA Presentation

    Recognition of Sue Klinedinst as the 2022 Professional Service & Leadership Award winner during half-time of the women's soccer game (approx. 1 p.m.; game starts at noon)

    Graham Field, West Campus
    1 p.m.

    Field Hockey vs. Albright

    Kinsley Field, West Campus
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Fall Fest Step Show - CANCELLED
    This event has become a Fall Fest tradition! Student Organizations from YCP and neighboring schools will perform their stepping and strolling routines in this one-of-a-kind event. You don't want to miss this! Limited seating is available.
     
    3 - 5 p.m.

    School/Department Open Houses
    Alumni, parents, students and visitors are encouraged to drop in to find out what's new on campus!

    School of Arts, Communication, and Global Studies
    - Humanities Room 218
    Graduate and Professional Programs - Lower Level, Iosue Student Union, outside Bookstore
    Graham School of Business - Weinstock Lobby, Willman Business Center
    School of Behavioral Sciences and Education - Lobby, Appell Life Science Building
    School of Nursing and Health Professions - Lobby, Diehl Hall (West Campus)
    WVYC - 2nd Floor, Iosue Student Union

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

    Main Campus & West Campus
    3 - 4:30 p.m.

    KidsZone Activities
    Alumni and Families are invited to bring their kids to the Fall Fest KidZone for lawn games, crafts, and baton twirling demonstrations.

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    Avillo Plaza, Under the Tent, West Campus (outside of the GSFC West Entrance)
    3 - 4:30 p.m.

    Alumni Paint Party
    Join fellow alumni for a guided paint instruction where attendees will be able to create their own water color painting. Pre-registration is closed. No walk-ins for this event due to required pre-payment. All supplies will be provided to attendees when they arrive.

    Rain Location: Keystone Room, Iosue Student Union, Lower Level

    Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations

    Keystone Room, Iosue Student Union, Lower Level
    3:30 p.m.
    Korso Magic 
    Tyler Korso is a trained illusionist, comedian, and circus performer who will blow you away! He will alter your perception of reality with his unique brand of comedy and dazzling magic!

    Hosted by Student Activities and Orientation
    Demeester Recital Hall
    3:30 p.m.

    Men's Soccer vs. Widener
    Alumni tailgate scheduled in between the women's and men's soccer games.

    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
    4-4:30 p.m.

    Tennis Court Dedication Ceremony

    West Campus
    5 - 8 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. Highlights include music, dancing, games, and the Spartans of the Year awards presentation.

    ID is required. Pre-registration is now 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

    Moved indoors-GSFC, Field House, West Campus

    9:30 p.m.

    Screamer’s Birthday Bingo

    Participate in a YCP tradition! Cards are provided at no cost. Join us in the Johnson Dining Hall for a classic game of bingo to celebrate Screamer's birthday! There will be food and prizes! And yes, Screamer will be there!

    Hosted by Campus Activities Board

    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union, Main Campus



  • Additional Fall Fest Information

    Dining Hours, GSFC Use, Bookstore, and Hotel Info

    Dining Hours GSFC Bookstore &
    Convenience Store Hours
    Hotel Info
    Marketview
    Arts

    Friday, Sept. 30
    Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union

    7-11:00 a.m. Breakfast $4.85
    11 am-4 pm Lunch $6.95
    4-8 pm
    Dinner $8.90

    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
    10 am-4 pm Brunch $6.00
    4-6:30 pm Dinner $8.90

    Starbucks
    CLOSED

    Spart’s Den
    5 p.m. - Midnight

    Sunday, October 3
    Johnson Dining Hall
    10 am-4 pm Brunch $6.00
    4-6:30 pm Dinner $8.90

    Starbucks
    CLOSED

    Spart’s Den
    5 p.m. - Midnight

    *PLEASE NOTE: Dining Hall is card only, no cash
    The Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center policy for visitors will be updated closer to the event date. Friday, Sept. 30
    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, Oct. 1
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Bookstore
    Iosue Student Union

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

    Sunday, October 2
    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, Sept. 30
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 1
    10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Exhibition:
    Nuestra Tierra/
    Our Land


    This printmaking exhibition guest curated by Drive By Press cofounder Joseph Velasquez explores the complexity and diversity of the Latinx experience through the lens of belonging, interpreted broadly as connection to lands, customs, community, nation, contemporary art, and the feeling of being welcome or unwelcome.
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.