Winter Commencement will take place on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.
- December 13 - Graduation Rehearsal, 1:30 p.m., Wolf Gymnasium
- December 15 - Commencement, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Grumbacher
All graduates should report to the M&T Field House in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center by 1:30 p.m. to sign in.
Rehearsal will take place in Wolf Gym from 2 - 2:45 p.m. Rehearsal includes complete information about participating in Commencement and helping graduates and guests prepare to attend.
Graduates who cannot attend rehearsal should carefully review all emails and this commencement webpage to prepare for the event.
Guests using a GPS device should input 899 South Richland Avenue, York, PA 17403 as your destination to arrive at the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center. Guest parking is available in the lots near the West Campus residence halls and the west side of Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.
Guests with handicapped tags may park in designated spaces in the west lot next to Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center on a first-come basis.
The drop-off location for ceremony guests needing handicapped access is the west entrance to Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.
Doors to the ceremony will open beginning at 9 a.m. for guest seating on a first-come basis. All graduates and guests will enter the building through the west entry door, the one that faces toward South Richland Avenue.
All graduates and guests over the age of two must wear a mask to enter the building and continue wearing their mask at all times inside the building.
All graduates and guests will pass through a temperature screening checkpoint upon entering. Anyone with an above-normal temperature will be seated off to the side to wait a few minutes for a second screening. Anyone who cannot pass the temperature screening check with a normal reading will be asked to leave the building.
After passing through the temperature checkpoint, all guests over the age of two will present their event ticket for entry into the Field House for seating. Graduates in regalia do not need a ticket to enter.
A public live-stream webcast of the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be linked from this webpage (ycp.edu/commencement), offering the opportunity for anyone to watch on any device.
Optional professional photos of the ceremony and of each graduate receiving their degree will be available from Grad Images at www.gradimages.com, 800-261-2576. Students who preregister with Grad Images get 20% off an order of $50 or more.
A downloadable digital recording of the ceremony will be available on this page beginning a few days after the ceremony.
Flowers will be available for sale at the ceremony from an independent vendor for $20-$30 per bouquet. Cash or credit cards accepted.
The York College Bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on graduation day to provide you and your family an opportunity to obtain York College gift items, clothing, flowers, balloons, etc. Snacks and beverages for the trip home will also be available.
Graduates will receive information via email about making an appointment to paint their name on Ol’ Spart, a proud tradition for York College graduates.
Appointments will be available in the days leading up to the ceremony to sign the rock on Main Campus, outside the bookstore entrance. Graduates may also sign after the commencement ceremony. Materials will be provided.
The Office of Communications will work with an outside organization to alert local media in each graduate’s hometown of their graduation. It is at the discretion of the individual papers as to when these announcements appear. For questions or concerns, please contact Colleen Adamy (email@example.com, 717-815-1456).
The Records Office will submit each graduate's hometown, academic major(s), and honors for the printed program. Graduates who did not list their hometown on their application for graduation or have any other changes (name or new home address, etc.) must notify Kristi Viands, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 16 so appropriate changes can be made in the program.
A copy of each student’s grade report will be made available online as soon as it is processed. Students who have an incomplete grade or an apparent discrepancy should take the necessary corrective action immediately. The grade report will not contain documentation of graduation.
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates after final verification of all degree requirements has been completed. A copy of the final transcript documenting the student’s graduation will be included with the diploma. Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for this process.
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Receiving Your Diploma
Graduates will receive their diploma in the mail in the weeks following the end of the semester. The Records Office issues diplomas after a student’s requirements for degree completion are confirmed.
Joining the Alumni Association
As a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, you are now officially a member of the Alumni Association! No matter where life takes you, be sure to keep your information up to date so you can stay informed about YCP alumni benefits, career development resources, special events, and more.
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