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Winter Commencement will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:15 a.m.

As in previous years, Winter Commencement will be hosted in the Grumbacher Center. Each graduate will be given a designated number of tickets for loved ones who would like to attend. The event will also be live-streamed, followed by a recording available upon request. 

A student wearing a York College Alumni sweatshirt stands in front of Old Spart after leaving her signature on the Rock.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Getting to the Ceremony and Parking

    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.

  • Signing Ol' Spart (The Rock)

    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.

  • Weather Notifications

    If ceremony-day weather is severe, any decision to cancel the ceremony will be posted immediately on the College website,, social media channels, and announced on the weather hotline at 717-815-6789.

  • Diploma and Transcript

    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.

After Commencement

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.

Follow @YCPAlumni on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter for the latest alumni news!

Sharing Your Success

Do you have plans to start your first post-graduation job? We'd love to hear about them! Fill out the First Destination Alumni Survey and let us know where you're heading next!

Contact Us
Dianne Creagh, Commencement Coordinator
Humanities, Room 22
Phone: 717.815.2216

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