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Explore Residence Life at YCP

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.

Information for On-Campus Residents

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. 

New Student Housing 2024-25 

The new student application for fall 2024 is available beginning March 1, 2024.  

Housing deposits 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 several days for your application to become available. You may complete your housing application for the 2024-25 academic year using the MyHousing icon.

The new student housing guide will be available soon.

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:

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

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 the 2024-2025 academic year started on February 1, 2024. Returning students were sent emails in late January providing housing selection details. 

To pay the $100 housing deposit for the 2024-25 academic year, please go to MyYCP, select YCPweb, and select Pay Bill-Student Account (step-by-step directions located on the Business Office website) or pay in person by cash or check in the Business Office.

Once your housing deposit is paid and processed, it takes approximately 24 hours until your application is available for you to access. Please complete your housing application using the MyHousing icon in the student portal.

The Residence Life Housing Guide includes step-by-step instructions on completing housing assignments for the new academic year. Please note that changes have been made to the housing selection process for Springettsbury Apartments. Please review the Springettsbury Apartments Announcement.

Off-campus and Commuter Application Process

The off-campus housing application is available February 1 - February 16, 2024. Students with 85 or more credits earned by the end of fall 2023 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 was February 16, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

Off-Campus Application Process

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.

For more details, please review the YCP Summer Housing Terms for 2024

Break Information

Summer II Closing

Students taking Summer II courses and not living on campus for the fall semester, must check out on August 8, 2024. Those students who have housing assignments for the fall semester will be contacted to move directly from summer housing to the fall residence hall.

Fall Semester Opening

New student move-in will occur on Thursday, August 22, 2024. Returning students will choose to move into their residence halls on either Friday, August 23, or Saturday, August 24, 2024. 

Fall Break

Residence halls will remain open during Fall Break. Dates are located on the Academic Calendar.

Thanksgiving Break

Residence halls will close on Tuesday, November 26, at 10 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday, December 1 at 12 p.m.

Fall Semester Closing

Students are expected to leave their campus residence within 24 hours after their last final exam ends, unless the exam is on 12/17. Students with finals before 5 p.m. on 12/17 are expected to checkout by 5 p.m. If the student has a final after 5 p.m., a late check-out request form must be submitted to request a check-out by 9 a.m. the following morning.

Finals Week

December 11-17

Winter Commencement

December 18

Winter Intersession

Classes are now online for Winter Intersession. No campus housing is offered during this time.

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.

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 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.

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, 2024. 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 was 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.

Residence Life Staff

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Indu Bastakoti
Indu Bastakoti
Area Coordinator
Residence Life and Housing
Marcie Beam
Marcie Beam
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life and Housing
Brody Cain
Brody Cain
Area Coordinator
Residence Life and Housing