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Fall Fest

The best of homecoming, autumn food, family fun, and alumni reunions all in one action-packed weekend.

Save the date for Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend: Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8

Fall Fest is held the first weekend of October to welcome alumni, parents, families, and friends to campus for a celebration of the new year.

Each Fall Fest includes a variety of activities including (but not limited to) home athletic events, alumni reunions, the festival of student organizations and evening family-friendly entertainment!

Whether you are the class of 2019 or 1968, we hope to see you here for the event of the semester!

Spartan green is everywhere for Fall Fest 2015 at York College

Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend Schedule By Day

Below is a copy of our 2017 Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend Schedule. *All events are subject to change.*
  • Friday, October 6, 2017

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Spartan Advance Golf Outing Country Club of York Preregistration is required: Visit our website to register. 
    Please note this event is rain or shine.
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. College Bookstore Hours Iosue Student Union  
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Convenience Store Hours Iosue Student Union  
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Check - In Lobby, Iosue Student Union Pick up event information for the weekend, including 5-K registration. Join us for wax hands and green-screen photos. FREE Fall Fest T-shirt for Alumni.
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Senior Class Picnic Seligman Field FREE Food, Games, and Music!
    4:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union $11 per person/ Live Music by Steve Everett
    5:00 - 9 p.m. First Friday Downtown York First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hot spots including special events, refreshments, promotions, and live entertainment. Campus Shuttle Service to Downtown York. Departs from Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop and return pickup at Marketview Arts.
    6:00 p.m. Shabbat Celebration & Dinner Buechel, Iosue Student Union Join our Hillel students and families as we welcome you to campus with our Shabbat Celebration & Dinner.
    Hosted by Hillel
    7:00 p.m. Emotion Into Art Marketview Arts An entertaining art experience, artist Tom Varano will create three beautiful masterpieces set to music. While each piece is sure to amaze, you may not know what the final work is until he spins it right-side up! There will be a light reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Hosted by CAB and the Center for Community Engagement
    7:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. St. Mary's Wolf Gymnasium  
    7:00 p.m. Alumni Women's Lacrosse Kinsley Field  
    8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Campfire & S'mores Creek Crossing Shuttle Stop Gather with friends old and new as you make this famous fireside treat,
    and reminisce about your time on campus. 
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board. 
    9:00 p.m. Screamer's Birthday Party Bingo Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union A YCP tradition. Fun prizes! Cards are free (limit 3).
    Hosted by Campus Activities Board.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check-in Tent Iosue Student Union Lobby Pick up your “Spartan for Life” pin, campus map and learn about the fun events occurring on campus. 
    8:00 a.m. 6th Annual 5K & Fun Run Grumbacher Track and Rail Trail Join alumni, students, employees and community members for our 6th Annual 5K & Fun Run. $25 for alumni, employees and community members; $10 for students, $30 for day of registration; FREE for the SpartaKids Fun Run (children 12 and under). To register, please click here. Please note this event is rain or shine.
    Hosted by Alumni Relations.
    9:00 a.m. Alumni Board of Directors Meeting Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center  
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. President's Family Reception Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union Welcome to Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend! Alumni, students, friends and family of the College are invited to join together for light refreshments and conversation. Please join us for the official kick off to Fall Fest with Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith!  Hosted by the Office of the President.
    10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. College Bookstore Hours Iosue Student Union  
    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Convenience Store Hours Iosue Student Union  
    11:00 a.m. Campus Tour Departing from the Iosue Student Union Patio  
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fall Festival Main Campus Lawn

    One of the largest events of the year, Fall Festival & Homecoming Weekend features dozens of student organization fundraisers, inflatables, make your own novelties, music and more! You don’t want to miss this!  

    Live Music presented by:
    Free Daps
    The Boy Band Project

    11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Brunch Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union $9 per person
    12:00 p.m. Alumni Awards Recognition Luncheon Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center By invitation only. 
    12:00 p.m.  Alumni Baseball Game Jaquet Field, Main Campus  
    12:00 p.m. Alumni/Intersquad Swim Meet Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center  
    12:30 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Mary Washington Graham Field  
    12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Octoberfest Picnic Main Campus Lawn
    Gather with current students, alumni, families and friends! Enjoy an assortment of your favorite picnic foods while listening to music. Admission for alumni, families and friends is just $10 per person, and current students may utilize their meal plan by pre purchasing a ticket from Johnson Dining Hall.
    1:00 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. St. Mary's Kinsley Field  
    2:00 p.m. Step Show Main Campus Lawn  
    3:00 p.m. Campus Tour Departing from the Iosue Student Union Patio  
    3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Mary Washington Graham Field  
    4:00 p.m. PRISM Concert Waldner Performing Arts Center This program will feature a wide range of talented performers from the York College Division of Music.
    4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner Available  Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union  $11 per person.
    5:00 - 8:30 p.m. SpartaFest Seligman Field, West Campus
    Brews, Brats and Live Entertainment, featuring the Mark DeRose Band. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, corn hole tournament, bounce houses and alumni reunions including YCCOSP, Young Alumni and the Classes of 2001 and 2002.  Admission is FREE, but you must pre-register. This event is for alumni only. To register, please click here.
    Hosted by Alumni Relations. 
    6:00 p.m. Hall of Fame Dinner Heritage Hills Resort By invitation only. 
    8:00 p.m. Illusionist: Joel Meyers Waldner Performing Arts Center Joel Meyers has taken the world by storm. Having performed on America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, his inspirational idea that "nothing is impossible" gives his performance a new and exciting charge every time.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hillel Bagel Brunch MacDougal Lounge, Iosue Student Union  
    11:00 a.m. Brunch Available Johnson Dining Hall, Iosue Student Union $9 per person. 
    4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Spart's Den Open Iosue Student Union  
    5:00 & 6:00 p.m. Catholic Mass Brougher Chapel  
    7:15 p.m. Contemporary Christian Worship Brougher Chapel  

FAQ about Fall Fest

  • Where can I stay during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?

    Best Western, 1415 Kenneth Road, York, PA 17404, 717.767.6931

    Comfort Inn Corporate Gateway, 2250 North George Street, York, PA 17402, 717.699.1919

    Country Inn & Suites, 245 St. Charles Way, York, PA 17402, 717.747.5833

    Hampton Inn & Suites, 2159 South Queen Street, York, PA 17402, 717.741.0900, $114 per night + tax

    Hampton Inn & Suites, 1550 Mt. Zion Road, York, PA 17402, 717.840.1500

    Heritage Hills Golf Resort, 2700 Mt. Rose Ave., York PA 17402, 717.755.0123, $134 per night + tax (Code YCP100617)

    Holiday Inn Express, 140 Leaders Heights Road, York, PA 17403, 717.741.1000

    Home2Suites by Hilton York, 212 Pauline Drive, York, PA 17402, 717.747.0360, $114 per night + tax

    Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408, 717.846.9500, $85 per night + tax

  • Can alumni & their family use the gym during Fall Fest & Homecoming Weekend?

    Yes! We allow alumni and their family to us the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center during the hours listed below. Please stop by the 2nd floor welcome desk to pick up your access pass. 

    Friday, October 6Saturday, October 7Sunday, October 8
    Facilities: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Facilities: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Facilities: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Pool: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pool: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pool: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Rock Wall: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Wall: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rock Wall: 4:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Contact Us


ALUMNI RELATIONS
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 125 
Phone: 717.815.6642 
alumni@ycp.edu
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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