Fall Orientation Schedule

Your Orientation program has been carefully designed to introduce you to the many areas that comprise YCP. From Academics to Cultural Enrichment, you will have the chance to explore the classrooms, activities, and community that makes York College of Pennsylvania GREAT!

Orientation Weekend
New students take a trip to Target for some dorm room essentials during our Target Madness Orientation Event.

Fall Orientation Schedule By Day

Below is a copy of our 2017 Orientation Program for your reference. *All events are subject to change.*
  • Friday, August 25th, 2017

    Move-In & Check-In

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    8:00 a.m. Residence Hall Move-In Begins Assigned Locations *Residents checking-in to Penn/Beard Hall are asked to enter via the Springettsbury Road entrance. Residents checking-in to the Manor Complex may enter via the main entrance from Country Club Road.
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Resident Student Orientation Check-In Student Union Lawn - under the tent *Centralized orientation check-in location for all students will be set up on the lawn outside of Iosue Student Union. **Athletics/eary arrivals must check-in during this time.
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                             Complimentary Lunch (Optional) Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)  
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Commuter Orientation Check-In Student Union Lawn - under the tent

    *Commuters are asked to park on West Campus and take a shuttle to main campus for check-in. Centralized orientation check-in will be set up on the lawn outside of Iosue Student Union

    ** Students may check in at ANY TIME during this window

    1:30 p.m. Students Line Up for Convocation Wolf Gym (Grumbacher - M&T Field house)  *Student line-up and parent seating must begin at 1:30 p.m.
     2:00 p.m Academic Convocation M&T Field House (Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center) This session is a visual experience to engage students in their academic journey. It's the only time before graduation that their entire class will be united in one place at one time.
    3:00 p.m. Parting Reception - immediately following Convocation Under the tent - outside Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center Parting reception with staff and faculty present. Snacks and refreshments will be served. 
    3:00 p.m.

    Commuter Meet-Up (Optional)

    Spart's Den (lower level of Iosue Student Union)  Commuters can come hang out and relax in-between sessions.
    4:30 p.m.

    Transfer Experience
    *Transfer Students Only

    Weinstock Lecture Hall (Willman Business Center)  Meet and greet followed by Orientation information.
    5:00 p.m.

    Group Meeting #1: Meet Your Orientation Group
    *Students Only

    *See assigned classroom *Orientation Leaders will walk their group to dinner following the meeting
    6:00 p.m.

     Welcome Dinner
    *Students Only

    Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)  
    6:30 p.m. Adult Learners: Dinner and Conversation

    Founder's Room (Student Union)

     
    8:00 p.m. Student Specific Sessions

    Resident Students: Residence Hall Floor (attendance will be noted)

    Commuter Students: DeMeester Recital Hall (Wolf Hall)

     
    9:00 - 11:30 p.m.                                        Club Spartan Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center

    DJ dance party, ice cream, party games, climbing wall, bingo, and much more throughout Grumbacher.
    *Participation punch cards and raffles

  • Saturday, August 26th, 2017

    Orientation Day 2

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    7:30 a.m. Open for Breakfast Johnson Dining Hall (Iosue Student Union)  
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Your Major and You Assigned Locations (See right column in your pocket guide for locations/details) All majors will hold get-to-know you events for members of their majors. These social/informational gatherings will then be followed by individual/group academic advising sessions.
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Group Meeting #2

    Group A: Chat with a Professor

    Group B: Lunch

    Group A: See assigned location

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall

    Orientation Leader Group Meetings with faculty members from each First Year Seminars assigned to their class.
    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Group Meeting #2

    Group A: Lunch

    Group B: Chat with a Professor

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall

    Group B: See assigned location

    Orientation Leader Group Meetings with faculty members from each First Year Seminars assigned to their class.
    Immediately Following Previous Session Explore York City Meet Up Location: See your Orientation Leader

    Walk the rail trail/downtown route with talking points. Stops at Central Market and Marketview Arts

    *Faculty are welcome to join.

    5:00 p.m.

    Group Meeting

    Group A: Your Safety and Community Expectations

    Group B: Dinner

    Group A: Waldner Performing Arts Center

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall

     
    6:30 p.m.

    Group A: Dinner

    Group B: Your Safety and Community Expectations

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall

    Group B: Waldner Performing Arts Center

     
    8:30 p.m. Target Madness Meet at Wolf Hall Shuttle Stop to load the buses. Buses will be looping until 11:00 p.m. (tentative) Event starts at Target at 9:15 p.m. Three Buses start loading at 8:30 p.m. (tentative)  
    11:30 p.m. Trivia and Walking Tacos Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)  
  • Sunday, August 27th, 2017

    Orientation Day 3

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    9:30 a.m. Open for Brunch Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)  
    11:00 a.m.

    Group A: Diversity at YCP: Life Lessons with Zach Wahls

    Group B: Group Meeting #3- Campus Life

    Group A: WPAC Theatre

    Group B: Assigned Locations

    Small group Orientation Leader meeting discussing getting involved on campus and social options
    12:30 p.m.

    Group A: Group Meeting #3- Campus Life

    Group B: Diversity at YCP: Life Lessons with Zach Wahls

    Group A: Assigned Locations

    Group B: WPAC Theatre

     
    1:30 p.m. Free Time/Meet Ups

    Light Lunch Available: Johnson Dining Hall

    Commuter Meet 'n Greet: MacDougal Lounge

    Student Senate/CAB Meet 'n Greet (Optional): Outside near the fountain. Rain location: Meet in Student Union Lobby

     
    4:30 p.m.

    Group A: Sex Signals

    Group B: Dinner

    Group A: WPAC

    Group B: Johnson Dining Hall

    Sexual assault awareness - dating, sex, core issues of consent
    6:30 p.m.

    Group A: Dinner

    Group B: Sex Signals

    Group A: Johnson Dining Hall

    Group B: WPAC

    Sexual assault awareness - dating, sex, core issues of consent
    8:00 p.m. Group Meeting # 4: Program Review Assigned Locations  
    9:00 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Waldner Performing Arts Center Theatre Hypnotist: Eric Mina

     

    11:00 p.m.                                     

    Late Night Movie: Wonder Woman Waldner Performing Arts Center Theatre  
  • Monday, August 28th, 2017

    Orientation Day 4

    TimeEventLocationDetails
    7:00 a.m. Open for Breakfast Johnson Dining Hall (Student Union)  
    9:00 a.m. Group Meeting #5: Beyond Orientation Assigned Locations Small group Orientation Leader Meeting preparing students for the start of classes and their college career. *tentative
    10:00 a.m.

    (Group A) 

    Succeeding in Your First Year

    Waldner Performing Arts Center  
    11:00 a.m.

    (Group B) 

    Succeeding in Your First Year

    Waldner Performing Arts Center  
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Involvement Fair and Campus Cookout Campus Mall (Rain: M&T Field House in Grumbacher) In case of rain, the Involvement Fair will be held in the M&T Field House in Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center and lunch will be held in Johnson Dining Hall.
    2:00 p.m. Class Schedule Tours! (Optional) Meet at the Fountain In preparation for classes to begin, students can bring their class schedules and Orientation Leaders will show them how to get around.

Event Descriptions

  • Club Spartan

    Welcome Class of 2021! Club Spartan will transform the Grumbacher Center into a glowing extravaganza! DJ Tommy Gunn will provide music and a light show, the recreation facilities will be open, and refreshments will be served! #ClubSpartan

  • Bingo

    Bingo is a YCP tradition, so get ready for the intense YCP version of Bingo! Just because you get a full line doesn’t mean you’ll win though, you may have to be the last one standing, make a pattern, or cover the whole board. Prizes will be awarded to winners! #YCPbingo

  • Target Madness

    Forget something at home? Can’t live another day without that whatchamacallit? Hop on the shuttle to Target, which will be open for YCP students only! Buses will be doing loops between campus and the West York Target from 9:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. There will be tons of door prizes given away too! #YCPTargetMadness

  • Trivia and Walking Tacos

    Come show your classmates who deserve that 4.0! Gather your team (6 people max) and brush up on your Disney/Sports/Geography knowledge -- You never know what topics may come up! Hint: make sure you attend the morning and afternoon sessions! Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! And, if you don't know what a walking taco is, just remember this simple equation: Mini bag of Doritos + taco toppings = walking taco perfection #TriviaAndTacos

  • Diversity at YCP

    We're working on a very special session. Details to come!

  • Comedy Hypnotist - Eric Mena

    Eric Mina is an international comedy hypnotist who will change the way you think about hypnosis. As an audience member, you will laugh until you cry and be entertained by your friends’ crazy antics on stage. If you’re lucky enough to be called up on stage, you will get the unique experience of being hypnotized--they say it’s like getting a full night’s sleep in just 1 hour! Make sure you’re on time because the seats fill up fast! #DareYouToDream

  • Late Night Movie

    Enjoy the A/C, sit back and relax, and watch this year's blockbuster, Wonder Woman! 

  • Involvement Fair

    Get involved at the Involvement Fair! Many clubs and organizations will be available to answer any questions and provide information about their meetings, events, and how to join. Make sure you sign up for at least one! You can earn your last stamp by visiting the Orientation table and putting your name in the “completed Pocket Guide” raffle. Then stop by the FREE BBQ dinner sponsored by Student Senate! #GetInvolved

Contact Us
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.

See additional Contacts.