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A Plan for Reuniting Our Spartan Family

In late May, York College of Pennsylvania made the important decision to return to in-person, on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. Since making the decision to return to campus, a Return from COVID-19 Task Force, comprised of representatives from all units across campus, has been working to develop the necessary policies and plans to re-open addressing all facets of campus life. The Plan to Return to Campus for Fall 2020 (the Plan) has been developed in response to guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health, and recommendations from our state and national higher education associations. The Plan represents our current judgement as to how we can achieve our goal to reopen while keeping the health and well-being of our campus community as its highest priority. In essence, the Plan is one that represents a best-informed approach to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community

We recognize that returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, and importantly, keeping campus open, will require vigilance and cooperation from everyone, as well as monitoring and revising the Plan as conditions on campus and in the broader community change. Should circumstances change requiring a more restrictive approach to opening or a decision to close campus and return to a completely virtual learning platform, we will make the operational changes necessary to ensure continuity of learning and authentic engagement between our students and faculty and one another.

Pamela Gunter-Smith, PhD
President of York College of Pennsylvania


This webpage, along with the sections linked below, will continue to be updated as more information becomes available and campus decisions are finalized. The information on these pages should be considered highlights of the plan to Return to Campus. More details and specific requirements of students will be found in policies being added to the Student Handbook

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We're Here to Answer Your QuestionsInfo Session Schedule

  • Academic Affairs

    Academic Affairs

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020  |  3 - 4 p.m.

    Topics: 
    Academic Calendar, classroom technology/virtual accommodations, support services

    Panelists:
    Laura Niesen de Abruna, Provost
    Ilya Yakovlev, Chief Information Officer
    Josh Landau, Associate Provost and Interim Dean of Student Affairs
    Dominic DelliCarpini, Dean, Center for Community Engagement

  • Health and Safety | Student Activities

    Health and Safety | Student Activities

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020  |  3 - 4 p.m.

    Topics: 
    Changes in safety measures, shuttle services, health services, PPE, supplies, campus activities, clubs, recreation, athletics, and student employment

    Panelists:
    Ed Bruder, Director of Campus Safety
    Amy Downs, Director of Health Services
    Sara Goodwin, Asst. Dean of Student Affairs
    Paul Saikia, Asst. Dean of Athletics and Recreation

  • Living and Dining on Campus

    Living and Dining on Campus

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020  |  3 - 4 p.m.

    Topics: 
    Residence halls (move-in, occupancy, etc.), dining halls, common areas

    Panelists:
    Robbie Bacon, Director of Residence Life
    Corey Wagner, Senior Director of Dining Services

  • New Incoming First-year & Transfer Students

    Attending York College Fall 2020 | COVID-19 Q&A

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

    Topics: 
    Overview of campus community changes in response to COVID-19: academics affairs, student activities, and living and dining on campus

    Panelists:
    Pamela Gunter-Smith, PhD, President
    Laura Niesen de Abruna, Provost
    Josh Landau, Associate Provost and Interim Dean of Student Affairs
    Robbie Bacon, Director of Residence Life

COVID Call Center

York College's COVID Call Center is available from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact us with any questions related to the College's COVID-19 response that are not answered on this website. 

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