Spring on the York College campus

Living on Campus

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.

A brief tour of the first-year living areas at York College of Pennsylvania. Download a transcript of this video.

Information for On-Campus Residents

  • New Students

    New Students and Transfers

    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. 

    Spring Housing 2023 

    October 12, 2022 - The mid-year application is now available for any student who wants to move onto campus for the Spring Semester.  Please note that a housing deposit ($100) is required to activate this application. The payment can be made online in YCPWeb or paid by cash/check at the Business Office. 

    January 24, 2023 - Save the Date! Students new to housing can check in from 12-4 pm Details will be emailed directly to the student's YCP email. 

    Spring Housing Guide 2023 


    2022-2023 Housing - Important Dates (updates coming soon!) 

    Housing announcements will be sent to your YCP email.  

    • February 1, 2022 - Students can log into MyHousing
    • March 1, 2022 - New Student Housing Application Available 
    • April 19 - June 10, 2022 - Roommate Selection (optional)
    • June 10, 2022 - Special Housing Accommodation Documentation Due (optional)
    • July 7, 2022 - Housing Assignments and Roommates Posted 


    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: mymicrofridge.com


    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 studentconduct@ycp.edu.
  • Current Students

    Current Students

    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 (updates coming soon!)

    Housing Selection for 2022-2023 is scheduled to begin February 1, 2022.  Please check your college email in January for more information.

    The Housing Guide (see below) provides detailed instructions on how to pay the housing deposit, complete the housing application, and participate in housing selection. 

    Housing deposits will be accepted on February 1, 2022, and can be paid online (log into MyYCP, select YCPweb, and select Pay Bill-Student Account). Once your housing deposit is paid and processed, you may complete your housing application for the 2022-2023 academic year. The housing application is available in MyYCP by selecting MyHousing. In order to receive a priority housing lottery number, your housing deposit and housing application must be completed by March 15, 2022.   

    The off-campus housing application is available in MyYCP by selecting MyHousing.  Students with 85 or more credits earned by the end of Fall 2021 may apply for off-campus housing.  The deadline for completing the off-campus housing application is February 18, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Interested in commuting? The Commuter Application is available on February 1, 2022, and must be completed by March 15, 2022.

    Students requesting special housing accommodations must submit medical documentation and complete the housing application by March 8, 2022.  Students may attach documentation directly to the housing application within MyHousing or have it sent directly from their healthcare provider.  

    Summer Housing (updates coming soon!)

    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 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.  Summer Housing Terms 2022

    Housing applications for the summer term will be available on April 15, 2022.  More information will be posted to the student portal in April. 

  • Residence Hall Break Schedule

    Residence Hall Break Schedule


    Thanksgiving Break: All student housing will close on November 22, 2022, at 10 pm and re-open on November 27, 2022, at noon.  Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit a request using the Late Check-out Request Form. The deadline to submit this form has expired. Please email residencelife@ycp.edu.
    Fall Semester Break Closing: Students must vacate their campus residence within 24 hours after their last final exam. All student housing will officially close at 5 pm on December 13, 2022.
    Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit the Late Check-out Request Form.  The deadline is December 2, 2022. The outcome of the request will be sent to the student directly to their YCP email.  
    Spring Semester Opening: All student housing will open at noon on January 24, 2023. Check-in for students new to housing is January 24, 2023, from 12-4 pm. Details will be emailed to students. Students needing permission to return to campus before the semester opening must submit the Early Check-in Request Form.  The deadline is January 13, 2023. Students registered for in-person Winter Intersession courses must submit this form by December 20, 2022.
    Winter Vacation: All student housing will close on March 8, 2023, at 10 pm and re-open on March 12, 2023, at noon.  Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit a request using the Late Check-out Request Form (available in February). 
    Spring Vacation: All student housing will close on April 6, 2023, at 10 pm and re-open on April 10, 2023, at noon.  Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit a request using the Late Check-out Request Form (available in March).
    Spring Semester Closing: Students must vacate their campus residence within 24 hours after their last final exam. All student housing will officially close at 5 pm on May 11, 2023.
    Students needing permission for a late check-out must submit the Late Check-out Request Form (available in April). The outcome of the request will be sent to the student directly to their YCP email.  
  • Student Conduct

    Student Conduct

    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.

  • Report an Issue

    Report an Issue

    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 facilityservices@ycp.edu 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.

  • Requests for Special Housing Accommodations

    Requests for Special Housing Accommodations

    The Office of Residence Life understands that some students may need specific housing accommodations. Residential students looking for this support are asked to submit medical documentation from their licensed healthcare provider. This documentation can be uploaded to the Student Housing Application, or sent via email to residencelife@ycp.edu, faxed to 717.849.1644, or mailed to Office of Residence Life, York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403-3651.

    We strongly encourage students to submit medical documentation by the posted deadline on our website to allow ample time to meet their housing accommodations. Late submissions will be addressed, however, a delay could occur depending on the time of the academic year. 

    Students requesting housing accommodations must provide a letter from a licensed healthcare provider. The letter must: 

    -Be on the licensed healthcare provider's letterhead

    -Be typed and dated

    -Have the licensed healthcare provider's original signature

    -Include a statement of diagnosis

    -Identify the functional impact of the symptoms, especially as they might apply to the residential setting

    -Identify any specific recommendations for accommodations

    If you have any questions regarding this process or the reasonable accommodations we may provide, please call the Office of Residence Life at 717.815.1281.

    If you would like to discuss an academic accommodation, please visit Student Accessibility Services for more information. 


    Emotional Support Animals

    Students inquiring about an emotional support animal must first contact Student Accessibility Services.  Medical documentation in support of this accommodation should be provided to their department. Residential students will then meet with and receive approval from the Office of Residence Life. 

    For more information regarding the Animal Policy, please click here: Animal policy in the student handbook

Contact Us
Residence Life
Iosue Student Union Building, Room 307
Phone: 717.815.1281
Fax: 717.849.1644

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Emergencies: Contact Campus Safety at 717.815.1314