Penn State York in the 1960s
Anticipating an increase in college students due to the arrival of the
"baby boom" generation, the Penn State York Advisory Board conducted a local fund-raising drive to add a classroom wing.
In 1966 the new facilities were opened and a limited bachelor's degree program was offered in engineering and science. By 1968 the first two years of almost all of the University’s baccalaureate majors were available.
Construction took a giant step forward when the General State Authority and the federal government provided funds to build a much-needed library, science wing and gymnasium.
Ground breaking occurred in early 1969 and the buildings were dedicated and in use by the fall of 1970.