Watch Henry "Hank" Aaron's inspiring address to the Class of 2016.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Young Harris College conferred 187 degrees on graduates participating in the College’s commencement ceremony on May 7 in the YHC Recreation and Fitness Center. The College awarded bachelor’s degrees in art, biology, business and public policy, chemistry, communication studies, education, English, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, music, music education, outdoor leadership, psychology, religious studies, Spanish, and theatre.

Learn more about the Class of 2016.

Baseball legend Henry “Hank” Aaron delivered the Commencement address to graduates, sharing with them an important message of determination and values. YHC President Cathy Cox presented Mr. Aaron with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. 

Click here to watch Mr. Aaron's inspirational address. 

The Young Harris College Medallion, the highest honor bestowed by YHC to alumni and friends who have made extraordinary contributions, was awarded to William F. “Bill” Roberts, ’52, of Fayetteville, Ga. 

Read more highlights from Commencement 2016.

Relive the Memories!

For those friends and family members who are unable to attend, Young Harris College streamed live the 2016 Commencement. The video can also be accessed by visiting

Photos taken during the ceremony by LifeTouch Photography are available for purchase by clicking here

Final Transcript

Students must request a final transcript in writing to be sent at the end of the semester. Transcript request forms can be found in the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts will not be released until all student accounts and fees have been paid.

Application for Graduation

Students must file an Application for Graduation form with the Office of the Registrar. This form is available on YHC Connect


Diplomas were not handed out during the Commencement ceremony. Diplomas will not be mailed. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Replacement Diploma Request

Any alumni wishing to replace a diploma must fill out a request form. The diploma repalcement fee is $40.