Commencement 2015 - May 9
For those friends and family members who are unable to attend, Young Harris College will stream live the 2015 Commencement. The video can also be accessed in May directly on the YHC website by visiting yhc.edu/commencement2015.
Commencement Weekend Events
Picnic and Vesper's Service at Brasstown Bald
One of the key moments during the commencement weekend is the annual trek to the top of Brasstown Bald Mountain where all graduates, their families and College personnel gather for the Vesper's Service at sunset. A 6 p.m. picnic catered by Moe's Southwest Grill will percede the service.
Students are encouraged to participate in the seven-mile hike to Bald Mountain prior to the service, which departs at 2:30 p.m. from behind Appleby Center Residence Hall.
The Commencement ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Students will assemble in front of the Recreation and Fitness Center for a photo at 10 a.m. Lineup will begin in Multipurpose Room B at 10:30 a.m.
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 will not be handed out during the Commencement ceremony. Students can pick up diplomas after the ceremony on the second floor of the Recreation and Fitness Center. Please have your YHC ID card with you when picking up your diploma. Diplomas will not be mailed.
Cap and Gown Order
Graduates are responsible for ordering cap and gown online. Students may also order announcements and other items through this website.
Replacement Diploma Request
Any alumni wishing to replace a diploma must fill out a request form. The diploma repalcement fee is $40.
Experience Commencement 2014 Again!
Click here to view photos of the 2014 Commencement ceremony, Baccalaureate Service and Vespers Service.