Frequently Asked Questions At START
What should I expect at START?
Both days are filled with programs, sessions and activities to prepare you for life at YHC. The student program will conclude on Day 2 around 11:30 a.m. Students’ families are invited to Day 1 of the orientation program, starting with check-in and concluding with a family social after dinner that evening in the Miller Library. A family schedule is available online. Check out this helpful flyer for more information!
Which START should I attend?
All START sessions are identical, so pick the one that is the most convenient for you and your family. Just remember to register early because some sessions will fill up fast.
When do I register for START?
Prospective students should complete the admissions process and submit their deposits promptly to receive START information via email. Register for START by clicking on one of the links below or by visiting your personal YHC website.
My family has already visited campus. Do they need to come to START?
On the first day of the START Orientation schedule, family members are encouraged to attend specifically designed sessions that address the topics related to having a student enrolled at YHC. Participation for family members is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Discussion topics include academic expectations, student health, campus safety, expected student behavior and overall adjustment to college life.
Where do I park/where is check-in?
When is check-in for START?
Check-in is from 10-11 a.m. on Day 1 of Orientation in the Rollins Campus Center lobby. At this time, students and family attendees will receive a START Orientation packet including a schedule of events. Students will receive their overnight room assignment while at check-in. Please allow time to move your overnight belongings into your assigned room during the START check-in time range. The opening session begins promptly at 11:10 a.m.
Where will I stay during START?
Students stay overnight in campus housing during the START visit. Campus housing is not available for family members during the orientation visit. Families may consider local hotel and cabin accomodations including the special promotional offer below.
- The Ridges located in Hiawassee, Ga., is offering a discounted rate of $89 per night plus tax for a standard room during START Orientation. The group will be listed as "START YHC Orientation."
How do I know if I'm registered for an Adventure Trip?
If you are registered for the adventure trip, which immediately follows START Orientation, you will receive a separate email with additional information. If registered, be sure to complete the Outdoor Trip Waiver.
What should students bring/wear for START Orientation Day 1 and 2?
- Student ID pictures will be taken Day 1 during check-in.
- Evening activities on Day 1 are outside – wear something casual in which you can be active.
- Sheets, blanket, (or sleeping bag) and a pillow
- Alarm on phone and/or alarm clock
- Completed health forms if not already submitted. Necessary forms can be found at yhc.edu/healthforms.
- Anything else necessary to make your overnight stay more enjoyable!
What is expected before START?
When is the optional Foreign Language Placement Test?
How do I communicate with faculty and staff at YHC?
Students must use their username/password to log into their YHC Email, which students should check regularly throughout their time at YHC. Please consider connecting your YHC email to your phone, if applicable. YHC Email is the official communication of the College. Please review it regularly.
Where do I send a package for my student?
1 College Street
P.O. Box 97
Young Harris, GA 30582
I have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies. Who should I contact?
The staff of Sodexo encourages you to contact Aundrea Dyer to discuss dietary restrictions and/or food allergies in preparation of your living on campus. Students and their families may set up a meeting with our on-campus chef during START Orientation to learn more about the process to meet individuals' food needs.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 379-5200.
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