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Resident's Guide


Important Dates

Special Campus Holidays

Residence halls will be open on the following campus holidays:

  • Fall Break – Oct. 9-10, 2014
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – Jan. 19, 2015
  • Easter Holiday – April 3-5, 2015

Residence halls typically close if classes are not held for at least three consecutive business days. Halls will be closing on the following campus holidays:

Thanksgiving Break

Halls close Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 5 p.m. and open on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.

Winter Break

Students are required to check out of the residence halls 24 hours after their last final exam. Halls close Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at 5 p.m. and open Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. 

Spring Break

Halls close Friday, March 6, 2015, at 5 p.m. and open Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 1 p.m.

End of Spring Semester/Commencement Weekend

Students who are not graduating are required to check out of the residence halls 24 hours after their last final exam. Residence halls close on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

What to bring:

  • Alarm clock (battery backup is helpful)
  • Hangers
  • Twin Xtra Long-sized bed linens/Pillow (Mattresses are all 80")
  • Umbrella
  • Blanket
  • Trash Can
  • Power Strip with Breaker (2-3 are helpful)
  • Study Lamp
  • Fan
  • Sewing Equipment
  • Area Rug(s) (room measurements available on  website)
  • Sports Equipment
  • Personal Computer (Laptop or Desktop – must be wireless ready)
  • Laundry Bag or Hamper
  • Bedspread
  • Curtains and Tension Rod (window measurements available on website)
  • Small Microwave Oven (750 Watts maxium/1 cubic foot maximum)
  • Flashlight
  • Small Compact Refrigerator (6 cubic feet or smaller)                                                          
  • Toilet Paper
  • Plunger

What not to bring

  • Halogen Lamps (they get very hot and are an extreme fire hazard)                                             
  • Pets, except fish in a 10 gallon or less aquarium
  • Candles or any open flame
  • Spider lamps and other lamps with plastic lamp shades (These lamps have the bendable arms and are sold everywhere; however, the plastic shades melt after long periods of use and catch fire quickly!)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Toaster Ovens/Toasters (Village allowed to have 1 toaster per unit)
  • Woks
  • Deep Fryers
  • Hot Plates or any open coils (including George Foreman grills)
  • Oil-based Popcorn Poppers
  • Live Christmas Trees/Garland
  • Flammable decorations made of cotton batting straw, vines, leaves, shrubbery or foam plastic
  • Hookahs or other smoking devices
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Lofts (No outside lofting units or constructed lofts are allowed in any residence halls.  Every residence hall rooms is equipped with beds that bunk (stack) to create more space in the room.  If the furnishings are rearranged in any residence hall room, all College-supplied furniture, including beds and mattresses, are to remain in the room. Disassembled College furniture must be reassembled before checking out.)

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies are strongly encouraged as students are required to clean their individual room and share responsibility for cleaning the bathroom and the common living room in the residence hall suites. The following items are suggested:

  • Broom/dust pan
  • Rags/sponges/cleaning brush
  • General cleanser/glass cleaner
  • Bucket for supplies
  • Mop for bathroom/shower floor
  • Small vacuum (optional; a vacuum is available in each residence hall for student use)

When will I find out my room assignment and roommate?

Room assignments and roommate information are sent out in June. Every effort is made to accommodate roommate preferences.

What if I don't have a roommate preference? 

Make sure you fill out your housing application in detail. Roommates are matched based on lifestyles, habits and interests. Athletes are often placed with teammates.

How much does it cost to live on campus?

Double occupancy room rent per semester for 2014-2015:

  • Tier 1 -$2,100 (Appleby Center and Appleby West)
  • Tier 2 -$2,700 (Enotah, The Towers, Rollins and Hillgrove)
  • Tier 3 - $4,325 (The Village)

When do the halls close?

Halls close for Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays (Christmas) and Spring Break. 

Do students have property insurance?

Young Harris College's property coverage does not cover the personal effects of students. Students and parents should review the availability of coverage under the parent's homeowner or tenant insurance policy. If this coverage is not available, you may want to consider purchasing a policy. One agency that specializes in this type of policy is CSI Insurance Agency, Inc. (104 Bombay Lane P.O. Box 1207 Roswell, GA 30077; (888) 411-4911) For more information, visit

Can students have cars on campus?

All students are permitted to have and operate an automobile on campus. Vehicles are registered with the Young Harris College Police Department and must bear a parking decal for the assigned parking area. Vehicle registration is $65 for each semester billed to student accounts.

How can students access the internet?

In addition to the campus computer labs, students can access the campus computer network and the Internet from their residence hall room via a wireless connection. For information about computer compatibility with the campus system, contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (706) 379-5212.

Where will students receive mail?

Off-campus mail is delivered to the Young Harris U.S. Post Office. Students may rent a post office box when they arrive for Fall and Spring semesters.

Where can residential students do laundry?

All laundry services in the residence halls are free. Each residence hall is equipped with brand new washers and dryers. The washers are "High Efficiency" and require that you use detergents that are labeled "High Efficiency." Each washer also has a place for liquid fabric softener.

Can students smoke on campus?

All buildings on the Young Harris College campus are completely smoke-free, including residence halls. All smoking must take place outdoors and at least 30 feet away from buildings, breezeways and balconies in designated smoking areas.