Young Harris College announced today that classes for the fall 2020 semester will begin on Monday, Aug. 17, as previously scheduled. Modifications to the Academic Calendar have been made, and in-person classes will end on Friday, Nov. 20, prior to the Thanksgiving break. The last scheduled week of fall 2020 classes, Monday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 4, will take place via distance learning, and exams will be administered online from Monday, Dec. 7 – Friday, Dec. 11.
Young Harris College President Drew L. Van Horn, Ph.D., is pleased to announce that the following students have been named to the College’s President’s List and Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester.
At Young Harris College, our historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church and our commitment to the Wesleyan tradition of higher education call us to develop trained minds and warm hearts. We seek to understand the roots of this evil that afflicts our society, to learn how it grows and poisons us, and to use this knowledge to build a better world in which such evil withers. To do so, we strive to build a diverse campus, one community composed of different races, different genders, different ages, different faiths and different life experiences. Yet for all these differences, we believe that each member of our community is perfectly equal in value, as each of us is equal before God.
Young Harris College recently distributed $509,660 it received as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly assist eligible students who are facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The danger of COVID-19 to our students, our faculty and staff, our loved ones, and the people of Towns County and the region is real. It poses a fundamental threat to lives and livelihoods. As President, it is my duty to do all in my power to mitigate this threat to our community. Therefore, today I announce that all spring 2020 courses will be offered online for the rest of the semester, and the May 9 Commencement ceremony will be postponed until a later date to be determined."
Below are responses to the frequently asked questions the YHC Pandemic Preparedness Team has received. If you still have questions after reviewing these responses, please use the email address COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or the dedicated phone number (706) 379-5383. We ask for patience as we navigate the complex impacts that this situation is having on YHC’s operations. We are making informed, real-time decisions and keeping the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff top of mind.
Effective March 16, Young Harris College will transition all its academic curriculum delivery for an interim period of time to our online learning management system, Moodle.
The College continues to monitor public health information related to COVID-19. With no reports of infection in Towns County or the local public health district, risks to students and employees remain low, so the College currently plans to restart classes on schedule Monday, March 16. However, in keeping with federal and state recommendations, the College is taking precautions.
Young Harris College established a Pandemic Taskforce Response Team that’s actively engaged in monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and preparing our campus to continue operations in a safe and healthy manner.
Eight students from Young Harris College recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to present their research and experiences from a semester-long project about the importance of water quality in Southern Appalachia.