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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — 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.

Members of YHC’s Pandemic Recovery Task Force continue to work on the logistics of re-opening campus, including, but not limited to, residential student move-in, flexible course delivery procedures, coordination with local health care providers and public health officials, modifications to food services, expanded cleaning and disinfecting practices, accommodations for high-risk employees and students, use of recreational facilities and revisions to large events.

All plans are informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and adhere to requirements established by Governor Kemp’s current executive orders. Members of the Task Force will continue working with employees to develop area-specific plans, which will be communicated to all appropriate audiences prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit