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Young Harris College Welcomes Class of 2027

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Fall heralds many things – the change of seasons, cooler temperatures, fall sports (yes, college football) – and it also signals the back-to-school time. And that’s no different at the college level, as students head to the Enchanted Valley and Young Harris College campus.

Fall athletes and student leaders were able to move in first earlier last week, followed by first year students who moved in on Thursday, Aug. 10, to get familiar with the campus before classes started on Aug. 14. Upperclassmen moved in over the past weekend, Aug.13.
With approximately 300 new students, the class of 2027 has students from 20 different countries and 14 different states. The College’s Mountain Lion Movers help new students move their belongings into their residence halls, giving them a nice warm welcome to Young Harris College.

“Move In was wonderful,” said Jasper Green, a junior at Young Harris College. “It’s amazing to see all the new smiling faces and be able to help others.”

“It was really nice not having to walk up with all my stuff,” first year student Blair Barton explained. “The Mountain Lion Movers were a huge help making it not confusing.”

The College has activities ranging from Lawn Parties to Treasure Hunts to help new students meet other students and get comfortable on campus.

“I had so much fun at ROAR Orientation,” said Beth McGowan, another first year student. “It was a great way to make new friends before the school year started.”

Young Harris College has welcomed students, both the new and the seasoned, back to the Enchanted Valley for another great new school 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. Approximately 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 Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit