Housing & Dining Accommodations

Information for Students

Please visit the Request Accommodations page for accommodations not associated with housing or dining.

Newly Admitted Students

Students enrolled at Young Harris College are encouraged to register with Disability Services as soon as they are aware of a need for a disability-related accommodation(s). Newly admitted students may begin registering with Disability Services once they have:

  1. Paid their deposit
  2. Acquired a YHC ID number
  3. Established their yhc.edu email account

Housing and Dining accommodations are relevant to the specific YHC Housing Agreement and end upon the expiration of that Agreement. Students should be prepared to renew their accommodation request and provide updated documentation for each new Housing Agreement term.

Important Housing Accommodation Deadlines

For priority consideration, housing accommodation request deadlines are as follows:

  • March 15: Returning students for the following academic year*
  • June 15: First time freshman entering in a fall semester*
  • January 1: Any student applying for housing beginning in the Spring term*

*If the date falls on a holiday or within a date range when the College is otherwise closed, documents received during that time will be marked received on the first day after the College re-opens (i.e. after the deadline).

Begin the Process (all students)

To begin the registration process, a student must complete and submit two pieces of information:

  1. The Request for Accommodations form (online form)
  2. Documentation of the disability that follows established guidelines. Please review the current Housing and Dining Documentation Guidelines (PDF).

How to Submit Documents

Information can be submitted to Disability Services in one of the following ways. Unfortunately, Disability Services no longer supports fax communication.

  • Attached to the online Request for Accommodations form upon submission *preferred
  • Uploaded using the Disability Services - Document Submission form *preferred
  • Dropped off at the Success Center front desk during regular business hours
  • Sent by post mail to the following address:

Disability Services
Success Center
1 College St.
Young Harris, GA 30582

Process and Review

Disability Services will only review accommodation requests once all information is received. Required information includes:

  1. Completed Request for Accommodations form
  2. Documentation as described above in the Housing and Dining Documentation Guidelines

Once information is processed and reviewed, students will be contacted at their yhc.edu email address outlining next steps which may include a request to submit additional information and/or an invitation and directions to schedule an intake or follow-up meeting.

The accommodations process is not an immediate process. Housing accommodation requests made after the priority registration deadline (see above) may take up to 20 business days for review. Housing accommodation requests made after the distribution of room assignments may not be granted for the requested semester or may take additional time for review owing to the consideration of the impact on a community setting.​ Accommodations are not retroactive.​

Contact Disability Services for more information.