First Year Experience

 Your first year is an exciting time in your academic career! This is your chance to explore your academic areas of interest, engage in co-curricular activities that you find meaningful, and reflect with your SUMMIT Advisor and in your Digital Portfolio about how these experiences are shaping your sense of academic purpose.

Check back regularly for updates and new events!

Fall 2019

International Student Organization
August 19 - 21, 2019
 
International Student Academic Advising Hour
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Buttrick Hall, Various Offices
 
New Student Move-in Day
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
New Student Orientation
August 22-24, 2019
 
Meet Your SUMMIT Advisor Session for New Students, Family & Friends
Friday, August 23, 2019, Locations Vary
Group 1: 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Group 2: 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
 
Academic Department Fair 
Friday, August 23, 2019, Bullock Science Center
Group 2: 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Group 1: 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
 
Meet Your SUMMIT Peer Advisor
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Locations Vary
 
Legacy: The Goizueta Foundation Leadership Immersion 
Sunday, August 25 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Locations: TBA, 2019 Legacy Leaders
Attendance & participation is a degree requirement for all first-year students.
 
Opening Convocation & Senior Investiture
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:00 am; audience should be seated by 9:45 am before the processional begins.
Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel, Lunch follows in Evans Dining Hall for the entire campus community
 
Music Theory Placement Test & Dance Technique Placement Test
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Time: TBA, Location: TBA
 
First-Year August Group Advising
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Locations Vary
 
First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
Scotties Welcome Week
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019

Info Session: Create your own Executive Functioning Skills Toolbox
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Campus Center
Sponsored by the Wellness Center
 
Student Organization Fair 
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Alston Campus Center
Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement
 
ASC “Splash Into Service” with the Atlanta Community Food Bank
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:45 am - 5:00 pm, Lower Evans, Sign-up online at ScottiesServe.
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Info Session on Ethics@Work 
Monday, September 9, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lower Evans Rooms A & B
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students 
 
Honor Week 2019
Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 13, 2019
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students Office 
 
Sum It Up Workshop Series for First-Year Students
A workshop series for all first-year students facilitated by teams of SUMMIT Advisors and SUMMIT Peer Advisors. We will introduce the idea of metacognition and use reflection as a tool to develop the necessary skills for academic success. Students are assigned to groups based on their academic interests and will meet once a week for three weeks.
 
Check COMPASS to confirm which group you’ve been assigned and for specific meeting locations. If you’re unsure of where you’re supposed to be, contact your SUMMIT Advisor!

  • Week of September 9th
  • Week of September 16th
  • Week of September 23rd
 
SUMMIT LeaderStory Event with Stacey Abrams
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 pm, Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
Attendance Required for all First-Year Students
 
Global Journeys 2020 Student Deadline for Placement Questionnaire due on Friday, Sept. 12th
  • Student Application Available on Carta (carta.agnesscott.edu) on Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Written Notification of Placements sent to First-Years on Friday, September 27, 2019

Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
General Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Dual Degree Info Session for New Students
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Location: TBA
For first-year students interested in the Dual Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Nursing.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Info Session: Spring 2020 Faculty-Led Global Study Tour to Rwanda
Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Black Cat Week
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
 
DEADLINE
Spring 2020 ASC Global Study Tours (GST) Application to Japan or Rwanda Due Oct. 1st
Applications available in Carta in mid-August. GST Award Applications due on same date.
 
Black Cat Formal
Saturday, October 5, 2019
 
Fall Break Impact Service Experience
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019, Sign-up online at ScottiesServe.
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Fall Break - No classes held 
October 10 - 13, 2019
 
Mandatory One-on-One Advising with your SUMMIT Advisor for Spring 2020 Course Selection
Schedule you advising appointment in COMPASS (compass.agnesscott.edu) from Oct. 14th to Nov 15th. Update “My ASC Blueprint” in COMPASS prior to your advising session.
 
First-Year October Group Advising
Week of October 22nd, Days, Times & Locations Vary - Check COMPASS (compass.agnesscott.edu) or with your SUMMIT Advisor for details
 
Spring 2020 Course Selection on AscAgnes by class priority 
November 5 - 15, 2019
 
First-Year November Group Advising
Week of November 18th, Days, Times & Locations Vary - Check COMPASS (compass.agnesscott.edu) or with your SUMMIT Advisor for details
 
International Education Week
November 18 - November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving Break
November 27 - December 1, 2019

End-of-the-Semester Celebration with First-Years 
Friday, December 6, 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

Last Day of Classes
Monday, December 9, 2019
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
Final Exams
December 11 - 16, 2019
 
Spring 2020

Career Summit for Sophomores and First-Years
Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Campbell Hall, Lunch provided
Sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development 
 
First Day of Classes
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
MLK & Coretta Scott King Human Rights and Social Justice Convocation
Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
 
Required Resume Workshop for First-Years Students
All new students are required to attend one of the following workshops.

  • Monday, January 13 - During the Career Summit
  • Friday, January 17
  • Friday, January 24
  • Friday, January 31
  • Friday, February 7
Sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development 
 
MLK Day - No Classes Held
Monday, January 20, 2020
 
MLK Day of Leadership & Service
Monday, January 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
First-Year January Group Advising
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Locations Vary
 
First-Year Pizza & a Major and a Specialization
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Lower Evans
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Connecting Majors to Careers: Alumnae Panels & Networking Reception
Thursday, February 6, 2020, Evening Event, Time: TBA, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development 
 
Agnes Scott’s Founder’s Day
Friday, February 21, 2020
 
SUMMIT Peer Advisors Info Sessions
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm OR Thursday, January 30, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Lower Evans
 
Explore Retreat
Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9, 2020
Explore is a weekend-long retreat exclusively for first year students to unpack salient and intersecting identities, clarify values, and discover how to lead and live authentically.
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Info Session: Taking Courses at Other Institutions via ARCHE Cross-Registration & Transient Credits 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Lower Evans
Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education & the Office of the Registrar
 
Global Journeys Send-Off Celebration
Friday, March 6, 2020, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Bullock Atrium
 
2020 Global Journeys 
March 9 - 14, 2020
 
Spring Break
March 16 - 22, 2020
 
Mandatory One-on-One Advising for Summer & Fall 2020 Course Selection, March 23rd - April 16th
Update “My ASC Blueprint” in COMPASS prior to your advising session!
 
Fall & Summer 2020 Course Selection on AscAgnes by class priority
April 9 - 16, 2020
 
Spring Holiday
April 10 - April 12, 2020
 
Agnes Scott College Spring Annual Research Conference (SPARC)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Bullock Science Center
 
Mosaic Awards Banquet
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Evans Dining Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement
 
Leadership Awards Banquet
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
Final Exams
May 8 - 13, 2020