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! Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for more updates and information throughout the year!
Fall 2020

New Student Orientation Virtual Experience
August 17, 2020
Meet Your SUMMIT Peer Advisor Session for New Students
Monday, August 17, 2020, Zoom Locations based on your SUMMIT Advisor
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Meet Your SUMMIT Peer Advisor session is an opportunity to meet with your SUMMIT Peer Advisors
after connecting with them via email in the Summer. This will be a chance to get to know each other as
you begin to hear more bout their academic journey and experiences that mean the most to them. This
will hopefully be the beginning of many conversations where Peer Advisors will share how they
transitioned to college, highlights, struggles and how they overcame difficulty times using our many campus resources.
You will have an opportunity to start thinking about your academic journey then meet with faculty from our academic
departments during the academic department fair.

You may follow up with you SUMMIT Peer Advisors in Zoom again after talking with our faculty to share your new insights. 

Academic Department Fair
Monday, August 17, 2020, Zoom Locations vary by Academic Departments
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Academic Department Fair is an opportunity for new students to meet and chat informally with members of the faculty from multiple departments. New students are welcome to jump in and out of multiple zoom meetings throughout the time of the fair.

You may follow up with you SUMMIT Peer Advisors in Zoom again after talking with our faculty to share your new insights.

Legacy: The Goizueta Foundation Leadership Immersion 
Tuesday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 – Virtual Experience
Attendance & participation is a degree requirement for all first-year students.

First Day of Classes
Thursday, August 20, 2020
2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

Scotties Week of Welcome
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Thursday, August 27, 2020
Trivia and Bingo and Novelties and Movies, oh, my! Click here for details.

VIRTUAL Student Organization Fair
Monday, August 24-August 28 throughout the day

 Via social media posts on CSI Instagram (@asccsi) 
First-Year August Group Advising
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:00 p.m. -1:50 p.m., Locations Vary by SUMMIT Advisor

Class Officer positions and SGA and Senator at Large positions as well as Honor Board Representatives Petitions (declaration of candidacy) Open
Tuesday, August 25th - Sunday, August 30 (Election day is September 1  9am - 9pm via Google Form)

First-Year Class Meeting
Week of August 30 to choose their mascot. Look for the email.

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 7th
  • Week of September 14th
  • Week of September 21st

Global Journeys 2021 Student Deadline for Placement Questionnaire due on Wednesday, Sept. 9th

  • Student Application Available on Carta ( on August 27, 2020
  • Global Journeys and Passport Info Session, Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
  • Written Notification of Placements sent to First-Years on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
  • Global Journeys and Passport Info Session, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from noon - 2:00 p.m.

Health Professions Week
Look for exciting experiences to learn more about the various health professions starting Monday, September 14, 2020.

Fall Break - No classes held 
October 8-9, 2020

Student Satisfaction Survey
October 12-23
Let your voices be heard! Complete the Student Satisfaction Survey and qualify for cool prizes! Check your email from President Zak for details.  

Education 4+1 Information Session
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:00 p.m. -1:50 p.m., Locations TBA
Learn about the various ways to pursue teaching and 4+1 partnership between Agnes Scott College with Mercer University.
First-Year October Group Advising
Week of October 19, Days, Times & Locations Vary - Check COMPASS ( or with your SUMMIT Advisor for details

Mandatory One-on-One Advising with your SUMMIT Advisor for Spring 2021 Course Selection
Schedule you advising appointment in COMPASS ( from Oct. 19th to Nov. 12th. Update “My ASC Blueprint” in COMPASS prior to your advising session.

Spring 2021 Course Selection on AscAgnes by class priority 
November 9 - 12, 2020
First-Year November Group Advising
Week of November 17th, Days, Times & Locations Vary - Check COMPASS ( or with your SUMMIT Advisor for details

End-of-the-Semester Celebration with First-Years 

Friday, November 20, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar
Final Exams
December 2 - 7, 2020
Exam Schedule