Sophomore Year Experience

Your sophomore year is an important time in your academic career at Agnes Scott.  Not only will you declare your major by the end of the year, you will also use this year to plan for co-curricular opportunities in research, study abroad and professional endeavors.   We encourage you to attend all of the events you can and connect with your SUMMIT Advisor on developing a plan for taking advantage of the many opportunities available to you this fall.

Check back regularly for updates and new events!


Fall 2019

Returning Students Move-in
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Office of Residence Life, Winship Residence Hall, Garden Level, Room G-44, 404.471.6408
 
Career Summit for Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores
Monday, August 26, 2019, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Campbell 128
Lunch provided, Online Registration Available Soon
Sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development 
 
Opening Convocation & Senior Investiture
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:00 am (be seated before 9:45 am for the processional)
Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel, Lunch follows in Evans Dining Hall for the entire campus community
 
First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
Scottie Welcome Week
Wednesday, August 28 - Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sophomore Group Advising Session - Sophomore Year Kick-Off!!
Thursday, August 29, 2019, Times & Locations Vary! Check with your SUMMIT Advisor for details. 
All Class of 2022 students should attend this group advising session to learn important information about sophomore year opportunities. 
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

2019-2020 Agnes Scott Student Development Fund Awards
Do you need funding to attend and participate in an academic conference? Apply for the Student Development Fund (SDF)! This is a rolling application, meaning you can apply anytime during the academic year.

Dual Degree Info Session for Returning Students
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Location: TBD
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education

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, 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 
 
SUMMIT LeaderStory Event with Stacey Abrams
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:00 pm, Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
 
DEADLINE
Schmidt Global Student Leader Application Due Sept. 13th for Global Journeys 2020
Applications available on Carta by August 15. Recommendations are due Friday, Sept. 20th.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
--Info available on independent study abroard opportunities and ASC 2020 Global Study Tours
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Sophomore Scoop
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Campbell 128
--Get a preview of opportunities in the Health Professions, Internships, Study Abroad, and Mentored/Undergraduate Research while enjoying ice cream sundaes with the Class of 2022.
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
General Study Abroad Info Session
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
2019-2020 Sophomore Workshop Series
Attend a sophomore workshop series to learn more about co-curricular opportunities and how to better maximize your chance of securing opportunities in the health professions, internships, study abroad and undergraduate research. Additional workshops planned for Spring 2020. Contact your SUMMIT Advisor for more information about this series. Attend all workshops in the series.

Sign-up at Sophomore Scoop on September 19th.
 
Sophomore Workshop Series: Exploring Undergraduate/Mentored Research Opportunities
Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: TBA, Dates & Times: Tentative
Co-sponsored by the Science Center for Women & the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Sophomore Workshop Series: Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities
Tuesday, October 15, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: TBA
*Make-up Session available on Thursday, October 24, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Location: TBA
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Learning & the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Sophomore Workshop Series: Exploring Health Professions
Thursday, October 17 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Thursday, October 24, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Thursday, October 31, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Sophomore Workshop Series: Exploring Internship Opportunities
Thursday, November 7, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Thursday, November 14, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: TBA
Co-sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development & the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Study Abroad Info Session: International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Application
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Study Abroad Info Session: ASC Spring 2020 Global Study Tour to Rwanda
Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Practice Interviews with Alumnae for Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores
Saturday, September 28, 2019, Morning Program, Time: TBA, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Office of Internship & Career Development
 
Black Cat Week
Sunday, September 29 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
 
DEADLINE
Spring 2020 ASC Global Study Tours (GST) Application to Japan or Rwanda Due October 1st
Applications available in Carta in mid-August. GST Award Applications due on same date.
 
Black Cat Formal
Saturday, October 5, 2019
 
Study Abroad Info Session: Awards & Scholarships 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBD
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Sophomore Pizza & a Major and a Specialization
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Lower Evans
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Advising & Accessible Education
 
Fall Break Impact Service Experience
Wednesday, October 9 - Saturday, October 12, 2019
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Fall Break - No classes held 
October 10 - 13, 2019
 
Mandatory One-on-One Advising for Spring 2020 Course Selection, Oct. 14th - Nov. 15th 
--Update “My ASC Blueprint” in COMPASS prior to your advising session!
--Students without a Major Advisor should meet with their SUMMIT Advisor; students with an assigned Major Advisor should meet with their Major Advisor.
 
Spring 2020 Course Selection on AscAgnes 
November 5 - 15, 2019
 
Study Abroad Student Panel: Black Students Perspectives
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
DEADLINE
ARCHE Cross-Registration Application Due Nov. 15th for Spring 2020
International Education Week
November 18 - November 22, 2019

DEADLINE
Final Sophomore Ring Orders for February Ceremony
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Break
November 27 - December 1, 2019

DEADLINE
Study Abroad Interest Form Due for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, & Spring 2021 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Carta

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

Spring 2020

Career Summit for Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores
Monday, January 13, 2019, 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
 
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
 
General Study Abroad Info Session
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
Study Abroad Info Session: Scholarships & Awards
Tuesday, February 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBD
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning
 
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 
 
Study Abroad Student Panel: LGBTQ+ Perspectives
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning

DEADLINE 
Center for Global Learning Study Abroad Award Application Due Feb. 5th in Carta 
--For Independent Study Abroad in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021
 
Agnes Scott’s Founder’s Day
Friday, February 21, 2020
 
Sophomore Ring Ceremony Weekend Schedule, February 21 - 22, 2020
Sophomore Ring Weekend is full of family activities. On Friday afternoon, parents and families are welcome to attend the Agnes Scott Founder's Day Convocation and reception. On Friday evening, the Programming Board will host an event for sophomores and their guests. Saturday's highlights include the Sophomore Ring Ceremony followed by a reception.
 
Sophomore Ring Ceremony
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel
Sophomores register online by Friday, February 14, 2020.
Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement
 
Dinner Reception for Sophomore Ring Ceremony 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Evans Dining Hall
Students who have participated in the ceremony can attend this optional reception at no additional cost. All guests who plan to attend must register & purchase tickets online by Friday, February 14, 2020.
Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement
 
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
 
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
 
DEADLINE
2020-2021 Intent to Study Abroad Form Due March 1st in Carta (carta.agnesscott.edu)
 
Peak Week & Team Global Challenge for Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores
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!
--Students without a Major Advisor should meet with their SUMMIT Advisor; students with an assigned Major Advisor should meet with their Major Advisor.
 
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 Life
 
Leadership Awards Banquet
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Location: TBA
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service
 
Sophomore Major Declaration Process - Complete by Friday, May 1st
Step 1: Complete the Academic Advisor Preference form using the list of Major Advisors.  Allow two to three weeks for email notification of your assigned advisor
Step 2: Complete the Academic Program Declaration form
--For complete details on this process, visit How to Declare Your Major, Minor and/or Specialization.
 
DEADLINE
Advantage Award Applications Due May 1st for Rising Juniors & Seniors
Applications open April 1st, and application review begins April 15; applying before April 15th recommended. Undergraduate students who have a GPA of 2.75 or above may apply for an award to support a summer internship or mentored/undergraduate research opportunity.  
 
Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar
 
Final Exams
May 8 - 13, 2020