Guest Information

Guest Parking

Guest may begin parking at 7:30 a.m. in all campus lots. Guest seating will begin at 8 a.m. with priority given to graduate families and guests. Complimentary parking is available in the following campus lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Candler Lot
  • Tennis Court Lot
  • West Parking Facility

The following campus lots are reserved for our guests with special needs, emergency services vehicles, and media.

  • Presser Lot - Special Needs and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)*
  • Rebekah Lot - Special Needs*
  • 1st Floor of the West Parking Facility - Special Needs*
  • Central Lot - Media

*These lots will remain reserved until 10 minutes prior to the beginning of Commencement. At that time these lots will be open to the general public.  Please note that no vehicle traffic will be allowed in or out of the Rebekah lot while Commencement exercises are in progress.

Hotel Accommodations

Our preferred hotel and bed and breakfast partners offer discounted rates to the Agnes Scott college community, parents, alumnae, guests and visitors.

To find a hotel that meets your needs, follow this link to our Local Hotel Partners.

The Anna I. Young Alumnae House, conveniently located on campus,  is not available during Commencement weekend

Special Needs

For those families who require accessibility accommodation/seating, please complete an accommodation request form by April 25. Please note, the college does not provide wheelchairs for mobility-impaired guests. Mobility equipment may be rented from the list provided. It is strongly encouraged that guests make arrangements prior to Commencement weekend to ensure availability. Please be aware that a listing on this page does not represent an endorsement.

Power Wheelchair Services, Inc
720 Glynn Street North
Fayetteville, GA  30214

Scootaround Inc.

Sign Language
A sign language interpreter will be present at Baccalaureate Vespers and Commencement.

Commencement Etiquette

The Commencement exercise is a formal academic ceremony. Our guests are asked to respect the ceremony, graduates and other guests by adhering to the following guidelines.

  • Cellular phones should be turned to their silent operating modes to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the graduation activities
  • During the reading of the names of the graduates, we ask guests to be considerate in their applause so that all names are heard clearly and the ceremony is not disrupted. We ask that you express your excitement in ways that will not prevent others from hearing the speakers and enjoying the ceremony
  • Please remain in your seats for the duration of the ceremony until after the recessional. Please do not block the aisles or passageways by attempting to greet or take photos with graduates
  • Rude and disruptive behavior will not be permitted. Security personnel will be on-site to enforce these restrictions and prevent disruptive behavior
    For safety purposes all walkways must remain clear; therefore, strollers and large bags are not permitted in the guest-seating areas.

Inclement Weather

Commencement exercises will take place on the Presser Quadrangle, rain or shine, unless severe weather requires the ceremony to be moved to protect the safety of graduates and their guests. Graduates and their families should monitor the college's website for updates prior to start of Commencement.

Photography and Videography Release

Please be aware that photographers and members of the media will be taking photographs and filming Agnes Scott's Commencement activities. Your presence at the ceremonies constitutes your release, permission, and consent to be photographed and/or recorded. Pictures and/or recordings of you may appear in future printed materials and online, including in commercially available publications. 

If you do not wish to be photographed and/or recorded, please be aware of the presence of photographers and members of the media and take steps to avoid contact.

Bookstore Hours

Friday, May 11          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Baccalaureate Vespers Service)
Saturday, May 12      8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Commencement)