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.

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

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*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

The following hotel and lodging options, listed in alphabetical order, are relatively close to the Agnes Scott campus. Please be aware that a listing on this page does not represent an endorsement.

Anna I. Young Alumnae House* (On campus)

Conveniently located on campus, the alumnae house features several room options, ADA accessibility and meeting facilities. 
*Not available during Commencement.

404.471.6329
alumhouse@agnesscott.edu

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown Hotel

* Less than 1 mile from campus

130 Clairemont Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
404.371.0204

Emory Conference Center Hotel

* 3.7 miles from campus 

Call 404.712.6000  and ask for Agnes Scott Corporate Rate of $129.

1615 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.712.6000

Hampton Inn Northlake

* 8 miles from campus 

Book online for the Agnes Scott rate of $109 + tax.

3400 Northlake Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30345
770.493.1966

Holiday Inn Express - Emory

* 2.5 miles from campus 

Mention Agnes Scott College when making reservations. Special rates are sometimes available depending on space.

2183 N. Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA
404.320.0888

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta

* 5.9 miles from campus

Mention Agnes Scott College for a rate of $99 per night.

2920 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.248.1550

Hyatt Place

* 10.5 miles from campus 

Mention Agnes Scott College when making reservations. Special rates are sometimes available depending on space. Call 404.869.6161.

3242 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.869.6161

University Inn at Emory

* 3.1 miles from campus 

Mention Agnes Scott College when making reservations. Special rates are sometimes available depending on space.

1767 N. Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA
1.800.654.8591



Special Needs

Special needs seating will be available in designated areas during the ceremony. Please contact the Office of Special Events at 404.471.6902 or by email to singram@agnesscott.edu prior to the ceremony. Please note, the college does not provide wheel chairs 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
770.719.9998
powerwheelchairservices@yahoo.com

Scootaround Inc.
888.441.7575
www.scootaround.com

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

The Commencement ceremony will take place on the Science 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 the ceremony.



Bookstore Hours

Friday, May 12          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Baccalaureate Vespers Service)
Saturday, May 13      8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Commencement)