Commencement  2020


Dear Agnes Scott Community,

This has been an unprecedented time that has required flexibility, patience and understanding from the entire Agnes Scott community. I am extremely proud of our faculty, staff and students as they have navigated a transition to remote education for the remainder of the semester. 

I know how important Commencement is to our graduates and their families. That is why it makes me extremely sad to conclude that, in light of the continued uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19, we must postpone our 2020 Commencement exercises. Degrees will be awarded as of May 16; however, we will find another date to celebrate together.    

This decision is especially disappointing for our seniors and their families, who have been looking forward to celebrating for months, if not years. As I understand just how much this milestone, along with an opportunity to celebrate in person, means to our students, I am committed to rescheduling our commencement ceremony. We want to honor and acknowledge our students’ hard work and achievements and celebrate their accomplishments with them here on campus. We are evaluating potential dates for a graduation ceremony later this year. Please watch for an announcement once a date has been finalized.

I am deeply grateful for the support of all members of the Agnes Scott community as we navigate through this pandemic together. I wish each of you continued health and safety and look forward to celebrating later with our 2020 graduates.

With warm regards,
Leocadia I. Zak