Agnes Scott welcomes new and returning students with Orientation, Legacy and Weeks of Welcome.

The adventure starts hereThe beginning of fall semester is our favorite time of year at Agnes Scott College. We get excited for the start of the academic year, we get to see new faces and familiar ones, and we host a variety of informational and social events and programs.


New Student Orientation is one of the most important events in the fall semester; it is the time we officially welcome new Scotties to the college. Orientation facilitates the development of skills necessary for students to transition and thrive within the Agnes Scott community. Incoming students will receive a great introduction to the college on this first step of their educational journey. Orientation for all new students is scheduled for August 19-22, 2016. Orientation for international students is scheduled for August 15-19, 2016. New international students also attend the new student orientation program.

Weeks of Welcome

As we gear up for the new academic year, the Center for Student Involvement is working with various departments and organizations to kick off a new initiative - Weeks of Welcome (WOW)! WOW will occur August 24-September 5, 2016, and is a chance to welcome new and returning students back to our campus community through a variety of activities and programs. Students will be introduced to an array of resources, meet new people and make new friends. Some of the events planned include a Block Party, Welcome to Decatur Fair, Pool Party, an Atlanta Dream game, departmental open houses, Splash into Service and many more.

Legacy: The Goizueta Foundation Leadership Immersion at Agnes Scott

Using the Agnes Scott College campus and local Atlanta community as a pedagogical tool, Legacy is an immersive leadership development experience that spans over two days after orientation that will lay a foundation for students to build upon through their Leadership Prologue and Leadership Dialogue courses. Legacy is being held August 20-23, 2016. Participation in Legacy is a graduation requirement as part of the SUMMIT curriculum.

As part of Legacy​, students will establish a deeper sense of self, explore their leadership talents and abilities, develop meaningful relationships with peers, build their sense of connection to and membership within the Agnes Scott community, and much more. They will also consider what it means to lead in a global society by visiting both the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the World of Coca Cola. ​Legacy​ will give students the opportunity​ to participate in team challenge activities​, discover their strengths, become better prepared to take the lead in their college experience, and leave a legacy of leadership and excellence.