Scholars Weekend Recap: Agnes Scott Welcomes Largest Scholars Weekend Cohort in Recent Memory

 

img_8111-2.jpgThe college welcomed to campus the largest cohort of Scholars Weekend attendees in recent memory on Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17. 

Just over 220 attendees hailed from 33 states - from Hawaii to Washington D.C., and from Washington to Maine - including Ontario, Canada.  Fifteen were future Scottie Legacies, and 17 were recruited to play athletics. The students enjoyed a welcome from President Lee Zak before hearing an inspiring message from current Student Government Association President Briana Barnett ’20 about what influenced her to choose Agnes Scott.

Throughout the event, future members of the class of 2024 attended informative panels, such as the "Scottie Success" panel and the informational SUMMIT panel. The Scottie Success panel, featuring four young alumnae, was a top highlight of Scholars, with a large number of attendants who were surveyed at the conclusion of the weekend’s events saying they were “more likely to attend Agnes Scott because the panel of alumni were so adamant about their amazing experiences at the college.”

Admitted student attendees also got the chance to experience college academics through faculty-led mock-classes like “Monsters, Robots, Vampires: Uncanny Figures in German-speaking Culture and Beyond;” and “Microbes Among Us: Introduction to the Human Microbiome,” while also getting a feel for what it’s like to live on campus through walking tours led by knowledgeable student ambassadors. Students were in for a treat on Saturday night when they were bussed to downtown Decatur to experience the community and have dinner at local restaurants of their choosing. The Office of Admission worked in conjunction with restaurant management and community partners to make the downtown dining experience a pleasure for the weekend’s attendees.

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The anxiety of the event’s scholarship competitions were put to rest with an entertaining game of dodgeball and tours of the Bradley Observatory during the Scottie sleep-in. Prospective Scotties were further introduced to current Scotties, faculty and staff during the Scottie Resource Fair event on Monday and enjoyed the chance before departing to grab some Scottie swag from campus bookstore partner Charis @Agnes.

Parent Lucrecia Choto and daughter, future Scottie Xiomara, of Washington, attended Scholars and walked away impressed with all that they learned about Agnes Scott.  “…Thank you for an incredible admitted student event,” Lucrecia wrote.  “Both of us walked away inspired and simply in awe as to what Agnes Scott can provide to the fortunate students who have been admitted… To know that the students begin working with an advisor before they even begin the school year to help them determine their schedules,  to have a peer mentor assigned to ensure that each student will have at least one person they know on arrival, to working with faculty to develop the global thread that they will carry throughout their four years, to ensuring that they take a wide breadth of courses that will make up their majors and/or minors, to connecting all that they are learning with internships and volunteer opportunities in the community and beyond, to be able to see what that looks like once they graduate, was honestly mind-blowing.”

The Office of Admission would like to thank all the faculty, staff, current Scotties, alumnae and community members who volunteered their time, knowledge and skills to making Scholars Weekend a success.

Mark your calendars for the college’s second admitted student day, Achievement Weekend, March 29-30, 2020, and follow @ASCAdmission on Instagram for live posts of the weekend in the Instagram Story. 

 

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.