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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

Residential life is an important part of your liberal arts college experience, all students are expected to live on campus. Doing so gives you opportunities to learn, make friends and have fun. 

Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Office of Residence Life.  For incoming students, please complete the Permissions to Live Off-Campus Form (PDF).

If you are a first-year student, you'll be assigned to either Walters or Winship Hall. You have the option to select your own roommates using Please Don’t Snore, a roommate-matching software. If you don't select a roommate, the Office of Residence Life will match you.

We assign transfer students across all our halls based upon availability.

If you are a rising sophomore, junior or senior, you'll participate in a housing selection process during the spring semester. You'll choose your assignment based upon a seniority point system.

Agnes Scott will email your hall and roommate assignment in mid-July for fall semester and early January for spring semester.

Mattresses are twin extra-long.

All residence halls have microwaves and refrigerators in their common areas for residents to share. In addition, you're allowed to have a mini-fridge in your rooms. While you may not have small appliances such as coffee machines and toasters in your room, but you may use them in the common kitchen spaces.

You can remain on campus during semester or holiday breaks. You are required to register for Thanksgiving, winter break and spring break. Remaining on campus during winter break will require a fee. Dining halls are not open during the break periods, and campus services are limited.
Resident Assistants provide guidance and support to help you resolve any roommate challenges. Please ask your RA for help with your situation. RAs will often facilitate mediation. If problems persist, the RA will turn to the residence life graduate assistant of their building or other residence life staff to help resolve the issue.
Safety is our first priority. Supporting students who are facing challenges is one of our primary goals. Regardless of the situation, getting help is very important. Please see our Department of Public Safety page for campus safety resources.

What to Bring to College 

  • Shower shoes (flip-flops)
  • Reading lamp
  • Fan
  • Lap desk and study pillow
  • Bath tote (to carry bathroom items)
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • Storage crates and stackable containers
  • Dry-erase markers (there are boards outside your door)
  • Clothes and items with class color:
    • 2021 - Yellow
    • 2022 - Red
    • 2023 - Green
    • 2024 - Blue
  • Five to seven face coverings/masks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Thermometer
Learn more about the Center for Disease Control's COVID prevention recommendations.
  • Flashlight (with proper size batteries)
  • Tap light
  • Drawer liners
  • Shoe rack 
  • Posters and pictures 
  • Command strips to hang posters 
  • Small rug or carpet (rooms measure approximately 12 feet by 14 feet)
  • Curtains (no valances needed) 
  • Personal computer or laptop 
  • Radio or stereo 
  • Clock/radio
  • Iron 
  • Accent pillows 
  • Batteries (all sizes) 
  • Bottle/can opener
  • Laundry basket or bag 
  • Detergent/fabric softener/stain remover 
  • Food (snacks, dietary needs) 
  • Sewing kit
  • Laundry lesson from your parents
  • Toolkit (nails, hammer, screwdriver, etc.) 
  • High school yearbook 
  • Gym bag 
  • Exercise items (clothes, shoes small weights)
  • Desk lamp 
  • Extension cord 
  • Multi-plug adapters (120V/15A) 
  • Surge protectors
  • Clothes hangers 
  • Coffee maker (can be stored in your room and used in the kitchen area)
  • Cups, plates, bowls (some w/lids), forks and spoons
  • First Aid Kit
  • Aspirin or other pain reliever
  • Suntan lotion
  • Vitamins/prescription medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Bug spray
  • Cold medicines
  • Cough drops
  • Decongestant
  • Thermometer
  • Hydrogen peroxide/alcohol
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Bathrobe
  • Various towels
  • Make-up and skincare
  • Make-up mirror
  • Razors
  • Soap or body wash
  • Tweezers
  • Nail/foot care
  • Hair-care products
  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss
  • Tissues
  • Brush/comb/pick
  • Containers for your toiletries
  • Backpack
  • Scissors
  • Flash drives
  • Calculator
  • Calendar or planner
  • Large eraser
  • File folders
  • Highlighters
  • Hole punch
  • Tape (masking, transparent)
  • Stapler, staples and staple remover
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Paper clips
  • Pencils, pens, and markers
  • Ruler
  • Broom or dustpan
  • Lint brush
  • Hand-held vacuum
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Paper towels
  • Bed accessories:
    • Blanket, comforter and sleeping bags
    • Pillows, either sleeping or decorative
    • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Air conditioners or space heaters (window or floor units)
  • Strobe lights, black lights, halogens or anything over 120V/15A
  • Toaster ovens, hot plates or microwaves
  • Telephone (one phone per floor will be provided in a designated common area)
  • Extra chain locks for room, leg chains or dead bolts
  • Excessively large/loud stereo equipment
  • Alcohol (unless over you're 21)
  • Pets (fish are welcome in aquariums of 10 gallons or smaller)
  • Incense or candles
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons
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