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Information for First Year Students

Welcome to Agnes Scott First Years,

We hope that you have a wonderful experience here at Agnes Scott College. Our hope for you, as new first years, is that you will get the most out of your college experience academically and socially. In other words, we hope that you will grow and allow yourself to gain the most well-rounded college experience. We hope that you find passion in the major you are studying and that you strive to gain experience and network with people who can help you to accomplish lifelong goals. Further, we hope that you will allow yourself to not only learn more about yourself, but to get to know others. College is an amazing opportunity that most people only get one shot at, so don't let this opportunity slip away. Take advantage of it.

Orientation Leaders are here to work with you on an individual basis. Whether it is helping you manage your time, setting you up with a mentor, sharing information about the free resources available at Agnes Scott, or helping you get connected to campus, we want to come alongside you to help your first year be a great one.

See you soon,

Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation 2018: First Year Student Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change


Day 1: Thursday, August 23

Event Time Audience
Move-In/Check-In 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Bookstore Open! 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Immunization Clinic 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. New Students
Passport Fair 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Cookout (Staggered Lunch) 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. New Students, Parents/Families and Agnes Scott Community
Welcome 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
PLAYFAIR 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. First Year Students
"Transition to College" - Dr. Hamm 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. First Year Students
What Every Scottie Should Know! (Conduct/Title IX) 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. News Students and Parents/Families
Dinner for New Students 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Students
Scottie Shuttle: Leisure Time 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Residence Hall Meetings 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Residential Students


Day 2: Friday, August 24

Event Time Audience
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Bookstore Open! 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Students Line Up for Pledge Ceremony 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. New Students
Honor Pledge Ceremony 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. News Students and Parents/Families
Class Picture 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. New Students
Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
"Meet Your SUMMIT Advisor"

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Group A: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Group B: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

New Students and Parents/Families
Academic Fair 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
"Faces of Agnes" 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Farewell Parents "Sweet Goodbyes" 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Dinner with Orientation Leaders 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Students
“Name Your Scottie” 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Students


Day 3: Saturday, August 25 "Explore Atlanta"

Event Time Audience
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. New Students
SUM IT UP: Advisors/Peer Advisors 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. New Students
Lunch 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. New Students
"Welcome to Decatur" Fair 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. New Students
Self-Care/Down-Time 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. - 6: 15 p.m. New Students
Inside Agnes: Traditions 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New Students
Scottie Shuttle 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Students