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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 2017: First Year Student Schedule

Thursday, August 17th Time Location
Resident Student Move-In/Check-In 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  1. Winship
  2. Walters
  3. Parking Deck (South McDonough St.)
Bookstore Open! 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Alston
Immunization Clinic 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wellness Center (Hopkins Hall)
Passport Fair 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Foyer of Buttrick
Commuter Student Check-in 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Commuter Lounge, Alston
Cookout (Staggered Lunch) 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Main Quad (Seating also in Hub, Alston)
Welcome 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
PlayFair 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Woodruff Gymnasium
“Scottie Life: Inside Edition” 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dana Fine Arts Bldg.-Winter Theatre
Dinner 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Scottie Shuttle: Leisure Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Departs at Main Loop
Residence Hall Meetings 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

1: Winship (Ground Floor)
2: Walters (1st Floor)

Friday, August 18th Time Location
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Evans Dining Hall
Bookstore Open! 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Alston
Students Line Up for Pledge Ceremony 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Buttrick Hall
Honor Pledge Ceremony 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
Class Picture 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Front Stairs of Evans Dining Hall
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Academic Department Fair 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Bullock Science Center
What Every Scottie Should Know! 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Dana Fine Arts Bldg.-Winter Theatre
Farewell Parents - "Sweet Goodbyes" 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Buttrick Hall/Presser Hall Quad
Rain Location: Buttrick Lobby
Dinner with Orientation Leaders 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Building Your Community 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Residents: Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
Commuters: Luschingers Lounge
“Name Your Scottie” 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Evans Dining Hall

Saturday, August 19th “Explore Atlanta” Time Location
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Evans Dining Hall
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
‘Welcome to Decatur” Fair 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Alston
Self-Care/Down-Time 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ------------
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Evans Dining Hall
Traditions and Karaoke with Alumnae: Receive a special gift from the Alumnae Association 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Winter Theatre
Scottie Shuttle 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Departs at Main Loop
Post Office Open! 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Alston

Note: The Bookstore will be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on August 17th and 18th. A detailed schedule of the Scottie Shuttle will be provided to all students, parents, and families upon arrival and check-in.

Tuesday, August 22
1:00-2:30 p.m.

In-person placement tests
Music theory (Presser Room 103) and Dance technique (Dance Studio)

Students with a background in music are encouraged to complete an in-person music theory placement test.  Results will be used to guide appropriate placement in either Music Theory I (offered in spring semester) or Music Theory II (offered fall semester).  Professor Jason Solomon is the faculty contact for this test.

Students with background in dance technique (ballet, modern etc.) are invited to an informal placement class in the dance studio. Professor Bridget Roosa will provide signed permission for students to enroll in intermediate or advanced levels based on the placement class.

Tuesday, August 22
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Group Advising with Your SUMMIT and Peer Advisors
This session is the first of a semester long series of group advising sessions that provides new students with an opportunity to meet with their SUMMIT and Peer Advisors to cultivate relationships, learn and practice skills that facilitate a successful transition to the academic rigor of college, to understand how thinking about learning will increase mastery of course content and to reflect holistically on academic experiences throughout the first semester.

Courtney Burton - Campbell 215
Jessamyn Doan - Buttrick 217
Edmund Goode - Buttrick 221
Elizabeth Henry - Buttrick 219
Kai Issa - Buttrick G-25
Tanzania Nevels - Buttrick 213
Mathavi Strasburger - Buttrick 211