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Information for Families and Parents

Congratulations! Your student is about to become a Scottie and join a sisterhood of women dedicated to the ideals of Agnes Scott College, to think deeply, live honorably, and engage in the social and intellectual challenges of their times.

We recognize that the transition to college can be difficult for both students and their families, so we have developed an orientation program designed to support students as they adjust to the academic and social culture at Agnes Scott, and to help families as they support their students and transition to life at home without their new Scottie. As part of orientation, we have special programs designed for families which typically includes panels with Agnes Scott staff and faculty, and workshops on aiding your student’s transition.  More details about the family orientation experience for 2017 will be posted during the summer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Student Orientation 2018: Parent/Family 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
Passport Fair 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families
Parent Check-in 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 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

Parent Sessions:

"Dealing with your Scotties' Transition to ASC: A Parent's Perspective"

"Let the 'Journey' Begin"

"Inside Agnes Scott"

2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 1: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 2: 3:40 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Session 3: 4:35 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Parent and Families
What Every Scottie Should Know! (Conduct/Title IX) 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. News Students and Parents/Families
Parent and Family Reception Hosted by CSI & Parents Council for ages 21+ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parents and Families
Scottie Shuttle: Leisure Time 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. New Students and Parents/Families


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
Honor Pledge Ceremony 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. News Students and Parents/Families
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