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Information for Transfer and Woodruff Students

Welcome Transfer and Woodruff Students!

We are so excited you have chosen to become Scotties! This is an exciting and busy time in your life and we hope to give you with the best opportunity for success. Whether you are joining us from another institution, or returning to school, we want to provide you with relevant information that will assist in your college experience.

Orientation for transfer and Woodruff students includes sessions that will share vital information about college services, and Agnes Scott’s most entertaining and valued traditions. You will also participate in Agnes Scott’s general new student orientation program which will give you the opportunity to develop as leaders and meet fellow Scotties.

We look forward to meeting you,

Orientation Leaders

New Student Orientation 2017: Transfer/Woodruff 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)
Transfer Transition Orientation 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. South Dining Hall, Evans
“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.

Additional Resources

Transfer and Woodruff Student FAQ

Click here to read an article with helpful tips for nontraditional students from Fastweb.

Click here to read an article with helpful tips for nontraditional students from Wikihow.