Opening Convocation & Senior Investiture

Senior Investiture is one of the college’s oldest traditions. Originating hundreds of years ago in English universities, Senior Investiture began at Agnes Scott in 1908, our third year as a four-year college.

This ceremony of investiture formally recognizes seniors as campus leaders. Each senior walks individually across the platform to be capped with an academic mortarboard as a symbol of her status. Selection as the Senior Investiture speaker is considered to be one of the highest compliments students can bestow on faculty or staff members.

Senior Investiture 2021

Senior Investiture was held on Monday, August 23, 2021, and followed a new format. Seniors were honored with a parade around campus where members of the Agnes Scott community greeted and cheered them on. The event concluded with welcoming remarks from President Zak and a campus-wide picnic dinner on the Woodruff Quad. 


President Zak welcomes the community back together on the first day of classes.

Senior class president Mia Iverson addressed the campus community before Senior Investiture.

Agnes Scott professor of psychology Jennifer L. Hughes guides the community through an uplifting Senior Investiture lecture.

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