General Peak Week FAQs

Will the residence halls be open?

Yes, the residence halls will be open during Peak Week for students actively participating in the week's events. However, all residential students will be need to apply for housing during that time. Please complete that form here. 

Will Evans be open?

Evans Dining Hall will be open and operate on its regular schedule. Students' meal plans will be in effect.

How much does it cost to participate in Peak Week events?

Participation in the general Peak Week program is free. However, there may be optional social events and programs in which students can attend that may be at the expense of the student. 

If I participate in Peak Week, do I have to attend all events?

Peak Week will consist of a full schedule of events, and while attendance at all events is not required, we hope that you will attend a breadth of sessions and programs.

Team Global Challenge FAQs

During Peak Week (March 5 - 9, 2018), students will work in interdisciplinary (STEM, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities), mixed-class teams to formulate innovative, hypothetical, local solutions to a complex, real-world, global problem.

What is the topic of Team Global Challenge 2018?

Details about this year's Challenge will be announced in January.

What was the topic of Team Global Challenge 2017?

Sustainable Food Production: How Can Agnes Be Part of the Solution? Read all about it in the current issue of Agnes Scott: The Magazine 

Who can participate in Team Global Challenge?

TGC 2018 will be open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Is Team Global Challenge required?

Team Global Challenge is a requirement for anyone who intends to complete a SUMMIT specialization.

When is the deadline to register?

Registration will begin in January and continue through mid-February.

How much time should I plan to spend on Team Global Challenge during Peak Week?

Participants are expected to devote 12 - 15 hours to TGC work and related activities.

Do I have to be on campus the entire week?

All participants must attend the Kick-Off event (Monday, 5 March) and be present for the final presentation (Friday, 9 March).

Can my friends who are not registered for Team Global Challenge attend the sessions?

Sessions that are designated as Team Global Challenge are open to all students participating Peak Week, but those registered for Team Global Challenge will have priority.

What kinds of Team Global Challenge activities will there be during Peak Week?

  • Off-Campus excursions/ tours
  • Service Projects
  • Film Screenings
  • Informal lectures, Workshops and Panels
  • Fun activities

Do I need transportation to off-campus events?

Most TGC programming will take place on campus. All campus facilities (residence halls, dining halls, library, academic bldgs, etc.) are available. Transportation will be provided for off-campus events.

What kinds of projects/ proposals are teams expected to produce?

Potential outcomes/ products at the end of the week will become part of the Digital Portfolio. Proposed solutions might be expressed in the form of a short, persuasive film, 3-5 min elevator "pitch", PSA, executive summary presentation of a policy brief/ white paper, petition to the President, art installation or app design. All presentations will be followed by 10 min Q&A. The team with the best proposal will be awarded a special prize and their proposal will be featured in the Agnes Scott Magazine.

Who do I contact for more information?

Regine O. Jackson (