Rebekah Scott Hall
Built in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rebekah Scott Hall is the second-oldest building on the Agnes Scott campus.
This $16.5 million renovation project includes the creation of a new welcome center for prospective students on the ground level, new electrical and plumbing systems, and the installation of air conditioning to student residences on the upper floors. Reflecting the college's strong commitment to sustainability, the project will be designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
"The renovation of Rebekah is vital to the success of the college's new initiative, SUMMIT," says President Elizabeth Kiss. "SUMMIT, which launched this fall, provides every student with an individualized four-year program of global learning and leadership development, guided by a personal board of advisors. SUMMIT is designed to increase our enrollment, made possible with the help of a welcome center that tells the SUMMIT story, with an attractive and appealing living space for students in this lovely historic residence hall."
A Great History, A Great Opportunity
Be a part of the legacy
Within the walls of Rebekah Scott Hall, young women live and learn together, challenge and support each other, and develop bonds and friendships that last a lifetime. If the college is to continue this legacy, grow enrollment and be a responsible steward of its heritage, Agnes Scott must reinvest in this building - honoring the historic vision while meeting the needs of 21st century students.
To be a part of Rebekah Scott Hall's legacy, please contact Robiaun Charles, vice president for college advancement, at 404.471.6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a Part of the Campaign for Rebekah!
Help strengthen the future of Agnes Scott College and support the historic preservation of Rebekah Scott Hall.
The goal is $16.5 million for this significant renovation. There are many opportunities, starting at $25,000, to name residence hall rooms and other spaces. Gifts can be in the form of pledges, payable over 5 years, or planned gifts for individuals 75 or above.
"Until Evans was completed in the fall of our senior year, boarders ate in Rebekah in what is now the Woltz Reception Room. We had seated dinners five nights a week at assigned tables of two members of each class, with the two seniors acting as hostesses. The tables had white linen tablecloths and linen napkins, and the meals were served family style. Entering freshmen were required to bring six white damask dinner napkins with us. As we stood behind our chairs, Dean of Students Carrie Scandrett asked the blessing, saying, "Smile on us in mercy, Lord, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others. Bless this food to our use and us to Thy service. Amen."
Mary Caroline (M.C.) Lindsay '51
Here we are in old Rebekah,
Where the walls are falling down,
Chunks of plaster, pale and crumbling,
Threaten every head to crown.
Here is bliss with nine-foot windows
Curtains can’t be found to fit.
Floors are chilly minus carpets,
But we do not mind a bit.
’Neath each sagging square of ceiling
Lurks tradition by the pound
Naught can measure all the pleasure
That in these quaint halls is found.
Winship Hilton’s overrated;
We aren’t feeling antiquated!
Old Rebekah, we are here!
Hail the new Rebekah year!
Mary Womack Cox ’64