Information for Families and Parents


Congratulations!  Your student is now a Scottie and will join a sisterhood of women dedicated to the ideals of the Agnes Scott College mission 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 and thus have developed an intentional orientation program designed to support students as they transition to  the academic and social culture at Agnes Scott College, and for families as they support their students and transition to life at home without their new Scottie.

Orientation begins on Friday, August 21st and family members are encouraged to participate through the end of the day Saturday, August 22nd.  Programming after the Scottie send off to the Goizueta Foundation New Student Leadership Immersion (GFLI)  and the President's breakfast include the following:

  • Parent/Family Programming

    • Easing Your Mind - panel with ASC staff/faculty

    • Exploring Summit with the Associate Dean of the College and faculty (over lunch)

    • Helping Your Scottie Transition

    • First in Family 

*Parent/Family members who plan to participate in the above activities should complete this registration form.

Family members' programming ends Saturday, August 22 at approximately 5:30pm.

We look forward to having you on campus very soon!  In the meantime, please utilize the resources on this page to help you prepare for your transition.

Letter from Parent’s Council (Coming Soon!)

Family Guide

Additional Resources for Families and Parents

Parents and family members play a critical role in the success of new college students, but those who never attended college or who have been away from it for a while may lack critical information about the purpose, goals, and structure of higher education today. Recognizing this, NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education, and the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition have collaborated for more than a decade to produce high-quality resources defining the role of parents and family members in first-year college student success.

Navigating the First College Year: 
A Guide for Parents and Families
Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan 
(2014). 32 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-91-0 

To order Navigating the First College Year or other resources 
for parents and families, please visit us online at

More resources for parents and families from NODA 
and the National Resource Center. . .

Guía para los padres de los estudiantes de primer año 
Richard Mullendore and Leslie Banahan 
(2007). 36 pages. ISBN 978-1-889271-56-9.

A Guide for Families of Commuter Students: Supporting Your Student’s Success 
Cathie Hatch and Tracy L. Skipper 
(2004). 28 pages. ISBN 1-889271-46-2.