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Information for Families and Parents

Congratulations! Your student is about to become a Scottie and join a sisterhood of women dedicated to the ideals of Agnes Scott College, 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, so we have developed an orientation program designed to support students as they adjust to the academic and social culture at Agnes Scott, and to help families as they support their students and transition to life at home without their new Scottie. As part of orientation, we have special programs designed for families which typically includes panels with Agnes Scott staff and faculty, and workshops on aiding your student’s transition.  More details about the family orientation experience for 2017 will be posted during the summer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Student Orientation 2017: Parent/Family 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
Parent/Family and 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)

Parent Sessions (3 groups will rotate to each session)

  • "Transition"
  • "Let the 'Journey' Begin"
  • "inside Agnes Scott"
2:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  1. Campbell - Frannie
  2. Bullock - Teasley
  3. Lower Events - A/B/C
“Faces of Agnes” 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
Parent & Family Reception Hosted by CSI & Parents Council for ages 21+ 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Hub, Alston
Scottie Shuttle: Leisure Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Departs at Main Loop
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
Honor Pledge Ceremony 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
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 Parent Should Know! 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Presser Hall (Gaines Chapel)
Farewell Parents - "Sweet Goodbyes" 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Buttrick Hall/Presser Hall Quad
Rain Location: Buttrick Lobby


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.