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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!

Additional Resources

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.