Alumnae: Founders Day

Founders Week Event Schedule



History & Traditions Convocation

11 a.m. | Sisters Chapel
Purpose and Passion is the topic being explored. Come view the talent of Spelman alumnae, faculty, and staff that have successfully combined their professional purpose with their personal passion.

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Founders Day Alumnae-Students Connection Lunch

12 - 1:30 p.m. | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall
Have lunch with your sisters in celebration of Founders Day as the topic of Purpose and Passion is explored by The Honorable Stacey Y. Abrams, C’95, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. 

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Founders Day Alumnae Celebration Dinner

6 - 9 p.m. | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall
Celebrate the 135th anniversary of the founding of Spelman College and recognize the Founders Day honorees: Wanda Smalls Lloyd, C’71, and Jean LaRue Foster Scott, C’53.

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Senior Class Robing

6:30 - 8:30 a.m. | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall
Alumnae volunteers are needed to help robe graduating seniors wearing academic regalia for the first time. Breakfast will be served.


Senior/First-Year Student Line-up

7:30 - 9:30 a.m. | The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Dining Hall
Alumnae volunteers are needed to assist with guiding graduating seniors from the class picture, and first-year students from their meeting location for the Convocation processional into Sisters Chapel. Breakfast will be served.


Founders Day Convocation Viewing Party

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Manley College Center, June Gary Hopps Atrium
Join family, friends, and other Spelman women for the Founders Day Convocation viewing party and continental breakfast.

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Spelman College Campus Celebration

2 p.m. | The Oval
The Granddaughters Club of Spelman College leads the traditional cutting of the College’s birthday cake along with a festival of student activities.

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Founders Day/Inauguration Interfaith Service

11 a.m - 12:30 p.m. | Sisters Chapel
Speaker: Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III

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