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Spelman Founders Day Student Festival

Event Detail


Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

  • Spelman College Oval

9 a.m. | The Spelman College Oval
Graduates will assemble in Sisters Chapel at 7:30 a.m.
Baccalaureate Speaker: TBD

At Spelman, the Baccalaureate is one of the most meaningful and joyous ceremonies of the academic year. A spiritual service that reflects the breadth of faith traditions represented among the class, the Baccalaureate features a farewell sermon to Spelman College seniors. Graduates, their families, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

Seating on the Oval is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Guests will not be permitted to hold seats. The ceremony will also be telecast in Sisters Chapel. If there is a strong chance of inclement weather, notification of the change of venue will be announced via the Spelman Commencement webpage and the Spelman College inclement weather line 404-270-6116 or 6117, 48 hours in advance of the Baccalaureate service.

10:30 a.m. | Various locations around campus
Baccalaureate Reception for Students, Families and Guests

Immediately following the Baccalaureate ceremony, you are cordially invited to the departmental receptions at various locations around campus. These receptions offer a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to meet with your favorite professors in your major.  President Mary Schmidt Campbell and Provost Sharon Davies will also attend the various receptions to greet graduates and your guests.

This event will be streamed live.
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