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Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
  • 2000 Convention Center Concourse
  • College Park, Georgia 30037
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  • Phone: GICC: 770-997-3566

Doors open at 12 p.m. (This time is subject to change)
Commencement Speaker: TBD

All entrances into the Exhibit Hall will close promptly at 2:30 p.m. for processional. Doors will reopen after processional is complete.

Please note: Spelman College and GICC do not provide wheelchairs for mobility impaired guests. Mobility impaired guests may be dropped off at the entrance closest to the event designated for guests needing special assistance. Upon entrance into the event area, there will be hostesses available to assist with seating. A special seating section is available for mobility impaired guests, and only one person may accompany that guest and sit in the special seating area. No exceptions will be made.

Sign language interpretation is available for those with hearing impairments.

The Commencement ceremony will mark the culmination of your years of hard work and dedication to intellectual and personal development. In addition to highlighting your accomplishments, we will recognize the distinguished contributions of other individuals of national and international prominence.

Spelman College’s Commencement speakers are leaders from both the public and private sector, from education to science to business to government. In the past, speakers such as first lady Michelle Obama, the Hon. Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Ms. Alice Walker and Ms. Toni Morrison have addressed Spelman College graduates and their families.

On Sunday, May 19, graduates must report to the facility no later than 12:30 p.m. (This time is subject to change). Please leave all purses, cell phones, and personal belongings with family or friends.

This event will be streamed live.
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