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Delegate Information

Thank you for responding to the invitation to represent your institution at the inauguration of Dr. Helene D. Gayle as the 11th President of Spelman College.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Please complete the following and submit:

Will a delegate be attending the inauguration?

If attending, will the delegate be marching in the academic procession? (delegates are requested to provide their own academic regalia)


Investiture Ceremony

What:    The Inauguration of Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH, as the 11th president
               of Spelman College 

  Friday, April 28, 2023 | 11 a.m.

Where:  Morehouse College, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
               830 Westview Drive, SW
               Atlanta, GA 30314-3773


Parking will be available at Morehouse College and Spelman College parking decks.


A secure room will be provided for Robing and personal belongings that will be staffed during the ceremony. Robing will begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m.

Arrival Instructions

Robing will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Each delegate will have an assigned position in the procession according to the year of founding of his/her institution.

We ask that you be robed no later than 10:30 a.m. so that we can assure the appropriate order of the procession. The Inaugural Procession will form at 10:40 a.m.

Academic Attire

If you choose to process, academic attire is required.

Campus Contact

Nicole Johnson, by email, at or by phone, at 404-270-5011. Contact the Spelman College Department of Public Safety for questions or emergencies on the day of the event, by phone at 404-525-6401.