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Spelman College Commencement 2017

Class of 2020 Commencement FAQs

Schedule of Events

May 11, Tuesday | Senior Soirée

7 p.m. - Virtual

May 14, Friday | Class Day

1:30 p.m. - Virtual

May 15, Saturday | Baccalaureate 

3 p.m. - Virtual

May 16, Sunday | Class of 2020 Commencement 

– 7:30 a.m., Graduate parking lot opens
– 8:15 a.m., Check-in opens with grad pass
– 9:15 a.m., Check-in closes
– 9:30 a.m., Commencement begins
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Bobby Dodd Stadium, 177 North Ave NW,  Atlanta, Georgia, 30313

Note: This is an outdoor venue and the ceremony will be a rain or shine event. Attendees should be weather aware and plan accordingly. Ponchos are suggested as umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium.

Graduate and Ceremony Information

  • How do I receive my graduation regalia (cap/gown)? Expand
  • How do I receive my honor cord? Expand
  • How do I get my blue tassel? Expand
  • Will we have a Baccalaureate service? Expand
  • Who is the Commencement speaker?Expand
  • How do I order photos taken at the ceremony? Expand
  • Will we have a March Through the Arch ceremony?  Expand
  • What do senior fees cover? Expand
  • Can I request a graduation fee refund if I don’t plan to attend Commencement? Expand
  • Does Spelman have host hotels for Commencement weekend? Expand
  • Will there be lodging accommodations on campus during Commencement weekend? Expand
  • Is there a rain plan for Commencement? Expand
  • What is the attire for Commencement? Expand




Venue Information


Venue Safety Measures

  • What steps are being taken to protect participants against COVID-19 exposure? Expand



  • Where is ADA seating located? Can my guests be on the field? Expand
  • Is there a limit for ADA seats for each party? Expand
  • Are wheelchairs available at the venue? Expand


Prohibited and Permitted Items

  • What items are allowed or restricted in the venue? Expand


Entering Georgia Tech Campus

  • How do I get to Bobby Dodd Stadium? Expand
  • Will parking be available? Expand
  • Can I use public transportation to reach the Commencement venue? Expand


Still have questions about Commencement? Submit your questions by using the form below.

Commencement Inquiry Form



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