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Spelman College Commencement 2017

Class of 2021 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 2021 Commencement

– 1:00 p.m., Graduate parking lot opens 
– 1:45 p.m., Check-in opens with grad pass 
– 2:45 p.m., Check-in closes
– 3:00 p.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
  • Will All Graduating Seniors be Ranked? 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
  • How do I Order a Class Ring? 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
  • Is There a Rain Plan for Commencement? Expand
  • Does Spelman Have Host Hotels for Commencement Weekend? Expand
  • Will there be lodging accommodations on campus during Commencement weekend? Expand
  • What is the attire for Commencement?Expand
  • Are graduating seniors who are currently living on campus able to stay in their residence halls until Commencement?Expand


Senior Portraits

  • Will There be Complimentary Senior Photos for the Class of 2021? Expand
  • How do I Register to Take Senior Photos? Expand
  • Do I Have to Take a COVID-19 Test? Expand
  • Is There a Fee to Take Senior Photos? Expand
  • What is the Location of the Photo Shoot? Expand
  • What Should I Wear? Expand
  • I live out of town, can I schedule senior photos when I come to Atlanta 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
  • Are Wheelchairs Available at the Venue? Expand
  • Is There a Limit for ADA Seats for Each Party? Expand
  • I Want all of my Guests to be Seated Together. Can This be Arranged? Expand


Prohibited and Permitted Items

  • What Items are Allowed or Restricted in the Venue? Expand
  • What Items are not Allowed in the Venue? Expand


Parking and Transportation

  • 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


Additional Information

Are you interested in learning more about our plans for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021? Submit your questions in the commencement inquiry form.

Commencement Inquiry Form


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