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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

Baccalaureate Program (PDF)

C'2021 Commencement Program (PDF)

Commencement Parking Information

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

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