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Spelman College Commencement 2017

Class of 2023 Commencement FAQs


Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time: 3 p.m.

Commencement Location: Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337

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Venue Information

Parking and Transportation

  • How do I get to Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)?Expand
  • Will parking be available?Expand
  • Can I use public transportation to reach the Commencement venue?Expand


  • Are wheelchairs available at the venue?Expand
  • Is there a limit for ADA seats for each party?Expand
  • I want all my guests to be seated together. Can this be arranged?Expand

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
  • How long does the Commencement ceremony usually last?Expand
  • What is Baccalaureate?Expand
  • Will the ceremony be streamed online?Expand
  • When will the Commencement speaker be announced?Expand
  • How do I order a class ring?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


Senior Portraits


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Additional Information

Degree candidates can also find additional information on the following pages:

FAQs for Degree Candidates
Graduation Timeline and Checklist

For the Media

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Lydia G. Sermons

Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
Office: 404-270-5899
Cell: 470-898-6451

Denise T. Ward
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing Office: 404-270-5892 Cell: 770-862-4028

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We want to see Commencement and Reunion weekend festivities through your eyes! Please upload your best photos from the various activities for an opportunity to have your "best shots" included in our Scenes at Spelman.

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