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Commencement: Commencement Overview

Spelman College Commencement 2017


May 17-20, 2018

Alert Commencement Schedule Updates

Class Day

Graduates should meet at Sisters Chapel at 12:30 p.m. in their white attire and black closed toed shoes. No robes or regalia. Seating for guests in Sisters Chapel will not begin until approximately 1 p.m. Seating in Sisters Chapel is limited. There will be other locations for viewing the activity remotely via livestream.

Baccalaureate Location Change

The 2018 Baccalaureate service WILL NOT be held on The Oval. The event will now be held at GICC, the same location as Commencement. No tickets are needed for the Baccalaureate service. Receptions following the service have been cancelled.

Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30037

Full details can be found in the schedule of events.

Spelman College Graduation Checklist

Graduation Checklist

Items that must be completed in order to receive your diploma.

Spelman College Commencement Events

Schedule of Events

Schedule of events and activities during commencement weekend.

Spelman College Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speakers

Our speakers, honorary degree recipients and awardees.

Spelman Commencement Guest Information

Guest Information

Accommodations, parking, photography, etiquette, etc.

Spelman College Commencement Attire


What graduates must wear during these formal ceremonies.

Spelman Commencement Tickets

Tickets and Seating

Access to the different events and seating limitations.

Photography and Videography Release

Please be aware that photographers and members of the media will be taking photographs and filming Spelman's Commencement activities. Your presence at the ceremonies constitutes your release, permission, and consent to be photographed and/or recorded. Pictures and/or recordings of you may appear in future printed materials and online, including in commercially available publications.

If you do not wish to be photographed and/or recorded, please be aware of the presence of photographers and members of the media and take steps to avoid contact.


Video Order Forms

Baccalaureate, Senior Class Day, and Commencement DVDs are available for purchase online using the Video Request Form.  Purchased DVDs will be mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after the order is received.

For the Media

Audrey Arthur
404-270-5892 (office) 
404-886-3966 (cell)

Media Credentials Request Form