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Family Weekend

March 26 - 28, 2021

A Special Welcome From the Vice President of Student Affairs

Darryl HollomanThe Division of Student Affairs would like to extend a warm welcome and invitation to you and your family to join us for our Family Weekend on March 26-28, 2021. This has certainly been an unprecedented year! Many of us have faced challenges we never imagined we would have to endure. However, we are delighted to continue our annual Family Weekend, which we hope provides you with a glimmer of Spelman sunshine. Our celebration includes students, parents, families, friends, and community.

You will find a variety of activities and events that provide a glimpse into the campus life and student experience at Spelman College. There are several live virtual events and videos in which you and your family can engage. Family Weekend is always a wonderful time for everyone on our campus to connect and support families who invest time and energy to make Spelman a reality for our students. We hope you will be able to join us for this exiting, fun-filled weekend with our students. Everyone at Spelman looks forward to greeting you. Remember, as the Spelman Hymn reminds us, we will be “Undaunted by the fight!”

Be Encouraged,
Dr. Darryl B. Holloman

Family Weekend Activities

Family Weekend 2019 Breakfast

Social Media Challenge

Submit pictures of your family (both past and present) for our Family Weekend Social Media Challenge by March 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Pictures of the entire family or of the student then and now in Spelman gear are requested. A few winners will be randomly selected to receive a swag bag from the College. We will also use the pictures to create a video compilation. To help us easily locate your submissions, please post the pictures on Instagram or Facebook using these hashtags: #thenandnowspelman and #spelmanfamilyweekend2021

Spelman College Family Weekend Hosts Spelchella

Spelchella Family Edition

Back by Popular Demand: The Spelman College Glee Club's virtual Spelchella musical celebration has become a fan favorite over the years. The Glee Club is the premier performance organization for the College and sings for most campus events. Don't miss this year's rendition as students and families show off their musical prowess to the community. Tune into the YouTube Premiere of Spelchella, the Family Edition, at March 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Watch Spelchella


Family Weekend Events

Friday, March 26, 2021 to Sunday, March 28, 2021

  • Virtual

MARCH 26, 2021

Spelman College Hosts Virtual Trivia Game During Family WeekendTRIVIA FOR US & Virtual Family Trivia Night

7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

TRIVIA FOR US will host a trivia game were families will answer questions about the college and black culture to include arts, music and entertainment. Winners will receive a swag bag.
Location: Spelman College YouTube Chanel.

Play the Game Here

Use Password: SPELMAN


MARCH 27, 2021

Spelman Students Remain Undaunted During CovidPivoting During the Pandemic: Taking Advantage of Career Opportunities in Times of Transition

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The resilience of the Spelman brand, and the reputation of our exceptional students has risen to the occasion to meet the unemployment challenges of the pandemic head-on. Employer and Graduate School engagement of our students has increased significantly, and despite the unemployment rate and the virtual work environment, college hiring (particularly at HBCUs) is on the rise.

This session will feature students who have successfully navigated the virtual recruiting landscape to obtain full-time jobs, internships, research opportunities, and graduate school acceptances. Actual strategies of success will be shared to help forge a path for other students to experience similar success.

View Video Presentation



Family Weekend CaricaturesVirtual Caricature

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Have your family turned into a caricature! A virtual caricature artist will be available via Zoom from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST, for your family to sit for the artist or you can submit a family photo. During the event, you’ll digitally raise your hand when you’re ready to have your caricature drawn.


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Spelman College Parents & Family Association General Body Meeting

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join us to hear how you can be another voice for Spelman!


Spelman College Family Weekend Dinner With President Mary Schmidt CampbellDinner with the President

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite meal and drink for a virtual dinner with the President of Spelman College – Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell.  Families can connect with Dr. Campbell during the dinner hour to hear how the college is progressing after students returned to campus.  All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 UberEATS voucher.



Pre-Recorded Sessions

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Celebrates Family Weekend

For more than eighty years, Spelman College has championed the arts and shaped an impressive collection of artworks from the African Diaspora through the generosity of alumnae, artists, trustees, and Friends of the College. Our holdings include works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists. The Spelman College collection also reflects the institution’s sustained commitment to artists in the Atlanta University Center.

The Arc of the Spelman College Collection looks at four pivotal moments in the collecting history of the College: its early collecting efforts, the Atlanta University Center Coordinated Art Program, the impetus to acquire works by Black women artists, and its ascent as a world class institution. Artists featured in this exhibition include a combination of acquisitions and gifts of works by Emma Amos, Selma Burke, Jacob Lawrence, Lucille Malkia Roberts, Lina Iris Viktor, Barrington Watson, and many others. 

The Arc grew from this unprecedented time in our collective history where we are all being called upon to reflect on our legacies. This exhibition encourages and emboldens the Spelman Museum to think critically about the ways in which it has and can continue to serve its communities and make its holdings more accessible.

View a Video About the Collection


Spelman College Glee Club Hosts Spelchella Spelman College Glee Club
Join the Spelman College Glee Club for an easy-listening virtual musical festival with our very own Spelchella featuring glee club students and their families. This event will be featured on the Spelman College YouTube channel.

Watch Spelchella


Take advantage of a pre-recorded session from the Spelman College Counseling
 about how families and students can get through the pandemic together when they are together by force not by choice.

SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021

Reverend Dionne P. Boissiere Speaks at SpelmanPre-Recorded Sessions

Rev. Dionne P. Boissière is the Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations.  Rev. Boissière is the first woman of African Descent to hold this position in the history of this New York ecumenical and inter-faith landmark.  CCUN, owned by the United Methodist Women, exists to expand the ecumenical community’s capacity and access to the United Nations, to bring greater voice to the broad moral and ethical concerns of the church in international affairs, peacemaking, and advocacy.  As the chief spiritual steward of the CCUN, Rev. Boissière, ensures that the Church Center provides sacred space, worship, hospitality, community advocacy and a forum for partners and civil society to engage in transformative education that seeks to empower and build the things that make for peace.

Rev. Boissière also serves as an Associate Minister on staff at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She uses her gift of preaching, teaching and facilitation, conducting workshops for various churches, faith based and civil society institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Rev. Boissière continues to use her God-given gifts and talents in every area of life and is called and committed to the ministry of relevant, holistic, integrated teaching and preaching, global advocacy and activism. She is also a humble psalmist for God and uses the ministry of song as well as speech to proclaim of the life and liberty available to the world through the love of God in Christ Jesus.

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Spelman College's Virtual 2021 Family Weekend

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