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Spelman College Commuter Students

Commuter Students

Many juniors, seniors and nontraditional students live off campus and commute anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes from campus. To help you balance academic, personal, work, social and community engagement responsibilities, we have special accommodations for you.

Commuter Lounge and Lockers

The lounge and lockers are located in Lower Manley. You will need your own lock and will sign a locker agreement in the Office of Inclusion. Beyond the locker room there is a bathroom equipped with showers for your use.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Commuter Student Association

Commuter students are important members of the Spelman College community so let your voice be heard by joining the Commuter Student Association. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet a new friend with whom you can carpool or find a buddy to chat with while you ride the train. We’re all about making your commute to campus and your Spelman experience more enjoyable. Please join!!

Spelman ALERT

Spelman ALERT is the emergency communications system for the College. The system allows students, faculty and staff to receive time-sensitive emergency messages in the form of e-mail, voice and text messages.

Spelman ALERTEveryone who has a Spelman College e-mail address will receive emergency alerts to their campus e-mail address. In order to also receive text and voice message alerts, members of the campus community will be asked to provide phone contact information. Enrollment in text and voice messaging notification is strongly encouraged. The information you supply is considered confidential and will not be shared or used for other purposes. You will only be contacted through the system in the event of an emergency.

Once you have signed up for Spelman ALERT you will be eligible for notifications after 24 hours.

Sign Up for Spelman Alert

On-campus Parking

Student Unlimited Parking is available to purchase for $300 per semester. With unlimited parking, you can park anywhere on campus, you may come and go without paying each time, and you are allowed to park overnight.

Daily parking rates are $3 per day and $6 overnight. With daily parking, vehicles must park in the parking deck. A declining balance card is available for purchase in the AAA Parking office to use for daily parking.

All student vehicles must be registered with AAA Parking to obtain the sticker needed for your windshield. The AAA Parking office is located on the lowest level of the parking deck.

MARTA Passes

Monthly MARTA passes are $69. You may purchase them the last week of the month for the upcoming month in the cashier’s office.

Shuttle on Request

West End MARTA to Woodruff Library
Call 404-867-0858 after hours (6 p.m. to 12 a.m.) to request service.

Meal Plans

Commuter meal plans are only available to students who reside off campus and must be requested each semester. After processed, meal plans are valid for only the requested semester. Meal plans may only be requested, cancelled or modified by logging into Etrieve. Requests, changes or cancellations will not be accepted in person or via phone, fax or email.

The deadline to request or cancel a commuter meal plan for the Spring 2023 semester is
January 27, 2023.

Important Information

  • Commuter meal plan charges will post to the student's account on the same business day that the request is made.
  • Dining funds and plans are non-transferable and non-refundable and will expire at the earlier of the last day of enrollment as applicable, or the last day of the semester.
  • There are no refunds for missed meals during the semester
  • Unused meals expire at the end of each semester and do not carry forward from one semester to the next.
  • If cancelled or modified, charges will be prorated based on that date.
Your Spelman ID, which serves as your dining card, is required for all transactions and is limited to your use only. Spelman Dining reserves the right to confiscate any card being used for any purchases by anyone other than you. If your ID card is lost or stolen, you must immediately replace the card to have access to dining services. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased through Aramark Dining Services located in Manley Hall.

Questions about Commuter Meal Plans should be directed to the staff in the Student Account office.

Please see the Commuter Meal Plan form for details about meal plan options.


Commuter Meal Plan Form

Commuter Student Resources

Lunch & Listen Sessions

Twice a month we will have free lunch in the Commuter Lounge and hear from various departments on campus or discuss issues of interest.

Community Service

The Bonner Office is located in Upper Manley, Room 203. Look out for emails or stop by their office for service opportunities.

Public Safety

Brawley Bounce Escorts
6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Make request at Greensferry entrance.

Contact Us

Commuter Student Services

Office of Housing
& Residence Life

(404) 270-5343