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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.


Marta Passes

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

AAA Parking

$3 daily in the deck only; however, a $300 per semester parking sticker will allow you to park anywhere on campus. Also, commuters may park for free anywhere on campus after 5:30 p.m., but you must obtain a commuter sticker for your windshield from the AAA parking office located in the deck. You may also purchase a declining balance card ($15 minimum) in the AAA parking office.

Commuter Registry

STAY INFORMED! Please add your name to our registry of currently enrolled Spelman commuters to keep you connected to campus life, receive the commuter newsletter and other valuable information.

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Meal Plans

The deadline to change or cancel the meal plan for the Spring 2020 semester was January 24, 2020.

Commuter Meal PlanThe Standard Commuter Plan comes with 100 meals and $200 Dining Dollars per semester. The cost is $1,670. To sign up, please complete the Commuter Meal Plan Form, or visit the Student Accounts Office, Packard Hall, 2nd Floor, Rooms 218-220.

Commuter Full Meal PlanThe All-Access Plan comes with 3 meals per day, 7 days per week, plus $200 Dining Dollars per semester. The cost is $2,983. To sign up, please complete the Commuter Meal Plan Form, or visit the Student Accounts Office, Packard Hall, 2nd Floor, Rooms 218-220.

Dining DollarsYou can purchase Dining Dollars that are loaded as a declining balance on your Spelman ID card. Purchase online at Spelman Dining - Shop Declining Balance Bucks or visit the Upshaw Dining Hall. The cost for meals is $4.25 per visit.

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.


There are two housing fairs each academic year, in November and April. Watch your email if you are looking for a new apartment!

Housing Fair Participants

Commuter Student Housing Options

Public Safety

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

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.

Contact Us

Commuter Student Services

Letitia DeNard
Coordinator, Office of Student Life and Engagement
404-270-5143 (office)


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