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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 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.

Enroll in Commuter Registry

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.

COMMUTER LOUNGE HOURS
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.

Spelman + LYFT Ride Opportunity

Spelman is excited to announce that it has launched a new on-demand ride commute with Lyft, available to Spelman Commuter students. This program is intended to better serve the College community with affordable on-demand transportation.

Spelman + LYFT Ride Opportunity

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

Please see the Commuter Meal Plan form for details about 2021-22 meal plan options.

Commuter Meal Plan Form


Housing

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 (PDF)  Off-campus Apartments (XLS)

Commuter Student Housing Options

Please note, this information is provided as a courtesy of the Office of Student Life and Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs. Spelman College is not responsible for any issues/circumstances that may arise when renting properties listed here. You are encouraged to visit the property of interest to determine if it is conducive to your needs and lifestyle.

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

Letitia DeNard
Coordinator, Office of Student Life and Engagement
404-270-5143 (office)
ldenard@spelman.edu

 

Property Owners

Have Spelman students access your rental property information with ease. 

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