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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.

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.

Meal Plans


• Commuter meal plans are only available to students who reside off campus.
• Commuter meal plan selections will be posted to the student's account on the same
business day.
• Meal Plans are valid for one semester.
• You must request a commuter meal plan each semester.
• Meal plans may be cancelled or modified by logging into Etrieve.
• Changes or cancellations will not be accepted via phone, fax or email. The deadline to
change or cancel the meal plan for the Fall 2023 is August 25, 2023. The deadline to
request or cancel a commuter meal plan for the Spring 2024 semester is January 26, 2024.
• Charges will be prorated based on the date the plan was cancelled or modified.
• 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 and meals do not carry
forward from one semester to the next.

Your Spelman ID, which serves as your dining card, is required for all transactions- NO
. Your dining card 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 in order to have access to dining services. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased through Bon Apetite 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.

Contact Us

Commuter Student Services

Office of Housing
& Residence Life

(404) 270-5343