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Spelman BDT Suites

Housing Selection Process

Rooms and Meals

Room rates are determined by the type a room that a student is assigned to.  Room types consist of the following:

  • Single room in a traditional residence hall
  • Shared room in a traditional residence hall (double, triple, quad or supplemental housing)
  • Suites: 2-person, 3-person and 4-person suites with private sleeping rooms and
    shared bathroom, sitting area and kitchenette.

All students who live on-campus are required to have a dining plan.  There is one meal plan available for students assigned to traditional residence halls.  Students assigned in the BDT Suites may choose between two dining plans.  For more information about meal plans and dining services, please visit Dining Services.

Costs for rooms and meal plans can be found online here. 

Create Your Home Away From Home

The Housing Selection Process is for any student who is already taking classes at Spelman College and is interested in living on campus next year. If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student (i.e., have not yet arrived on campus) you will participate in a different process, outlined in your Admissions packet. For all students who would like to participate in the Housing Lottery Process, please access your Spelman Housing Dashboard.

Housing Application Dates: March 1 - March 30 by 11:59 p.m.
Lottery Dates: Check your Spelman email for Lottery dates and times

Quick Tips for Housing Selection

  • You must complete a Housing Application to participate in the lottery
  • You must have a zero balance by March 30 to participate in lottery
  • There must not be any holds on your student account to participate in lottery
  • Always check your Spelman email for Housing Selection Information

Accommodations and Residency Exemption

All students who wish to have special accommodations and plan to live on campus for the upcoming semester must submit medical documentation as soon as possible. Any student requiring special housing accommodations of any type should send the request and documentation to Spelman College Student Access Center. Please visit the Student Access Center Website for more information and documentation forms. For more information about the accessibility of the residence halls, please download the Accessibility in Spelman College Residence Halls PDF.

There are a multitude of reasons that some Spelman students are unable to live on campus. All first-year and sophomore students who request to live off campus, must complete the Residency Exemption Request PDF form. Please note that all requests must be approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Commuter Student Resources

Here at Spelman, we are unable to house all students and some prefer off campus living. 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. There are many off campus housing resources available to Spelman students.  For further information, please visit Commuter Students.