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Spelman BDT Suites

Room Assignment 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 on our Tuition and Fees page.

Create Your Home Away From Home

The process of securing your on-campus room assignment varies based upon your student classification and student type. The process for any student will begin with an application submitted on the Spelman Housing Dashboard.

Students who will be new to Spelman as either first-year or transfer students are required to complete a housing application and will be assigned by the Housing and Residence Life office. Although we will make every attempt to meet your stated assignments preferences, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Spelman students who are already taking classes and wish to live on campus for an upcoming academic year will complete a required housing application and need to meet any eligibility guidelines communicated at the time of application. All eligible students will be assigned a randomly generated lottery entrance time to assign themselves to the room that they desire for the upcoming academic year.

Spring Semester Assignment

Any student who wishes to live on campus beginning in a spring semester will complete a housing application expressing this interest. There is no guarantee that all requests can be met as available rooms for the spring semester are limited. Available space is dependent upon the number of students who cancel their assignment and move out of campus housing at the end of the fall semester. Housing applications for a spring semester assignment are typically available to students in the first week of November.

Medical Accommodations and Your Room Assignment

Any student who requires a medical accommodation for their room assignment must submit the appropriate documentation to the Spelman College Student Access Center. To maintain your medical privacy, no forms or medical information should be sent to the Housing and Residence Life office.

For general information on the typical accommodations available and eligibility guidelines, please download the Accessibility in Spelman College Residence Halls PDF.

Please visit the Student Access Center Website for guidelines on required documentation and forms to complete your request.

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.