Spelman College
Office of Alumnae Affairs
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Campus Box 304
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
reunion@spelman.edu
(404) 270-5048
(404) 270-5050 (FAX)

Reunion Hotline
(404) 270-5064






Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there a place for me to change into my white dress?
  2. Why should I attend the Sisterhood Breakfast?

Reunion Hotline
(404) 270-5064


1. Which classes are scheduled to Reunion in 2012?

All of the alumnae classes ending in the numbers 7 and 2 are invited to celebrate Reunion 2012. Hence, the following classes will celebrate reunion this year: 1921, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007.

2. What does my registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers your Reunion badge, souvenir journal, signature tote bag, reunion gifts, campus hospitality and transportation. The Reunion fee underwrites the individual cost of Reunion only, and entitles you to the items and privileges covered under the auspices of the registration fee. To cover the costs associated with those events involving meals and other expenses, it is required that tickets be sold.


3. When will I hear about Reunion Weekend?

When will I hear about Reunion Weekend? More details will be provided in the Reunion Newsletter by the end of the calendar year. The official Reunion registration materials will be mailed in the beginning of the new year. If your mailing address has changed, please update your alumnae profile on-line, by fax at 404.270.5050, or mail the information to:

Spelman College
Office of Alumnae Affairs
350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 304
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

4. How can I register for Reunion events? You may also register online by clicking here. Additionally, The printed registration materials will be mailed in late February, and can be returned by fax to 404.270.5050, or mailed to:

Spelman College
Office of Alumnae Affairs
350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 304
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399



You may also register online by clicking here.

4. How can I register for Reunion events?

The printed registration materials will be mailed in late February, and can be returned by fax to 404.270.5050, or mailed to:

Spelman College
Office of Alumnae Affairs
350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 304
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

You may also register online by clicking here.

5. When should I plan to arrive on campus?

Registration will be held on Thursday May 17, while the traditional Reunion activities take place on Thursday and Friday. In addition, individual class activities will take place from Thursday – Sunday (check the Class Pages on the Reunion website for more information). Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012, however, only a limited number of tickets will be available for the reunioning Golden Girls Class of 1962.


6. When do I get my registration materials and event tickets?

Registration begins on Thursday, May 17 and continues through Friday, May 18, 2012. Please refer to the on-line Reunion schedule and the printed materials for registration hours and locations.

7. How can I help?

You can help by assisting your Class Agents and the College in finding “lost” alumnae and former students (those who started with your class -- and completed at least one semester with registered credit hours – but didn't graduate), and by making the decision today to participate in your Reunion, and then encouraging others to do so as well!

8. What's planned for Reunion Weekend?

See Schedule of Events


9. What should I wear to Reunion?

Comfortable, business-casual clothing is recommended for the events during the day. The weather in Atlanta can be hot in May, and being outside is required to get from event to event. We particularly encourage you to wear comfortable shoes to accommodate the volume of walking and grass, concrete and cobblestone terrain on campus. The March through the Alumnae Arch (Friday), is held outside. Participating in the March through the Arch requires wearing a white dress or skirt suit, flesh-toned hose, and black closed-toe shoes (see White Dress Tradition). Spaces to change into your “white” will be available. The Saturday evening event, the Alumnae Banquet and Blue Note Theatre, requires dressier, after-five or semi-formal attire.

10. To which events are children invited?

Children can join you at all of the “open” events. You will be asked to purchase a ticket for children ages 5 and older to attend events requiring a ticket. However it is important to note that many of the events have programs associated with them, so children may become uncomfortable and disinterested during these programs.

11. Are there childcare services available during Reunion Weekend?

While childcare is not provided on-campus or coordinated by the College, the registration conformation packet you receive in April will offer a listing of available childcare services in the Atlanta area.


12. I have more questions, what do I do?

Contact Alumnae Affairs at reunion@spelman.edu or (404) 270.5064.

13. What is the parking process on campus for Reunion Weekend?

The parking deck will be accessible for $3.00 per day (no in and out privileges). Handicapped parking will be available, as well as drop-off and pick-up points.


14. Where can I purchase Spelman paraphernalia?

Paraphernalia can be purchased at the Spelman College Bookstore. In addition, The Reunion Blue-tique will be open during Reunion Registration on the Upper Concourse of Manley Center. Reunion /Commencement Weekend hours of operation will be provided in your confirmation letter.

15. How do I get to campus? I need directions.

You may click on http://www.spelman.edu/students/prospective/visit/directions.shtml.


16. Can I get a Commencement Ticket?

Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012, however, only a limited number of tickets will be available for the reunioning Golden Girls Class of 1962.

17. Can I bring my husband/children/grandchildren/family to Reunion? Do I need to register them? Is there a registration fee for them?

Yes, we welcome guests during reunion. Yes, guests do need to register. The guest registration fee is $125.


18. Will there be activities for my guests?

On Friday, May 18th there will be a Men's Retreat and a College-Bound Information Session for girls.

19. My mother/grandmother is disabled. Do you have wheelchairs?

No. If you require a wheelchair, please make sure you arrange to have someone escort you through Reunion activities. Wheelchairs can be rented from: Trans Alliance Med & Drugs. Please contact Oliver Nwabude at 770.992.9940 or info@talmd.com.


20. Do I need to wear a white dress and when?

Yes. The white dress ensemble is a treasured tradition of Spelman. A white dress or skirt suit, flesh-toned hose, and black close-toed shoes are required for the March Through the Arch.

21. What is the weather like during Reunion Weekend?

Remember to dress appropriately in cool, comfortable clothing and shoes due to the typically hot weather in the month of May and the volume of standing and walking.

22. Is there a place for me to change into my white dress?

Spaces to change into your "white" will include the ladies room in the Lower Concourse of Manley Center.


23. Can I get a Commencement Ticket?

Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012, however, only a limited number of tickets will be available for the reunioning Golden Girls Class of 1962.

24. How will I get to the Reunion events that are off campus?

Registration includes a shuttle service to and from designated events off campus. A schedule will be provided at registration.

25. Where can I get a drink and a snack on campus?

In Lower concourse of Manley there are vending machines available for your use. In addition, the campus cafeteria will have a remote location open during Reunion. Beverages are available across campus.

26. Why should I attend the Sisterhood Breakfast?

The Sisterhood Breakfast is a tradition. It is the first opportunity for you to see your classmates. This is an experience you will not want to miss!