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Office of Housing & Residence Life

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The Office of Housing and Residence Life is a unit in the Division of Student Affairs responsible for general operations and administration of housing, residential education, and living and learning programs.  The residence halls at Spelman College are historical and the aesthetic character of the buildings helps our students to develop a sense of community on campus. 

The majority of the 11 residence halls on campus are traditional, double occupancy rooms with standard furniture and amenities.  Singles, triples and quad style living options are also available.  The newest residence hall is the Suites which are apartments with a standard kitchen and bathroom and private bedrooms designed for upperclass students.  Each residence hall offers a computer lab and study lounges as part of the integration of learning. 

Each of our residence halls offers opportunities for students to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and to develop a sense of community within their own building. Our residence halls are staffed with Area Directors and Resident Assistants who live on each floor and work diligently to support students in all aspects of their college lives.  The Resident Assistants are paraprofessional staff encourage student engagement on campus.  A variety of innovative and creative, social, educational and cultural programs are provided to support the personal, social, academic and emotional development of Spelman students.  

Department Responsibilities

  • Operation and management of the residence halls
  • Residential education and programming
  • Housing and dining Contracts
  • Residence hall room assignments
  • Housing accommodations for students with documented learning and other disabilities
  • Housing exemptions from Spelman’s residency requirement
  • Policy development and administration

Housing and Residence Life Administrative Staff
Location: Johnetta B. Cole Living and Learning Center, Building 2
Phone:     (404) 270-5344
E-mail:     housing@spelman.edu


Alison Cummings, Director
Arvelle Hodge, Assistant Director
Kelli Goldmon, Housing Coordinator
Lovely Durham, Area Director
LaTia Sinclair, Area Director
Dakota Burnett, Area Director
Jasmine Harris, Area Director
Sonya Frontin, Hall Director
Michelle Gunter, Hall Director
LaRonda Hollis, Hall Director
Alicia Tinsley, Hall Director

Resources Links


Manage My Housing

Continuing Student Waiting List Application (PDF)
Online Housing Application & Contract
Description of Residence Halls
Housing Lottery Process
Housing Operations Policies & Procedures (PDF)
Residency Requirement
Returning Domestic Exchange/Study Abroad Housing Application (PDF)
Transfer Student Waiting List Applicatio (PDF)
Tuition & Housing Fees


Facilities Management Resources

Facilities Maintenance Requests 
Facilities Maintenance Requests Student Instructions (PDF)
Laundry Service Requests


Community Standards

Community Living Guide (PDF)
Community Standards & Code of Conduct
Student Conduct/Judicial Process
Student Handbook
Community Resources

Academic Support Services
Community Engagement
Emergency Procedures
Emergency Response Procedures (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Inclement Weather