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Class Day

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.


1:30 p.m. | Sisters Chapel
Graduates should line up at 12 p.m. at John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building

Spelman College launches its formal Commencement festivities with Senior Class Day, an afternoon celebrating the senior class. The Class Day Convocation is unique in that it is the only formal Commencement event in which the senior class is addressed directly by peers. The Senior Class president will preside over the ceremony.

The class valedictorian will deliver the Ivy Oration, an address in which she compares the characteristics of the ivy plant to the class in a unique way. Other Class Day traditions include the passing of the Senior Bench and Mortar Board to the junior class, the passing of the class emblem to the incoming first-year class, and presentation of the class history. Seating will be available on the Oval where you may enjoy a live video feed of the Class Day ceremony.

3 p.m. | The Spelman College Oval
March Through Alumnae Arch

After the conclusion of the Class Day program, seniors will join the alumnae on the Oval for the processional through the Alumnae Arch, which is symbolic of seniors leaving the College and entering into greater service in the world beyond the Spelman gates. Spelman alumnae, wearing white dresses, lead the procession. Family and friends can all enjoy this exciting and beautiful procession.

This event will be streamed live.
Stacey Abrams livestream   Stacey Abrams at Spelman Facebook Live

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