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Useful Information from Housing and Residence Life

New student room assignments are processed on a rolling basis. Each student will initially receive her room assignment and roommate(s) information via email to the email provided in the online housing application.

Room assignments may also be viewed on the student’s web portal. If you have questions about housing, please contact us by email at housing@spelman.edu or phone at 404-270-5344.

Spelman College residence halls reflect the history and tradition of the College. No two rooms are exactly alike, so it is impossible to give dimensions of specific rooms or features within a room.

  • Every room is equipped with cable, internet and telephone service.
  • Every room has a bed, dresser, desk and closet or wardrobe for hanging storage for each student assigned to the room.
  • Beds typically have extra-long twin mattresses and mattress pad.
  • Shared microwaves and refrigerators are available in each building.

Please Take Note

Although preferences are not guaranteed, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will do its best to accommodate building and room preferences. 

Priority housing is assigned after you complete the on-line housing application, the College receives your $300.00 enrollment fee, and health Services receives all health records.


Adherence to indicated deadlines is strongly encouraged.

Housing will pair students based on their responses to the Roommate Questionnaire; however, we do not promise a perfect match. When listing a specific roommate preference, please make sure both applicants indentify her roommate preference. The application must include the name, last 4 digits of the Spelman College Identification number, and the date of birth of your roommate choice. In addition, if you list a roommate, you are indicating that being with a preferred roommate is more important than the choice of residence hall.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding your room assignment, please feel free to contact the housing office directly.

What to Bring/Not to Bring

For a complete list of prohibited items, please review the Community Living Guide PDF.

What is Provided

  • Twin Mattress
  • Twin Bed Frame
  • Desk and Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • 5-Drawer Dresser
  • Closet or Wardrobe
  • High-speed internet connection/wireless

What to Bring

  • Twin XL-size sheets
  • Bedspread or comforter, blankets
  • Pillow and pillowcases
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Backpack/school supplies/school books
  • Mattress Cover
  • Headphones
  • Box fan (First year halls and Morehouse James)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Surge protectors only
  • Social Security card (for employment purposes)
  • Insurance and pharmacy cards
  • Current prescription medications
  • Prescription refills (if needed)
  • Laundry detergent

Useful Items

  • Laundry basket
  • Shower caddy/robe/shoes
  • Personal computer
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Checkbook/debit card/money
  • Command adhesive hangers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Desk/floor lamps (not halogen)
  • Decorative items (pictures/posters)

Things to Discuss with your Roommate

  • Futon/couch/chairs
  • Carpet
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Video game consoles

What NOT to Bring/Subject to Confiscation

  • Candles/Incense
  • Electrical frying pans and air fryers (including deep fryers or Fry Daddy’s)
  • Toaster ovens, electric skillets, electric grills (including George Forman Grills)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwaves
  • Any appliance with open heating coils
  • A bed frame or loft
  • Space heaters
  • Electrical cooling systems/air conditioners
  • Unapproved materials for hanging, including tacks, nails, staples; anything else that might damage walls/doors/floors
  • Any electrical items that are not in good working condition

Items Subject to Disciplinary Action

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Candles/incense
  • Weapons or ammunition (firearms, knives, ect.)
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Pets (except fish in a 10 gallon or less tank)
  • Unapproved materials for hanging, including tacks, nails, staples; anything else that might damage walls/ doors/floors

Department of Housing and Residence Life

350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1473
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
Phone: 404-270-5344
Fax: 404-270-5368
housing@spelman.edu
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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