Spelman College to Require All First- and Second-Year Students to Live on its Atlanta Campus

Spelman College, the highly selective college for African-American women in Atlanta, will now require all first- and second-year students to live in campus housing. The new policy will go into effect this coming fall.

In announcing the new policy, a Spelman spokesperson said, “We believe that learning does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a continuous process that extends to other areas of college life. Studies show that living on campus greatly contributes to college students’ success.”

The dean of students will accept requests for exemptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis, but she warns, “Generally, requests to be released from housing and its associated financial obligations will be denied.”