How Spelman and Morehouse welcomed the class of 2027

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse was a bittersweet rite of passage for the class of 2027 and their parents

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New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Graves Hall is a freshman dormitory and the oldest building at Morehouse College.

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Katina Vinson kisses her son Eric Vinson as he prepares to attend the SpelHouse Convocation.

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Students welcome new arrivals and their families into Sisters Chapel.

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Families and freshmen moving into Dorothy Shepard Manley Hall

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Parents reciting the ceremonial litany with their daughters during Orientation Closing Ceremonies

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Parents get emotional during the Closing Ceremonies.

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Atlanta Metropolitan African Dancers and Drummers at Spelman’s Sisters Chapel

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Incoming Morehouse (dark suits) and Spelman (white dresses) students entering the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel for the SpelHouse Convocation

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
An Orientation leader adjusts his Morehouse brother’s tie.

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Incoming men of Morehouse lined up in dark suits for the SpelHouse Convocation

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

New Student Orientation at Spelman and Morehouse
Morehouse’s Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Gospel Choir led by Rev. Kimberly Brown, director of Chapel Arts

Photograph by Lynsey Weatherspoon

This article appears in our October 2023 issue.

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