The University is one of five member institutions (Clark Atlanta University; Spelman College; Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine; Interdenominational Theological Center) of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) the only Historically Black Consortium of private colleges and universities in the nation. The AUCC’s student population is approximately 11,000. The University’s 126-acre main campus is located on 223 James P. Brawley Drive about 1.5 miles southwest from the heart of metro downtown Atlanta, Georgia and is accessible from all major arteries – I-20, I-75/I-85, and I-285 of the State and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Your international travel to your U.S. destination will be booked directly by the U.S. Government, and you will be provided with your flight details in early June.
Arrival Airport: Your final arrival airport is the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Regardless of your departure airport and/or country, this is your final airport. Some of you will arrive to Atlanta through major U.S. cities airports such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Dulles/Washington D.C. Our team will be waiting for you with a sign “Mandela Washington Fellows 2015”.
The following are prohibited in Residence Halls:
You will be provided with an ID card to swipe for entrance to your residential hall, and two keys, one for the suite, and the other for your bedroom (do not lose this key, there is a replacement charge of $150.00 for each key). We are planning to reserve the entire Heritage Commons residential facility for Mandela Washington Fellows. Hence, no other outside individuals/groups will have access to the residential facility.
In addition, Graduate Student Assistants will be there to assist and facilitate Fellows daily-living on a 24/7 basis.
Heritage Commons is conveniently located, with easy access to all campus facilities, classroom spaces, dining halls, library, and other outdoor –sport activities such as running tracks, and tennis courts.
For your weekend outings: Although there are buses and MARTA (a sub- way train) that is not far from your residential area that can take you to most places away from campus, it is time consuming, and may not be safe, particularly in the evening hours. Hence, we are planning to have transportation available for such activities as well.