Wellesley closes the book on traditional grades for first-year students; starting Fall 2014 they'll measure their progress through the first semester with a shadow grading policy.


Wellesley Initiates New Grading Policy for First Year Students


  • wellesley women and frog mascot wave signs for marathon

    Wellesley Prepares for Loudest Scream Tunnel Ever

    Cheering Boston Marathon competitors as they pass Wellesley's campus is one of the oldest and most beloved of College traditions. In response to 2013 Marathon events, the 2014 Scream Tunnel promises to be the most powerful yet.

    April 18, 2014
  • screenshot of Instagram dashboard

    See (and Share) Wellesley on Instagram

    This newest official social media channel tells the visual story of Wellesley to those new to it, and will be a forum for sharing unique or iconic views of the College to those who already know and love it.

    April 17, 2014
  • Amalya Kearse '59 winning hooprolling race in 1959

    Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

    Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to dicuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

    April 16, 2014
  • Kat Goldsmith wearing "Collier Strong" t-shirt running in race. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for Boston Globe.

    Wellesley Student among Those Honored with First Collier Medal

    The MIT Emergency Medical Services team, including Wellesley volunteer Kat Goldsmith '16, received the first annual Collier Medal from MIT in recognition of their excellent service to the community.

    April 15, 2014