Among all those bounding into the first day of classes and Convocation today, these students got extra practice during a "color run" that wrapped up a week of Orientation with a purple splash. Find out what else happened on campus this summer.


four students leaping and laughing, splattered with purple paint


  • two Wellesley faculty don hard hats as they prepare to tour newly renovated Founders Hall

    First Phase of Renovations Ready for Use in Founders Hall

    Exploring new spaces on their historic college campus, Wellesley faculty look for that just-right office space... with a nod and a wink to HGTV's House Hunters.

    August 29, 2014
  • Kanda Faye holding keyboard, wires, boxes in a room full of retired Wellesley computers

    Sustainable Tech Initiative Makes a Difference on and off Campus

    Kanda Faye ’15 is the coordinator of WISC, or the Wellesley Initiative for Sustainable Computing, a Library & Technology Services program that overhauls and repurposes computing equipment that has been retired at the College.

    August 28, 2014
  • Persis Drell laughing

    Wellesley Women Named to Leadership Roles at Stanford

    Persis Drell '77 'P16 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford University, the first woman to hold the position. In another first for women, Sandra Horbach '82 has been appointed chair of the board for Stanford Business School.

    August 27, 2014
  • Three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars join the Wellesley Class of 2018

    Wellesley Welcomes Three New MasterCard Foundation Scholars

    This week, Wellesley welcomes three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars as members of the class of 2018. Meba Gebre ’18, Lisa Luka ’18, and Sarah Nzau ’18 are the second cohort of extraordinary students to attend Wellesley through the scholarship program.

    August 26, 2014

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