Welcome Class of 2017! You’re here! We’re so glad to see you. Stay with us a while, OK? This is a launching pad to a lot of virtual knowledge about Wellesley.
Picture yourself here this fall! Watch our "First Day" video (above) for a glimpse of first-year students and their parents arriving at Wellesley last fall. See also photos of day one of being a Wellesley woman.
Spring Open Campus!
Unable to come to campus? Connect with your future classmates on the Class of 2017 Facebook page.
3 Important Things to Know
- You must respond to our offer of admission and submit your enrollment deposit by May 1, 2013. See instructions below or print a pdf version.
- Watch for important announcements on your MyWellesley portal for entering students.
- Provide us with new email or home addresses: Update your contact information.
For a glimpse into life at Wellesley, check out the links at left. In Cool Links, read about Wellesley in the news or find out why current students chose Wellesley. Learn about the amazing students (like yourself!) admitted to the Class of 2017.
NOW LIVE: Check out the Entering Student Website for important information about orientation and much more. Information about being a student at Wellesley will continue to be updated throughout the coming weeks, so bookmark this site and check back often. You can also expect more detailed enrollment information from the Office of the First Year Dean in late May. In the meantime, be sure to add the important dates below to your calendar.
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|August 23 - 25, 2013||International Student Orientation|
|August 26 - September 2, 2013||New Student Orientation|
|September 27 - 29, 2013||Family, Friends and Homecoming Weekend|
You must respond to our offer of admission and submit your deposit by May 1, 2013 to hold your place in the Class of 2017. Please follow these instructions:
|RESPONDING TO OUR OFFER & SUBMITTING YOUR DEPOSIT|
Please log in to your MyWellesley portal at https://my.wellesley.edu.
A “Reply Form” button will appear in your MyWellesley portal beginning March 22.
|Click the “Reply Form” button in the bottom right corner of your MyWellesley portal.|
|Continue to the “Decision” page. Respond “yes” or “no” to our offer of admission.|
|If you respond “yes,” you will need to continue to the “Enrollment Form” page and answer five questions before submitting your general deposit payment. You will be asked to (1) acknowledge that you have not submitted an enrollment deposit at any other institution and (2) that you will maintain the same high level of academic achievement and continued good citizenship throughout your senior year; (3) confirm or update your mailing address; (4) indicate whether or not you are considering requesting a one-year deferral; and (5) provide information regarding your citizenshipand .|
|(Please Note: If you have been awarded a “Deposit Waiver,” this system will recognize this and you will be directed to the “Confirmation” page.)|
|Continue to the “Payment” page to make a $300 online payment, which will complete the enrollment process. You will have the following options to make your online payment:|
||CHECKING OR SAVINGS ACCOUNT: You will be asked for a checking or savings account number and your bank’s routing number to make your online payment.|
|CREDIT CARD (Mastercard, American Express, or Discover cards only): You will be asked for your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. (Please note there is an additional processing charge of 2.99 percent for using a credit card to make your payment.)|
|WIRE TRANSFER (for international students only): International students will have the option to make a wire transfer payment using peerTransfer wire service. To make a wire transfer payment, click on the wire transfer link on the “Payment” page of your online enrollment form.|
|If you make a payment using a checking/savings account or credit card, you will be returned to the “Confirmation” page to acknowledge receipt of your enrollment form and deposit. If you make a payment using peerTransfer, you will receive a confirmation number from the peerTransfer website, but you will not be returned to a confirmation page. You should record your peerTransfer confirmation number and consider it your final confirmation.|
If you are enrolling at Wellesley and have a new email or home address, please let us know so that we can continue to communicate with you about Orientation and let you know about other important information for entering students.
|Now until June 30:||
To change your address before June 30, please write to us at email@example.com with your updated information.
|After June 30:||To change your address after June 30, please complete the Change of Address Request Form via the Registrar's Office.|
In light of the recent tragedy that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this past Monday, April 15, we want to reach out to you and your parents regarding safety concerns your family may have about your visit to the Boston area this weekend or in the coming weeks. The marathon is an important tradition, not only for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but also for the many Wellesley students who stand in front of the College, cheering the runners as they approach the halfway mark of this historic race.
While the Wellesley campus is far from the tragic events that occurred on Monday (roughly 30-40 minutes drive from downtown Boston), we understand that some students and parents may be concerned about students visiting a campus in the Boston area. Fortunately, no members of the Wellesley community were injured in this tragedy.
The College's fully-trained police force, along with the police department of the town of Wellesley, took deliberate steps to ensure the safety of our students celebrating on campus that day. As expected, Boston's Logan Airport is taking deliberate steps to ensure the safety of the many travelers flying in and out of Boston. While a small handful of flights were delayed for a day, the airport is now fully functioning and we expect that flights will be arriving on time this weekend.
Please note that while attending our Spring Open Campus, visiting students are not allowed to leave the Wellesley campus without a parent.
We want you to know that Wellesley is taking all the necessary steps to make your visit to campus comfortable and safe. Please feel free to contact the Admission Office at 781-283-2270 if you or your parents have any concerns about your visit.