Generally speaking, it’s a transformative experience.
Take a tour, go to a class, eat (free!) lunch with a student, spend the night in a residence hall. And, of course, we’d love to see you at Spring Open Campus! Visit our beautiful 500-acre campus, situated 12 miles west of Boston. Below are some of the visiting options we offer admitted students in April.
Spring Open Campus
Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, 2015; "Conversations on Diversity" Day: Sunday, April 12. The entire Wellesley community supports Spring Open Campus and "Conversations on Diversity" Day and is eager to share the campus with you and your parents. Please find a detailed schedule of events as well as information on how to register.
Other April Campus Visit Options
Additional programs offered in April are as follows: Overnight Programs, Campus Tours, Information Sessions, and Class Visits. Please refer to the Admission Office Calendar for April for specific details. In addition, you might want to explore the many April events on campus.
April Alumnae Gatherings for Admitted Students
See if there is an alumnae gathering for admitted students in your area in the coming weeks. If so, we invite you and your parents to join us. It's always fun to meet alumnae, in part because they're still as excited about Wellesley as the day they graduated!
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|Overnight Hostess Program||To thoroughly experience Wellesley's residential life, admitted students are welcome to make a reservation to spend the night at a Wellesley residence hall, hosted by a Wellesley student. You are welcome to stay for one night, Monday through Thursday, beginning Wednesday, April 1, through Thursday, April 23, (excluding Tuesday, April 14). To schedule an overnight visit, please call us as soon as possible at (781) 283-2270. We would appreciate one week's notice.|
|Campus Tours||Student-guided campus tours are available to everyone. They generally last one hour. An appointment is not required, but to speed up the check-in process, we strongly urge students to complete a Contact Card at least 48 hours prior to their arrival. Please check the detailed Admission Office Calendar for our tour schedule while planning your trip. Please note there will be no regular tours on Monday, April 13 (Spring Open Campus), or Wednesday, April 29 (Ruhlman Conference, which visiting students are parents are invited to attend!).|
Admission staff members will share with you important information about Wellesley in scheduled information sessions, which generally last one hour and are held throughout April. An appointment is not necessary, but you should plan to arrive at the Admission Office about 10 minutes before the session begins. Information sessions are available at 9 am and 1 pm weekdays, Monday-Friday (April 1 - April 30, excluding April 13, 14, and 29). We will also offer information sessions two Saturdays in April: April 4 and 18.
Please note the Admission Office is closed Saturday, April 11; Saturday, April 25; and Monday, April 20 (Patriot's Day/Marathon Monday).
Our professors would be delighted to welcome you in their classes. If you are interested in attending a class, please let the receptionist in the Admission Office know when you arrive for your visit.
Get a Class Visit Card. The classes available to visitors change daily. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We will provide you with a schedule of available classes and a Wellesley student will guide you through the different options. Classes generally last 70 minutes. Please see calendar (www.wellesley.edu/
Class Visit Schedule: Classes are available Monday-Friday through May 1. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, classes meet at 9:50 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 2:50 p.m. (options are very limited at 2:50 p.m.). On Wednesdays, classes meet at 9:50 a.m., 11:10 a.m. (only STEM and languages at 11:10 a.m.), 2:15 p.m., & 3:35 p.m. Please note: A greater selection of classes is available in the morning; options are very limited at 3:35 p.m.
Note about 8:30 Classes. A small number of 8:30 a.m. classes are available on all days. If you wish to attend an 8:30 class, you must pick up a class visit card at the Admission Office the day before during business hours between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
No classes April 29. Please note there will be no classes on Wednesday, April 29. The Ruhlman Conference, a celebration of student achievement, will be held on that day. Guests are welcome.