Discover Wellesley FAQ

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What to pack Parking and check in Hotels (for parents)
Directions to Wellesley Schedule of events  
What to Pack
If you are staying overnight, you will be carrying your own luggage to the dorms, so pack lightly! Please bring the following:
  • Sleeping bag (definitely; sleeping on the hard floor without one—not so comfortable)
  • Pillow, bath towel, hand towel
  • Casual clothes. October can be a little unpredictable.  Be sure to check the weather!
  • Comfortable footwear as you will be walking all over campus
  • Flipflops for the shower
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.

 

directions TO WELLESLEY COLLEGE 
Directions to Wellesley College campus by air, train, or bus
Printable PDFs: Public transportation 
from Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) and South Station
Walk from Wellesley Square
From the commuter rail train station to campus
  Driving Directions
General Transportation (in the Greater Boston area)
Wellesley Campus Map

 

        PARKING 

Sunday Arrivals: You'll be tempted to park in Admission Parking, also known as the Dower Lot. Don't do it; you'll be on the wrong side of campus for the start of the program!  Park in "Visitor Parking" in the Garage (Davis Parking Facility).

Monday Arrivals: Park in Admission Parking/Dower Lot.

 

Check-In 

Alumnae Hall

Sunday Arrivals before 5 pm:
Join us in the Ballroom on the ground floor of Alumnae Hall (the brick building with five arches that would have been on your left, across the circle, as you entered the Parking Garage).

Sunday Arrivals after 5 pm:
Report to Campus Police (in the Parking Garage). They will help you connect with your hostess.

Monday Arrivals:
Climb up the hill to the Admission Office.

 
 
 

schedule of events - tentative

Sunday, October 19, 2014

12-4:45 pm..... Registration and Check In
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom
Boxed lunches will be available for students and guests from noon - 1 pm.
1:00-1:20 pm Welcome
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium
 
1:30-2:30 pm 
For Parents..........
Admission Information Session for Parents
Jewett Arts Center Auditorium
1:30-2:30 pm 
For Students

Demystifying the College Application Process
Science Center Room 277 and Room 377
Come with questions and get insider tips on applying to Wellesley and making the most of your college experience. 

2:45-3:45 pm
 
Campus Tours, Museum Tours
Leaving from the Science Center and Jewett Art Center
Take a student-led tour of the Wellesley Campus or the renowned art collection at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center
2:45-3:45 pm Financing a Wellesley Education: Our Commitment to Affordability
Collins Cinema
Wellesley is committed to giving every student the opportunity to afford an amazing education. Come to this session to learn about what makes Wellesley financially possible. Topics will include financing options as well as tips on applying for financial aid.
4:00-5:00 pm In a World of Possibilities, Why Wellesley?
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Auditorium
Q&A with students and alumnae
5:15 pm
for students
Meet Your Hostess (Roommate)
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Ballroom
Prospective and current student matching
5:15-6:00 pm
for parents
Reception for Parents
Wang Campus Center, Anderson Forum
We invite parents to relax at the end of the day and enjoy informal conversations with members of the Admission staff.
5:45-6:30 pm
for students
Student Dinner in the Dining Rooms
7:30-8:30 pm Wellesley at Night
Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons
Enjoy performances by student performance groups.
8:45-9:45 Student Organizations Open Meetings
An insider's view of clubs at Wellesley

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

7:30 am
For Students........
Breakfast for Students and their Hostesses
Residence Hall Dining Rooms
8:15 am 
For Students
Luggage Drop-Off
Weaver House (Admission Office), 1st floor
Your swipe cards will no longer work after 9 am, so please leave your luggage at Weaver house while you attend classes and other activities. 
8:30-9:40; 9:50-11;
or 11:10-12:20 
For Students
Class Visits for Students
Visit the class you signed up for at check-in. It is best to arrive early so you don't miss the chance to introduce yourself to the professor.
9 am

Campus Tours
Depart from Weaver House (Admission Office), 2nd floor
Tour guides will announce their destination at the beginning of the tour - either Tishman Commons for the parents’ “Living at Wellesley” panel or Clapp Library for the students’ Essay Writing Workshop. 

Please join the tour that will take you to the final destination of your choice. 

9 am - 4 pm
 
Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
Schneider Hall
9 am - 10 am
For Parents
Living at Wellesley
Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons
Join members of the first-year team for coffee and conversation about the various support networks in the Division of Student Life. 
9:50 - 11 am
For Students
Essay Writing Workshop
Margaret Clapp Library, Library Lecture Room
Jennifer C. Desjarlais, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 
10 - 11 am Opening Doors: Opportunities at Wellesley and Beyond
Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons
Learn about the Center for Work and Service (CWS), which provides services in recruitment and employment, internships, professional and graduate school advising, fellowships and grants, and initiatives in community and public service.
11 am - 12:30 pm
Departure
Students and their family members should plan to meet at Weaver House (Admission Office) for luggage pick up. Admission staff are available to answer any remaining questions.

 

 

 

MORE VISIT OPPORTUNITIES
If the 2014 Discover Days don't fit your schedule, please visit us at another time to take a tour and attend an information session.

 

 

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