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What to pack Parking and check in Hotels (for parents) Directions to Wellesley Tentative 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 by air, train, or bus
Public transportation  (pdf) From Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) and South Station
Walk from Wellesley Square (pdf) From the commuter rail train station to campus
Driving Directions (pdf) Including GPS coordinates
General Transportation In the Greater Boston area
Wellesley Campus Map Including printable 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
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 18, 2015 (TENTATIVE)

12-4:45 pm..... Registration and Check In
 
1:00-1:20 pm Welcome

 
1:30-2:30 pm 
For Parents..........
Admission Information Session for Parents
 
1:30-2:30 pm 
For Students

Demystifying the College Application Process

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
 
2:45-3:45 pm Financing a Wellesley Education: Our Commitment to Affordability
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?
Q&A with students and alumnae
5:15 pm
for students
Meet Your Hostess (Roommate)
 
5:15-6:00 pm
for parents
Reception for Parents
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 19, 2015 (TENTATIVE!!!)

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

9 am - 4 pm
 
Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
Schneider Hall
9 am - 10 am
For Parents
Living at Wellesley
 
9:50 - 11 am
For Students
Essay Writing Workshop
 
10 - 11 am Opening Doors: Opportunities at Wellesley and Beyond
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.