Discover Wellesley FAQ

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Directions to Wellesley College What to bring
Where to park and check in Hotels (for parents)
Required forms Schedule of events
New: Where to register when you arrive  


Getting to Wellesley College (from Boston's Logan Airport and South Station.
See also printable pdf of directions below.
Driving Directions to Wellesley 
General Transportation (in the Greater Boston area)
Wellesley Campus Map
Printable (pdf) directions
to campus:
Public transportation from Logan Airport or South Station
Walk from Wellesley Square (train station)



When you arrive on campus, 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!  

Instead, park in Visitor Parking, also known as the Davis Parking Facility.


Check-In (Overnight Only)

Alumnae Hall
Once parked, to check in, please 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).


Required Forms
In order to attend the program, you must complete the following online forms. Please do so before you arrive.
1. Online Medical Release Form 
You and your parent or guardian will need to complete the required Medical Release Form online.  You'll need to have done this in order to check in.
2. Online Acknowledgement Form 
You will also need to complete the required Acknowledgement Form online to acknowledge that you understand Massachusetts law and the Wellesley College Honor Code.
What to Bring
If you are staying overnight, you will be carrying your own luggage to the dorms, so consider packing lightly! Please bring the following:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and 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
  • Toiletries
where to register
Arriving Sunday from 12 - 5 pm Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom
Arriving Sunday after 5 pm Campus Police
Arriving Monday Weaver House/Admission Office

Schedule of Events  - Tentative

Sunday, October 20, 2013

12 - 1:00 pm
Registration and Check in
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom
Boxed lunches will be available for students and guests.
1:00-1:20 pm 
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Auditorium
Joy St. John, Director of Admission 
Rocio Ortega '16; Political Science major; East Los Angeles, CA 
1:30 - 2:30 pm 
For Parents
Admission Information Session for Parents
Jewett Arts Center Auditorium
Anna Young, Associate Director of Admission
1:30 - 2:30 pm 
For Students
Demystifying the College Application Process
Science Center Room 277 and Room 377
Milena Mareva '01, Associate Director of Admission 
Lauren Dennis '02, Senior Assistant Director of Admission 
Lisa Summergrad, Assistant Director of Admission 
Erika Blauth, Admission Counselor 
Come with questions and get insider tips on applying to Wellesley and making the most of your college experience. 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 Arts 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
Scott Juedes, Director of Student Financial Services
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 

Joy St. John, Director of Admission 

Arlevea Freeman '15; Economics & Religion double major; Chicago, IL 
Caroline Templeton '14; Geosciences & Computer Sciences double major; Sarasota, FL 
Audrey Wozniak '14; East Asian Studies & Music double major; Austin, TX 

Rachna Dang Sharma '93, Managing Director, Minuteman Group LLC 
Isabelle Gell-Levey '13, Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience, Brandeis University 

5:15 pm
For Students
Student and Hostess Matching
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Ballroom  
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 with Hostesses
Residence Hall Dining Rooms
7:30 - 8:30 pm
For Students
Wellesley at Night
Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons
Enjoy performances by student performance groups Wellesley Blue Jazz, Yanvalou, and the Blue Notes. 
8:45 - 9:45 pm
For Students
Student Organizations Open Meetings
Please refer to the list of organizations and meeting times in your folder. 


Schedule of Events  - Tentative

Monday, October 21, 2013

7:30 am
For Studentssssss
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 registration. 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
Green Hall, Room 436
9 am - 10 am
For Parents
Living at Wellesley
Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons
Tracey Cameron, Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education; Director of Harambee House 
Don Leach, Associate Director of Residential Life 
Lori Tenser, Dean of First-Year Students 
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
Students and their family members should plan to meet at Weaver House (Admission Office) for luggage pick up. This is also an opportunity to get answers to any last minute questions. 




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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