Program Schedule

Spring Open Campus 2017: Program Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Please refer to the Schedule of Events in your Spring Open Campus Program for definite times and locations. 

RISE* at Wellesley 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

(*Reflection |  Inclusion  |  Sisterhood  |  Empowerment)

An optional day or overnight program. For students who are interested in discovering Wellesley's diverse and inclusive community - including students who are from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Latina American, Native American, and Asian American; first-generation students; and/or students from other underrepresented communities and regions. We'll talk about community, support, and friendship; we'll share diverse perspectives and experiences.

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: All: Student Financial Services Open
  • 11:00 am - 1 pm: All: Registration, Keohane Sports Center, Field House
  • 11:05 am - 11:15 am: All: Campus Tours, Depart from Keohane Sports Center Field House
  • noon - 12:30 pm: All: Welcome and Overview
  • 12:45 - 2:30: Students: Psychology Professor Angela Bahns will present on: The Promise of Diversity: Learning how to facilitate diverse friendships. Panel to follow.
  • 1:45 - 2:25: Parents: Special Tours: Davis Museum, Science Center, Greenhouse/Botanic Garden
  • 2:30 - 3:30: All: Financial Aid 101 The Basics; Financial Aid 201: Next Steps
  • 3:30 - 4:45: Parents: Parent Reception with Advisors, Faculty, Admission Staff
  • 3:30 - 4:45: Students: Real Talk; Breakout Sessions
  • 4:45  4:55: Students: Overnight Hostess Matching (students)
  • 5:15 -6:30: Students: Student Dinner, Residence Hal Dining Rooms
  • 6:45 - 7:45: Students: Free Time; Explore and relax or join a cultural group
  • 6:45 - 7:45: Students: Cultural Clubs Open Meetings
  • 8:00 - 9:00: Students: Dessert Reception for Students
  • 9:00 - 10:00: Students: Free Time

Spring Open Campus
Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • 7:00 - 8:30 am: Students: Breakfast in Residence Halls: for students who stayed overnight on Wednesday
  • 8:30 - 9:40: Students: Class Visit option #1
    For students who stayed overnight on Wednesday. Class Visit registration notes.
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm: All: Registration; Additional Class Sign-Ups; Luggage Drop-Off; 
    Parent Registration: Special Lecture Sign-Up: Keohane Sports Center, Field House
  • 8:55 - 9:05: All: Campus Tours: Continuous Departures from Keohane Sports Center between 8:55 and 9:05 (45-minute tours)
  • 9:00 - 4:00: All: Student Financial Services (SFS) Open Office Hours
  • 10:00 - 10:30: All: Welcome from the President and the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid 
  • 10:30 - 11:40: All: Wellesley Panel
  • 11:45 - 12:45 pm: Students: Student Lunch, Residence Hall Dining Rooms
  • 11:45 - 12:45 pm: Parents: Lunch for Family and Friends, Keohane Sports Center, Multipurpose Gym
  • 12:50 - 1:35: All: Math & Science Showcase
  • 1:30 - 2:40 pm: Students: Class Visit option #2
  • 1:30 - 2:40 Parents: Special Lecture option #1
    Attendees will miss the end of the Math & Science Showcase and all of the Arts Showcase.
  • 1:40 - 2:25: All: Arts Showcase
  • 2:30 - 3:30: All: Academic Departments & Programs Fair
  • 2:50 - 4:00: Students: Class Visit option #3
  • Attendees will miss most of the Academic Departments Fair and half of the Social Sciences Showcase. Class Visit registration notes.
  • 2:50 - 4:00: Parents:Special Lecture option #2  |Attendees will miss most of the Academic Departments Fair and half of the Social Sciences Showcase.)
  • 3:35 - 4:20: All: Social Sciences Showcase
  • 4:30 - 5:30: All: Panel: Meet Our Alumnae
  • 5:30 - 5:40: Students: Overnight Hostess Matching
  • 5:30 - 6:15: Parents: Parent Reception & Farewell (until tomorrow!)
  • 6:00 - 7:00: Students: Dinner with Overnight Host
  • 6:30 - 7:30: Students: Varsity Athletics Reception with Varsity Coaching Staff
  • 7:00 - 8:00: Students: Open Student Organizations Meetings
  • 7:45 - 8:40: Students: Student Activities Fair: Meet representatives from many of our student organizations
  • 8:45 - 9:30: Students: Wellesley@Night: Performance by student groups
  • 9:30 onward: Students: Open Student Organizations Meetings

Spring Open Campus
Friday, April 21, 2017

  • 7:30 - 8:30 am: Students: Breakfast in Residence Halls (for students who stayed overnight Thursday)
  • 7:45: Parents: Breakfast available (to eat during panel)
  • 8:00 - 8:40: Parents: Campus Resources Panel
  • 8:00 - 11:00: Students  Registration for Friday arrivals only; Luggage Drop Off & Swipe Card Return for those who stayed overnight on Thursday: Admission Office, Weaver House
  • 8:30 - 11:00: All: Registration, Additional Class Sign-Up
  • 8:30 - 9:40: Students: Class Visit option #4
    For students who stayed overnight on Thursday, or Friday arrivals who are at Registration at 8:00 am.
    Attendees will miss the Career Education Presentation. 
  • 8:45 - 9:30: All: Career Education Presentation and Q&A
  • 9:00 - 4 pm: All: Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
  • 9:50 - 10:35: All: Interdisciplinary Programs Showcase
  • 9:50 -11:00: Students:  Class Visit option #5
    Attendees will miss the Interdisciplinary Programs Showcase, and the first half of the Languages Showcase. 
  • 9:50 - 11:00: Parents:  Special Lecture option #3
    Attendees will miss the Interdisciplinary Programs Showcase, and the first half of the Languages Showcase.
  • 10:40 - 11:25: All: Languages Showcase
  • 11:10 - 12:20: Students:  Students  Class Visit option #6
    Attendees will miss the end of the Languages Showcase, and the Humanities Showcase.
  • 11:10 - 12:20: Parents: Special Lecture option #4
    Attendees will miss the end of the Languages Showcase, and the Humanities Showcase.
  • 11:30 - 12:15: All: Humanities Showcase
  • 12:15 - 1:00: All: Farewell Reception: Bring your questions, enjoy a light snack

Spring Open Campus has ended, but we invite you to remain on campus to take advantage of our regularly scheduled options.

  • 1:30 - 2:40 pm: Students:  Class Visit option
    You may select this as the one advance registration to guarantee your seat, or ask at Registration about any remaining seats.
  • 2:00 - 3:00: All: Campus Tour
  • 2:50 - 4:00: Students:  Class Visit option
    You may select this as the one advance registration to guarantee your seat, or ask at Registration about any remaining seats.
  • 3:00 - 4:00: All: Campus Tour
  • 4:30:  All:  Admission Office closes

Class Visit Notes:

Each student will be permitted to advance register for one (1) Class Visit option during the program. Take time to review the schedule to know which other options you will miss to attend your class. You will not be able to change your Class Visit selection after you submit your registration form – choose wisely!

If you would like to visit a second class, there will be a table at Registration where you can ask about any remaining seats. Keep in mind that while Spring Open Campus ends Friday at 12:15 p.m., there are Friday afternoon classes that are not part of the program that will have seats available.

Parents and other visitors, as well as students, are permitted to attend one Special Lecture during the program. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Registration on Thursday and Friday.