We hope to see you on campus!
Everyone says it, and everyone is right: You don't know a place until you've been there yourself. On our 500-acre campus, we have a lake, a science center with its own exoskeleton (and cafe), an art museum (and cafe), a solar array next to some of the region's finest playing fields, a Tudor-style replica of Shakespeare's birth house. There's a lovely town right down the street and a world-class cosmopolis (Boston and Cambridge) 12 miles (40 minutes) away.
Student-guided campus tours are available to all visitors* on a walk-in basis. They generally last one hour, and our tours depart on time so plan to arrive early! There is no reservation process, but we strongly encourage you to complete the electronic Visitor Information Card in advance - you'll check in faster and get helpful parking directions sent via email. We also suggest that you call ahead of time to make sure tours are available on the day you plan to visit.
Tour Schedule: Most weekdays departing promptly at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. See the Admission Calendar for tour availability on a particular date. There are no tours when the Admission Office is closed. During exam periods and breaks, tours depend on student availability.
*See Special Groups below, for groups of 10 or more.
Most professors open their classes to high school juniors and seniors. To attend a class, you must do so through the Admission Office, where you can view the selection of available classes and reserve your seat. (The class schedule on the Registrar's page does not take into account exams, field trips, and other anomalies, as well as professors who are unable to accommodate visitors.) Please arrive at the Admission Office 30 minutes before the start of your class period. This will allow time for you to choose your class, walk to the building, and meet the professor before the start of class. See the Admission Calendar for exact days and class times. We strongly encourage you to complete the electronic Visitor Information Card in advance of your trip.
On-campus interviews are available to high school seniors through mid-December and juniors after April 1. Keep in mind the interview deadline for your chosen decision plan. See Interview information. To schedule an on-campus interview, call the Admission Office at 781.283.2270. See Admission Calendar for details. To request an off-campus interview with an alumna interviewer near your hometown, complete the off-campus interview request form.
Admission staff members will share with you important information about Wellesley in scheduled information sessions at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in April, June, July, August, and October. These sessions generally last one hour. There is no reservation process for individuals and families, but we strongly encourage you to complete the electronic Contact Card in advance of your trip. Plan to arrive at the Admission Office about 10 minutes before the session begins. See the Admission Calendar.
Groups of 10 or more require advance reservation. *See Special Groups below.
We invite prospective students to have lunch in a residence hall dining room with a current Wellesley student and enjoy informal conversation with her. It's a fun and effective way to learn more about Wellesley. Lunch visits are available to seniors in the fall, Monday – Friday late September – early December, from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., and juniors and seniors in the spring. Students should call the Admission Office at 781.283.2270 to schedule. We require at least two business days' notice.
To thoroughly experience Wellesley’s residential life, high school seniors are welcome to make a reservation to spend the night at a Wellesley residence hall, hosted by a Wellesley student. Please call the Admission Office at 781.283.2270 two weeks in advance to schedule an overnight visit. Overnight Ambassador Schedule: Monday-Thursday, late September – mid November.
For counselors who would like to bring a group of students from their school or program, we offer special tours and information sessions. Please complete the Special Group Visit Request Form at least three weeks before your requested visit date and we'll make arrangements to accommodate your group. Should you require immediate assistance, please call the Admission Office at 781.283.2270. Please note: Groups of 10 or more visitors require a reservation.