Discover Wellesley this fall: First-hand experience, sudden revelations, alarmingly nice people.

Because we're sort of mysterious. And because we attract people who think for themselves and do a lot of research before they make gigantic, life-altering decisions.  

Registration is open for Discover Wellesley morning programs.

Discover Wellesley Weekend Sunday noon - Monday noon
October 16-17, 2016
This overnight program is just for seniors. It includes everything in the morning programs (see below), plus class visits, cultural events, and the surreal bonding experience that is a night in a Wellesley residence hall. See tentative weekend schedule and FAQs.
Discover Wellesley Mornings Saturday, September 24, 2016
Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day), 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016: Register

The morning program, open to all visitors, features campus tours, information sessions, and student panels. See tentative morning schedule.

Please note: During Discover Wellesley programs, we are unable to offer on-campus interviews, and we are unable to provide overnight accommodations or class visits for parents or other guests of student attendees.

Tentative Schedule: Discover Wellesley Weekend

Sunday, October 16, 2016
12-5:00 pm. Registration and Lunch
Boxed lunches available for students and guests from 12:00-1:00 pm

1:00-2:15 pm 

Why Wellesley: Perspectives of Current Students and Alumnae
2:30-3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (Pick one option. Split up your group and broaden your experience!)

  • Campus Tours
  • Applying to Wellesley: Questions and Answers
  • Financing a Wellesley Education
4:00-5:00 pm

Sample Lectures with Faculty

5:15-6:00 pm
For parents
Reception for Parents
Relax at the end of the day and enjoy informal conversations with members of the Admission staff.
5:15 pm
For students
Students Meet with Res Hall Coordinator Volunteers, Collect Luggage
5:30 pm
For students
Res Hall Coordinator Volunteers Lead Students from Ballroom to Res Halls
5:45-6:30 pm
For students
Student Dinner in Res Hall Dining Rooms
7:30-8:30 pm
For students
Wellesley at Night
Enjoy performances by student performance groups.
8:45-9:45 pm
For students
Student Organizations Open Meetings
An insider's view of clubs at Wellesley


Monday, October 17, 2016
7:30 am
For students
Breakfast for Students and their Hostesses
Residence Hall Dining Rooms
8:00-9:00 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. 
For students
Class Visit 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.
8:40-9:40 am

Concurrent Sessions (Pick one option. Split up your group and broaden your experience!)

  • Campus Tours
  • Applying to Wellesley: Questions and Answers
  • Financing a Wellesley Education
For parents
Living at Wellesley
Light refreshments will be served
9 am-4 pm Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
Schneider Center
9:50-11 am
For students
Essay Writing Workshop
10:15-11:30 am
Opening Doors: Opportunities at Wellesley and Beyond
Learn about the Career Education, 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 and Last Minute Questions
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.



Tentative Schedule: Discover Wellesley Mornings

Saturday, September 24
Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
Saturday, November12 
All events occur in Tishman Commons in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center.
Tours depart from Tishman Commons.
8:45 - 9:45 am
Check in
8:45 am Campus Tour (optional). Arrive at 8:30 if you plan to take this tour. Tour lasts 60-75 minutes. Additional tour at noon.
10:00 - 11:20 am A Glimpse of Wellesley: Q&A with current students and admission counselors
11:20 am - noon Affording Wellesley

Campus Tour (optional for those who did not take the 8:30 am tour). Tour lasts 60-75 minutes and will end at Visitor Parking.