Health and Wellness

Wellesley is committed to supporting the overall well-being of each student.

A variety of services and programs will help meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We encourage you to utilize any of these services and when needed, seek out the support we provide during your time at Wellesley.

Health Service

The College Health Service is a licensed outpatient clinic staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who provide primary medical and gynecological care, nutrition counseling, and physical therapy to all students. The staff is committed to educating students and promoting healthy choices and lifestyles. The health service also provides general medicine services, immunizations, medical clearances, confidential HIV testing, laboratory testing, traveler’s health advice, health and alcohol education, and services relating specifically to women’s health. Consultation with specialists is available both locally and in Boston. For more information, please visit the Health Service's Web pages

Stone Center Counseling Service

The Counseling Service is a helpful resource for students interested in confidential individual or group counseling sessions. Whether you are seeking support dealing with personal matters affecting your daily life or hope to find a basic sense of purpose or direction, the Counseling Service can help you access the resources you need. The staff of licensed clinical professionals includes psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist, and a clinical nurse practitioner, and offers support as you navigate the developmental challenges that may affect your academic performance. Many of these services are offered without charge, and professional confidentiality is maintained at all times in accordance with the law. For more information about how the Counseling Service may assist you, visit the Stone Center online.

Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics

Physical activity can contribute to a balanced lifestyle and enhance your overall well-being. Through the Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA) you can participate in physical education classes, varsity, club and intramural sports, and recreational activities such as aerobics, swimming, weight training, and many others. The Nannerl O. Keohane Sports Center is home to Wellesley’s 14 varsity sports (basketball, crew, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball) as well as cardio and weight equipment. You also have access to our dance studios, golf course, weight rooms, racquet courts, pool, and recreation fields. To learn more about athletics, physical education and recreational activities, please visit the PERA Web site .

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Linens and Laundry Service

Some choose to order residence hall room-ready sheets and towels at a discounted rate through Residence Hall Linens, which offers special rates for Wellesley families. To view their offers or to place an order for linens.
Some Wellesley students opt for a laundry and dry-cleaning contract during the school year.  E&R Campus Laundry is a local company that provides on-campus services.

Contact and Emergency Info

All students must provide contact and student directory information to receive room keys and activate their One-Card. Prior to arriving on campus, you must update information on the Banner Emergency Contacts page including your cell phone number, parent(s)’ contact information, and additional emergency contact information.

Dressing for the Weather

You'll need clothing appropriate for the New England climate, although it may not be necessary to bring it all with you during Orientation week. It's likely to be very warm when you first arrive in August and very cold during finals week in December. Consider packing winter clothes in a box that can be mailed to you when the weather turns colder. Expect to need a winter coat, boots, hats, and gloves during the winter season.
Remember: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!"