All about Roommates

Getting in touch with your roommate over the summer will give you a head start on making a new friend at Wellesley.

The Housing Office will provide most first-year students with their room assignment information via MyWellesley in mid-July. Because we know that many of you will want to contact each other, the Residential Life Office would like to offer a few discussion topics for you to begin your conversations. 

Roommate Starter Kit

When you arrive on campus in the fall you will complete a "Roommate Starter Kit" with your new roommate(s). The Roommate Starter Kit is designed to give you initial talking points to get to know each other. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin a conversation and we hope this will be a helpful tool for you to use. Having conversations with one another over the summer will give you a head start.  Feel free to ask other questions as these are only prompts. Have fun!

  • This is what I would like to tell you about my family…
  • The friends that I have back home are like…
  • My friends would describe me as someone who…
  • I would characterize my neighborhood, my town, and the people who live there as…
  • What I was most involved in before coming to college was…
  • I think I’ll miss these things the most while being away from home…and these I’ll miss the least…

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.

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!"

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.