Welcome, Class of 2018!

Orientation is your first chance to explore Wellesley as a college student!

The New Student Orientation is designed to help new students begin their transition into college and to find a sense of belonging at Wellesley.  The program has something for all of our new students, including first year, transfer, Davis Scholar, and international students. The program includes events, conversations, and activities that enrich your Wellesley experience and help you feel at home in our diverse community.

Specific programs are designed to:

  • Introduce you to the Wellesley College community, our history and shared values, and our rich tradition as a residential women’s college;
  • Provide opportunities for you to meet members of the college community, develop friendships, and establish personal connections with faculty and others in the extended Wellesley family;
  • Familiarize you with the campus and its resources, including academic advising and support services; and
  • Prepare you to become actively engaged in this community of lifelong learners, as you embark on your liberal arts education.







Key Dates

Dates to know for Orientation

Friday, August 22
International first-year students arrive
Monday, August 25
All other first-year, transfer, and Davis Scholar students arrive
Monday-Monday, August 25-September 1
Orientation week for all new students
Friday, August 29
Course registration for first-year students
Tuesday, September 2
Classes begin for all students