Family Weekend

Wellesley Family Weekend

Join us this fall: October 13-15, 2017

Registration is now available

For a sample of Family Weekend events, please visit the 2016 schedule below:

Complete program of events

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Friday, October 14

  • 8:30-3pm: Attend classes.
  • 10-12pm: Open House - Book Arts Lab and Special Collections
  • 11:15-12pm: Debra Knopman '75: Urban Responses to Climate Change
  • 1-2pm: Campus tours
  • 1-2:30pm: Davis Museum reception and gallery tour
  • 2-3pm: Study Abroad information session
  • 3-4:30pm: Houghton Chapel tour and tea
  • 3:15-4pm: Career Education session
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Marian Burros '54 book signing
  • 4-4:30pm: Session for families of students interested in the health professions
  • 5-6:30pm: Alumnae Achievement Awards ceremony and reception
  • 6:30-8pm: Blue Nation athlete dinner
  • 7pm: When Harry Met Sally (R)
  • 7:30-9pm: Jazz and A cappella concert
  • 9:15pm: Julie & Julia (PG 13)

Saturday, October 15

  • 8:15-9:30am: President's Community Breakfast
  • 9-11am: Swim alumnae pool party
  • 10-10:45am: Faculty lectures
  • 10:30am: Rugby - Wellesley vs Babson
  • 10:45am: Yoga and spin classes with student instructors
  • 11-11:45am: Faculty lectures
    • Oscar Fernandez - A Few Easy Ways to Boost Student Success in Math
    • Jackie Hatala Matthes - Ecological Disturbance: Modeling the Effects of Climate Change and Invasive Insects
    • Anjali Prabhu - The Suzy Newhouse Center: Building Community through Intellectual Challenge
  • 11-1pm: Soccer vs WPI
  • 11-12pm: Dedication of new stained glass windows in Houghton Chapel
  • 12-2pm: Community lunch in the dining halls: menu
  • 12-2pm: Harambee House: Taste of the Diaspora
  • 1-3pm: Field Hockey vs Springfield
  • 2-2:45pm: Faculty lecture: Lee Cuba speaks about his new book Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College
  • 2:45pm: Sophomore class tree planting
  • 3-4:30pm: Choir, Chamber Music and Orchestra Concert
  • 5:30-9pm: Athletics Hall of Fame reception, dinner and ceremony ($70/person)
  • 7pm: Julie & Julia (PG 13)
  • 9:15pm: When Harry Met Sally (R)
  • 9pm: Observatory Open House

Sunday, October 16

  • 8-9:30am: Early bird hike around Lake Waban
  • 9-10am: Alumnae crew race
  • 10:30-12:30pm: Alumnae softball game
  • 11-1pm: Hindu Puja and brunch
  • 11-12pm: Seven Sisters cross country race
  • 12pm: Discover Wellesley Weekend starts (Admission program)
  • 12-4pm: Open boathouse on Lake Waban
  • 2-4pm: Guild of Carillonneurs Open Tower

Future Family Weekend Dates

October 13-15, 2017