Crew on Lake Waban
Class of 2017 Tree Planting
Family Weekend 2014
Legacy Photo 2014

Join us next year: October 14-16, 2016


2015 Program

Click here for a PDF of the program.

Listed below are highlights from the weekend:

Friday, September 25

  • 8:30-12:20pm: Attend classes. Click here for the list of open classes.
  • 10-12pm: Open House - Book Arts Lab and Special Collections
  • 11:15-12pm: Faculty lecture - Will the humanities make your daughter human? Thomas Hodge
  • 2-4:15pm: Center for Work and Service Overview
  • 2-3pm: Study Abroad Information Session
  • 3-4:30pm: Houghton Chapel Tour and Tea
  • 3:15-4pm: Book discussion with Venita Datta - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
  • 3:30-5pm: The Butler Boathouse Dedication
  • 4:30-6pm: Wine and Cheese Reception at the Davis Museum
  • 6-7:30pm: Blue Nation Athlete Dinner
  • 7pm: Film Society - Frozen (PG)
  • 7:30-9pm: Jazz/World A cappella Concert
  • 9:15pm: Film Society - Inside Out (PG)

Saturday, September 26

  • 8:15-9:30am: President's Breakfast and Address
  • 8:45-1pm: Discover Wellesley* - Admission program
  • 10-11am: Sustainability Campus Tour
  • 10-11am: Rugby VS Framingham State
  • 10-10:45am: Faculty Lectures: Casey Pattanayak, James Battat, Phillip Levine
  • 11-11:45am: Faculty Lectures: Diego Arciniegas, Barbara Beltz, Jonathan Cheek
  • 11-1pm: Harambee House Jazz Brunch
  • 12-2pm: Community Luncheon. Click here for the menu.
  • 12-2pm: Soccer VS Sarah Lawrence
  • 12-4pm: Softball Double-header VS Lesley University
  • 12:15pm: Legacy photograph
  • 1-3pm: Volleyball VS WPI
  • 2-2:45pm: Faculty Lecture - Having it all? Combining work and family in the 21st century. Nancy Marshall
  • 2:45pm: Sophomore Class Tree Planting
  • 3-4:30pm: Choir, Chamber Music and Orchestra Concert
  • 4:30-6pm: Friends of Athletics reception
  • 7pm: Dessert Reception
  • 8-9pm: Jeopardy! game with Julia Collins '05. Claire Verbeck '16 gameshow host. Game board technology developed by Ella Chao '18 and Priscilla Lee '18. Question research by Sarah Lewites '18.

Sunday, September 27

  • 9:30am: Blue Nation Fun Run
  • 11-1pm: Hindu Puja and Brunch
  • 11-1pm: Alumnae Softball game
  • 12-4pm: Open Boathouse on Lake Waban
  • 2-4pm: Guild of Carillonneurs Open Tower

*Special Admission Program - High School Seniors

Do you have a high school senior who will be visiting campus with you for Family & Friends Weekend? If so, the Discover Wellesley morning on Saturday, September 26 would provide a wonderful opportunity for her to explore what makes Wellesley extraordinary. This program will feature student-led campus tours, panel discussions, and information sessions with admission and financial aid counselors. If she's interested in science, this morning will be especially great for her. Learn more at Click here to register.

Future Family Weekend Dates

October 14-16, 2016

October 13-15, 2017