Commencement '17:Post Ceremony Reception

Reception following Commencement, seniors and guests

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:15pm
Houghton Chapel Lawn

Following the Commencement ceremony, a complimentary reception/light lunch will be held under the Houghton Chapel lawn tent for the Class of 2017, family and guests.

Crystal Emery, Director of Black Women in Medicine

Black Women in Medicine

Film Screening, Workshop, and Book Signing

Saturday, May 6, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 102 Seminar Room, Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom East (101A)

Photo: Crystal R. Emery, founder of the Changing the Face of STEM initiative and director of Black Women in Medicine.

The Greater Boston Diva Docs invite the Wellesley College community to the Massachusetts premiere of Black Women in Medicine, a groundbreaking documentary directed by Crystal R. Emery, founder of the Changing the Face of STEM initiative. The film showcases the powerful black women that make up a small but growing minority of the medical community, encouraging people of color to pursue careers in medicine and healthcare.

Following the screening, there will be a talkback with Emery as well as three workshops led by prominent black female physicians: “Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood,” on exploring how to create bonds between Black and White women in medical professions; “From Conversation to Action,” laying out effective steps to create systemic changes in the medical field and beyond; and “Recruitment and Retention,” to inform the practices of medical-school staff with recruitment and retention duties. The event ends with a book signing with Emery.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

About Black Women in Medicine

Black Women in Medicine shares the motivational stories of women who have managed to make it in the medical profession despite obstacles such as lack of resources or educational opportunities and the barriers of sexism and racial bigotry—achieving their goals against all odds. The film also highlights positive role models to counter the negative imagery of Black women currently dominating mainstream media. The film will not only challenge your preconceptions about what kind of person becomes a physician, it will help you rethink the barriers you face in your life—and consider that there is infinite hope for your own success whatever your dreams may be. It is also a film that will encourage the next generation to set no limits on what they can accomplish.

Watch the trailer

This event is organized by the Greater Boston Diva Docs, a vibrant group of female physicians of African descent, in partnership with URU The Right to Be, Inc.

Huntington Theatre Company performance of Sonia Flew

Wellesley Repertory Theatre: Sonia Flew

June 1–June 25: 7:00 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

Wellesley Repertory Theatre is proud to present Sonia Flew, by acclaimed playwright, actress, and Lecturer in Theatre Studies Melinda Lopez. It is directed by Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies Lois Roach.

Sonia’s parents, fearful of the new government, sent their only daughter from Cuba to the United States in 1961. Set in Minneapolis and Havana, a story of family unfolds across the generations as Sonia—now raising two children with her Jewish husband—struggles to come to terms with her past, her lost parents, her own children, and her adopted country.

Past performances of Sonia Flew have received critical acclaim:

Sonia Flew soars with a passion.”
– Terry Byrne, Boston Herald

“[An] engaging new play about family, flight, and forgiveness. What makes Sonia Flew so moving is...its feisty portrayal of family life, whether bathed in the sunlight and fear of early-Castro Cuba or tucked into a bicultural jumble of tchotchkes and adamancy in the post-September 11 Midwest.” – Carolyn Clay, Boston Phoenix

To make a reservation call the Box Office at 781-283-2000 or go to

General admission $20, $10 for seniors and students.

There is no evening performance on Saturday, June 3.

Photo by T. Charles Erickson, Huntington Theatre Company

Commencement '17: Procession Formation

Senior Class: Severance Green Lawn --- Faculty: Jewett Road at Founders Hall

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:45am
Academic Quad Green

The senior line-up will take place on Severance Green. The Registrar's Office will line all seniors and be present to assist with any questions.

Faculty- Outside Founders Hall on Jewett Road

Soccer @ WPI

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Volleyball @ Hall of Fame

@Northhampton, MA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Off-Campus Location

Field Hockey vs. Trinity

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Keohane Sports Center Turf Field

Volleyball @ Hall of Fame

@Northhampton, MA

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Off-Campus Location

Field Hockey vs. Tufts

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Keohane Sports Center Turf Field

Soccer @ Clark

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Clark University