Events


Flower Sunday 2014

Celebrate One of Wellesley's Oldest Traditions on Sunday, September 7, 2014


Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:30am
Location: Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

Flower Sunday is the oldest and longest-surviving Wellesley tradition. For many young women coming to Wellesley, the first Sunday away from home brought homesickness, and the celebration of Flower Sunday helped to ease the transition. Flower Sunday has evolved into a day of sisterhood and celebration of the new school year. Held annually in early September, it features a multicultural and multi-faith pageantry of song, music, and dance. In recent times, Flower Sunday has come to include the tradition of Wellesley "little" and "big" sisters. First-year students are paired with an upperclasswoman who will act as her "big" sister. As tradition goes, big sisters bring bouquets of flowers to their little sisters and accompany them to the Flower Sunday festivities. With big sisters accumulating several little sisters during their time at Wellesley, entire "families" fill the seats in Houghton Chapel.