1. Before Arrival

Arrange for utilities by writing or by calling the appropriate company. Names and addresses of the major utilities are list in Section VII of this handbook. Questions concerning the arrangements may be directed to the Housing Office.

2. Upon Arrival

Pay the moving company with cash or certified check; most movers will not accept personal checks.

3. Conduct

Consideration for other tenants and neighbors is expected in regard to noise, TV, radio, stereo, pets and parties. Failure to be considerate of others or to comply with the rules and regulations pertaining to rental properties is sufficient grounds to terminate the lease of a tenant on 30 days' notice.

4. Absence of Occupants

Tenants are responsible for any damage to their apartments or houses occurring while they are absent during the summer or winter months. Campus Police should be notified of dates of departure and return.

5. March Deadline for Change of Residence

Application blanks for lease renewal or change of residence are customarily sent to all tenants each February. If the form has not arrived by the third week in March, the eligible faculty member should secure one from the Housing Office.


The College is not responsible for the safety of personal property. It is recommended that each tenant arrange for personal property insurance. Liberty Mutual offers group insurance rates to Wellesley College employees. For more information contact Monica Archer at