Winter Break & Wintersession 2014

Winter Break Dates:  December 21st - January 5th

Wintersession Dates:  January 6th - January 24th
If you require housing during Winter Break or Wintersession you must request permission to stay on campus by filling out the Winter Housing Request Form.
Additional information reagrding Winter Break & Wintersession Housing eligibility may be viewed here: Winter Housing Policy.
  • Wellesley College Bus Service ENDS: Saturday, December 21st
  • Wellesley College Bus Service RESTARTS: Saturday, January 25th
There are alternative forms of transport available to students staying on campus over Winter Break and Wintersession:
  • Commuter Rail from Wellesley via the Frammingham-Worcester line (Wellesley Square stop). For the schedule, click here.
  • NEW: MWRTA Route 8 Shuttle (click on link here to see .pdf of schedule)
Food Options:
There will be no permanent dining hall options at Wellesley over Winter Break. Students can either cook for themselves or eat out. However, there will be occasional food options provided based on the schedule below:
Mon Dec 23 at 9am Bates Bell Desk Fruit Basket from President's Office
Mon Dec 23 at 11:30am Bates Living Room Linden Deli Sandwiches from Office of the Provost
Tues Dec 24 at 8:30am Bates Bell Desk Bagels from the President's Office
Thurs Dec 26 at 11:30am Bates Living Room Pad Thai from the Alumnae Association
Fri Dec 27 at noon Bates Living Room Lola's Pasta from Athletics Department
Mon Dec 30 at 9am Bates Bell Desk Fruit Basket from President's Office
Mon Dec 30 at 11:30am Bates Living Room Linden Deli Sandwiches from the Davis Museum
Thurs Jan 2 at 8:30am Bates Bell Desk Bagels from the Parent's Office
Fri Jan 3 at noon Bates Living Room Pizza from the Senior Gift Committee - The Wellesley Fund
During Wintersession the Dining Halls operate on a modified schedule, viewable here.
If you are planning to cook, a nearby grocery location is Roche Brothers, located in Linden Square:

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Alternatively, students can opt for online shopping at Roche Brothers. There is a delivery fee for this type of grocery purchase. More information can be found here:


Slater House Hours:

Slater International Center will be closed from Tuesday, December 24th to Thursday, January 2nd.   The house will remain open to international students via swipe access but staff will not be available for advising during that time.   

For your convenience, the kitchen will be stocked with snacks and tea.   Please feel free to bring your own food to prepare and use the space as your home away from home.



Walk In Hours



1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


 Please call 781.283.2082 or email Ying Chen to schedule an appointment outside of these hours.


Regular Business Hours



8:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Upcoming Events



5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Immigration Attorney Visit

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Slater Culture Show

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Global Tea

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm