Winter Break Dates:  December 20th - January 25th

Wintersession Dates:  January 5th - January 23th
If you plan to leave the campus during Winter Break, please refer to the winter Residential Life Closing Memo.
If you would like to remain on campus after December 20th during Winter Break or Wintersession, you must apply for on-campus housing. Winter housing will be provided at Bates, Freeman or McAfee. Please complete and submit the Winter Housing Request Form.
Additional information reagrding Winter Break & Wintersession Housing eligibility may be viewed here:
  • 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:
Meal plan dining ends on December 20th, 2014. The last meal of fall semester will be lunch on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 in Pomeroy Hall. The Bates Dining Room will be open to purchase during Wintersession. Please refere to the Wellesley Fresh for information updates.

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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 Thursday, December 25th to Sunday, January 4th.   The house will remain open to international students via basement kitchen door access, please contact campus police for the key. Please note that 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.