Emergency Information

The College is open today.

When the College is closed, this page will confirm the closure starting at 6 a.m. , and provide ongoing updates, including when the College will reopen. We will also use our emergency text messaging system to communicate important emergency updates.

Wellesley’s main website homepage will also confirm the closure and link to this page.

When the College closes, all classes and scheduled events are cancelled. Residence halls and dining halls remain open unless otherwise noted, but everything else on campus closes, including libraries, the sports center, and Science Center.

When the College closes, some bargaining unit essential personnel are expected to report to work. The Contract requirements can be found for Campus Police in Article 7.6 (Emergency Weather) and for Independent Maintenance and Service Employees in Article 7.1 (f) (Emergency Weather). For administrative staff, the policy for hazardous weather can be found in the Administrative Handbook.

Transportation services will be suspended unless otherwise noted, and classes at MIT, Babson, and Olin will typically be cancelled until further notice.

For medical or other emergencies, contact 911 or Wellesley extension 5555.

Health Service can also be contacted at extension 2810. (Please call Health Service, where you will always reach help; do not stop by as the office may not be physically open). The same is true for Stone Center Counseling Service, whom students can reach at 781.283.2839.

Visiting

If you plan to visit Wellesley on a stormy day, we recommend that you email or call ahead (even if the College is open) to confirm your appointment as some departments may arrive late or leave early.

Scheduled Closures

The academic and administrative offices of the College are closed on the following holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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Please bookmark the backup site. We'll post updates there in the event that we lose access to the main site.

 

Key Contacts

Public Safety


Wellesley College
EMERGENCY: x5555
Non-hearing: x2303
Non-emergency: x2121

Town of Wellesley
EMERGENCY: Dial 911
Non-emergency:
Police Department
781.235.1212
Fire Department
781.235.1300
 

Other Wellesley


Media Relations
Tel: 781.283.2373
Fax: 781.283.3650
Journalists: 781.283.3321


Transportation
Tel: 781.283.2318


Residential Life
Tel: 781.283.2679
 

Health Service
Tel: 781.283.2810