Important Dates and Information
OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR 2012-2013
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM Halls Open for First-Year Students
Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM Halls Open for Returning Students
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 First Day of Class
Monday & Tuesday, October 8-9, 2012 Fall Break
Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23, 2012 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class on Tuesday
Friday, December 21, 2012 Final Exams End
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM All Res Halls Close for Winter Break
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM Bates, Freeman and McAfee- Only open for- Wintersession – only those students approved to live on campus may return on this date
Thursday, January 3, 2013 Wintersession Classes Begin
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM Res Halls Open for All Students
Monday, January 28, 2013 First Day of Class
Monday-Friday, March 18-22, 2013 Spring Break
Friday, May 17, 2013 Final Exams End
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM Res Halls Close for the Classes of 14, 15, and 16
Friday, May 31, 2013 Commencement
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM Res Halls Close for the Class of 2013
All new students (including First-Year Students, transfer students and exchange students) will arrive on campus Monday, August 27, 2012 with the exception of International students and Athletes (special return dates will be communicated to these two groups of students). Residence Halls will open at 8:00 am. Any new student traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements off-campus for accommodations. All new students may obtain keys in their assigned Residence Hall on August 27.
All Upperclasswomen may return to campus beginning Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 9:00 am. Any Upperclasswomen traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements for accommodations. All returning students may obtain keys from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Campus Center’s Information Desk.
RESIDENCE HALL STORAGE:
Information regarding the opening and cleaning of storage rooms will be posted in each Residence Hall. COLLEGE FURNITURE MAY NOT BE REMOVED FROM STUDENT ROOMS AND PLACED IN STORAGE AREAS. Students who remove furniture from their rooms will be fined.
NOTE: According to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, no items may be deposited in Residence Hall corridors. Students must bring empty boxes and other items to properly marked locations. All items in the hallways will be discarded.
ROOM FREEZE AND ROOM CHANGES IN THE FALL:
Beginning on August 1, 2012, room freeze will take effect. Room changes are not permitted during this time, either within or between Residence Halls. Room freeze ends on Monday, September 17, 2012 for students in the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 24, 2012. After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Housing Office.
The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Monday, August 27, 2012. The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be lunch on Saturday, September 1, 2012. First meal on January 26, 2013 will be lunch.
PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE:
Wellesley College does not assume responsibility for personal items belonging to students. We urge parents to refer to their personal homeowner’s insurance policy for possible coverage.
The Bookstore is located in the Wang Campus Center and is open Monday- Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Returning students will receive information from their storage company regarding delivery dates.
END OF SEMESTER I:
ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE THE RESIDENCE HALLS BY 5:00 PM ON Saturday, DECEMBER 22, 2012. The fine for failure to vacate by 5:00 PM is $50 per hour.
Bates, Freeman and McAfee Halls will open for Wintersession on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at12:00 (noon). Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 2.
Residence Halls will open for all students on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9:00 am.
Reminder: Students who are graduating or going on leave for Spring Semester must vacate their rooms by 5:00 PM December 22, 2012; such students may not remain on campus for Wintersession. Only students returning from leave may return to campus during Wintersession. Newly accepted transfer or exchange students may not arrive for Wintersession.