WELLESLEY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE

IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR 2015-2016

 

FALL SEMESTER

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM                Halls Open for New Students

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM        Halls Open for Returning Students

Monday, August 31, 2015                            First Day of Class

Monday & Tuesday, October 12-13, 2015             Fall Break

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, 2015          Thanksgiving Break begins after last class

on Tuesday

Tuesday, December 8, 2015          Classes End

Monday-Friday, December 14-18, 2015           Exam Period

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM        All Res Halls Close for Winter Break

 

SPRING SEMESTER:

Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM            Bates, Freeman and McAfee Open for

Wintersession – only those students approved to live on campus may return on this date

Monday, January 4, 2016                              Wintersession Classes Begin

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM          Res Halls Open for All Students

Monday, January 25, 2016                               First Day of Class

Monday-Friday, March 21-25, 2016                  Spring Break

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Classes End

Tuesday-Monday, May 10-16, 2016 Exam Period                             

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM           Res Halls Close for the Classes of 2017,

2018, and 2019

Friday, May 27, 2016           Commencement

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM                     Res Halls Close for the Class of 2016

 

NEW STUDENTS:

All new students (including First-Year Students, transfer students, resident Davis Scholars and exchange students) will arrive on campus Monday, August 24, 2015 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 24, 2015.

 

RETURNING STUDENTS:

All Upperclasswomen may return to campus beginning Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:00 am.  Any Upperclasswomen traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements for accommodations.  

 

*Please pick-up keys in your residential neighborhood during these hours:   

Sat., Aug. 29   9:00am-7:00pm

Sun., Aug. 30  9:00am-6:00pm

***keys will be at Campus Police if you arrive outside of these hours

 

The neighborhood locations will be:  

 

Tower Great Hall - for residents of Cervantes, Claflin, Lake House, Severance, and Tower

Beebe Hall living room - for residents of Beebe, Cazenove, Munger, Pomeroy and Shafer

Freeman Hall front desk - for residents of Bates, Cedar Lodge, Dower, Freeman, Hemlock Apartments, Homestead, Instead, McAfee, Orchard Apartments, Simpson West, and Stone-Davis

 

*Storage will open on August 29 and remain open until September 4.

 

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, 2015, 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 14, 2015 for students in the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018  Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 21, 2015.  After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Student Housing Office.

 

FOOD SERVICE:

The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Monday, August 24, 2015.  The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be lunch on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  First meal on January 23, 2016 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.

 

OFF-CAMPUS STORAGE:

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 19, 2015.  The fine for failure to vacate by 5:00 PM is $50 per hour.

Bates, Freeman and McAfee Halls will open for Wintersession on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at12:00 (noon).  Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 3.  

Residence Halls will open for all students on Saturday, January 23, 2016 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 19, 2015; 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.