Important dates

WELLESLEY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE

IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR  2013-2014

 

FALL SEMESTER

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM                 Halls Open for New Students

Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM      Halls Open for Returning Students

Tuesday, September 3, 2013                                   First Day of Class

Monday & Tuesday, October 14-15, 2013            Fall Break

Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29, 2013        Thanksgiving Break begins after last class on                                                                                        Tuesday

Tuesday, December 10, 2013                                  Classes End

Monday-Friday, December 16-20, 2013              Exam Period

Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM    All Res Halls Close for Winter Break

 

SPRING SEMESTER:

Sunday, January 5, 2014 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 6, 2014                                            Wintersession Classes Begin

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM         Res Halls Open for All Students

Monday, January 27, 2014                                            First Day of Class

Thursday-Friday, March 20-28, 2014                         Spring Break

Friday, May 9, 2014                                                        Classes End

Wednesday-Tuesday, May 14-20, 2014                       Exam Period                                                    

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM                     Res Halls Close for the Classes of 15, 16, and 17

Friday, May 30, 2014                                                      Commencement

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM                       Res Halls Close for the Class of 2014

 

NEW STUDENTS:

All new students (including First-Year Students, resident Davis Scholars, transfer students  and exchange students) will arrive on campus Monday, August 26, 2013 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 26.

 

RETURNING STUDENTS:

All Upperclasswomen may return to campus beginning Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 9:00 am.  Any Upperclasswomen traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements for accommodations. 

*New key pick-up process this year!  Please pick-up keys in your residential neighborhood during these hours:   

 

Sat., Aug. 30   9:00am-7:00pm

Sun., Aug. 31  9:00am-6:00pm

Mon., Sept. 1   9:00am-5:00pm

***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 30 and remain open until September 3.

 

 

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, 2013, 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 16, 2013 for students in the classes of 2015, 2016, 2017.  Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 23, 2013.  After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Housing Office.

 

FOOD SERVICE:

The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Monday, August 26, 2013.  The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be lunch on Saturday, August 31, 2013.  First meal on January 25, 2014 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.

 

BOOKSTORE:

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.

 

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 21, 2013.  The fine for failure to vacate by 5:00 PM is $50 per hour.

Bates, Freeman and McAfee Halls will open for Wintersession on Monday, January 5, 2014 at12:00 (noon).  Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 5. 

Residence Halls will open for all students on Saturday, January 25, 2014 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 21, 2013; 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.

Related

Important Dates: SPRING 2014
 

November 26th-28th
Thanksgiving Break
 

December 9th
Classes End

 

December 15th-19th
Exam Period

 

 

Contact Us

Office of Residential Life
 

Billings Hall 106 

E-mail: reslife@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.2679