Lori Tenser
Dean of the First-Year Class

Lori Tenser serves as dean of the first-year class each year. As class dean, Dean Tenser provides guidance and support to first-year students as they make the transition into the college environment.

Students meet individually and in groups with Dean Tenser throughout the academic year to plan their course schedules; discuss options, interests, and challenges; and begin to identify their academic goals. The First-Year Dean’s Office also is responsible for new student orientation and the First-Year Mentor Program.

Dean Tenser holds a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She currently is pursuing her doctorate in education at Boston College.

Dean Tenser's office is 224 Schneider (the Class Deans are no longer located in Green Hall).  You can contact her at 781-283-2327 or ltenser@wellesley.edu



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Green Hall 344
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Ann Cronin
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Tel: 781.283.2322


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