Student Centers

Find your home in one (or more!) of our world-class student centers.

Each has its own purpose and personality; all share the goal of making the Wellesley campus life rich, diverse, and inspiring.

  • Billings


    Adjacent to Schneider, Billings is home to the campus radio station WZLY, The Wellesley News student newspaper, Legenda (yearbook), Office of Residential Life, and offices of the Intercultural Education Center and Religious and Spiritual Life. Billings is connected to the Schneider Center by "The Link."

  • More about Clapp Library

    Clapp Library

    The largest library on campus, focused on humanities and social sciences. Also houses the love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

  • Continuing Education House in the snow

    Continuing Education House

    Nontraditional Wellesley students include Davis Scholars and Postbaccalaureate students. They gather here to study, hold meetings or events, and relax over a meal.

  • The Davis Museum

    Davis Museum at Wellesley College

    Wellesley has one of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine arts museums in the country. Founded more than 120 years ago by the first president of the College, and now housed in an architecture award-winning building, the Davis Museum is characterized by collections and programs that span global history from Ancient times to yesterday.

  • More about Harambee House

    Harambee House

    Harambee means "working together" in Swahili, a phrase that sums up this center's mission. Harambee House offers enlightening cultural activities for the Wellesley College community, as well as educational, cultural, and social activities for students, faculty, and staff of African descent.

  • More about Houghton Chapel

    Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center

    Many religions are practiced in Houghton Chapel. It also hosts musical performances, and houses the famous Daniel Chester French tablet honoring Alice Freeman Palmer.

  • More about Jewett

    Jewett Arts Center

    Students can use the pianos, art studios, dark room, and other rooms. Student, faculty, and off-campus artists’ work is exhibited. Enjoy the Sculpture Court Gallery.

  • More about the Knapp Media & Technology Center

    Knapp Media & Technology Center

    Need to create a multimedia presentation? Learn how! Use the scanners, cameras, large format printers, editing suites, audio equipment, even a television studio.

  • More about the Knapp Social Science Center

    Knapp Social Science Center

    Instructional space for social sciences includes case-study classrooms, computer classrooms, seminar rooms, video conferencing facilities, and an archaeology lab.

  • More about the Lulu

    Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center

    Everyone loves the Lulu—where students and faculty work, play, eat, buy sundries, drink coffee, check e-mail, make copies. Nooks and crannies abound. Find yours.

  • More about Sports Center

    Nannerl Overholser Keohane Sports Center

    Play tennis. Swim. Run indoors. Or choose weight training, dance, yoga, badminton, and countless other options. Keep fit, work off steam, try something new. Have fun.

  • More about the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

    Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

    The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is located on the bottom floor of the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall and is home to the many thespian activities on campus. Theatre courses often meet here, and the student-run theatre organization, UpStage, showcases its full season of student-directed productions in this space.

  • More about Schneider

    Schneider Center

    Predecessor to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center (“the Lulu”), this building is affectionately known as “the Schneids” and houses student service offices.  Schneider Center is connected to Billings by "The Link."

  • More about the Science Center

    Science Center

    From the edge of the universe to the center of the atom, the Science Center is well equipped for research. Choose one of eight formal science majors, or design your own.

  • More about Slater

    Slater International Center

    Priscilla Allen Slater ’16 gave the center with this mission: “To encourage greater understanding among all cultures through personal association and cooperative endeavor.”

  • More about the bookstore

    Wellesley College Bookstore

    Located on the fourth floor of the Campus Center, Wellesley College Bookstore is your place for textbooks, gear, and supplies. Buy or sell used and new textbooks, find official Wellesley College gear, or purchase software and gifts. The services of this independently operated bookstore are also available online.