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

    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 Spirtitual Life. Billings is connected to the Schneider Center by "The Link."

  • 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.

  • Davis Museum and Cultural Center

    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 and Cultural Center is characterized by collections and programs that span global history from Ancient times to yesterday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Knapp Social Science Center

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

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