Welcome Class of 2028! Hooray! 🎉🥳 We're so glad you're here!

We have so many ways for you to get to know Wellesley and connect with our (now also your!) community below.

Let your Wellesley adventure begin!

Admitted Student Portal

The Admitted Student Portal is the dedicated hub for everything related to being an admitted student at Wellesley!

Within this portal you can:

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In the days following decision release, you will receive an email with more details about the on- and off-campus engagement opportunities available.

Thrive! Sessions

So, we obviously think you’re great! Join us in the weeks and months following your acceptance to engage in sessions specifically for admitted students! Register to visit with us (both virtually and in-person!) by logging in to your applicant portal and navigating to your admitted student engagement portal.

Programming includes a welcome from Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Peaches Valdes, student-to-student chats, faculty coffee chats, and opportunities to connect with alums.

Students answer: Why Wellesley?

  • I choose Wellesley because of the immense opportunities offered all around. The many different classes, the range of social events, and the ability to connect with faculty are all aspects that pointed me in the right direction of choosing Wellesley. It's a decision I know I'll never regret. The diversity of the student body is incredible. I feel like every day I'm becoming friends with someone new and learning about what their passions are. I love being able to learn about people's unique interests. The community is also phenomenal. Everyone on campus is always willing to help out another Wellesley student or visitor—a trait that is truly admirable in students here. Lake Waban is another beautiful asset to Wellesley's atmosphere.

    —Abena Asare, Psychology, Berlin, New Jersey

  • When I was deciding between Wellesley and other colleges, one thing that made Wellesley stand out from all the others was how diverse of a community it had and how excited everyone who went to school here was to be part of it. I had never felt more welcomed on a college campus than I did when I attended Spring Open Campus. Everyone was so willing to share their experiences with me, and I found the honesty to be refreshing. I had never seen so many people who loved the college they attended and I wanted to be part of a community that fostered a sense of belonging, which is why I chose Wellesley!

    —Elizabeth Loizides ’19, Political Science, East Islip, New York

  • When I was deciding between Wellesley and the other schools I was accepted to, they all had a lot in common: liberal arts, small class sizes, rigorous academics, etc. To get a better understanding of the intangible aspects of these schools (i.e. the community), I went on Facebook to the accepted class of 2019. I posted an identical bio about myself on each page and waited. The response that I got from Wellesley students (incoming first years and upperclass women) was overwhelming. Students invited me to join clubs, watch lectures from their classes, read their favorite books.... It was so inspiring! Wellesley students obviously had a wide range of passions and were excited to communicate their ideas with others. Having a dialogue with these women was, simply put, inspiring. And I can promise you that sense of eagerness, curiosity, and ambition is even more tangible once you get on campus! I am very happy with my decision to be a part of the Wellesley community.

    —Safia Williams, Computer Science, Portland, Oregon

Programming FAQs

You can find the full slate of virtual and on-campus events in your admitted student portal. We offer admitted student tours on Monday and Friday mornings and faculty coffee chats on Monday and Friday afternoons. We also have many virtual options, including student to student chats, faculty roundtables, financial aid sessions, and more.

While you are welcome to attend both a student-led tour and a Thrive! Admitted Student Day, these events will cover similar content. At both, you will connect with current students, learn about student life and the first year experience, and get a feel for campus.

Admitted student campus tours are hosted on Mondays and Fridays. These tours highlight the Wellesley community, academic offerings, and student life. This 70-minute experience starts with brief introductions in the Office of Admission followed by the campus tour.

Thrive! Admitted Student Days feature a student panel, campus resource panel, guided tour of campus, student involvement fair, lunch and the chance to connect with staff in Student Financial Services.

There’s something special about faculty at Wellesley. They're professors, yes, but also: mentors, confidants, cheerleaders, and, eventually, maybe even friends. In our faculty coffee chat series, hear directly from pairs of faculty and current students who have fostered community in the classroom. Learn all about academics, advising, and faculty support at Wellesley.

To ensure that all students have access to admitted student programming, you are not permitted to attend both Thrive! admitted student days. If you’d like to visit campus more than once, we encourage you to register for an admitted student campus tour and/or faculty coffee chat hosted on Mondays and Fridays. You may also register for virtual programming in your admitted student portal.

If you choose to visit in person, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with your Student Financial Services (SFS) counselor! SFS uses a caseload model, and Wellesley students are assigned their counselor by last name with some exceptions. You can find your SFS counselor and schedule a time to meet here. You are also more than welcome to reach out to sfs@wellesley.edu with any questions you may have.