Behold! Everything you need to know about your upcoming Thrive! visit.

Ft. a schedule of events, some helpful FAQs, and additional info on the campus resources you'll hear all about.

Schedule

9:00a.m.Check-in
Alumnae Hall Lawn
9:30 – 10:30a.m.Welcome and Faculty Roundtable
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium
10:45a.m. – 1:00p.m.Students: Campus Tour and Wellesley Student Panel
Science Center
10:45a.m. – 1:00p.m.Guests: Student Success Panel and Wellesley Student Stories Panel
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium
1:00 – 2:00p.m.Lunch and Student Involvement Fair 
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom & Alumnae Hall Lawn
2:00  4:00p.m.Optional: Walk-in Hours with Student Financial Services
Schneider Center

9:00a.m.Check-in
Alumnae Hall Lawn
9:30  10:30a.m.Welcome and Faculty Roundtable
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium
10:45a.m. – 1:00p.m.Students: Campus Tour and Wellesley Student Panel
Science Center
10:45a.m. – 1:00p.m.Guests: Student Success Panel and Wellesley Student Stories Panel
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium
1:00 – 2:00p.m.Lunch and Student Involvement Fair
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom & Alumnae Hall Lawn
2:00 4:00p.m.Optional: Walk-in Hours with Student Financial Services
Schneider Center

Student success resources

Today, you’ll hear all about the resources that will help you Thrive! at Wellesley from students, staff, and faculty. If you want more info on any of them, check out the list below.

The Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources (ADR) assists students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and attention disorders plan and implement necessary accommodations.

Wellesley Career Education empowers Wellesley students and graduates to engage personally and professionally in an ever-changing world. The external relations team procures career and funded internship opportunities via employer and alum engagement, while the internal relations team shapes the student experience, providing career advising, health professions advising, and fellowship and civic engagement opportunities. For information on what students do after Wellesley, check out the Class of 2023 First Destination Survey.

The FLI Network connects first gen and low income students to Wellesley resources and provides an important network of students, faculty, staff, and alums who aid in the transition to college.

Providers at Health Services are employees of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Students have access to all of the resources of the Mass General Brigham system and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, including specialists, ER/urgent care, on-call services, and COVID care.

Wellesley is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all LGBTQ+ students. Wellesley offers many informal mentoring and advising resources for its LGBTQ+ students and their allies. The Stone Center, Wellesley’s counseling service, offers an LGBTQ+ support group discussion group as well as counselors trained in handling LGBTQ+ issues. The Cultural Advising Network includes an LGBTQ adviser, Q-Connectors and Wellesley’s LGBTQ+ student organizations. You can find LGBTQ+ Programs & Services in the Penthouse, found on the fourth floor of Billings!

The Dean of First-Year Students provides guidance and support to first-year students as they make the transition into the college environment. Students meet individually and in groups with the Dean throughout the academic year to plan their course schedules, discuss opportunities, interests and challenges, and begin to identify their academic goals.

The Office of Intercultural Education promotes cultural competency through intercultural activities and programs. It also provides support and advocacy for students of color through Acorns and Harambee Houses.

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life nurtures the spiritual lives of all Wellesley students through religious celebrations, pastoral care, multifaith programs, and mindfulness practices.

The Office of Student Success (OSS) serves to enhance and expand the support that is available to first-generation, underrepresented and underserved students at Wellesley College through a collaborative approach that leverages the strengths of dedicated campus partners to help students thrive.

The PLTC helps students maximize their educational opportunities and realize their academic potential through tutoring, peer education programs, and other academic support services.

PERA develops students’ skills in and knowledge of physical activity. All students are required to earn eight credits across the department’s programs: Physical Education, which offers instructional classes; Recreation, which includes club sports, intramurals, and leisure activities; or Athletics, which encompasses the 13 intercollegiate athletics teams.

Residential Life and Student Housing is committed to the creation of holistic, inclusive, and collaborative communities. They provide students with information about residence halls, assists in students' transition to college, and promotes residential programming.

The Slater International Center provides practical and programmatic support to international students. It's also a focal point of cultural sharing for the Wellesley community.

Wellesley College values student mental health and wellbeing. The Stone Center offers a range of services to support student resilience and psychological growth, including time-limited counseling services, with most students coming for an average of 6-8 sessions. For individuals seeking ongoing or weekly counseling, the Stone center can arrange for a referral to a counselor or clinic in the Wellesley or Boston areas. There is no additional charge for counseling services, though medication is billed to a student’s medical insurance.

The Students’ Aid Society provides short-term loans, a Clothes Closet, and other means of support to Wellesley College students with demonstrated need, supplementing the College’s own financial aid programs. Founded in 1878, the Society is an independent corporation managed and supported solely through the generosity of alums and friends.

Student Financial Services (SFS) is a one-stop destination for both prospective and returning students. The SFS staff assists students and their families in understanding the aid application process, parent and student loan options, payment plans, financial aid awards, and much, much more.

FAQs

All visitors to campus will be welcomed with a faculty panel and brief remarks from our Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. Following this, students will take an interactive tour of campus and attend a current student panel. Family members and guests will hear from a current Wellesley student panel and will learn more about the many campus resources that first-year students use throughout their time at Wellesley, but especially during their first year transitioning to campus. You should plan to be on campus for approximately 5 hours.

​If your plans change, you can edit your registration through your admitted student portal or by following the directions in your confirmation email. For additional questions or concerns about your registration, please email Debbie Craig at dcraig@wellesley.edu.

We are excited to offer drop-in office hours with Student Financial Services on both of our Thrive! Admitted Student Days. Whether attending on April 7 or April 13, you will have the option of meeting with a member of the Student Financial Services team from 2pm to 4pm in the Schneider Center.

We are not able to offer appointments with faculty during your visit to campus. If you would like to engage with faculty, we encourage you to register for an virtual faculty roundtable or on campus faculty coffee chat in your admitted student portal.

Yes! We welcome visitors to campus to check out our bookstore on the fourth floor of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. Your swag bag will include a 20% discount coupon!

Yes! Upon your arrival there will be coffee, tea, and water. Lunch will also be provided from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Lunch options will accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and preferences. We encourage students to bring a water bottle to use while touring campus.

We encourage you to explore dining options in downtown Wellesley (‘the Ville’) which is a short walk from campus. A few of our favorites are The Wellesley Bakery, Fiorella’s Trattoria, Starbucks, and Cocobeet.

We are unable to provide overnight accommodations on campus for students and family members. Here is a list of area hotels that may be convenient for your visit.

To ensure the safety of the campus community, visitors will not be permitted inside campus buildings unaccompanied. While on tour, students will be able to see inside buildings and classrooms guided by our current students. Our Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Alumnae Hall will be available to the public.

Attire for the day is casual. Your visit will include an outdoor walking tour of campus, so we encourage comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Our Thrive! Admitted Student Days will take place rain or shine. Should we expect inclement weather, we encourage you to dress appropriately for outdoor programming.

If you or your guest(s) require an accommodation during your visit, please email Debbie Craig at dcraig@wellesley.edu. Be sure to include the event date in your email. Requests made less than 14 days in advance will be reviewed but cannot be guaranteed. Information will only be used for purposes of accommodating your accessibility request.