Discover Wellesley Weekend

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Discover Wellesley Weekend

Important schedule note: Wellesley uses Guidebook for event schedules, and we’ll share the Discover Wellesley guide with you a few days before the event. Details for all events - speaker bios, event descriptions and locations, links, maps - will be in the app. Make sure to download the app and build your schedule before you come to DWW!

  • The events below are a tentative outline and may not include all events. Please download the Discover Wellesley Weekend Guidebook📲 that we'll email you prior to the event.
  • Programming is for parents, guests, and students unless specifically noted within the schedule. 

Sunday, October 6

Sunday Schedule
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Check In and Lunch Pick Up
1:00-2:15 p.m.
Why Wellesley: Perspectives of Current Students and Alumnae
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
2:30-3:30 p.m. Applying to Wellesley, Questions and Answers
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Financing a Wellesley Education
4:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday Class Lectures with Faculty
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Students: Essay Writing Workshop 
5:15-6:00 p.m.  
Reception for Parents
5:15 p.m.     Students: Meet with Hostesses, Collect Luggage
5:30-6:30 p.m.  
Students: Dinner with Hostesses 
7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Students: Campus Exploration Time



Monday, October 7

Monday Schedule
7:30 a.m.   
Students: Breakfast with Host
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Students: Luggage Drop Off 
8:30-9:45 a.m Students: Class Visit option
8:40 a.m-9:45 a.m    Campus tour
8:40 a.m-9:45 a.m 
Applying to Wellesley, Questions and Answers
8:40 a.m-9:45 a.m
Financing a Wellesley Education
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
9:55-11:10 a.m Students: Class Visit option
9:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.  Living at Wellesley Mix and Mingle
11:15 a.m -12:15 p.m.  Career Education: Opportunities at Wellesley and Beyond
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Departure and Last-Minute Questions
11:20 a.m.-12:35 Students: Class Visit option
12:30 p.m. End of formal program


What if I have questions?
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Some common questions we hear about Discover Wellesley Weekend

Where will I be staying the night? 💤
You will be spending the evening in a residence hall with a current student. We will be in touch leading up to the event with your host student's information so that you can connect prior to your arrival. Please note, we are unable to offer overnight accommodations for guests. Find a list here of nearby hotels. 


What should I pack? 🎒
You will want to pack a sleeping bag and pillow for your stay. Flipflops for the shower are a good idea too! Given the time of year, we would recommend layers, as the weather can fluctuate quite a bit. Don't forget to pack some travel toiletries!
What if I can't make it? 📅
No problem. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email We love visitors and you can do an overnight on select weekdays in October and the first week of November. You can visit Wellesley College outside of the program for tours, info sessions, lunch visits, and more. Check out our visit options.
Can I bring guests? 👥
It’s up to you! About half of the students come alone, and half bring a parent or other guest with them. You can bring up to three guests. 
Can I get an excused absence form for school guidance? 📝
Absolutely. We are happy to provide these when you check in on campus!