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. 

Monday, April 8

Monday Schedule
8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m Registration open
8:45 a.m Campus Tour
9:00 a.m. Campus Tour, Bark and Metal, and Residence Hall tours depart
9:25 a.m.
Keohane Sports Center Visit departs
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Student Financial Services Open Office Hours
10:00 -10:30 a.m. Welcome with the President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
10:30-11:30 a.m.
For students: Keynote speech 
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Parent & Guest choices:
- Faculty special lecture
- Understanding Your Financial Aid Package
- Campus Tour, Residence Hall Tour
11:45-1:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:15 p.m. Davis Museum tour
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Career Education Session
1:30-2:40 p.m. Class Visit option(students only)
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Understanding Your Financial Aid Package 
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Classical Concert
2:30-4:10 p.m. Science Center Research Display
2:55-4:10 p.m. Class Visit option (students only)
2:50-4:00 p.m.
Special Faculty Lecture
4:15-5:25 p.m.
Panel: Meet Our Alumnae
5:00 p.m. Registration closes for the day; late arrivals arrange to meet your hostess on your own
5:30-5:35 p.m. Hostess meet-up (students only)
5:30-7:30 p.m. Guest reception and departure - hors d'oeuvres and wine (guests only)
5:30-7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat with Residence Life
6:00 p.m Student dinner (students only)
7:00-8:00 p.m
Student Activities Fair
8:00-8:30 p.m.
Open Organizations Meeting – Group 1
8:30-9:00 p.m.
Live @ The Lulu
9:00-9:30 p.m. Queer Open Mic Night
9:00-10:00 pm
Open Organizations Meeting – Group 2



Tuesday, April 9

Tuesday Schedule
8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m Registration open
8:30-10:00 a.m
Light breakfast with College Staff
8:30-9:45 a.m. Class Visit option
8:45 a.m Campus tour
9:55 - 11:10 a.m. Class Visit option (students only) or Special Faculty Lecture
10:00-10:50 a.m.
Academic Departments and Programs Fair (students only)
11:00-11:50 Social Sciences Interactive Q&A Session
11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. Davis Museum open 
11:20 a.m-12:35 p.m. Class Visit option (students only)
11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m. Special Faculty Lecture
11:45 a.m- 2:00 p.m. Lunch 
Noon-12:45 p.m. The Future of Science at Wellesley
1:00-2:20 p.m. 
Music Open House
1:30 -2:20 p.m Humanities Interactive Q&A
1:30-2:40 p.m.
Class Visit option
2:30 p.m Campus tour, Bark and Metal Tour
2:30 p.m-3:30 p.m. Understanding Your Financial Aid Package
2:30 p.m Bark & Metal Tour
2:30-4:00 p.m. Arts Open Studio
3:45-4:15 p.m Final questions, snacks, and departure
4:30 p.m
Admission Office closes


What if I have questions?
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Some common questions we hear about Spring Open Campus

Should I come alone, or can I bring guests with me?

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. There are even separate events for guests to attend.

What should I attend?

There's a lot on the schedule and the idea is that you pick the pieces that are most meaningful to you. It's actually impossible to go to everything so we try to give lots of choices. Arrive late, leave early, whatever you like. Build your schedule based on your unique travel needs and personal goals.

How do I pick a class?

All of the available classes are listed in the registration form. Not every class on campus accepts visitors, so use the registration form to see what's available. You could take the time to read the course description for the class you're interested in, or you could just pick a class that has an intriguing title. It's up to you! Be bold. Try something new. Now's the time to take some risks and have some fun.

What if I can’t come to SOC?

No problem. We love visitors and you can do an overnight most weekdays (Monday through Thursday) in April. We also offer class visits for accepted students for just about all of April, plus tours, lunch visits, info sessions, and there are counselors available to answer your questions. Check out other visit options.

Any last advice?

Pack lightly, check the weather, and bring your curiosity and sense of adventure. This could be your community for the next four years, and your (pretty amazing) network for the rest of your life. Pay attention to the little things like the conversations you have over dinner, how accessible the professors are, and whether this feels like home. Will you be successful and happy here? That's what matters most! And finally, make friends and have fun.