Schedule a Visit

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Schedule a Visit

Let the visiting commence!

You want to visit! Excellent. We’d love to meet you.

Side note: We made a list of tips for making the most of college visits in our College Planner. We’re organized like that.

Plan your campus visit:

Consider your options: Tours, information sessions, class visits, overnights and more. What do you want to do during your visit? Browse the activities below and decide what you want to do during your Wellesley visit. 

Register using our Online System. Select the date you are hoping to visit. Once you select your intended year of entry on our registration form, you will be presented with a list of what is offered on that date. We ask that all visitors and guests register at least 24 hours prior to arrival on campus.

Review the parking instructions and directions to campus.

Accessibility and Disability Resources ♿:

If you require any accommodations for your visit, please call us at 781-283-2270 and ask to speak with our Accessibility and Disability Resources Liaison. We kindly ask for three days advance notice whenever possible.

Campus activities
students touring campus

Campus Tours

Student-led campus tours are available most weekdays and some Saturday mornings.

  • Accessibility ♿: Tours last 70 minutes. The route is a mile long and includes stairs and hills. If you need an accessible tour route or are bringing a stroller, call 781-283-2270 in advance. We kindly ask for two days advance notice so we can best accommodate you.
  • Still have questions after your tour and information session 🤔🤔 Each day, an “on-call” admission counselor is available in the Office of Admission lobby to answer any lingering admission and financial aid questions.
  • Groups 👥 of 10 or more require a separate reservation. See Special Groups.

Register for a campus tour

students sitting in a classroom

Information Sessions

  • Hear from our student admission representatives about the first-year experience, classroom dynamics, research opportunities, internships, study abroad, the benefits of attending a women’s college, and the admission and financial aid process. 
  • When we don’t offer information sessions, campus tours include details normally presented in the information sessions 
  • Visitors who are 15 minutes late or more will be accommodated to the best of our ability.
  • Still have questions after your tour and information session 🤔🤔 Each day, an “on-call” admission counselor is available in the Office of Admission lobby to answer any lingering admission and financial aid questions.

Register for an information session

Kathy Moon teaching a class

Class Visits

Many professors are eager to open their classes to high school seniors, transfer candidates, and Davis candidates. Class visits are held most weekdays in both the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, class visits are offered to Seniors and in the Spring, class visits are offered to both Seniors and Juniors. 

📆 An appointment is required and must be made at least one full business day before your visit. Classes at Wellesley are very small and typically there is space for 1 or 2 visitors per class, so reserve your seat early. 

Most classes last 70 minutes, so plan for 90 minutes total (10 minutes extra on either end).

  •  📚 A class visit ticket is required. After registering online, you must pick up your class visit ticket 🎟 from our office at least 30 minutes before your class begins. 

Register for a class visit

students eating lunch together

Lunch With a Student

We invite prospective applicants to have lunch with a Wellesley student in a residence hall dining room. It’s a fun and effective way to learn more about Wellesley from someone immersed in the community. And lunch is on us! 

Lunch visits are offered most weekdays, except during break and exam periods.

  • Spaces fill quickly, so register early 📆. The earlier you register, the more likely it is we can pair you with a student who shares your interests.
  • Fall lunch visits 🍽 are open to high school seniors as well as transfer and Davis Degree Program candidates who are within one year of applying.
  • Spring lunch visits 🍽 are open to high school juniors and seniors as well as transfer and Davis Degree Program candidates who are within one year of applying.
  • Please note the lunch visit is for visiting students only.

Register for a lunch visit

students in a dorm studying together

Overnight Stay With a Student

To really experience Wellesley’s residential life, we invite high school seniors to spend a night in a residence hall. A Wellesley student volunteer will be your host, and the Office of Admission will cover the cost of your dinner and breakfast.

The earlier you register, the more likely it is we can find a host who shares your interests.

  • Overnight 🌜visits are available in October, November, early December, and April, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
  • To stay overnight in the fall: You must be a high school senior, or a transfer or Davis Degree Program candidate within one year of applying. We ask for as much advance notice as possible—at a minimum, seven business days.
  • To stay overnight in April: You must be an accepted first-year student, or a “likely” Early Evaluation candidate. You must book your overnight visit at least seven full business days in advance (although more notice is always appreciated); space is limited, so reserve as early as possible! Registration for April overnight visits will be available after you receive your admission decision.

Register for an overnight visit

special group visit

Special Group Visits

Can I request a group 👥 visit?

We host groups of 10 or more prospective applicants and/or underserved populations of students seeking an introduction to the college search and application process. Please note, we will only grant Special Group Visit requests from officials from High Schools or non-profit community based organizations. We do not accommodate private tour agencies.

What is included?

We offer two options for our group visitors: an information session and a campus tour.

  • Information Session: Topics include the first-year experience, classroom dynamics, research opportunities, internships, study abroad, the benefits of attending a women's college, and the admission and financial aid process.
  • Campus Tour: Focuses on the academic and social experience of the current Wellesley student. If someone in the group needs an ASL interpreter, please let us know when you book your visit and we will provide one.

When can my group visit?

Groups may visit on most weekdays when our students are not on break or in exam period.    

Request and schedule your group visit

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