Discover Wellesley

students walking outside

Discover Wellesley this fall: First-hand experience, sudden revelations, alarmingly nice people.

Because we're sort of mysterious. And because we attract people who think for themselves and do a lot of research before they make gigantic, life-altering decisions. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The morning programs, open to all visitors, feature campus tours, information sessions, and student panels. 

Schedule for morning programs
The morning programs officially run from 10 a.m. until noon, with the option to take a tour before or after.

8:40-9:45 a.m.: Check In at Tishman Commons (1st floor of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center) 

8:45 a.m.: Campus Tour departs (optional)

10-11:20 a.m.: A Glimpse of Wellesley: Q&A with current students and admission counselors

11:20 a.m.-12 p.m.: Affording Wellesley

12 p.m.: Campus Tour departs (optional)

Discover Wellesley Weekend October 14-15, 2018 (Sunday noon-Monday noon)

Registration has closed. If your travel plans change, or you need to cancel your visit, please contact dcraig@wellesley.edu. Please let us know ASAP if you are unable to join us so we may include students on our standby list.

This overnight program is just for seniors. It includes everything in the morning programs, plus class visits, cultural events, and the surreal bonding experience that is a night in a Wellesley residence hall.

Please note: During Discover Wellesley programs, we are unable to offer on-campus interviews, and we are unable to provide overnight accommodations or class visits for parents or other guests of student attendees.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14

12:00 PM: Arrival and Parking, Davis Parking Garage (not the Admission parking lot)

12:00 - 5:00 PM: Check In, Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Ballroom, Ground Floor

12:00 - 12:50 PM (Students & Parents): Lunch, Tent outside Ballroom

1:00 - 2:15 PM (Students & Parents): Why Wellesley: Perspectives of Current Students and Alumnae, Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Auditorium

2:30 - 3:30 PM (Students & Parents): 2:30 Option A: Campus Tours, Depart from lawn outside Alumnae Ballroom

2:30 - 3:30 PM (Students): 2:30 Option B:  Applying to Wellesley: Q&A, Tishman Commons, Lulu Chow Wang Student Center

2:30 - 3:30 PM (Students & Parents): 2:30 Option C: Financing a Wellesley Education, Jewett Auditorium

4:00-5:00 PM (Parents): Class Lectures with Faculty, Locations Vary (see Guidebook app)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (Students): In your own words: Why Wellesley, Houghton Chapel

5:15-6:00 PM (Parents): Reception for Parents, Wang Campus Center, Anderson Forum

5:15 - 6:00 PM (Students): Luggage Pick Up, Depart from Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Ballroom, Ground Floor

6:00 - 6:30 PM (Students): Dinner with Hosts, Residence Hall Dining Rooms

7:30 - 9:30 PM (Students): Campus Exploration Time, Various Locations (see Guidebook app)

MONDAY OCTOBER 15

7:30 - 8:30 AM (Students): Breakfast for Students and Hosts, Residence Hall Dining Rooms

8:00 - 9:00 AM (Students): Luggage Drop Off, Weaver House (Admission Office, 1st Floor)

8:30 - 9:40 AM (Students): Option A: Period 1 Class Visits, Locations Vary (See the back of your name tag.)

8:30 - 9:40 AM (Students & Parents): Option B: Campus Tour, Depart from Admission Office Driveway

8:30 - 9:40 AM (Students & Parents): Option C: Applying to Wellesley Q&A, Weaver House Office of Admission Conference Room, 3rd Floor

8:30 - 9:40 AM (Students & Parents): Option D: Financing a Wellesley Education, Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Tishman Commons, Ground Floor

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: (Students & Parents): Student Financial Services Open Office Hours, Schneider Center, 1st Floor

9:50 - 11:00 AM (Students): Option A: Period 2 Class Visit, Various Locations (See the back of your nametag.)

9:50 - 11:00 AM (Students & Parents): Option B: Living at Wellesley Mix and Mingle, Claflin Residence Hall Living Room

11:10 AM - 12:20 PM (Students): Option A: Period 3 Class Visits, Various Locations (See the back of your nametag.)

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (Students & Parents): Option B: Career Education: Opportunities at Wellesley and Beyond, Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Tishman

12:15 (Students & Parents): Departure and Last-Minute Questions, Weaver House Office of Admission

12:30: End of program