For Juniors

Students presenting at Ruhlman Conference

Navigating Junior Year - Class Deans Resources

There's lots happening in your Junior year! Continue to meet with your Class Dean who will support you in your student success at Wellesley.

Use the PLTC for additional support. They offer assistance with time management, and also offers a variety of tutoring programs including: Help Room (group tutoring for multiple courses within a discipline), Attached Tutoring (tutor office hours for a specific course and section), Supplemental Instruction (group tutoring for a specific course and section) and Assigned (Individual) tutoring. Drop-in tutors hold weekly office hours.

View our Junior Timeline for an overview of the year and get more detailed below.

Fall Semester Timeline


It's Degree Audit time. Visit your Dean and check in on your progress

Applications for Spring Study Abroad are due by September. Contact the Office of International Study (OIS) with exact date, and for further questions and guidance

Be aware of academic deadlines.  These can be found on the Academic Calendar:

  •     Deadline to ADD a fall course
  •     Deadline to submit paperwork for a cross-registered fall course
  •     Deadline to declare a fall course CREDIT/NON
  •     Deadline to DROP a fall course

Midterm examinations begin

FAFSA applications are open.  Get your forms in as early as possible for the best shot at financial aid Have questions or need assistance?  Student Financial Services can help

The Tanner Conference is usually held in late October

Fall Break!


Truman Scholarship applications due early December.  You can find it on Career Education

Learn more about spring courses at the Academic Open Houses

Register for spring classes

Take time to meet with your Dean and faculty advisor with any question

Some summer internship applications due. Make sure you are on schedule - check out the Career Education application page.

Thanksgiving break!


Take time to relax and get some stress relief. If you're not sure where to go, give us a call.  We will provide information about events happening across campus.

Be aware of academic dates and deadlines in December.  You can find the dates in the Academic Calendar:

  •     Deadline to WITHDRAW
  •     Reading period
  •     Final Examinations

Wintersession and Spring Semester Timeline

Wintersession / January

Welcome back!  The spring semester starts in the winter wonderland of Wellesley.  Need some winter clothes?  Visit the WSAS Clothes Closet.

Winter doldrums?  Come and talk with us.  We'd love for you to stop in.  There are no drop in hours, but you can always email your class dean for an appointment, or call the main office at 781-283-2325 to set one up. 

Staying over and need to know about housing? Contact Res Life

The Albright Institute is in session - take time to listen to the incredible speakers

Interested in an Alternative Break in Wintersession?   Alternative Breaks are service-oriented, substance-free breaks in which we volunteer with a variety of community partners in order to explore the social, cultural and political issues in that community.  Career Education can provide you with more information.

If you are doing wintersession, please be aware of academic deadlines, which can be found in the Academic Calendar

  • Deadline to ADD a Wintersession course
  • Deadline to declare a Wintersession course CREDIT/NON
  • Deadline to DROP a Wintersession course
  • Deadline to WITHDRAW from a Wintersession course

Other deadlines in January are:

  • Deadline to submit Fall incomplete work in late January
  • Deadline for Fall/Winter make-up final exams

Fall final grades are released in early January


Be aware of upcoming academic deadlines.  View the Academic Calendar

  • Deadline to ADD a spring course
  • Deadline to submit paperwork for a cross-registered spring course
  • Deadline to DROP a spring course

Midterm examinations begin

Family and midterms conflicting?  Talk to us!

Spring!  Check out Alternative Break Trips offered through Career Education

Albright Institute applications due late March.

Student-identified internships grant applcations due.  Find out more at Career Education


Learn more about fall courses at the Academic Open Houses.   Check in with your Class Dean to ensure that your distribution requirements are being met.    

Register for Fall Classes.  Questions? We can help

Marathon Monday!

Thinking about a summer term at Wellesley.  Lots of information is available.

Choose your housing for your senior year.  Find more information on the Fall Housing Room Selection Process

The Ruhlman Conference is held in late April or early May.


Now is the time for some Post-Baccalaureate planning.  Your Class Dean can help

Be aware of the academic deadlines.  You can find them in the Academic Calendar.

  • Deadline to WITHDRAW from a spring course
  • Reading period
  • Final papers are due
  • Final examinations

Senior year is just around the corner!  Next year will be very exciting and busy.  Take time to look at the Senior information pages!

Enjoy your summer break, and check in with your Dean when you come back.

You are not on this journey alone, in life or at Wellesley.  Your class dean will be there for you every step of the way to make sure that you have the individual attention & support you need to realize your goals.

Nayanika Das, Class of 2021

Contact: Dean Alison J. Black | Schneider Center, Room 221 | | 781.283.2325