For Sophomores

Navigating Sophomore Year - Class Deans Resources

Welcome to the start of your sophomore year!  As your Class Deans, we are delighted to be able to get to know you better as you continue your Wellesley journeys.  Whether you are on campus or elsewhere during the Fall, we are available to meet with you, guide you through important academic decisions, and help you connect with other resources that you may find useful.  

This Fall, of course, is unlike any other, and we are all beginning to adjust to the school year and the world in multiple and complicated ways.  Sophomore year brings thoughts about choosing a major, studying abroad, seeking future internships, and perhaps pursuing new leadership opportunities.  Please know that we want to hear about your hopes and dreams, along with your worries and concerns, so that we can better understand how to offer support and guidance to you and your classmates as you continue to pursue your goals.

 

Term 1 and Term 2 Timeline

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September

Monday, September 7 (Labor Day):   Classes WILL be held 

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 Term 1 course
  • Deadline to submit paperwork for a cross-registered fall course
  • Deadline to submit Spring & Summer 2020 incomplete work to instructors
  • Deadline to declare a Term 1 course CREDIT/NON
  • Deadline to DROP a Term 1 course
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October

The Federal Student Aid applications (FASFA) open.  Get your forms in as early as possible for the best shot at financial aid.  Questions or need assistance? visit Student Financial Services.

Celebrate your class with the Sophomore Tree planting tradition.

Some summer internships have October applications deadlines.  Now's the time to find the right internship for you!  Career Services can help with any questions you have.

 

Monday, October 12:  (Indigenous Peoples' Day:   Classes WILL be held

Sunday, October 18:   Fall Mid-Semester Break Begins

Sunday, October 25:   Fall Mid-Semester Break Ends

Monday, October 26:   Fall Term 2 Classes Start

 

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

    • Deadline to Withdraw from a Term 1 course
    • Deadline to declare a Term 1 course Credit/Non
    • Deadline to ADD a Term 2 course
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    November

    Learn more about Term 3 and Term 4 courses at the Academic Open Houses

    Register for Term 3 and Term 4 classes

    Interested in Studying Abroad? Check out the Office of International Study - Planning and applications begin in Sophomore year.  *Applications for Junior fall study abroad are due by the end of December of your sophomore year.

    Deadline to declare your major if you will be studying abroad is the beginning of December.   Check the Registrars page for exact date and meet with your Class Dean and faculty advisory with any questions.

    Thursday, November 26:  Thanksgiving break!

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    Monday, November 30:    Classes resume

     

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

    • Deadline to DROP A Term 2 course 

     

    Thursday, November 26:  Thanksgiving break!

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    Monday, November 30:    Classes resume

     

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

    • Deadline to DROP A Term 2 course 

     

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    December

     

    Deadline to declare your major if you will be studying abroad  

    Applications due for Study Abroad

     

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

    • Deadline to declare a Term 2 course Credit/Non
    • Deadline to withdraw from a Term 2 course
    • Deadline to withdraw from a cross-registered Fall semester course
    • Reading period
    • Final Examinations

    Term 3 and Term 4 Timeline

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    January

    Welcome back!  The spring terms start 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

    Please be aware of academic deadlines, which can be found in the Academic Calendar

    Deadlines in January are:

    • Deadline to submit Fall incomplete work in late January
    • Deadline for Fall/Winter make-up final exams
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    Term 2 final grades are released in early January

     

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    February

    A decision on your major is due early March.  Now's the time to meet with your Dean and faculty advisor with any questions, especially if thinking about designing an individual major.

    Deadline for Fall Study Abroad applications.  Office of International Study.

     

    Be aware of upcoming academic deadlines.  View the Academic Calendar

    • Deadline to ADD a T3 course
    • Deadline to submit paperwork for a cross-registered course
    • Deadline to DROP a T3 course
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    March

    Interested in alternative break trip? Career Education can provide more information.

    Spring Break!

     

     

     

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    April

    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 junior year.  Find more information on the Fall Housing Room Selection Process

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

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    May

    The Ruhlman Conference is usually held early May

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

    • Deadline to WITHDRAW from a Term 4 course
    • Reading period
    • Final papers are due
    • Final examinations

    Thinking about studying abroad for Spring, Junior year?  Applications are due anytime between July and September.  Office of International Studies.

    Junior year is waiting!  Check out the Junior information page of the Class Deans Resources and have a great summer!

    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

     

     

    Dean Lori Tenser (A-L)         ltenser@wellesley.edu

    Deam Rebecca Garcia (M-Z)   rgarcia2@wellesley.edu

    Schneider Center, 2nd Floor

    (781) 283-2325