Celebrate a Wellesley tradition

The rolling of hoops. The singing of class songs (VERY loudly). The giving of flowers from one generation to the next.

Wellesley has changed a lot since many of these traditions were first celebrated. The oldest, Flower Sunday, dates all the way back to 1875. Each generation puts its own mark on these events.

Explore Wellesley's Traditions


Class colors: green, yellow, red, and purple

Class Colors

Step Singing

Marathon Monday

tying notes on to a class tree

Tree Planting Day


Flower Sunday

Students ride a mini-train

Lake Day