Check Your Checklist!

In order to help all our new students prepare for their arrival at Wellesley, we have prepared a checklist of tasks, forms, and information for students to work with over the summer. 

You will find this checklist by logging into MyWellesley. The active checklist there provides information about each item, including its due date, and a link to the form you should complete or to further guidance about the checklist item.  Students see only those tasks that are relevant to them. Most checklist items are available on May 10, although some will become active later in the summer. 
 
Below, for public reference, is a full listing of all the checklist items, the brief description that appears in the checklist for each item, and the due dates (and starting dates if later than May 10).  Please note that the descriptions refer to links that are available only in the live checklist in MyWellesley. 
 

Provide Emergency Contact Information:

All new students are required to follow the link to the right to submit information about emergency contacts. In case of an emergency, the College needs to know how best to contact you quickly and to contact family members or others who need to know about you. You will not be able to register for fall classes until you provide the portions of this information that are required. Questions about this can be sent to deanofstudentsoffice@wellesley.edu.  Due June 6.

Update Your Family Information:

All new first-year and transfer students must follow the link to the right to review and update information about their family. The College uses this information to support students in their time at Wellesley and to communicate effectively with students' families. Questions about this form can be addressed to dmulno@wellesley.edu. Available May 19 and due June 8.

Provide Required Health Information:

All new students must follow the link to the right to complete an online health history questionnaire and submit by electronic upload the required forms including the consent for treatment, physical exam form (completed by a medical provider), and immunization documentation.  The deadline for submitting this health information is July 1. Your status will not reflect a "green check" until EVERY component of the requriement has been reviewed.  Detailed instructions regarding the health requirement, the online student health link and health form are available at: http://www.wellesley.edu/healthservice/incomingstudents. Questions regarding this health requirement should be directed to healthmd@wellesley.edu or 781.283.2810. Due July 1.

Financial Clearance:

All students must make satisfactory arrangements for paying the comprehensive fee in advance of the start of the semester. Bills are emailed to students' wellesley.edu accounts in early July and payments are due by July 29.  In July, there will be additional information about your account. For questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 781.283.2360 or sfs@wellesley.edu. Due July 29.

Sign the Room and Board Contract:

All new students who will be living on campus must follow the link to the right to acknowledge the terms of the Room and Board contract, covering their entire time in Wellesley residence halls. Questions about housing can be sent to StudentHousing@wellesley.edu.  Due July 29.

Read and Acknowledge Wellesley College Policies:

All new students are required to follow the link to the right to review and acknowledge their acceptance of some critical College policies. All of our policies are collected in the Student Handbook, which all students should be familiar with. Questions about College policies can be sent to deanofstudentsoffice@wellesley.edu.  Due July 29.

Tell Us About Your Religious Interests:

Students interested in finding out about our religious and spiritual organizations and programs should follow the link to the right to indicate their preferences. Questions about these activities can be addressed to Dear Steinwert at tsteinwe@wellesley.edu.  Due June 10.

Request Needed Disability Accommodations:

Students requesting accommodations for specific disabilities should follow the llnk to the right to submit information about their needs. Questions about our disability services can be sent to disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or call Jim Wice at 781.283.2434. Due June 10.

Request Campus Housing:

All new students planning to live on campus should follow the link to the right to submit information we will use in selecting your housing assignment. Questions about housing and room assignments can be sent to StudentHousing@wellesley.edu. Due June 10. 

Complete the Race and Ethnicity Information Form:

New students are asked to follow the link to the right to provide information on their racial and ethnic identities.  The information is used for statistical and group reporting purposes only.  Questions about this form can be sent to deanofstudentsoffice@wellesley.edu.  Due July 1.

Like the Class of 2020 Facebook Page and follow up on Instagram and Snapchat:

Get updates from the College and meet and stay in touch with your new classmates! Follow us on Instagram at wellesleyorientation2016 and on Snapchat at wellesleyo2016 too! Due July 1.

Make Sure We Have Your Final High School Transcript:

New first-year students should remember to instruct their high schools to submit an official copy of their final transcript no later than July 1. If you are sitting for IB, A-level, Baccalaureate, or other national exams, you should also submit official results.  The Admission Office must (it's required) receive these documents before you can register for classes.  Follow the link to the right for more details. Questions about this can be sent to the Admission Office at admission@wellesley.edu. Due July 1.

Sign Up for International Student Pre-Orientation and Hostess Programs: 

Pre-Orientation: International non-immigrant students (F-1, J-1, H-4, etc.) are required to register for and attend the Pre-Orientation program from August 24 to August 25.  This program is optional for permanent residents of the United States, dual citizens, and US citizens living abroad. 

Hostess Program. This is an optional program offered to students travelling alone from their home countries.  The program allows students to arrive early (August 22-23) and to be picked up at the airport by volunteer Hostesses.  

For information on the Pre-Orientation and Hostess Programs, click here or contact Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or slatercenter@wellesley.edu. Due July 1. 

Submit the Certificate of Finances (COF):

International students who require F-1 or J-1 status must complete and submit a Certification of Finances (COF).  Follow the link to the right to download the COF form, upload your completed COF, any supporting financial documents and/or bank statements, and a copy of your Passport ID page. If you have any questions about your COF, contact the Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or slatercenter@wellesley.edu. Please complete this as soon as possible to avoid delays in applying for a visa or entering the U.S.  Due July 1. 

Cmplete the SEVIS Record Transfer Form:

All new international students coming to Wellesley from a secondary school or college in the United States must complete a SEVIS Record Transfer Form. Follow the link to the right to download the SEVIS Record Transfer Form, upload the completed form and copies of your current immigration documents including your Form I-20 and Form I-94. If you have any questions about the SEVIS Record Transfer Form, contact the Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or slatercenter@wellesley.edu. Due July 1. 

Pre-Register for First Year Writing Courses and Seminars:

All first year students at Wellesley must take a First-Year Writing course, and may also take an optional First Year Seminar. You will be registered for these courses during the summer.  Starting June 6, the link to the right will take you to a form that will guide you through the process of indicating your preferences for these courses. Questions about pre-registration for these courses can be sent to Dean O'Keefe at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu. Due July 3. 

Sign Up for Optional On-campus Placement Exams:

Students wanting to take the on-campus placement exams in Physics, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish, or who have an interest in German (no exam given)  should follow the link to the right to sign up. Please review the information at http://www.wellesley.edu/esp/entering/academics/exams about the specific exams before signing up; in particular, relatively few students will need to take the Physics exams, so read that information carefully. General questions about placement exams can be sent to Dean O'Keefe at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu. Due July 10.

Take the Online Music Placement Exam:

New students interested in taking the online placement exam in Music should follow the link to the right, starting June 1. This exam is for students who plan to take music lessons for credit or otherwise plan to study music theory. Questions about the Music exam can be sent to Prof. Jenny Tang at jtang@wellesley.edu. Due July 10.

Take the Optional Online French Placement Exam:

New students interested in taking the online French Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. Take this exam if you have taken French before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Codruta Morari at cmorari@wellesley.edu. Due July 10. 

Take the Optional Online Italian Placement Exam:

New students interested in taking the online Italian Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. Take this exam if you have taken Italian before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Flavia Laviosa at flaviosa@wellesley.edu.  Due July 10.

Take the Optional Online Latin Placement Exam:

New students interested in taking the online Latin Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. This exam is for students who have taken Latin before, and plan to continue your study of it at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Ray Starr at rstarr@wellesley.edu. Due July 10.

Take the Optional Online Russian Placement Exam:

New students interested in taking the online Russian Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. The exam is available starting June 1.  Take this exam if you have taken Russian before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Alla Epsteyn at aepsteyn@wellesley.edu. Due July 10.

Share Information for your Wellesley Advisors:

New first-year students should follow the link to the right to provide information that we will use to match you with a Faculty Advisor. Questions about our advising programs can be sent to Dean O'Keefe at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu. Due July 10. 

Take the Online Math Placement Questionnaire:

All first year students must follow the link to the right to take the online math placement questionnaire. It is best to take this as early in the summer as possible. The math department will use this questionnaire, in combination with any AP/IB scores or other information about your math background, to make a placement recommendation for you. Questions about math placement can be sent to Prof. Helen Wang at hwang@wellesley.edu. Due July 10. 

Financial Aid Materials:

Students who have applied for financial aid should regularly monitor the Financial Aid Requirements button on the Financial Services tab in MyWellesley as requirements will be updated to reflect your current status.  Questions about financial aid can be addressed to the Student Financial Services office at sfs@wellesley.edu. Due July 29.

Submit the Health Insurance Waiver (for students with other insurance):

All students enrolled at least 3/4 time are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. Wellesley College has arranged for appropriate coverage and the cost will be included in each student's fall semester bill. If you prefer to remain covered under another policy, you must waive the College's arranged coverage. Waiver information is available through the link to the right, which will be available in early June and must be completed before July 29. Please note that if you submit a waiver, you will not see a green check here until fall bills are issues on July 6. If you have questions regarding the student health insurance plan, then please contact University Health Plans at info@univhealthplans.com or 800-437-6448. Due July 29.

Order Your Class T-Shirts and Photos:

New first-year students can order and pre-pay for class t-shirts and photos by following the link to the right. Questions can be sent to the Orientation Team at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu. Due July 30.

Sign Up for Optional Orientation Experiences:

All new students can use the link to the right to sign up for several optional Orientation programs, starting in late July. Information about these programs will be posted once plans are made, and questions about them can be sent to the Orientation Team at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu.  Due August 1.

Sign Up for the Logan Airport Shuttle:

Strting June 1, students may sign up for a shuttle service from the Logan Airport shuttle stop near Shoppers World in Framingham to the Wellesley campus on August 26, by following the link to the right. Questions about this shuttle service can be sent to the Orientation Team at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu.  Due August 10. 

Send Us a Photo for your Wellesley ID Card:

All new students should follow the link to the right to upload a photo to be used to make their Wellesley ID card. Please read the OneCard Photo Upload Instructions pror to submitting your photo.  Questions about ID cards can be sent to the Orientation Team at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu. Due August 10.

Do the Online Alcohol Education Program:

Wellesley College supports its students in making thoughtful and responsible decisions regarding alcohol use.  Starting August 1, all new students must follow the link to the right to complete Alcohol eCHECKUP to Go, a quick and confidential personalized self-assessment that will provide you with information on alcohol and harm reduction strategies, as well as feedback on your own alcohol behaviors and risk factors.  It will also providd you with helpful resources available to you at Wellesley College and in the community.  The information you provide to eCHECKUP To Go is completely anonymous and will only be available to you.  Your identifying information is only used to verify completion of the program.  Questions about this can be sent to ctrevorw@wellesley.edu.  Available August 1 and due August 24.

Do the Online Sexual Misconduct Education Program:

Wellesley College takes seriously its committment to empowering students to end sexual violence.  Starting June 1, all new students may follow the link to the right to complete Not Anymore, an online education program that will provide you with infomration about sexual violence on college campuses and how to be an active bystander, as well as opportunities fro personal reflection.  Not Anymore will also provide you wtih helpful resources available to you at Wellesley College and in the community.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the program, which takes less than 90 minutes, prior to arriving on campus.  Students who wish to complete the program when they have access to on-campus support resources may do so.  The information you provide to Not Anymore is completely anonymous and will only be used to verify completion of the program.  Questions about this can be sent to ctrevorw@wellesley.edu.    Due August 24.

Download Guidebook:

Guidebook puts the orientation schedule in the palm of your hand.  Follow the link to the right for instructions for downloading and using this app and getting the full orientation schedule, updates, resources, and more.  Questions about Guidebook can be sent to the Orientation Team at orientation-questions@wellesley.edu.  Available August 18 and due August 24.