You are joining a community that thrives with energy and engagement. At Wellesley, you will have opportunities to explore your own interests and to collaborate in creative ways with your peers. The 2019 Orientation theme, Thrive Together, and the corresponding design are inspired by the collaborative ways in which bees build their hives and flourish in community. How do you hope to contribute? What inspires you? During New Student Orientation, we encourage you to lift each other up and begin to create your home at Wellesley. Embrace the new and diverse perspectives you encounter and take time to appreciate the beauty of our inclusive community. Faculty members, other students, and members of the staff will offer programs designed to help you create connections and thrive together. Welcome.
Welcome, Class of 2023!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Wellesley College! We are incredibly excited to welcome you in the fall. Please check this website periodically during the winter and early spring months, as it will be updated regularly.
Get ready for your first taste of the Wellesley community!
The New Student Orientation program is designed to help you, as a new student, begin your transition into college and to find a sense of belonging at Wellesley. The program has something for all of our new students including domestic, transfer, Davis Scholar, and international students. Our program events, conversations, and activities will help you enrich your Wellesley experience and feel at home in our diverse community.
Specific programs are designed to:
Introduce you to our Wellesley College community, shared values, and rich tradition
Provide opportunities for you to establish meaningful personal connections with students, faculty, and others in the extended Wellesley family
Familiarize you with the campus and its resources, including academic advising and support services
Prepare you to become actively engaged in this community of lifelong learners as you embark on your liberal arts education
New Student Orientation 2019 will begin with international student move-in on Sunday, August 25, 2019 and programming will continue on Monday, August 26. Domestic student move-in will take place on Tuesday, August 27 and all students will participate in the New Student Orientation program through Monday, September 2. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 3.
Please note: programming will be available for parents and family members of international students on Sunday, August 25. Programming for all parents and family members will take place on Tuesday, August 27.
Learn more about the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students.