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Welcome Class of 2027!

We cannot wait to welcome you to campus and show you all the amazing people and places here! You will meet incredible classmates, orientation mentors, and RAs; you will meet your roommate and settle into your res hall; you will explore the curriculum and register for your first courses - and we will be here to answer any questions you have along the way. 

Beginning in June, you will receive regular communications from the Office of the First-Year Dean, which includes the Orientation Team. We will also send you the Entering Student Checklist and information about what it is, what it is for, and when you need to complete it, as you prepare for your first year at Wellesley. 

We are so excited to meet you virtually and then, finally, in person at move-in! Please save the dates for:


Virtual Orientation: July 25th - August 25th

There will be opportunities to engage with our orientation team and other entering students in various ways throughout the month. There will be both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to connect and gain important resources for the beginning of your time at Wellesley.


In-person Orientation: Domestic Student Move-in*: August 30

Move-in day will include programming for parents and families, including a Welcome Ceremony and a Parent Reception. After move-in, students will engage in Wellesley's annual New Student Orientation program.  Further details about timing and the schedule will be available in the coming months.

*See below for International Student Move-in information. 


International Student Orientation: Sunday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 30

Incoming students who hold a non-immigrant visa such as F-1, J-1, L-2, etc. are required to attend Wellesley’s International Student Orientation (ISO) from Sunday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 30. Registration to attend ISO is required for non-immigrant students.

ISO is optional for other students who may identify as international. However, please note that due to capacity restrictions, U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who identify as international who register will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you by early July to confirm whether or not you are approved to attend ISO 2023. We strongly recommend that you either wait to purchase flight tickets or purchase travel insurance.


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