Orientation

You are joining a community filled with compassion and creativity. At Wellesley, students are embraced by a community that offers opportunities for self-discovery and building connections with others. The 2020 Orientation theme, Love, Wellesley, and the corresponding design are inspired by the love we have for Wellesley and one another and the creative spark that each new student brings to our shared experience. How will you show compassion to yourself and others? How will you create moments of kindness? Take time to appreciate the beauty of our inclusive community, and embrace the new and diverse perspectives you encounter. Faculty members, other students, and members of the staff will offer programs designed to help you love Wellesley. Welcome.

Welcome, Class of 2024!

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 2020 dates:

  • International Student Move-in: Sunday, August 30, 2020
  • Domestic Student Move-in: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
  • Classes begin: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Please note: Parent and family programming will take place all day on Sunday, August 30 for international families and all day on Tuesday, September 1 for all families.

Learn more about the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students.

Find us on social media (@wellesleyorientation)