Family and Friends 2020
Welcome to Wellesley! Typically, in October we celebrate Family & Friends Weekend when Wellesley students and their families enjoy the campus and all that Wellesley has to offer. In 2020, while we cannot gather in person, the Parent & Family Programs Office would like to bring a bit of Wellesley to you. On this website, you'll find Wellesley traditions, learn from professors, hear from campus partners, tour the campus in new ways, watch incredible musical performances, and see President Johnson present her State of the College address. Explore and enjoy virtually until we can gather together on campus again!
Classes & Lectures
Angela Bahns, Associate Professor of Psychology, presents a series of videos on Schemas part one, Schemas part two, and Dual Process Theory from her PSYC 210, Social Psychology course. You can also watch an Awareness Test, which Professor Bahns references in the Schemas part one video. After you have created your answers to the Awareness Test, you can see how Wellesley students answered the same questions.
Join Adam Van Arsdale, Professor of Anthropology, through a series of videos for his class Anthropology 207, Introduction to Human Evolution, as he discusses predator avoidance in primates and hominins, environment of early hominins, Acheulean stone tools, style in the Middle Paleolithic, and the theory of mind in the Pleistocene.
Sophomore Tree Planting
The Sophomore Tree Planting ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at Wellesley, dating back to1875. Join the yellow Class of 2023 as they plant their tree, a three flower maple, on a beautiful fall day in October, 2020.
Webinars & Welcome
This webinar features Dr. Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ‘66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography at the Davis Museum, in conversation with photographer Takashi Arai, who uses daguerreotypes to explore the relationship between nuclear exposure, monuments, and historical memory in Japan.
Show Your Spirit
The Wellesley College Bookstore is your source for all things Wellesley, from sweatshirts to coffee mugs. You can choose to ship your purchases home or have them held at the bookstore for your student to pick up there. Just choose the "Store Pick Up" option in the shipping section and they can stop in for their new swag.
Last summer many of you participated in Hive Internship Projects which are short-term, virtual experiences that are designed by unbundling long-term internships and separating out individual projects that can be completed remotely. Students benefit from working on a real-world project for an alumna, parent, or employer partner, while your company or organization will gain timely support from students. The summer program was hugely successful and HIVE Interships Projects will continue with the January Hive Internship Project Program. We welcome parents and families to post 40-hour professional projects that can be completed remotely to The Wellesley Hive.
As parents and families of Wellesley students, you know firsthand the unique and extraordinary experiences that are part of a Wellesley education. A gift to the Wellesley Fund goes directly to the area of greatest and immediate need. Make your gift to The Wellesley Fund and support today's Wellesley students, who will take on the challenges of tomorrow.