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Commencement 2013
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Family Weekend 2014

Share in the intellectual life at Wellesley.


Wellesley is the first liberal arts college to join Harvard and MIT's online learning collaborative, edX. Wellesley offers several FREE courses online through WellesleyX, accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

HIST229x: Was Alexander Great? The Life, Leadership and Legacies of History's Greatest Warrior, taught by Guy MacLean Rogers, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies. - See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/academics/wellesleyx#sthash.lOabh13a.dstarts February 4. Register Now!

Attend a lecture or performance at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities.

Download free audio and video presentations of campus lectures on i-Tunes U.

Scan the online course catalog to view Wellesley's vast offerings or hear from Wellesley faculty as they share their favorite books: What Wellesley's Reading.

Come to campus and learn about student research and experiences outside of the classroom. At the Tanner Conference in October, students share their internships, international experiences and independent study.  Students present their scholarly research at the Ruhlman Conference in April.

For those women who want a Wellesley education at a non-traditional age, learn about the Davis Degree Program.

Recommended Reading

You may also find some of these resources useful as you think about your transition as a parent of a Wellesley College student.


  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. Helen E. Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller (St. Martin’s Press, 2000)
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life. Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt (Three Rivers Press, 2002)
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years. Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (Harper, 2009)
  • She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go as Daughter Goes to College. Connie Jones (Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2002)
  • You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here if You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years. Marjorie Savage (Fireside, 2003)

Online Resources