a sea of purple: the class of 2022 orientation photo on Severance Hill.  Class of 2022 orientation photo courtesy of Panfoto

Wellesley will celebrate the class of 2022 on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Given the rising COVID-19 caseloads in Massachusetts, across the country, and in some parts of the world, we know that we will need to continue to be vigilant this winter and spring, and we are prepared to adjust the College’s public health protocols as required. At the same time, we are optimistic that given the wide availability of boosters and our successful approach to health and safety, we will be able to host a celebration on May 27 that will include an in-person event with families and friends. Guests will likely be required to upload proof of full vaccination (including boosters), and most activities will be outdoors. At this time, we do not anticipate that we will need to limit the number of guests.

We will continue to monitor the public health situation, and we plan to communicate our final decisions by early March.


Congratulations to the December graduates!


The following schedule is tentative and subject to change with the exception of Commencement Exercises.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

2:00 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal (seniors only, attendance is required)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

10:30 ‐ 11:45 a.m. Sigma Xi Initiation
1:15 ‐ 1:30 p.m. Senior Class Picture 
(photos available for purchase from Panfoto)
2:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Celebration 
5:00 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation (seniors and guests)

Friday, May 27, 2022  (Commencement Day)

9:20 a.m. Procession Formation
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Commencement Exercises (also live streamed)
1:15 ‐ 3:30 p.m.* Complimentary Light Lunch & Reception (seniors and guests)
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Diploma Pick-Up

Class of 2022 orientation photo courtesy of Panfoto




Future commencement dates

Class of 2020:   June 2025, in conjunction with its fifth reunion 

Class of 2021:   Friday, June 4, 2021

Class of 2022:   Friday, May 27, 2022

Class of 2023:   Will be announced soon

Class of 2024:   Will be announced soon

Contact Info

Press Contacts:
Email Media Relations
Casey Bayer

Commencement Team:
Email Commencement Team
781 283 2375