Entering Students

Slater Student Leaders at International Student Orientation

Dear International Students & Scholars,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wellesley College and welcome to the international student and scholar community at Slater International Center! We know that your presence on campus will offer our community valuable perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Slater International Center staff works closely with other departments at Wellesley to meet your needs, advise you, and help familiarize you with the services offered by the college. Most importantly, the Slater staff will assist you with adjustment to life in the United States and at Wellesley College and with matters pertaining to your student immigration status. We also offer a variety of programming throughout the semester. We hope you will join us!

To help with your upcoming transition, we invite you to participate in international student orientationPlease check your email periodically for updates about international student orientation. You can view a draft of the international orientation schedule here.

Many students find this program to be extremely valuable to their adjustment process. To participate in this program, please see the entering student checklist on your Workday portal to register, and via your Wellesley email to create your Wisr profile.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about “Slater.” Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are only an email or a phone call away!

See you in August!


Tana D. Ruegamer
Director of the Slater International Center
International Student and Scholar Advisor


Latest News & Orientation Updates

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.

A draft of the schedule is now available.

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

  • Please note, if purchasing plane tickets, we strongly recommend purchasing changeable tickets as dates are dependent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and College policy. 

Review all of Wellesley College’s COVID-19 updates here.