Helping you stay healthy on campus

College life is exciting, but it can be stressful, too. Between assignments, exams, extracurriculars, and a job or internship—not to mention your social life—you can easily forget to take care of your health.

Wellesley has many ways to keep you feeling good. And if you have a health crisis, we will take care of you.

Take care of your Body and Mind

Health Services

Think of Health Services as a surrogate for your regular primary care doctor. We can help with acute or urgent medical problems, chronic issue management, physical exams, pre-travel needs, immunizations, lab work, and minor procedures. If you need care beyond what we provide, we’ll help you find the right specialist. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-call service is available when the office is closed. Health Services is provided by Newton-Wellesley Collegiate Health, a member of the Mass General Brigham network of superb medical facilities in the Boston area.

Counseling Services

If you need psychological support, the Stone Center Counseling Service offers individual counseling, consultation, and a broad range of groups and workshops, free of charge. The counseling service is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and urgent support is available 24/7. We are committed to providing culturally responsive care. Our diverse staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers includes some master’s- and doctoral-level interns.

Student Wellness

We are all complex individuals with dynamic needs, and how we handle them affects our well-being. The Office of Student Wellness offers strategies and support to help you maintain your health, from getting enough rest and exercise, to staying safe with alcohol, to boosting your immune system during flu season. Our office believes in a broad concept of well-being based on self-reflection, so you feel empowered to make decisions for yourself.

Accessibility and Disability Resources

If you’re a student with a disability, the Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources (ADR) is here to help you participate in classes and activities and achieve your academic potential. We encourage students to explore our services and resources. We handle accommodations, and we also work with the broader campus community, including alums and visitors at public events.

Fitness and Recreation

Play a sport, work out, take a hike, row across Lake Waban—anything you like to do to stay active, you’ll find at Wellesley. The Keohane Sports Center and Fitness Center houses club sports, fitness classes, open recreation, and a rental center with lawn games and equipment for outdoor adventures. Our nine-hole Nehoiden Golf Course, one of the oldest college courses in the country, is free for students. We also offer 13 varsity sports.

Explore some of our fitness facilities

  • Row of empty treadmills inside fitness center.

    Fitness Center

    The Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, cable system, and stability equipment.

  • Four crew shells sit parked inside a boathouse.

    Butler Boathouse

    Canoes, paddleboats, sailboats, and kayaks are in the Butler Boathouse, which is also home to dorm and class crew.

  • An empty basketball court with the Wellesley "W" logo painted in the center.

    Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse

    The fieldhouse hosts basketball and volleyball competitions and features tennis courts, spin bikes, climbing wall, track, high-jump area, and long- and triple-jump pit.