Full Weekend of Activities Awaits Nearly 500 Visitors to Wellesley

September 27, 2013

Wellesley is excited to welcome the more than 480 family, friends, and alumnae coming to campus for Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend.

Attendees can go to classes with their student, enjoy happy hour at Punch’s Alley, cheer on a varsity sport contest or participate in an alumnae game, take in special faculty lectures, and breakfast with the president (not necessarily in that order), and much more.

A few public events of note during Family & Friends/Homecoming Weekend include an “open tower” hosted by the Wellesley Guild of Carilloneurs in Galen Stone Tower, on Friday, September 27, 4-6 p.m., and Sunday, September 29, 2-4 p.m. The Guild’s weekend is made even more special by the presence of carilloneur Geert D'hollander from Antwerp Cathedral in Belgium and Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Fla., who will teach two masterclasses for the Guild.

On Saturday afternoon from 3:30 to 5, The Wellesley Debates presents its annual matching of wits, logic, and persuasion—in Oxford style format, with civility prevailing. This year’s topic: The structure of the higher education system in the United States is not consistent with democratic values.

A full program is available online. Other highlights of the weekend include:

Friday, September 27

  • 7-8:30 p.m.: Jazz-World Music Welcome Concert

Saturday, September 28

  • 1 p.m.: Soccer vs. Cedar Crest

  • 3-4 p.m.: The Choir, Chamber Singers, Chamber Music Concert

  • 8-9 p.m.: From Wellesley to the International Space Station. Keynote speaker, Pam Melroy '83, former astronaut and Trustee of the College

Sunday, September 29

  • 9 a.m.: Blue Nation 5K
  • 12-4 p.m.: Davis Museum Open House

Alums, friends, families, and prospectives, save the date for next year: October 17, 18, 19, 2014.