Special Events

Flower Sunday

Dating back to 1875, Flower Sunday is the oldest tradition at Wellesley.

Each year in the fall, all entering students are matched with a Wellesley big sister. On Flower Sunday, first-year students receive flowers from their Wellesley big sister as an 'official' welcome into the community, and together they come to the flower-filled Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center for a wonderful multifaith program.



The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Choral Music program present an evening of candlelight, music, readings, and carols. A long-standing Wellesley tradition, Christmas Vespers heralds the arrival of the holiday season in the beautiful setting of Houghton Chapel.  

Click here to watch the 2018 Vespers Service


Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families/friends to celebrate the journey of each class through Wellesley College, held the day before commencement each year. It is a time to be together in a more personal way; an original celebration planned by seniors for seniors and includes, dancing, drumming, singing and lots and lots of memories.

Click here to watch the 2018 Baccalaureate Service