WELLESLEY COLLEGE

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE

IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR 2016-2017

FALL SEMESTER

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM                   Halls Open for New Students

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM           Halls Open for Returning Students

Thursday, September 1, 2016                              First Day of Class

Monday & Tuesday, October 10-11,  2016              Fall Break

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25, 2016             Thanksgiving Break begins after last class

    on Tuesday

Monday, December 12, 2016                                Classes End

Friday to Thursday Dec 16-22, 2016                       Exam Period

Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM               All Res Halls Close for Winter Break

SPRING SEMESTER:

Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM               – only those students approved to live on

                                                                   campus may return on this date

Tuesday, January 3, 2017                                 Wintersession Classes Begin

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM             Res Halls Open for All Students

Tuesday, January 24, 2017                                  First Day of Class

Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 2017                     Spring Break

Wednesday, May 3, 2017                                   Classes End

Tuesday-Monday, May 9-15, 2017                        Exam Period                                    

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM              Res Halls Close for the Classes of 2018,

2019, and 2020

Friday, May 26, 2017                                      Commencement

Friday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM                        Res Halls Close for the Class of 2017

NEW STUDENTS:

All new students (including First-Year Students, transfer students, resident Davis Scholars and exchange students) will arrive on campus Friday, August 26, 2016 with the exception of International students and Athletes (special return dates will be communicated to these two groups of students). Residence Halls will open at 8:00 am.  Any new student traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements off-campus for accommodations.  All new students may obtain keys in their assigned Residence Hall on August 26, 2016.

RETURNING STUDENTS:

All Upperclasswomen may return to campus beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:00 am.  Any Upperclasswomen traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements for accommodations.  

*Please pick-up keys in your residential neighborhood during these hours:   

Tuesday, Aug. 30   9:00am-9:00pm

Wednesday., Aug. 30  9:00am-9:00pm

***keys will be at Campus Police if you arrive outside of these hours

The neighborhood locations will be:  

Tower Great Hall - for residents of Cervantes, Claflin, Lake House, Severance, and Tower

Cazenove Hall front desk - for residents of Beebe, Cazenove, Munger, Pomeroy and Shafer

Freeman Hall front desk - for residents of Bates, Cedar Lodge, Dower, Freeman, Hemlock Apartments, Homestead, Instead, McAfee, Orchard Apartments, Simpson West, and Stone-Davis

RESIDENCE HALL STORAGE:

Information regarding the opening and cleaning of storage rooms will be posted in each Residence Hall.  COLLEGE FURNITURE MAY NOT BE REMOVED FROM STUDENT ROOMS AND PLACED IN STORAGE AREAS.  Students who remove furniture from their rooms will be fined.

NOTE:  According to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, no items may be deposited in Residence Hall corridors.  Students must bring empty boxes and other items to properly marked locations.  All items in the hallways will be discarded.

ROOM FREEZE AND ROOM CHANGES IN THE FALL:

Beginning on August 1, 2016, room freeze will take effect.  Room changes are not permitted during this time, either within or between Residence Halls.  Room freeze ends on Monday, September 12, 2016 for students in the classes of 2017, 2018, 2019  Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 19, 2016.  After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Student Housing Office.

FOOD SERVICE:

The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Friday, August 26, 2016.  The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be lunch on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  First meal on January 23, 2017 will be lunch.

PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE:

Wellesley College does not assume responsibility for personal items belonging to students.  We urge parents to refer to their personal homeowner’s insurance policy for possible coverage.

OFF-CAMPUS STORAGE:

Returning students will receive information from their storage company regarding delivery dates.

END OF SEMESTER I:

ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE THE RESIDENCE HALLS BY 5:00 PM on Friday, DECEMBER 23, 2016.  The fine for failure to vacate by 5:00 PM is $50 per hour.

Wintersession Halls will open on Monday, January 2, 2017 at12:00 (noon).  Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 2.  

Residence Halls will open for all students on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 9:00 am.

Reminder:  Students who are graduating or going on leave for Spring Semester must vacate their rooms by 5:00 PM December 23, 2016; such students may not remain on campus for Wintersession.  Only students returning from leave may return to campus during Wintersession.  Newly accepted transfer or exchange students may not arrive for Wintersession.