News and Happenings

Students' Aid News and Happenings!

WSAS Clothes Closet Reopened This Week! 
We are pleased to announce the beloved WSAS Clothes Closet reopened on Tuesday, September 28th!  The Closet is located on the ground floor of Stone-DavisFollowing COVID-19 protocols, masks are required and only two "shoppers" will be allowed in the Clothes Closet at one time.

Clothes Closet Hours Fall 2021*

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 8:10AM - 11:10AM and 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday - 8:20AM - 12:20PM and 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday - 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Friday - 8:10AM - 11:10AM and 1:30PM - 3:30PM

The WSAS Clothes Closet is accepting donations of clean, gently used clothing.  If you are located on campus, donated items may be dropped off at our "back door" - the loading dock located in the Schneider Center parking lot.  If you are not located on campus (the College campus is still closed), items may be shipped to us at:

WSAS Clothes Closet
Schneider Center Suite 117
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

We now have an option to purchase items for the WSAS Clothes Closet directly through Amazon.com.  We have developed an Amazon.com "Wish List" for winter wear items.  Donors may view the list and purchase items which are directly shipped to the Clothes Closet.

Spring 2021 - Call for Regalia Donations!  A letter from the 2021 Class Council:

Dear young Alumnae,

We hope this announcement finds you all in good health and even better spirits. We’re writing on behalf of the Class of 2021, who are looking forward to what we hope will be a distanced in-person Commencement early this summer for those of us who are on campus and a virtual ceremony for seniors who are completing their degrees remotely.

This year has presented, as we’re sure you well know, immense difficulties for nearly every member of our community. The Class of 2021 is feeling particularly burdened by the loss of their senior year, on top of familial obligations, financial trepidation, and uncertainty about post-Wellesley life.

We’re hoping to alleviate some of that burden, especially for first-generation and low-income students, by hosting a Regalia Donation drive from young alums. Regalia is an undue financial burden for many, especially those of us who are just trying to make ends meet already. To address this need, we are reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to donate your old cap and gown to the Wellesley Students' Aid Society so that we may ensure that as many seniors who need regalia are able to easily obtain it for Commencement.

If you are able to donate your gently used regalia, please postmark your donation by March 15th and send it to the following address:

Wellesley Students' Aid Society
Wellesley College
Schneider Center Suite 117
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA, 02481-8203

Thank you for your kindness and generosity in this most unusual year.

All our best,

Katie Christoph and Shreya Parjan on behalf of 2021 Class Council and the Wellesley Students' Aid Society

 

Fall, 2020 - Join WSAS and President Paula Johnson for a virtual celebration on December 5
This season, the Wellesley Students’ Aid Society is giving thanks to our supporters and celebrating the many ways your generosity improves the lives of Wellesley students, especially during the pandemic.  We hope you’ll join us on December 5 at 4:00 pm for a virtual event honoring our supporters and highlighting the impact WSAS has on students and the college. Wellesley College President Paula Johnson, Dean of Students Sheilah Horton, WSAS leaders, and a recent graduate will share information and stories on the vital support WSAS provides.  For more information and registration information may be found on our website.

Spring, 2020 - The WSAS Annual Meeting was posponed due to the cancellation of Wellesley College's Reunion.  A future date for a virtual meeting will be announced shortly.
 

September 3, 2019 - WSAS is welcoming new and returning students on Financial Aid to Wellesley College with an Amazon.com gift card for $100!  We love meeting the new students and catching up with the returning students as they begin classes.
Picture of Amazon Gift Card

 

August, 2019 - WSAS is getting ready for the arrival of the International and Foreign Exchange students who arrive this weekend.  Thirty-four Laundry baskets full of towels, bed linens and pillows were picked up by the Slater International Center team for distribution to the residential houses.
Team member with baskets of linens  Team member with baskets of linens

 

Spring, 2016 - WSAS President Ann Hayden Hamilton '67 speaks about the Society and its long Tradition of Aid in the Spring 2016 Edition of the Wellesley Magazine.

 

February, 2016 - Wellesley Community Celebrates the Reopening and New Location of the Wellesley Students' Aid Society Clothes Closet.

 

December, 2015 - WSAS to Reopen Clothes Closet in February, 2016

 

February, 2015 - Schneider Needs Space for Students' Aid Society's Clothes Closet