Student Life

A photo shows members of WAAD and WLAN dressed up and gathered for their annual tea in L.A.
Fall 2018
In June, Wellesley alumnae gathered in L.A for the 15th anniversary of the WAAD-WLAN annual tea, which they termed its “Quinceañera”—after the traditional celebration for a girl’s 15th birthday. WAAD is the Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent shared identity group and WLAN is the Wellesley Latina Alumnae Network.More
A photo shows Wellesley women marching with a rainbow flag and the Wellesley banner at the New York City Pride Parade in June.
Fall 2018
June 24 was a day of exuberant celebration and shared connections among the alumnae—ranging from the class of ’64 to ’18—who turned out for the New York City Pride March.More
A photo portrait of Missy Siner Shea '89, executive director of the WCAA
Fall 2018
The work of the Alumnae Association requires a dual view of Wellesley. One eye is trained on a rearview mirror, so we can clearly see and understand the experiences and traditions of alumnae. And the other eye necessarily looks out the windows of our offices onto the Academic Quad, where we can bring into view today’s students.More
College Road
Fall 2018
Dena Bodian has joined the Religious and Spiritual Life team as Jewish chaplain and campus rabbi. She comes to Wellesley from Colgate University, where she spent seven years advising the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and atheist student groups as the associate university chaplain and director of Jewish life.More
An architectural rendering of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Foundation Innovation Hub
Fall 2018
The Science Center’s new addition will be sustainable, filled with light, and intuitive to navigate. It will promote collaboration across disciplines and have appropriately sized classrooms, more communal spaces, and better access and views to the surrounding landscape.More
Portrait of Sheilah Shaw Horton, Wellesley’s new dean of students
Fall 2018
When Dean of Students Sheilah Shaw Horton looks to the future, she sees students who feel confident in their identities, are connected to each other, get enough sleep, and have a handle on their stress.More
Students walk down a light-filled hallway in the temporary modular buildings holding lab science this year.
Fall 2018
This academic year, a lot of laboratory science at Wellesley is taking place in modual buildings parked on Gray Lot. Students and faculty have been pleasantly surprised by the experience in the temporary buildings.More
President
Fall 2018
The historic success of the College’s comprehensive campaign has much to tell us about ourselves as a College, a community, and about what we must do next, as a leader in educating and empowering women.More
A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.More
A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shows him speaking in Memphis on the eve of his assassination.
Fall 2018
Wellesley alumnae who came of age in 1968 and the years surrounding it remember it as a time when everything was questioned—government, institutions, and their own beliefs and values.More