Student Life

Tell Me a Story
Fall 2016
When Molly Bang ’65 was a Wellesley student, the idea of becoming a children’s author and illustrator seemed about as achievable as growing a magical beanstalk. But that’s exactly what she did.More
The Girls in the Boat
Fall 2016
On the day I graduated, I said good-bye to sliding seats, wooden oars, and Wellesley’s only crew shell fit for intercollegiate rowing. With 1973 classmates—a cox and three other rowers—I’d pulled a portside oar in…More
Harambee Homecoming
Summer 2016
More than 200 alumnae, students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Harambee House over a weekend’s worth of events.More
Blue Bloods
Summer 2016
Identical twins Emma and Sarah Bailin ’16 walked across the commencement stage one after another, becoming the eighth and ninth members of their family to receive Wellesley diplomas.More
Blue Champions
Summer 2016
Co-captains Meg Roberts ’16 and Olivia Thayer ’16 attribute the crew team’s success to their attitude—acknowledging that they had what it took to win a championship.More
Lulu Revs Up the Class of ’16
Summer 2016
The ruby red class of ’16 waved checkered flags at commencement, a nod to speaker Lulu Chow Wang ’66’s hobby restoring and driving vintage racecars.More
Breaking the Mold
Summer 2016
During her first three years at Wellesley, Coombes, a Japanese language and culture major, worked 40 hours a week at Wal-Mart and commuted to campus, an hour each way, five days a week. That schedule was bearable, she says, because she enjoyed what she was learning about Japanese history and culture.More
You Gotta Want It
Summer 2016
After a brief set of instructions from Acting Dean of Students Adele Wolfson, the students flew down the lane, graduation robes flapping, like a colony of uncoordinated but determined bats.More
Suddenly Shaken by Joy
Spring 2016
Two days before graduation, Associate Professor of American Studies Michael Jeffries offered the class of ’16 some thoughts as they were officially inducted into the Alumnae Association.More
Procrastination Nation
Spring 2016
Got something important to do? Read this instead, and learn what drives us to put things off. And all you procrastinators can take heart: 90 to 95 percent of the population joins you in whiling away the hours.More