Student Life

A photo of mixed actinobacteria taken through a microscope.
Summer 2019
Photo by Scott Chimileski The Wellesley Fam Regarding the spring ’19 issue: Thanks @Wellesleymag for reminding me just how incredible it is to be part of the @Wellesley family. Currently reading the issue cover…More
Jocelyne Reahl ’19 and Demilade Adeboye ’19
Summer 2019
Jocelyne Reahl ’19 wrote her thesis about about how the characteristics of ancient sediments reveal climate history; for her composition thesis, Demilade Adeboye ’19 conducted her piece Quartet for Strings.More
A student wears a tam decorated with flowers and the phrase "All things grow"
Summer 2019
When the class of 2019 gathered for the last time of their college career, the full range of commencement emotions was on display under the big white tent on Severance Green—joy, excitement, hope, sadness—as the…More
 Paige Hauke ’19, the hooprolling race winner, holds her hoop and a bouquet of yellow flowers in Lake Waban.
Summer 2019
The morning of this year’s race dawned cool and rainy, with light winds from the southwest, and although the slick pavement made the course more hazardous than usual, it didn’t faze Paige Hauke ’19. “Any Hooprolling day is a good Hooprolling day,” she says.More
A photo shows members of the Harambee Singers, wearing kente-cloth stoles, performing.
Summer 2019
When Jill Foye ’22 started at Wellesley, Ethos no longer had a singing group. But thanks to funds donated by alumnae in honor of the recent 50th anniversary of the organization, she and 10 other students came together last semester as the Harambee Singers.More
Community In a Cup of Sugar
Summer 2019
Helen Wang, director of residence life and housing, considers learning to live in community a central aspect of every student’s Wellesley experience. “The residential context is one of the few remaining spaces in the nation where people from all walks of life can be together and intersect,” she says.More
Stories in Motion
Summer 2019
If you came to sit quietly for two hours, you came to the wrong place. The performers at the 17th annual Latinx Culture show had too much energy to keep it contained on stage.More
A senior at Stepsinging reads from the songbook.
Summer 2019
After 120 years, why had Stepsinging endured? Darcy Kupferschmidt ’12 says, “The entire event is such a fun opportunity to see the creative and silly side of Wellesley students. The competitive cheers are witty, and it’s such a good opportunity to make some noise on what can be a very quiet campus.”More
A portrait of Martha Goldberg Aronson '89, president of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association
Spring 2019
As I meet alumnae from all over the world, I continue to be moved by their stories of connection to Wellesley and to each other. Whether we had a neighbor who told us about Wellesley, or the College admissions team came to our high school, or we saw photos of the glorious campus (either online or in a brochure), we each have our own story about how we found our way to Wellesley.More
A portrait of Kyiah Ashton ’19, who uses the prounouns she/they, which was featured in an exhibit of student photography during Trans Awareness Week on campus.
Spring 2019
For a week in March, the faces of trans and nonbinary students gazed down from the walls of the Jewett hallway gallery—rich, beautiful portraits captured by fellow students, captioned with names and the pronouns the subjects use.More