Student Life

Two students wearing hijabs (head scarves) enjoy food at the Al-Muslimat 30th anniversary celebration.
Winter 2019
Al-Muslimat (“the Muslim women,” or ALM) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a vibrant organization that serves students from many different cultural backgrounds, countries, and religious traditions—comprising roughly 6 percent of the student body.More
A photo shows five student actors reading student playwrights' work.
Winter 2019
An ambitious new experiment in collaboration took place in the theatre department this winter: The Wellesley College Theatre Studies Showcase featured students from multiple courses, from acting and playwriting to scenic design and stand-up comedy.More
A photo portrait of Anani Galindo ’19 standing in a mountainous landscape in Chile
Winter 2019
Anani Galindo ’19 studied abroad in Santiago, Chile. “I have always loved the Spanish language. Additionally, Chile is living through a very interesting time, socially, politically, and culturally. I wanted to see it with my own eyes.”More
A photo portrait of Kavindya Thennakoon ’19
Winter 2019
On Oct. 11, 2013, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl, Kavindya Thennakoon ’19 addressed Sri Lanka’s Parliament about the state of girls and young women in the country.More
A photo shows Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenading a listener around a campfire beside Paramecium Pond
Winter 2019
Before the winter’s cold, there was music in the landscape. In the golden light of a fall afternoon, professors Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenaded listeners with folk favorites like “Stewball…More
A photo shows Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 (#11) and Julia Rappaport ’22 (#10) jumping for joy as Sophia Albanese ’21 (#24) scores her first collegiate goal in a 5–0 win over the University of Maine at Farmington this past September.
Winter 2019
The elation that comes along with scoring a goal is not reserved for the player who puts it in the back of the net. Just ask Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 (#11), who literally leaped for joy when her teammate Sophia Albanese ’21 (#24) scored her first collegiate goal in a game earlier this season.More
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