Student Life

A Study Break for the Birds
Winter 2021
Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Jennifer Chudy started a group for students of color interested in political science. The first event she planned, aimed at letting them get to know each other, was a socially distanced gathering to paint birdhouses.More
Sign reading Tanner 2020
Winter 2021
During the pandemic, the Tanner Conference went virtual. Four student panels on topics particularly relevant to this period were livestreamed to the community: The COVID-19 Pandemic; The Changing Environment; The Movement for Racial Justice; and The 2020 Election.More
Catrina Chen ’21 and Lydia Gramstad ’22
Winter 2021
Catrina Chen ’21 and Lydia Gramstad ’22 spent their fall semesters on campus in Claflin and abroad in Paris, respectively. We invited the two of them to give us a glimpse into their very different lives during the pandemic.More
Nowshin Arif ’23
Winter 2021
Nowshin Arif ’23, an academic success coach (ASC), has been offering other students a virtual helping hand as she attends Wellesley remotely from her family’s home in Queens, N.Y.More
Dijon the sloth, pictured here with Kira Hamilton ’21
Winter 2021
On a snowy Saturday in early December, 849 eagerly awaited friends came to campus. But there was no worry about COVID-19: The arrivals were stuffed animals.More
Valeria Yang ’21 and Bryn van Dommelen ’22 sit on tree stumps in the Sitting Circle in golden early fall light
Fall 2020
Mika Taga-Anderson ’20, an intern for the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative in 2019–20, created a sitting circle in a pine grove in the botanic gardens—an area that only wanderers who have left paths will happen upon.More
Abstract collage-like illustration made of young faces with different skin tones
Fall 2020
Wellesley for Black Students and the Native American Student Association each issued lists of demands amid nationwide protests over the summer.More
A Time of Testing
Fall 2020
This summer and fall, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellesley faced a daunting task: develop a testing program that would allow students to return to campus while keeping the Wellesley community safe.More
Creating A Safe and Socially Distanced Campus
Fall 2020
Once the decision was made to have students return to campus in the fall, it was all hands on deck as everyone raced to make sure it could happen, and would happen as safely as possible.More
MILLIE STONE ’23 and TARINI SINHA ’22
Fall 2020
Two students who returned to Wellesley this fall reflect on the good, the bad, and the unexpected on campus in the time of COVID-19.More