Student Life

A photo of six new alumnae from the class of 2018 celebrate after the ceremony.
Summer 2018
Commencement speaker Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, told the class of 2018, “You belong to a remarkable generation. … I feel stronger for your example, and for the fact of your presence, your resonant voices, your nimble minds, and your huge hearts.”More
Hooprolling champion Emmy Hamlton '18 and five friends lift their hoops in this photo taken on the shore of Lake Waban
Summer 2018
This year’s Hooprolling winner, Emmy Hamilton ’18, got out in front of the pack early and stayed there. President Paula Johnson presented her with a bouquet and a hug at the finish line.More
An illustration shows a group of hands being raised, as if to say "Me, too."
Summer 2018
As potent as the #MeToo moment seems, once the media spotlight moves on, will the public desire and momentum for change falter?More
Lynne Viti and her Calderwood seminar students
Spring 2018
The Calderwoods, as they’re known on campus, focus on writing for the “real world” rather than the academic one. The aim is for students (primarily seniors) to learn to translate complex arguments and professional jargon for a broad audience.More
Sidikha Ashraf '18 poses in front of a London telephone box
Spring 2018
Sidikha Ashraf ’19 found that her time at King’s College in London helped her better understand her South Asian American identity.More
Portrait of Sarah Nzau '18
Spring 2018
Looking back on her first semester at Wellesley after leaving Kenya, Sarah Nzau ’18 says if she could go back and talk to herself, she’d say, “It’s going to be hard, but then, you are going to be more resilient than you realize.”More
Emily Pearson ’20, Olivia Postel ’21, Dayna De La Cruz ’21, and Saanthia Vivekanand Bulchandani ’21
Spring 2018
As these students’ stories attest, a diversity of paths leads to Wellesley—a grandmother’s memory, a website visit, a college-fair encounter, a high-school counselor’s advice, an alumna’s encouragement, even a simple Google search.More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
Yona Levin ’18, Tashay Campbell ’18, and Anna Hunter ’19 pose by the student mailboxes in the Lulu
Winter 2018
An editorial intern at a literary agency, an intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and a reporter at the ABC News Beijing bureau… these are three of the students who spoke at this year’s Tanner Conference.More
President
Winter 2018
For young women especially, the relationships between health and success, growth and happiness, are vitally important, carrying profound consequences. It is critical that we are prepared to meet the needs of the students who come to us.More