Student Life

Portrait of Sheilah Shaw Horton, Wellesley’s new dean of students,
Fall 2017
The highest priority for Sheilah Shaw Horton, Wellesley’s new dean of students, is getting to know the Wellesley community. So far, she’s been very impressed with how supportive students are of one another.More
Ecology in the Himalayas
Fall 2017
Jenn Harris ’19, a biology major, is studying Himalayan ecology and land use and resource management in Bhutan.More
Portrait of Sarah McBride ’18
Fall 2017
Sarah McBride ’18 is committed to environmental studies, both in her academic work and through efforts on campus.More
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Fall 2017
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More
A student's tam is decorated with "Teaching is a work of heart! 2017"
Summer 2017
Every year, some creative seniors decide to personalize their tams with heartfelt messages and artwork or wear a flower crown. Here is a sampling of members of the class of ’17 who wore their hearts on their heads.More
A giant green dragon that seniors made of balloons, crepe paper, and cardboard presides over the Science Center.
Summer 2017
Seniors paint Wellesley green; Amal Cheema ’17 awarded Watson Fellowship; Squash will compete at the club level.More
Wellesley students pose in front of a statue of Martine Luther King, Jr.
Summer 2017
From the age of 7, Kindred Obas ’19 grew up in Alabama, surrounded by the landmarks and steeped in the lore of the civil rights era. But she came to see the movement, her home,…More
A photo of ducks flying over Lake Waban at sunset.
Summer 2017
Inspired by Song Dynasty painter Xia Gui’s Twelve Views from a Thatched Hut and Monet’s multitude of paintings of his garden at Giverny, Tina Xu ’17 set out as a first-year to capture 10,000 views…More
Laurel Wills ’17 and President Paula Johnson pose inside Laurel's hooprolling hoop as Laurel holds a bouquet of flowers.
Summer 2017
On April 24, Laurel Wills ’17 entered her name into the august annals of Hooprolling champions, holding the lead all the way down Tupelo Lane to win the 122nd annual race.More
Portrait of Isabelle Chen ’17
Summer 2017
The carillon career of Isabelle Chen ’17 may have started with the music of the Beatles, but it hit a new height when she played ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” in the south of France last year.More