Student Life

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
Students in Tower Court during the 1918–19 academic year
Summer 2020
“Returning to college is no longer the matter-of-fact event it used to be for the majority. There is a new question arising and growing daily in proportion—‘Have I the right to stay in college?’”More
Illustrations of Helen Y. Wang and David Parisi
Summer 2020
So many College employees went far above and beyond last spring. Here are two, who helped build a sense of community for the students who remained on campus and worked to keep them safe and comfortable.More
NEHA RAJBHANDARY ’21 and CAROLINE FRANCOIS ’23
Summer 2020
As the spring semester was concluding, we asked two students about their experiences with remote learning.More
Karina Alvarado ’20
Summer 2020
About 180 students stayed on campus after in-person classes abruptly halted in mid-March. One of them, Karina Alvarado ’20, tells us her experience. (Photograph by Sandra Riaño ’21)More
An illustration of Emily Dickinson writing on pieces of paper that turn into an ocean on which a schooner sails
Summer 2020
Back in November, long before our world was overturned, I sent an email to Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley. The subject line read: “I’m Nobody.” I was writing to ask if I could audit ENG 357: The World of Emily Dickinson in the spring.More