Student Life

Student in graduation gown
Spring 2022
With the help of generous alumnae, the Wellesley Students’ Aid Society (WSAS) was able to provide over $30,000 in warm clothing grants this year to take the chill out of winter for students.More
A photo portrait of Barbara Ruhlman '54
Spring 2022
Barbara Peterson Ruhlman ’54 passed away on Jan. 2. Her visionary gift to Wellesley, the Barbara Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies, acknowledged and supported the increasing interest of students and faculty in collaborating across disciplines. Since 1997, the fund has sponsored the Ruhlman Conference, an annual spring event that celebrates student scholarly and creative achievement.More
Ann Zhao ’24
Spring 2022
Ann Zhao ’24 is cognitive and linguistic sciences major, DJs a WZLY show, writes for the Wellesley News— and just sold her first novel, Dear Wendy, to the Feiwel & Friends imprint of Macmillan.More
President
Spring 2022
One of the great lessons I took from my career in academic medicine and public health is that when you are trying to solve large problems, it really matters who is around the table. If…More
Students make themselves at home in the Chao Foundation Innovation Hub.
Spring 2022
In January, Wellesley welcomed students, faculty, and staff into the transformed Science Complex, which encompasses more than 275,000 square feet of sustainably designed space and combines renovations to the College’s historic structures with new spaces for research, collaboration, and teaching. The students quickly made the space their own.More
A photo shows Emma Slibeck ’24, president of NASA and a descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,  hanging a red dress from a tree on the Academic Quad as part of the REDress installation.
Winter 2022
Last fall, empty red dresses swayed from tree limbs around campus. They were impossible to miss, or ignore. The installation, part of the REDress Project created by Jaime Black, a Canadian artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish descent, was brought to campus by Wellesley’s Native American Student Association (NASA).More
A photo of Grace Dodd '25 standing on a stone structure near the sea in Greece
Winter 2022
Grace Dodd ’25 was one of 15 members of her class to participate in Wellesley’s inaugural First Year Global Scholars program, in AthensMore
A photo of a student holding the recently published Wellesley Passover prayer book
Winter 2022
Working with College Chaplain and Rabbi Dena Bodian, Jewish students have edited and produced a Passover prayer book especially for Wellesley.More
A photo of Macy Lipkin '23
Winter 2022
Macy Lipkin ’23 has been thinking about Wellesley for a long, long time. “My sixth grade science teacher went to Wellesley—Cindy Krol ’02—and I practically wanted to be her, so naturally I decided when I was 11 that I was going to come here, too,” she says.More
A student studies on a bench overlooking wetlands in Alumnae Valley, with Lake Waban in the distance.
Fall 2021
Wellesley’s campus—its meadows and hillsides, its winding paths along Lake Waban, its ancient trees and stands of rhododendron—has inspired the community for generations.More