Student Life

A photo portrait shows Holly Walters
Fall 2022
A few years into teaching her constantly oversubscribed course on culture and mental illness, Holly Walters, a visiting lecturer in anthropology, noticed something interesting about the students in the class. “I started to realize that the mix of the student body that I was getting was much more diverse than just anthropology majors,” she says.More
In a photo, Julz Vargas ’24 sits on a boulder near a waterfall in Iceland
Fall 2022
Julz Vargas ’24 reports on her summer internship at the Museum of Everyday Life in Ísafjörður, Iceland.More
Windows in Severance Hall’s formal living room were sealed as repairs were done on that part of the building’s exterior.
Fall 2022
The renovation of half of Severance Hall last summer marked the beginning of a $250 million plan to preserve Wellesley’s beloved residence halls and make them greener and more accessible.More
A photo shows a bee walking into an extraction tube at one of the Wellesley hives.
Fall 2022
The world needs researchers like Heather Mattila, professor of biological sciences at Wellesley, because bees, both domesticated and wild, are in danger.More
Pins made for art history and studio art majors depict the Jewett Arts Center and Pendleton , respectively.
Summer 2022
Reports from around campus as the 2021-2022 academic year drew to a close.More
A photo shows the class of 2022 seated in the tent and looking toward the stage as Melisa Campos ’22 delivers the student speech at commencement.
Summer 2022
May 27 was a joyful day as Wellesley celebrated the class of 2022. “I am so proud of all of you for having overcome the many challenges of COVID-19 and arriving at this beautiful moment,” said President Paula A. Johnson.More
A photo portrait of Deana-Rae Weatherly ’22
Summer 2022
At this year’s Ruhlman Conference, the first held in person since 2019, Deana-Rae Weatherly ’22 gave a presentation titled “Icon of a Nation: Black Womanhood in Jamaican Visual Culture,” based on her art history thesis.More
The Wellesley crew team holds their trophies in the air.
Summer 2022
Wellesley Crew won the 2022 NCAA DIII Rowing National Championship on May 28 in Sarasota, Fla. It is the second time since 2016 that the program captured the national title.More
A photo portrait of Joy St. John
Summer 2022
Joy St. John, dean of admission and financial aid, is moving on. When announcing St. John’s decision to leave Wellesley this spring to serve as director of admission at Harvard College, President Paula Johnson said, “Under her leadership, Wellesley has recruited its most diverse classes, which has deeply enhanced the student experience.”More
Ella Warburg ’22  is shown running alongside their mother, Shannon Hogan Warburg, in front of the College during the 2022. Boston Marathon.
Summer 2022
On Patriot’s Day, Central Street in front of the College was once again lined with students holding signs and screaming their support for Boston Marathon runners.More