Student Life

A photo of December finishers toasting each other with champagne.
Winter 2023
Launching the Class of 2022.5 In December 2022, 62 students celebrated their final semester at Wellesley at a festive gathering in the Alumnae Hall Ballroom. Melissa Jo Zambrana ’15, assistant director of alumnae engagement, welcomed…More
Ilustrated ad from Life magazine in 1941, featuring a square Wellesley Fudge Cake, an older man eating a slice of cake, with the tag line, "Wellesley Fudge Cake made with Baker's Chocolate is a taste you never outgrow!"
Winter 2023
Wellesley is well known as an excellent liberal arts college—but also as a decadent chocolate cake.More
A photo of Ana Julia Daza Walter ’24 at Iguazu Falls with friends, smiling and wearing life preservers
Winter 2023
“My biggest shock was seeing the amount of Venezuelans that reside in Buenos Aires and how they have built solid communities and organizations. It has been an awesome part of this trip I was not expecting, but I have gotten to connect to my own roots.”More
Photo of Jamie Motley
Winter 2023
Wellesley’s new Anne Shen Chao ’74 Office of Student Success is focused on the development of the whole person, and this requires collaboration across the entire College.More
A photograph of four students dressed in flapper garb on stage
Winter 2023
Just before the curtains closed on the fall 2022 semester, the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Alumnae Hall was transformed into the colorful Kit Kat Club of Weimar Berlin for the musical Cabaret.More
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