Student Life

A. photo shows Muslim students flying kites while celebrating Eid on campus in spring 2021.
Summer 2021
The WCAA welcomes a pilot shared identity group, Wellesley Muslim Alums (WMA), which held its first event on Zoom in April.More
The author's grandmother stands outside her house in Vermont.
Summer 2021
The magazine’s student assistant, Grace Ramsdell ’22, reflects on her pandemic-disrupted junior year, split between her grandmother’s home in Vermont and Claflin Hall.More
Illustration of diaries from pandemics throughout history, on paper and iPad and phone
Summer 2021
More than a year into the crisis, anthropology students share their personal journals about how the experience has shaped them and lessons they have learned from outbreaks in the past.More
A photo of Vanja Klepac-Ceraj, associate professor of biological sciences
Summer 2021
Vanja Klepac-Ceraj, associate professor of biological sciences, teaches an environmental microbiology course that explores the fundamentals of the field, while giving students the chance to manipulate microbes in the lab.More
A photo shows a gorgeous rainbow arching above campus.
Summer 2021
On a rainy Sunday in May, the clouds parted at sunset long enough for a gorgeous rainbow to arch above campus.More
A photo of Massachusetts State Rep. Liz Miranda ’02 delivering her commencement address
Summer 2021
On Friday, June 4, 570 members of the class of 2021 celebrated the College’s 143rd commencement. President Paula Johnson welcomed the seniors gathered on Severance Green and some 100 graduates attenging remotely from around the United States and overseas.More
Illustration of a globe (representing the Earth) with a butterfly flying out of it
Summer 2021
In April, Wellesley announced a plan to address the urgent challenge of climate change that will affect how the College produces and distributes energy, how the endowment is invested, and how the campus community works together to reduce energy consumption.More
Tendayi Peyton ’21 and Izabelle Fernandez ’21 pose inside a hoop reading "Freestyle Love." Both are wearing masks and graduation robes.
Summer 2021
Where there’s a will to roll a hoop, there’s a way to roll a hoop. The restrictions of the pandemic were no deterrent to the class of 2021. So, just as in years past, seniors in robes lined up on Tupelo Lane with hoops in hand, ready to roll.More
A photo portrait of Vanita Datta, French professor
Spring 2021
French Professor Venita Datta can’t visit Paris right now, but if she could, she would take you, and her students, on a tour of her Paris, starting in the 16th arrondissement, where she rented rooms as a graduate student.More
[a] photo of a statue of Elaine, the Lady of Shalott.
Spring 2021
Reports from around campusMore