Your living and well-being at Wellesley will be supported by residential staff. Residential Directors are administrators, teachers, and mentors who foster strong and inclusive learning communities within the residential halls. In addition to Residential Directors, Residential Advisors will be available to students for support throughout the program. Residential Advisors are current Wellesley students who will live in the same residential hall as students, organize a variety of student activities including excursions, and provide non-academic advising.
Please note that on-campus housing is mandatory for students in the Pre-College Immersive Program and the Pre-College Exploratory Workshops in order to gain the full program experience of combined living and learning.
Students will reside on campus in Stone-Davis, a Wellesley historic dormitory. Resident Directors and their staff will live among students. Students should keep in mind that residential halls are not air-conditioned when planning what items to bring with them. Fans will be provided.
Housing is included in the program fees therefore you will not incur any additional costs.
Pre-College students will enjoy a full meal plan, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Breakfast is available from 8am-9am, lunch is available 12:30pm-1:30pm, and dinner is available 5:30pm-7pm. Saturday meals will be provided except when on weekend excursions, during which meals will be provided off-site. Students may also purchase Meal Points, for an extra fee, to use on campus at the The Emporium and the Leaky Beaker. Students with dietary restrictions due to a documented disability should register with Disability Services for accommodations.
Summer Session students who live on campus during the summer have an opportunity to experience the residential life unique to Wellesley College. The residential halls foster a sense of community for their members and serve as a focal point for both informal and planned activities. Students in residence have access to the summer facilities and campus activities.
Pre-College students will engage in regular group social activities and outing trips on and off campus. Optional weekend and evening activities may include movie nights, local activities, local college visits and trips to Boston & Cambridge and the beach. All planned activities fees are covered in the residential fee. Previous activities have included: The Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science, The Freedom Trail, Fourth of July fireworks celebration and popular tourist attractions, including Quincy Market, Boston’s North End, and Fenway Park. Note: Offsite activities pertain to Pre-College Immersive Program. The Pre-College Exploratory Program has limited activities due to the limited length of the program.
During free time, students are encouraged to explore all that Wellesley's campus offers: students can take a stroll along Lake Waban trails, visit the on-campus Davis Museum, play a round of golf at Wellesley's historic Nehoiden Golf Course, grab quick eats at the Leaky Beaker snack bar, or spend some quiet time in the Clapp Library. Just a ten-minute walk from campus is the downtown of Wellesley -- fondly referred to as "the Ville" by Wellesley students -- which offers an array of boutiques, restaurants, and coffeehouses that students can enjoy during free time as well.
Students will have WiFi access across the entire campus.
The Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center includes facilities such as a convenience store (The Emporium), a bookstore, and an ATM, all open throughout the summer.
Students will also have access to the Keohane Sports Center (closed 8/3-8/11), which offers gym facilities, dance studios, multipurpose gymnasiums, as well as sporting equipment for check-out.
Services at the Wellesley Health Services, Stone Counselling Center, and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be easily accessible to students to support their physical and emotional well being.
Transportation & Parking
Wellesley is fortunate to be located within walking distance of the commuter rail station in Wellesley Square. ZipCars are also available on campus. Free on-campus parking will be available to Summer Session students. Students who are bringing a vehicle to campus for the first time will need to go to Campus Police to register their vehicle during their orientation. There is no fee for parking. Please note: students in the Pre-College Immersive Program and the Pre-College Workshops are not allowed off-campus unaccompanied.
Student Disability Services
Wellesley provides a full range of services and accommodations to people with disabilities. Students with a documented disability that requires accommodation have access to Disability Services. For more information, please contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services, at 781.283.2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.