Contemporary Women's Leadership Institute


Wellesley Residential Summer Programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. More information can be found here.

Housing and Dining | June 27 - July 31, 2020


Participants will live on campus in a historic Wellesley Residence Hall alongside current Wellesley College students. Residential staff will be a resource for support, social activities, and ensuring the safety of all students.

Residence halls offer laundry room facilities, multiple study rooms, living room with TV, and fitness area.

Please keep in mind that dorm rooms are not air-conditioned when planning what items to bring. We strongly recommend all students bring a fan. 

Housing is included in the residential program fees; therefore, you will be automatically assigned a room and will not incur any additional costs.  

Quiet Hours and Noise 

In order to create an environment conducive to intellectual pursuit and individual well-being, all residents should refrain from creating inordinate or unnecessary noise. Quiet hours for purposes of study and sleep are set, lasting from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM on Sunday through Thursday. Quiet hours begin at midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Students who are bothered by noise are expected to alert those individuals creating noise or engaging in behavior that is disruptive to the community. It is also expected that any resident will honor the request of another resident to restrict the noise they are creating. Residential staff may be asked to intervene if the request is not acknowledged, if it is ongoing problem, or if any conflict results that the residents cannot resolve on their own. 

Room Changes 

Roommates are assigned based on a number of factors, such as age and allergies. Due to the brief duration of the program, room changes are not allowed except in cases of severe duress or emergency, as determined by the Residential Directors.


Students will enjoy a full meal plan in the dining hall in the Stone-Davis Residence Hall.  All meals on campus are included in the residential program fees.  Students are responsible for purchasing any food outside of the residence dining hall. Residential students are welcome to use the cooking facilities in their dormitories.


Breakfast Hours: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Lunch Hours: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Dinner Hours: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Brunch Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dinner Hours: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Students may also use cash or credit card to dine at other campus eating facilities including Bae Pao dining hall, The Emporium, and the Leaky Beaker.  Just a ten-minute walk from campus is downtown Wellesley -- fondly referred to as "the Vil"--which offers an array of quick-serve restaurants and coffeehouses that can be enjoyed during free time.

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies
Any participant with food allergies or dietary restrictions will need to identify their needs in the student health portal once admitted.  There are a variety of choices always available in our dining hall including vegetarian, vegan, non-dairy, and gluten free.