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For Attending Students

Congratulations - You're in! Read these next steps to prepare yourself for your upcoming summer at Wellesley!

Please make sure to review the following information below before arriving on Wellesley's campus for your summer program:

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How to Pay Tuition

Instructions for paying tuition will be sent in Spring of 2020

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Check-In and Departure Information

Honors Immersion Program dates

Summer Focus dates

Exploratory Workshops dates

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Getting to Campus

All Wellesley Summer participants are responsible for their own transportation to campus. This admissions page has directions and suggestions on how to get to campus; we will be posting specific directions to our summer students' dormitory shortly.

Summer @ Wellesley does not provide transportation for students from Boston Logan Airport, the train station, or elsewhere. One company with whom we have worked for many years is JFK Transportation, which has an excellent safety record. Please note that students and parents are responsible for making their own arrangements for pick-up, drop-off, and payment.

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Packing List

Summers in Wellesley, Massachusettes are warm, with average high temperatures in July above 80 °F (26.7 °C) and overnight lows above 60 °F (15.5 °C). It is important to pack a variety of summer clothing, including t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, shorts, long trousers, and a jacket for the evening. Here is a list of items that on-campus residents often find helpful. This is not a list of required items, nor does it represent everything you might want or need. Plan according to the length of your program and your transportation to and from the program. Keep in mind that there is a CVS within walking distance that regularly serves the needs of college students.


Also, if you don't have the ability to pack everything, we do offer some packages for linens, toiletries, and other items that are annoying to pack. You can check out our Summer Store to see what you might be able to pre-purchase.  Store will open early Spring.



Rooms are furnished with:

  • extra-long (80”) twin bed and mattress - 36"(w) X 6" (h) X 80" (l)

  • closet

  • desk and chair

  • dresser

  • ceiling light

  • electrical outlets (international students will need adapters)


What to Bring:

  • driver’s license/picture ID

  • insurance card

  • school supplies

  • backpack/bag

  • Bedding (sheets and blankets) for x-long twin mattresses (80”)

  • Bed pillow

  • bath towels, soaps, robe, shower shoes, shower caddy

  • personal hygiene items

  • hair dryer

  • prescription medications (self-administered)

  • seasonal allergy mediation (over-the-counter)

  • extra contact lenses or glasses

  • clothes for class and activities (note: Boston/Wellesley is hot in the summer and the residence halls not do have air-conditioning)

  • one or two business casual outfits

  • athletic clothes and shoes

  • swimsuit and towel to use at the swimming pool

  • meals and group activities are covered in program costs, but if students want to buy snacks, souvenirs, etc., you may want to bring spending money. Debit cards are preferred to large amounts of cash (ATM's are on campus)


Items You May Bring (and may enjoy having):

  • cell phone (there will not be landlines in the rooms)

  • laptop computer (computer labs are available in the library and other academic buildings)

  • power strip/surge protector (extension cords are prohibited; power strips must be UL approved with circuit breakers)

  • camera

  • reading light/flashlight (halogen bulbs are not permitted)

  • alarm clock

  • clothes hangers

  • laundry bag

  • umbrella

  • sunscreen

  • mosquito and tick repellant

  • water bottle

  • sports equipment (tennis racket, swim goggles, etc.)

  • helmet for Bike Share Program (purchase upon arrival if interested)

  • anything you might want for down time (fun reading, playing cards, etc.)

There is a laundry room in the building. You may use U.S. quarters, credit/debit cards or prepaid cards. The cost is $1.50 to wash and $1.50 to dry. We do not have space or ability to offer the opportunity to “line dry” or air dry clothes unless you do so in your assigned room.


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Your Well-Being on Campus

Summer program students have full access to Wellesley’s classrooms, laboratories, on-campus cafes and dining halls, libraries (with borrowing privileges), computer labs and the Campus Center when they are open.

  • Dining Services

    Students will have a full meal plan including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the Residence Hall. During field trips, students will receive a full meal. Special meal requests for dietary restrictions due to a documented disability must register with Disability Services for accommodations before June 15, 2020.  Please contact Jim Wice in Disability Services at or 781-283-2434.

  • Physical Fitness

    The on-campus Keohane Sports Center (KSC) includes indoor and outdoor sporting facilities for recreational use, as well as a Fitness Center with regular gym equipment. 

  • Physical Health

For minor medical conditions while on campus, the Wellesley College Health Service will be available to students on Monday, Wednesday, Friday between the hours of 10:00am - 1:00pm. Students should otherwise contact the On-Duty RD for assistance with accessing medical attention.

Health Services Summer Hours: TBD

  • Emotional Well-Being

The Wellesley College Stone Counseling Center will also be available to students, in order to promote and support students' holistic well-being.

  • Campus Safety and Security

For information on campus safety and security, please refer to the For Parents page.

  • Student Accessibility Accommodations

Wellesley provides a full range of services and accommodations to assist students with disabilities. Please contact Jim Wice, Director of Disability Services at 781-283-2434 or for more information.

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Campus Utilities

  • WiFi

    Students will have access to secure Wellesley WiFi across campus.

  • Receiving Mail

    During the summer, the Wellesley College Mailroom is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30p.m., and is located in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. Pre-College Honors Immersion students will not be assigned mailboxes; however, they can receive mail through the program.  Given the short duration of the Focus and Workshop programs, students are discouraged from receiving packages.  The program does not have the ability to forward mail or packages at the end of the summer programs.

  • Printing

    Students will have access to free black-and-white printing in their residential hall and at various libraries on campus.

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For Attending International Students

Please refer to the For International Students page for information specific to international students attending the Pre-College Immersive or Contemporary Women's Leadership programs.

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Summer@Wellesley Policy Highlights

  • Quiet Hours and Noise

    In order to create an environment conducive to intellectual pursuit and inpidual well-being, all residents should refrain from creating inordinate or unnecessary noise. Courtesy is expected at all times. Noise, including music, should be confined to an inpidual’s room. Residents should be aware of the effect their noise has not only for their roommates and neighbors, but for people who live above and below them as well.

    Quiet hours for purposes of study and sleep are set, lasting from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday. Quiet hours begin at midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Free Time and Off-Campus Activities

    Students of Contemporary Women's Leadership program may choose to commute off-campus independently (for example, to Boston) during free time, at their will. Students may seek recommendations on restaurants, local events, etc. from the residential life staff.

    During free time, students of Pre-College programs can stay on campus, or travel to the Wellesley 'Ville' in small groups. However, they are prohibited from travelling beyond the Ville outside program-planned outings. Please contact residential life staff for information on independent travels off campus for special circumstances.

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs

    The College strictly prohibits unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol and/or related containers or paraphernalia in the Pre-College Program. The Wellesley Pre-College program expects that students enrolled in Pre-College will not use illicit drugs and/or alcohol. Those who choose to partake in such activities will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include immediate expulsion from the program. Any student expelled from the program will not receive any refund and will be responsible for any additional costs incurred. Please refer to the Program Handbook for information on disciplinary action.

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