Opening Information

*Please pick-up keys in your residential neighborhood during these hours:   

Saturday, September 2   9:00am-9:00pm

Sunday, September 3  9:00am-9:00pm

***keys will be at Campus Police if you arrive outside of these hours

The neighborhood locations will be:  

Tower Great Hall - for residents of Cervantes, Claflin, Lake House, Severance, and Tower

Cazenove Hall front desk - for residents of Beebe, Cazenove, Munger, Pomeroy and Shafer

Freeman Hall front desk - for residents of Bates, Cedar Lodge, Dower, Freeman, Hemlock Apartments, Homestead, Instead, McAfee, Orchard Apartments, Simpson West, and Stone-Davis


Information regarding the opening and cleaning of storage rooms will be posted in each Residence Hall.  COLLEGE FURNITURE MAY NOT BE REMOVED FROM STUDENT ROOMS AND PLACED IN STORAGE AREAS.  Students who remove furniture from their rooms will be fined.

NOTE:  According to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, no items may be deposited in Residence Hall corridors.  Students must bring empty boxes and other items to properly marked locations.  All items in the hallways will be discarded.


Beginning on August 1, 2017, room freeze will take effect.  Room changes are not permitted during this time, either within or between Residence Halls.  Room freeze ends on Monday, September 18, 2017 for students in the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020  Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 25, 2017.  After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Student Housing Office until November 30th.


The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be lunch on Sunday, September 3, 2017.  First meal on January 27, 2018 will be lunch.


Wellesley College does not assume responsibility for personal items belonging to students.  We urge parents to refer to their personal homeowner’s insurance policy for possible coverage.


Returning students will receive information from their storage company regarding delivery dates.


ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE THE RESIDENCE HALLS BY 12:00 noon on Friday, DECEMBER 22, 2017.  The fine for failure to vacate by 12:00 noon is $50 per hour.

Wintersession Halls will open on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at12:00 (noon).  Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 3.  

Residence Halls will open for all students on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:00 am.

Reminder:  Students who are graduating or going on leave for Spring Semester must vacate their rooms by 12 noon  December 22, 2017; such students may not remain on campus for Wintersession.  Only students returning from leave may return to campus during Wintersession.  Newly accepted transfer or exchange students may not arrive for Wintersession.