For First-year Families

First-year Student Summer Send-offs

Join us for a summer send-off reception in your region to connect with current Wellesley students, families, and alumnae before the start of the 2019-20 academic year. RSVP here!


What is a summer send-off?

Hosted by one of Wellesley's alumnae clubs, both nationally and internationally, summer send-offs are a great opportunity for alumnae, current students, and their families to warmly welcome incoming students and their families to the Wellesley community. These events typically happen in July and August of each year.

Send-offs are a fun way for your student to start her journey. Plus. when she arrives on campus, she will already know some friendly faces from home. There are all sorts of summer send-off events—from BBQs, teas, picnics and potlucks with Wellesley bingo, alumnae reflections and insights, or even introductions to hooprolling.

How are the locations chosen?

Wellesley is proud to have over 75 local alumnae clubs worldwide. The clubs listed below are those that have chosen to host a summer send-off this year.

We are traveling this summer. May I attend a send-off at any location?

Your club affiliation is based on your home zip code. It may be possible to attend a send-off other than the one hosted by your local club. Please contact us for further information.

When will we receive an invitation?

You will receive an email invitation in early summer if there is an event in your area.

Summer 2019 Send-off Events

Club Event Location Date
Wellesley in Phoenix Phoenix, AZ August 11
Wellesley Club of Los Angeles Malibu, CA August 18
Wellesley Club of Northern California Oakland, CA July 21
Wellesley Club of San Diego San Diego, CA August 10
Wellesley Club of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA August 11
Wellesley Club of Silicon Valley San Mateo, CA August 11
Wellesley Club of Southern Connecticut Darien, CT August 10
Hartford Wellesley Club West Hartford, CT July 28
Wellesley Club of Tampa Bay Tampa, FL August 11
Atlanta Wellesley Club Atlanta, GA August 11
Wellesley Club of Hawaii Kailua, HI July 6
Wellesley Club of Chicago Chicago, IL August 3
Wellesley Club of Indianapolis Carmel, IN August 10
Baltimore Wellesley Club Ellicott City, MD August 4
Washington Wellesley Club Silver Spring, MD August 18
Wellesley College Alumnae of Boston Carlisle, MA July 28
Wellesley Club of the Pioneer Valley Leeds, MA August 18
Wellesley Club of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN August 17
Central New Jersey Wellesley Club Pennington, NJ August 11
New Jersey Wellesley Club Wayne, NJ August 18
Mid-Hudson Wellesley Club Highland, NY August 17
New York Wellesley Club New York, NY August 15
Cincinnati Wellesley Club Cincinnati, OH August 11
Columbus Wellesley Club Columbus, OH August 11
Oregon Wellesley Club Portland, OR August 20
Wellesley in Philadelphia Bala Cynwyd, PA August 18
Nashville Wellesley Club Nashville, TN August 18
Austin Wellesley Club Austin, TX July 28
Wellesley Club of Dallas Dallas, TX August 4
Wellesley Club of Houston Houston, TX July 21
Wellesley Utah Club Salt Lake City, UT August 3
Wellesley in Central and Coastal Virginia Richmond, VA August 4
Washington State Wellesley Club Seattle, WA August 13
Wellesley College Club of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China August 10
Wellesley Club of Shanghai Shanghai, China July 29
Wellesley Club of Seoul Seoul, South Korea July 23


Contact: Lesley Robertson, Director of Parent & Family Programs | | 781.283.2808