Attending An Event

Wellesley College grounds and pathways are open to the public. However, building access is limited to members of the Wellesley College community, registered visitors on College business, and visitors to select events or public-facing facilities such as the Davis Museum. All visitors to the College must be vaccinated and complete the visitor registration form. Please check with event organizers regarding parking recommendations.

Many of our events are also accessible by livestream for the public. Please note the access restrictions for the specific event you are interested in attending, and contact the event organizer with any questions.

Attending An Event

Attending an event at Wellesley is as stress-free as it is affecting.

Just 12 miles from Boston, Wellesley’s rich and diverse arts scene feels worlds away. Parking is free and readily accessible, our performance spaces are intimate and inviting, and the town of Wellesley offers a variety of fine restaurants nearby. The professional arts programming is of the highest quality available, yet the majority of our events are offered free to the public.

Take in the celebrated landscape and architecture.

The landscape has always been central to the identity of Wellesley College and to the experience of its students. Combine your visit to Wellesley with a stroll through the grounds and see if you don’t feel as inspired by our surroundings as our guest artists do. Designed in consultation with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., the campus is a historic landmark that showcases the work of distinguished architects, including Ralph Adams Cram, Paul Rudolph, and Rafael Moneo.

Share Wellesley’s passion for cultural and intellectual pursuits.

The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley College is known for its intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service, and its cultivation of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership.

We take great pride in what we produce here: women who know how to succeed in every arena, public and personal, while keeping their values intact; women who bring world-changing vision and an inimitable sense of purpose to even the smallest endeavor; women who understand that effective leadership means tempering the exercise of power with the commitment to serve.

From the moment they step onto the campus, our students are cultivating not only their minds but also an aspirational drive and sense of responsibility. They know they are carrying forward a very special legacy, one in which purposeful leadership is a way of life, regardless of the life they choose—and one in which they are committed to taking their place at the table, to getting things done, to making a difference.


Most events at Wellesley are free and open to the public. If tickets or reservations are required, the event listing on this website will specify. With the exception of special exhibitions at the Davis Museum, admittance to the museum is free during normal hours.


Visitors may park for free in the Davis Parking Facility. It blends so well into its environment you might miss it, so watch for the Meadmore sculpture Upsurge, and you'll be near the entrance! [insert image of the Upsurge sculpture]


If you need disability-related accommodations, please see Wellesley College Accessibility and Disability Resources or email

Directions and Campus Map

The College’s address is: 106 Central St., Wellesley, Massachusetts, 02481. That's at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 135. Please visit our directions and campus map page for more information and to download or print our campus map.

Giving to Wellesley

Your gift to Wellesley helps maintain the excellence of our arts programming and keeps our events free of charge. To give, visit our giving website or call 800.358.3543.