Entering Students

Slater Student Leaders outside Slater International Center

Dear International Students,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wellesley College and welcome to the international student and scholar community at Slater International Center! We know that your presence on campus will offer our community valuable perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom.

The Slater International Center staff works closely with other departments at Wellesley to meet your needs, advise you, and help familiarize you with the services offered by the college. Most importantly, the Slater staff will assist you with adjustment to life in the United States and at Wellesley College and with matters pertaining to your student immigration status. We also offer a variety of programming throughout the semester. We hope you will join us!

To help with your upcoming transition, we invite you to participate in fall orientation.

*Orientation begins with the arrival of international students on Sunday, August 30th, 2020. The International Student Orientation Program runs from August 30th - September 1st, 2020. 

Many students find this program to be extremely valuable to their adjustment process. To participate in this program, please see the entering student checklist on your Workday portal to register.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about “Slater”. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are only an email or a phone call away!

See you in August!


Tana D. Ruegamer
Director of the Slater International Center
International Student and Scholar Advisor

*Please note, the dates listed are tentative pending decisions regarding the Fall semester around COVID-19. All College-wide announcements will be posted on the Coronavirus website.  We will communicate regularly throughout the summer via email.