Wellesley Community Celebrates Flower Sunday

September 17, 2018
Three students laugh together on Flower Sunday.

Originally conceived to help alleviate homesickness among new students, the tradition of Flower Sunday has lasted for 143 years. Each September, first-year students are matched with a Wellesley “big sister.” On Flower Sunday, the big sisters give their little sisters flowers to officially welcome them into the Wellesley community, and together they come to the flower-filled Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center for a multicultural, multifaith program.