• February 1, 2018

    UC: Final official transcripts due at campus admissions office for students to matriculate at UC for fall 2017.

  • February 1, 2018

    Boston University: Deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be received by the processors.

  • February 1, 2018

    RISD Applicants: Application due

  • February 15, 2018

    Most Colleges Mid-Year Report due

  • March 1, 2018

    UC: Notification of fall 2017 admission decisions begins.

  • March 2, 2018

    UC: Deadline for applicants for all terms to submit FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

  • May 1, 2018

    Deposit deadline to your matriculating college

College News and Fun Facts: Wellesley College

Stepsinging. In a tradition that evolved from informal social gatherings, students began to assemble to sing on the steps of Houghton Chapel after its dedication in 1899. Today, students assemble by class four times a year dressed in their class colors to try to out-sing and out-cheer the others. The rainbow colors are a reminder that despite differences, Wellesley students form a cohesive and dynamic community of scholars. Source

Hooprolling began with an activity once held on May Day, which students celebrated as a day of frivolity and of escaping from real-world worries into a day of child’s play. Students would dress up in children’s clothing and play games on Severance Green. One of the most popular was a race in which seniors, clad in graduation robes, rolled wooden hoops. Hooprolling has become a Wellesley institution in itself and is now held independently. Source

  • Color: Blue
  • Mascot: never had a mascot
  • Motto: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister”
  • Admit Rate: 22% (Class of 2021). Read more