I love Wellesley traditions. This morning, members of the golden Class of 2015 joined generations of Wellesley women before them by rolling their hoops down Tupelo Lane for the chance to win some serious bragging rights. The winner is said to be the first in her class to be successful—however she defines success.
Sophia Garcia ’15 not only crossed the (yellow) finish line first, she was a great sport as her classmates threw her into Lake Waban on such a chilly spring morning.
I am always interested in the story behind why a student chooses to attend Wellesley. Does she choose Wellesley because of our stellar faculty? Our picturesque campus? Our network of amazing alumnae? Is it for a specific program or an opportunity she will have on– or off– campus?
Sometimes it’s all of the above.
Earlier this week, an incoming first-year student wrote a thoughtful piece in Ms. Magazine on this very topic.
I look forward to welcoming the entire Class of 2015 to Wellesley on Monday and to hearing all of their stories.
In about a month, we will welcome our incoming class of 2015 to campus. We already know quite a bit about them—where they are from, what their interests are, why they want to come to Wellesley. We are looking forward to meeting them in person in August.
In the meantime, the Wellesley community has been sending this incoming class a fabulous Wellesley welcome. I thought you might enjoy seeing what a number of our students, faculty, and staff have been saying to this new yellow class.