A newsletter of campus news and events

Wellesley in the News
A synopsis of media accounts mentioning Wellesley, its faculty, students and alumnae

News Releases
News releases are distributed by the Office for Public Affairs, Wellesley's communications and media relations office.

Wellesley Wire
Interested in receiving regular news about Wellesley? An occasional e-mail digest of noteworthy news and announcements plus information about Wellesley faculty, students and alumnae in the news

President's Page
President Walsh's bio, speeches, announcements

Commencement 2006
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Commencement Speeches

Student Speaker: Sophie Kim
"...there is still a place for institutions like Wellesley in our world, where a woman’s ability, capacity, leadership and intellect are unquestioned..."

Commencement Speaker: Ophelia Dahl
"...Linking our own lives and fates with those we can’t see will, I believe, be the key to a decent shared future..."

President Walsh's Charge to the Senior Class
"...As graduates of Wellesley you will in time become leaders across a wide swath of pursuits..."

2006 Pinanski Prize Winners
Frank Bidart, English
Nolan Flynn, Chemistry
Ann Velenchik, Economics

News Releases

Wellesley College Celebrates Its 128th Commencement

Global Public Health Activist Ophelia Dahl Will Be 2006 Commencement Speaker
at Wellesley College

Global public health activist Ophelia Dahl will address the members of the 544 members of the Class of 2006 and their families and friends at Wellesley College’s 128th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. on Severance Green on the Wellesley, Mass., campus.

Local News Release Information for 2006 Graduates
Sample press release for personal use in local papers.

Commencement Information

Schedule of Key Events

Association and Department Receptions

Area Lodging
List of area lodging, including special Commencement accommodations.

Disability Services
Information about ASL interpreters, wheelchair rental, and campus accessibility from the Director of Disability Services, Jim Wice.

Photography and Videography

About Commencement Activities
Historical look at Commencement Activities.

Commencement Archives
Speeches, photos, and information about past commencement exercises.

2006 Commencement Photos