WellesleyWeek
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
Kim Bottomly named Wellesley's 13th president


Commencement 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
, 10:30 am
Severance Green, Wellesley College campus

Commencement Speeches

Student Speaker: Kara Hadge of Canton, Massachusetts

Commencement Speaker: Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines

President H. Kim Bottomly's Charge to the Senior Class

2008 Pinanski winners
2008 Pinanski Prize: from left, Lee Cuba, President H. Kim Bottomly, Patricia A. Gray Berman and Sally Sommers Smith, who accepted the award on behalf of her husband, Dennis Smith.


Winners of the 2008 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Lee Cuba, Sociology
Dennis Smith, Biological Sciences (posthumously)
Patricia A. Gray Berman, Art History


2008 Senior Prizes, Trustee Scholars and Alumnae Prizes

2008 Commencement Photos

News Releases

Wellesley Celebrates 130th Commencement May 30

President of Hearst Magazines Will Be the 2008 Commencement Speaker
She’s been dubbed “The First Lady of American Magazines” and “one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades” by Financial Times. Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, will address the approximately 600 members of the Class of 2008 and their friends and families at Wellesley College’s 130th Commencement Friday, May 30, at 10:30 am on Severance Green.

Kara Hadge is the 2008 Student Commencement Speaker

Local News Release Information for 2008 Graduates
Sample press release for students'
use in local papers.

Commencement Information

Schedule of Key Events

Association and Department Receptions
Association and department receptions are scheduled for Thursday, May 29, and Friday, May 30. Please click on the link above for a calendar listing of these 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.