Photo Tour of the Wellesley College Campus

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Green Hall at Wellesley College

Green Hall at Wellesley College
Green Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The iconic tower at Wellesley College is part of Green Hall, a building situated on the east side of the academic quad. The building houses administrative offices and foreign language programs.

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Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College

Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College
Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Completed in 1923, Alumnae Hall houses Wellesley's largest auditorium. In the lower level is a large ballroom.

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Beebe Hall at Wellesley College

Beebe Hall at Wellesley College
Beebe Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Beebe Hall is one of the four residential buildings that make up the Hazard Quad.

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The Wellesley Chapel

The Wellesley Chapel
The Wellesley Chapel. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Houghton Memorial Chapel on Wellesley College's campus features Tiffany stained glass windows. The building is used for church services, meetings, and select concerts. Wellesley's long tradition of "step singing" takes place on the stairs leading into the chapel.

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A Gothic Doorway Under Green Hall at Wellesley College

A Gothic Doorway Under Green Hall at Wellesley College
A Gothic Doorway Under Green Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Visitors exploring Wellesley's campus are often delighted to find lots of small paths and passageways such as the narrow stairway that terminates in this Gothic doorway under Green Hall.

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The Tower of Green Hall at Wellesley College

The Tower of Green Hall at Wellesley College
The Tower of Green Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Towering 182' over Wellesley College's academic quad, the tower of Green Hall houses a 32-bell carillon. Students frequently play the bells.

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Lake Waban Viewed from the Wellesley Campus

Lake Waban from the Wellesley Campus
Lake Waban from the Wellesley Campus. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Wellesley College is situated on the edge of Lake Waban. A walking path circles the lake, and walkers will find several picturesque seating areas such as these benches on the north shore.

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Pendleton Hall at Wellesley College

Pendleton Hall at Wellesley College
Pendleton Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Pendleton Hall is a long building on the north edge of Wellesley's academic quad. The building is home to many academic programs: Anthropology, Art, Economics, Education, Japanese, Political Science and Sociology.

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Schneider at Wellesley College

Schneider at Wellesley College
Schneider at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Before the opening of the Wang Campus Center, Schneider was home to a popular dining area. Today the building houses the Wellesley College radio station, several student organizations and administrative offices.

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The Science Center at Wellesley College

The Science Center at Wellesley College
The Science Center at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Wellesley students either love or hate the Science Center. Built in 1977, it looks like no other building on campus. The lofty interior of the main building looks like the outdoors -- complete with green floors, blue ceiling and the exterior of a brick building. Outside the building features concrete support beams, exposed elevator shafts, and lots of pipes.

The Science Center houses a science library as well as the departments of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, physics and psychology.

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Shakespeare House at Wellesley College

Shakespeare House at Wellesley College
Shakespeare House at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Shakespeare House is true to its name. The Tudor-style house is home to Wellesley's oldest continuing society, the Shakespeare Society. Students put on a performance of a Shakespeare play every semester.

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Tower Court and Severance Hall at Wellesley College

Tower Court and Severance Hall at Wellesley College
Tower Court and Severance Hall at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Tower Court (on the right) and Severance Hall (on the left) are part of the Tower Court Complex, a popular residential complex at Wellesley College. The buildings are close to Lake Waban and Clapp Library. The hill on the left side of the photo is a favorite for sledding during the winter months.

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The Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College

The Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College
The Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Wellesley College's recent and ambitious fund-raising campaign resulted in a total rebuilding of the west side of campus. Projects included an architecturally unique parking garage, restoration of wetlands, and the building of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center. The center is the result of a $25 million gift from Lulu and Anthony Wang. It was the largest gift by an individual ever given to a woman's college.

The Wang Campus Center houses the college bookstore, a large dining area, common spaces, and student mail services. If visiting, be sure to explore the building and try out all the unusual chairs in the lounge areas.

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