WELLESLEY COLLEGE OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION FOR 2009-2010 FALL SEMESTER Monday, August 31, 2009 at 8:00 AM Halls Open for First-Year Students Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 9:00 AM Halls Open for Returning Students Tuesday, September 8, 2009 First Day of Class Monday, October 12, 2009 Fall Break Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, 2009 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class on Wednesday Monday, December 21, 2009 Final Exams End Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:00 PM All Res Halls Close for Winter Break SPRING SEMESTER: Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM Bates and McAfee Open for Wintersession – only those students approved to live on campus may return on this date Monday, January 4, 2010 Wintersession Classes Begin Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 9:00 AM Res Halls Open for All Students Tuesday, January 26, 2010 First Day of Class Monday-Friday, March 22-26, 2010 Spring Break Monday, May 17, 2010 Final Exams End Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM Res Halls Close for the Classes of 11, 12, and 13 Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM Res Halls Close for the Class of 2010 NEW STUDENTS: All new students (including First-Year Students, transfer students and exchange students) will arrive on campus Monday, August 31, 2009. Residence Halls will open at 8:00 am. Any new student traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements off-campus for accommodations. All new students may obtain keys in their assigned Residence Hall on August 31. RETURNING STUDENTS: All Upperclasswomen may return to campus beginning Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 9:00 am. Any Upperclasswomen traveling to the Boston area prior to this date and time must make her own arrangements for accommodations. All returning students may obtain keys from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Campus Center’s Information Desk. RESIDENCE HALL STORAGE: Information regarding the opening and cleaning of storage rooms will be posted in each Residence Hall in August/September. COLLEGE FURNITURE MAY NOT BE REMOVED FROM STUDENT ROOMS AND PLACED IN STORAGE AREAS. Students who remove furniture from their rooms will be fined. NOTE: According to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, no items may be deposited in Residence Hall corridors. Students must bring empty boxes and other items to properly marked locations before storage rooms are emptied and cleaned. All items in the hallways will be discarded. ROOM FREEZE AND ROOM CHANGES IN THE FALL: Beginning on August 1, 2009, room freeze will take effect. Room changes are not permitted during this time, either within or between Residence Halls. Room freeze ends on Monday, September 21, 2009 for students in the classes of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Room freeze ends for First Year Students on Monday, September 28, 2009. After the room freeze ends, students may change rooms with the approval of the Housing Office. FOOD SERVICE: The first meal of the semester board plan for new students will be lunch on Monday, August 31, 2009. The first meal on the semester board plan for returning students will be brunch on Saturday, September 5, 2009. PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE: Wellesley College does not assume responsibility for personal items belonging to students. We urge parents to refer to their personal homeowner’s insurance policy for possible coverage. BOOKSTORE: The Bookstore is located in the Wang Campus Center and is open Monday- Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. On September 5, 6, and 7 the hours will be 9:00 AM - 6:00PM. OFF-CAMPUS STORAGE: Returning students will receive information from their storage company regarding delivery dates. END OF SEMESTER I: ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE THE RESIDENCE HALLS BY 5:00 PM ON Tuesday, DECEMBER 22, 2009. The fine for failure to vacate by 5:00 PM is $50 per hour. Bates and McAfee Halls will open for Wintersession on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 12:00 (noon). Only students that have been approved for Wintersession housing will be allowed to return on Jan. 3. Students returning for Wintersession must report to Campus Police to have their OneCards reactivated. Residence Halls will open for all students on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 9:00 am. Reminder: Students who are graduating or going on leave for Spring Semester must vacate their rooms by 5:00 PM December 22, 2009; such students may not remain on campus for Wintersession. Only students returning from leave may return to campus during Wintersession. Newly accepted transfer or exchange students may not arrive for Wintersession.