EXPLO at Wellesley: Day Students - EXPLO

Day Students

What’s in Our Day Program?

More than you can imagine. EXPLO at Wellesley is unlike any other day program in the Greater Boston area. It’s the only summer program where you can explore the world of people and ideas with students from around the globe — practically in your own backyard. Our day students enjoy:

As a day student, you will be placed in a Day Group with two advisors and other day students. Your Day Advisors will check in with you every morning and throughout the day to keep you up-to-date with all of the activities and events available at EXPLO at Wellesley, and to help you get the most out of your EXPLO experience.

Daily Check-In and Check-Out

Attendance and Check-In — Day students will meet with their Day Advisors every morning at 8:30 a.m. to check in and get information on the day’s events. They will meet in their designated meeting locations Monday-Friday, rain or shine.

Check-Out Procedure — All day students are required to check out prior to leaving campus at the end of the day, regardless of the time or method of departure. Students leaving by bus or car at 4:30 p.m. or by car at 8:15 p.m. will check out with the staff member in the designated parking lot. Students should be picked up in front of Alumnae Hall, opposite the Wellesley College Parking Garage.


Extended Day and Overnight Opportunities

EXPLO at Wellesley offers an extended day program for day students. We encourage day students to stay for evening events every night (as long as they have a ride home!) so that they can glean as much of the EXPLO experience as possible. Day students may eat dinner at the program and then participate in evening activities until 8:15 p.m. each night. Day students are also welcome to sleep over in the EXPLO at Wellesley dorms up to two nights a week.

Extended Day + Overnight Meal Fee: For students who choose to stay for the evening or overnight, dinner and/or breakfast is available for a nominal fee. This fee is automatically deducted from the student’s Trips + Sundries Account.


Weekend Trips

Weekend trips are a chance to experience a side of EXPLO not found on campus and make new friends along the way. All residential students participate in weekend trips and day students are highly encouraged to take part in them as well (though they’re not required to do so).


Healthy Dining

No need to worry about packing a lunch — we’ve got that covered! EXPLO at Wellesley day students are offered a daily lunch buffet with an array of healthy options and fan favorites. To ensure the health and wellness of all of our students, we work closely with the Wellesley College dining services to provide options for students with food sensitivities and food allergies, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.


Day Student Transportation

Bus Service
Our fleet of buses travel throughout Boston and Metro West communities every Monday through Friday. Download our schedule below for complete pick-up and drop-off locations and times.

There is a $185 fee per 3-week session for this service.

Download EXPLO at Wellesley Bus Schedule

Traveling by Car
Students may be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian. Students should be dropped off in front of Alumnae Hall, opposite the Wellesley College Parking Garage.

Traveling by Bicycle and On Foot
Bicycle racks are provided. Please bring a heavy duty lock and helmet. Students are not permitted to bike home after dark. Parents/Guardians will need to provide written permission for any student who walks or cycles to the program.