Event Planning

Event Planning

Welcome to the Events Office.  Please read the message below about carefully planning for your upcoming activities.

We are monitoring the Massachusetts guidelines and Wellesley College plans for gatherings and community events.  At this time, the campus is closed to the public and we will process reservations for on campus locations that are meeting the core mission and servicing essential business only.  This will include academic support, student support, training sessions and all virtual activities.  

Limit Gatherings: Under the current gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space.

Helpful Tools:  Visit the Community Calendar or Public Calendar to view some of the current college programming.  The Registrar's Office has posted the Academic Calendar for 2020-21.  We have also updated the events calendar of  KEY DATES 

If you need to modify an existing reservation, please email your scheduling office. 

If you need to schedule a NEW virtual reservation, please select "virtual" for your location.  

If you are requesting an in person reservation for Fall 2020, please note that the new Physical Distancing Capacities for spaces are currently being programmed.  When you search a location, view the details of that location and you will see layout options.  The Physical Distancing Layout capacity will be in place for Fall 2020.  

 Questions?  Contact your schedulers at:

Department-sponsored: eventsoffice@wellesley.edu
Student organization-sponsored: studentinvolvement@wellesley.edu
Athletics: athletics@wellesley.edu
Curricular activities:  registrar@wellesley.edu


Our goal is to provide faculty and staff with tools and information to plan and schedule a successful meeting, program or event.

Scheduling tools on the web

25Live Pro for most users, approvers, and schedulers.  Replaced the classic view in November 2019.
25Live Scheduling the simplest scheduling tool for basic needs (also mobile version) 
KEY DATES is a reference tool to view the major events scheduled on campus.  Please review this form to ensure you are not conflicting with another major event before finalizing your date. 
Scheduling FAQ's for more information related to scheduling space and resources on campus.
Contact your scheduling office for any scheduling questions.

Scheduling a College-Sponsored Meeting, Program, or Event

Basic meetings require a minimum of three business days to process. Events requesting the use of departmentally managed space may take longer to generate all approvals necessary.  25Live will notify approvers in a timely manner.  Events that require resources (such as sound, AV, videographers, special set-ups) require a minimum of 7 days notice.

The Wellesley College Scheduling System is the site you want to visit to check availability, find a space that meets your needs, request space and services on campus, and view all of your scheduled activities. Access to request the use of space and resources and view user preferences is only available after logging into the system with your Domain Wellesley College username and password.


The only acceptable and recognized method for scheduling events on campus is 25Live. It is the system of record on campus and is used by all requestors, schedulers, service providers, help desk personnel, and dispatchers. It is the only recognized tool for obtaining services, reserving space, publicizing events, obtain space utilization data, and for safety and security purposes.

Scheduling a Non-College Sponsored Meeting, Program, or Event

During the academic year when classes are in session, non-college events are not scheduled on campus with the exception of the College Club.  If you are looking for space for a non-college event during this time frame you can contact the College Club at 781.283.2700 or visit: www.wellesleycollegeclub.com

For non-college sponsored events and/or space inquiries, please contact Anthony Pires by email or by phone at 781-283-2875.

Weddings, Commitments, Memorials, Baptisms

For inquiries about holding your wedding, commitment, memorial or baptism ceremony at Wellesley College, please first visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life website or the Ceremonies at Wellesley College website or contact the Chapel Coordinator at 781-283-2615.

Meet Our Staff

Donna Barnes, Scheduler
Physical Plant, 1st floor

Position to be filled, Manager of External Events and Summer Programs
Wang Campus Center, Suite 301
interim contact:   lpayson@wellesley.edu   
interim phone:    781.283.2208

Terri Flutie, Scheduling Manager
Physical Plant, Suite 130       

Lynne Payson, Director of Events Management, Director of Wang Campus Center
Campus Center, Suite 301        

Sarah Willis, Event Manager and Scheduling System Administrator
Physical Plant, Suite 128      

Have a General Question and Not Sure Who to Ask?

Email:   EventsOffice@wellesley.edu