- Class: Alum
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: public school in MA
- Transfer Student: N
You recognize faces everywhere you go. I rarely walk anywhere on campus and see someone I don't recognize. That's why I love Wheaton! I can always walk into the dining hall and find someone I know to sit with. I joke that I could sit in the dining hall from 7am-7pm and be entertained all day. The close relationships students make with each other, with faculty and staff is what makes Wheaton such a wonderful place. We're really close to Wrentham outlets with fabulous outlet shopping and we often go into Providence for dinner, which is only about a 20 minute drive.
In my freshmen year Modern America lecture class there was about 65 students. This is the largest class I ever took at Wheaton, but we broke down once a week for a small group discussion. I was amazed on the first day of class when the professor included his home number on the syllabus! This is just one example of how available and approachable our professors are. Students regularly are invited to Professor's houses for dinner and some even live on campus. We are such a tight nit community. The 14,000 alumnae/i are a wealth of knowledge and connections for current students. The college plans a series of Senior Alumnae/i dinners during the spring of senior year where current seniors go to the President's House and have a ***tail party with alums from the area. This is just one example of the way students are able to benefit from alumnae/i connections. There is also a student group called "Student Alumnae/i Association" that plans networking and social events for students and alums to connect.
The Best Things
relationships you form with students, faculty and staff
The Worst Things
forced triple dorm rooms-- but you make some of your best friends that way