Lasell was founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary by Williams College Professor of Chemistry, Edward Lasell, after he took a sabbatical from his job in Williamstown to teach at the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, where the experience inspired him to invest more personally in women's education.
An innovator in education for over 150 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive coeducational college offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs.
Career Services provides skill building and networking opportunities for students to engage in lifelong professional development. Our office builds relationships with employers and provides support for faculty and parents as we partner in the career development success of their students.
The Office of International Services provides information, support, and advising on a wide range of topics, including immigration issues (work permits, travel), financial questions, social and cultural differences, and resources at Lasell College and in the community.
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity or facility that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly situated students without disabilities. The College is obligated to provide accommodation only to the known limitations of an otherwise qualified student with a disability.
The Brennan Library's collection consists of approximately 55,000 titles, over 106 databases and 201 print magazine subscriptions. Lasell shares an on-line catalog with the 41 members of the Minuteman Library Network, with a total of 5.9 million items.
Our approach to technology is based on the College's philosophy of connected learning, infusing the physical and online classroom environment with the most current systems, web sites, and social media. All campus classrooms are equipped with technology to support an engaging, interactive learning environment.
Students in need of counseling, emergency health, health education, or spiritual guidance have many resources available to them on the Lasell College campus. Health and Wellness at Lasell is centered on four components: Our Counseling Center, Health Services, and Health Education.
Our campus encompasses 53 acres within the neighborhoods of Newton, Massachusetts, 8 miles west of downtown Boston at the crossroads of Route 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike. Lasell's location puts students within easy reach of the cultural, health care, and business opportunities of the Greater Boston area. Several public transportation options are just a short walk from campus.
Lasell College student athletes compete and practice on two NCAA regulation fields. Grellier Field, dedicated to Lasell College alum and donor, Nancy Curtis Grellier ‘49, is a FieldTurf field used by Lasell's men's and women's lacrosse teams, field hockey and recreational and club sports. Nancy is pictured below with her husband Bill and members of the field hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse teams.
Lasell College clubs and organizations are student-initiated and run with the assistance of a staff or faculty advisor. All student clubs and organizations are open to any Lasell student. Recognized student clubs and organizations are able to receive a budget, get assistance with event planning and promotion through all activities fairs and publications.