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Make Yourself at Home with Graduate Campus Life

Olin Hall is the center of graduate campus life. An energizing atmosphere filled with creative ideas, collaborations, and meaningful action, Olin is where you’ll meet classmates to hang out and attend many of your classes. Graduate admissions, academics, Graduate Center for Career Development, and student services are all located here.

Babson Master’s and MBA campus life then radiates out as you expand your connections, activities, and experiences. Here’s a little window into daily life on campus in our close-knit and welcoming community.

Connect and Unwind in Olin Hall

In addition to housing Babson's graduate programs and student services, Olin offers classrooms, event spaces, the Winn Auditorium, and dining options such as Olin Cafe. Sit back, relax, chat with friends, or even watch your favorite TV shows together in the Graduate Student Lounge, located on the ground floor.

Olin Hall also is home to The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation, an action tank called Food Sol, and the Speech Center.

Head to Reynolds Campus Center for Fun and Practical Needs

The Donald W. Reynolds Campus Center brings the Babson community together in a modern and spacious 38,000-square-foot building with options for dining and entertainment. It contains the award-winning Sorenson Center for the Arts, a large theater with wraparound balconies and box seating.

Reynolds also is home to practical things like mail services, printing services, an ATM, commuter student lockers, the Campus Store, and Sustainability Office.

Hangout Spots in Reynolds

  • Boston-grown Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Crossroads Cafe
  • Vendor tables of local merchants and student businesses
  • Global Lounge with comfortable furniture and a relaxed atmosphere
  • Meeting rooms

Enjoy Flexible Dining Options

Babson offers diverse and flexible options for your meals on campus. There are multiple meal plan options you can apply to the dining halls and 10 retail destinations, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, and Smoothie Lab. Babson dining services include:

  • ​​24-hour dining solutions with smart markets
  • Menu items inspired by regional cuisine, using local produce
  • Allergen-free and vegan options at Trim Dining Hall
  • Support for students with food allergies/Celiac Disease and other medical dietary restrictions
  • On-demand nutritional counseling

Most graduate students download the Boost Mobile App to purchase food at Olin Café (in Olin Hall). The cafe offers stations with a variety of different food options and is where graduate students gather and eat most of their meals. If you want to purchase a Trim Dining Hall meal plan, you’re welcome to, but it’s not required.

Trim​ Dining​ Hall

This “all you can eat” dining option is available for a flat rate entry price. With a range of dining stations, you can choose from traditional American “comfort food” to cuisine from around the world. Graduate students get a discounted rate on Fridays.

Roger’s Pub

Connected to Trim Dining Hall, Roger’s Pub provides a relaxing social atmosphere, with cozy booths and pool tables, fun theme nights, and food specials. Roger’s is a great place to meet up with friends to unwind. Traditionally, graduate students have a weekly happy hour on Thursday nights at Roger’s Pub to spend time with friends and classmates.

On Wednesday nights, I was usually the happiest, seeing my friends and peers that became my family brightened my stressful days. I will never forget the deep conversations and lasting memories and strong friendships that we have created through Roger's Wednesdays.
FRANZISKA IBSCHER MSEL'20

Find Research and Career Resources at Horn Library

As a grad student at Babson, you’ll make full use of the world-class resources of Horn Library, the academic center of campus. Get help with research or check out our in-depth career guides. Access academic papers, professional periodicals like The New York Times and Forbes, and books published in every subject area.

Reserve a group study room, classroom, connect with other students on the first and second floors, or enjoy the peace and quiet of the “quiet study” space on the third floor.

The library is home to the Horn Computer Center, the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, the IT Service Department, and the Office of the President. There’s also a Starbucks on the first floor of the library to fuel those late-night study sessions.

Expand Your Mind with BabsonARTS

The arts provide a space to explore the in​tersection of creative vision and entrepreneurial thought. As a graduate student, you can attend art workshops; dance, musical, and theater performances; film screenings, and art exhibits; author and artist talks; and more. Have a look at the BabsonARTS viewbook for examples of the kinds of events you can look forward to.

Join in the Fun with Sports and Recreation

Join the exciting culture of sports and recreation at Babson. Babson’s state-of-the-art facilities bring together teams from across the country, and you have free use of the modern Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex (BRAC). Consider joining an intramural team or taking in a game!

Stay Safe and Healthy

Babson College, located in idyllic Wellesley, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston, is a safe and welcoming place. Additionally, Babson has a dedicated Public Safety department to handle any issues around emergency medical care, fire safety, security, crime prevention, parking, and law enforcement to enhance your safety. Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There also are a range of Health and Wellness options on campus, from educational programs to clinical services. Babson supports a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Lawrence Ward portrait

Lawrence P. Ward, Ed.D.

Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

Dr. Ward provides strategic direction to the president and other senior leaders, as well as executive oversight, around student advising, health and wellness, student activities and leadership development, multicultural and identity programs, religious and spiritual life, housing and dining programs, residence life, BabsonArts, intercollegiate athletics, community standards, campus police and public safety.

He comes with a wealth of experience, including his time as associate dean for academic programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C., where he led all degree programs and related student services. He is widely respected for his ability to build authentic and impactful connections with students, faculty, and staff.

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