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Residence Life

At Wells, home is where the heart is—and the mind.

At Wells, we don't just provide housing. We design interesting living environments that foster intellectual growth, personal development, global citizenship and diversity in our students' daily lives.

Wells students live in eight residence halls or “houses” in a variety of architectural styles and room types--from the updated Weld House to the 19th century Glen Park Mansion, the former home of college founder Henry Wells.

Each residence hall has a laundry room, large lounges with vending machines, wireless internet, and cable television. Because this is their home, students participate in the character and development of their living spaces. This includes developing community standards to ensure that all students live together in positive environments that promote personal growth and social harmony.

Students eat their meals together in the majestic Tudor-style dining hall in Main Building. Special dinners are presented throughout the year, including weekend brunches, exam treats, picnics, and holiday dinners. The Express Cafe, located at the south end of the dining hall, also serves a variety of fast food items.

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A Place for Intellectual, Personal, Social and Emotional Growth

The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to offer a high quality residential experience complemented by opportunities for intellectual, personal, social, and emotional growth in an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.  We build cohesive communities which value scholastic achievement, global citizenship, individual responsibility and inherent diversity of all individuals.


The connection between social and academic development is paramount in educating the whole student—as a scholar and as a member of society. Your residence life team will get you involved in a variety of activities around key educational goals:


Personal Development—the examination and clarification of one’s own beliefs, values and identities.

Academic Success—the utilization of resources and development of skills to achieve one’s scholarly goals.

Community Development—the participation in an environment in which all members are mutually valued and supported, and members recognize the impact their decisions have on others.

Citizenship—the act of becoming an informed and active member of local and global communities in pursuit of a healthy economy, environment and society.

Diversity— contributing to an inclusive and intercultural environment.