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Come see for yourself!
Want to know more about what Wells is like? Come visit our beautiful campus! We'll show you around and let you explore. Get to know us and decide for yourself if Wells is just the right place for you!
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Wells President Gibralter Published in USA Today
His essay "Why Every New College Student Should Find a Mentor" discusses the benefits of mentorship relationships on campus.
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Learn about Our Majors in Sustainability and Criminal Justice
Both programs are rooted in a multidisciplinary approach that combines an understanding of theory with practical knowledge related to real-world challenges.
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Graduate Prepared.
A Wells education provides an excellent foundation for your entire career—not just your first job out of college. And with your curiosity and drive leading the way, we are serious about preparing you for the waiting world. When you graduate, you’ll head into the waiting world with confidence in your skills and abilities.
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Wells' Fascinating History
Wells recently made the top spot on a list of "50 of the Most Historically Notable Colleges in America." We're honored by this recognition and proud of the many dedicated people who have contributed to and made efforts to preserve the history we have here in Aurora. Read more of our history at
Young Alumni Award winners
Alumnae and Alumni Stay Connected.
Alums remain connected and provide essential support year after year to keep Wells strong. The Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations keeps classmates in touch with each other and the campus community.
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Thinking about Wells?
Our admissions office would be happy to send you a packet of information about our programs, additional academic opportunities, and campus life.
The annual celebration of Cayuga and Haudenosaunee culture includes informative lectures and a peach tree planting.
The best way to see yourself at Wells is to visit! Take an opportunity to explore campus and really get to know us at our Open House on Saturday, September 24.
The College received recognition from the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club "Cool Schools" List for sustainability practices and education.
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What's happening on campus
Monday, September 26, 2016
Graduate and Professional School representatives will be on campus to share admission materials with Wells students. Reps will also be available to answer questions about programs, requirements for entry and financing graduate/professional school.
Hilary Lambert, Lake Steward and executive director of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, will explain that the creek waters that flow into Cayuga Lake, and the lake itself, are not forever. Climate change and human misuse have destroyed big lakes elsewhere around the world. We must learn from...
The class of 2017 would like to invite you to LATE NIGHT CREPES. You can purchase a crepe for$3 or 2 for $5. There will be toppings available, including strawberries, mango, blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella, whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate...
Come to Stratton 209 on Monday, September 26 to watch the presidential debate, eat cookies, and pizza!
September 27, 2016
This talk will describe some of the research outputs from the various participating academics in the Operation Wallacea summer biodiversity research programs. The Opwall research teams have published 250+ papers including two in Nature over the last 8 years, so there is a huge amount of material...
September 28, 2016
Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)
This tutorial will teach students how to use Premier Literacy, a text-to-speech and study skills software. The tutorial will be held in the Learning Commons of Long Library.
The Visiting Writers Series is proud to welcome poet Zach Savich and prose writer Hilary Plum to Wells. Zach Savich is the author of five books of poetry, including most recently The Orchard Green and Every Color, along with a book of prose. His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado...
September 29, 2016
Please join visiting writers Zach Savich and Hilary plum for a discussion of writing, literature, and the writing life. Savich has published many books of poems, two books of nonfiction, and countless reviews and essays. Plum has published a novel and a book of nonfiction, and has co-directed a...
September 30, 2016
Each week, a new speaker discusses their work in the sciences.
News & updates
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This year's recipients exemplify the spirit of the Wells community as they support and advocate for at-risk communities.
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Wells College Press invites submissions to its annual contest; the winning manuscript will be published as a letterpress printed, hand-sewn chapbook.
The College received recognition from the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club "Cool Schools" List for sustainability practices and education.
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The annual celebration of Cayuga and Haudenosaunee culture includes informative lectures and a peach tree planting.
Wells participants with green volunteer shirts
Five students and two professors staffed a pit stop along the 100-mile course.
featured Events
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Learn about options for continuing your studies after graduation!
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A Sustainability Perspectives Series talk by Hilary Lambert of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network.
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The two writers will read from their publications and discuss the writing process.
Jason Bernagozzi, Cathodic Vernacular (2016), 24"x12"x12" Modified CRT Television, Sonically Driven Electromagnets, Speaker
Wells' String Room Gallery Hosts Group Art Exhibition Featuring “Resurrected” Video Media.
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