arrive curious
graduate prepared.
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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.
We welcome all students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the College to a very special ceremony and accompanying events celebrating the inauguration of Dr. Jonathan Gibralter as the 19th President of Wells College.
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, October 22.
Dr. Xiao, an award-winning geobiologist, will give a talk titled "On the Eve of the Cambrian Revolution."
View upcoming events and activities at Wells!
What's happening on campus
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
"The True Cost" is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a...
October 26, 2016
Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)
The Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Organization (I/O), the coalition of representatives from municipalities around the lake, will have its monthly meeting at Wells. This meeting will be open to the public, as the I/O will be learning about and discussing the implications of the recent discovery in the...
Gaming Club will be hosting it's weeklong game of campus wide tag, Humans vs Zombies! The game will start Monday October 31st and last until Friday the 4th of November! Informational meetings will be held on Wednesday 10/26 and Thurday 10/27 at 7pm in Faculty PArlors. Attendance at one of the...
October 27, 2016
The Visiting Writers Series is thrilled to welcome contributors to this year's issue of The Healing Muse back to Wells.
Gaming Club will be hosting it's weeklong game of campus wide tag, Humans vs Zombies! The game will start Monday October 31st and last until Friday the 4th of November! Informational meetings will be held on Wednesday 10/26 and Thurday 10/27 at 7pm in Faculty PArlors. Attendance at one of the...
Student government in action! Come join us in Stratton 209 to discuss campus events, policies, and take attendance so your club doesn't get docked.
October 28, 2016
Each week, a new speaker discusses their work in the sciences.
October 30, 2016
Come one, come all, to the annual production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Come dance the Time Warp, and see a movie straight outta Science Fiction! Our double feature picture show will take place in the Sommer Center, with the doors opening at 8:40 pm and the performance starting at 9pm.
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A week-long residency with Laticia McNaughton will explore issues of sovereignty, revitalization of culture, traditional diet and language, and more.
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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.
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