arrive curious
graduate prepared.
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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.
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, November 12.
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
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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 31, 2016
Susan Tabrizi, associate professor of Political Science, will explain some of the key sustainability issues – like climate change action and support for environmental regulations - in play during this year’s election cycle. What are the respective platform “planks” of each of the major political...
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...
Disney trivia comprised of all the movies currently in the vault! There will be Disney prizes for the 2 winning teams!
November 2, 2016
Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)
News & updates
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.
featured Events
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Interested in Wells? Join us for our Open House, tour campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and more.
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Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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