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.
This year's recipients—Adrianna Anderson ’10, Molly Moen ’99 and Sabirah Rozana Majumdar ’09—exemplify the spirit of the Wells community as they support and advocate for at-risk communities.
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.
The Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education recognized the Wells community's work across campus to promote sustainability education and practice.
View upcoming events and activities at Wells!
What's happening on campus
Friday, September 30, 2016
Each week, a new speaker discusses their work in the sciences.
October 2, 2016
The senior class will be auctioning a variety different items off to the Wells Community! Stop by to support the Class of 2017, plus get yourself some awesome goodies!
Wells College Ski and Snowboarding Club will be hosting a movie night for all students interested. There will be food and drink provided!
October 3, 2016
Rachel Danford recently completed her PhD in Environmental Conservation and Policy at UMass-Amherst and now directs outdoor and environmental education at The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Her talk will focus on the benefits of engaging with nature for both children and adults and the social,...
October 4, 2016
Vita DeMarchi is managing partner and co-founder of Synapse Partners, LLC, whose mission is to help evaluate the probability of environmental and professional risks. Ms. DeMarchi will discuss how the insurance industry is responding to the impacts of climate change and the financial cost...
October 5, 2016
Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)
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.
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Five students and two professors staffed a pit stop along the 100-mile course.
featured Events
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Rachel Danford will talk about the benefits of engaging with nature for both children and adults.
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Tappenden's new chapbook, Independent City, was selected as winner of the 2016 Wells College Press Chapbook Contest.
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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Events include a presentation by author Paul Rogat Loeb, a panel discussion on sustainability and civic engagement, and a student poster session.
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Join us for the formal installation ceremony and a community celebration dinner.
Explore our site. Check out our social media. Give us a call. Request a view book. Come visit. We invite you to get to know us!

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