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Fall 2018 Orientation & Move-in Day: August 19, 2018
Wells College student in residence hall room studying
Wells College student in residence hall
Wells College student standing out Main Building
Welcome to Wells! On this page you will find important information regarding your residence hall and move-in. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Activities at 315-364-3463 or

Checking in for Move-In Day

Check-in will be in the Art Exhibit Room (AER) on the second floor of Macmillan Hall. Continential breakfast will be available in Macmillan lobby.

Dodge Hall residents: Check-in between 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Leach Hall residents: Check-in between 10:30 a.m. - noon

All other residence halls and commuter students: Check-in between 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

To help us better assist you during this important day, all new residential students should strive to arrive on campus for check-in during the scheduled times above. Students must report to the AER first before proceeding to their assigned residence halls. 

Brunch will be served between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The first session of New Student Orientation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Students will receive more details upon check-in.

Express 2 Success participants, athletes, and international students: Check-in at the AER between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Access Your Room Assignment

Follow these simple steps to access your room assignment:

  1. Log into the Globe
  2. Navigate to the "Students" tab
  3. Find "Residence Life" on the lefthand menu
  4. Click on "Generate Your Housing Info" on the right hand side
  5. Rejoice!
  6. Questions? Contact Emily Burt at the Office of Residence Life, 315-364-3426 or email her

How to Access Your Housing Assignment

Leach Hall Room Layout and Furniture Dimensions

Leach Hall (view leach hall on the virtual tour)

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Double - Leach

  • Floor (from bed to bed, wall to closet; max size for rug) 8'7'' x 13'2''
  • Closet width (to built-in shelf): 4' (2 built-in shelves at top of closet, 4 hooks on back, 1 hanging bar across. Built-in shelf on side, 1' deep)
  • Window 5'11'' tall x 4'2'' wide
  • Built-in dresser 3'6'' tall x 2'5'' wide x 1'8'' deep
  • Built-in bookshelves at head of bed 3'1'' wide x 9'' deep x 2'9'' tall (2 shelves and top of unit for storage)
  • Built-in desk 4'4'' wide x 2'4'' deep x 2'5'' tall (1 long drawer in middle, 3 small drawers on side)
  • Built-in hanging bookshelf over desk 2'4'' wide x 3'2'' tall x 9'' deep (3 shelves and top of unit for storage)
  • Ceiling 7'9.5'' high
  • Bed 3' x 6'

Single - Leach

  • Floor (from bed to bed, wall to closet- max size for rug) 13'2'' x 6'9''
  • Closet width (to built in shelf) 4'4'' wide
  • Window 3'10'' wide x 4'2'' tall
  • All furniture and ceiling height the same as the double room
Dodge Hall Room Layout and Furniture Dimensions

Dodge Hall (view dodge hall on the virtual tour)

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Double - Dodge

  • Floor (from bed to bed, wall to closet; max size for rug) 13'8'' x 10'
  • Window 5'1.5'' wide x 4'5'' tall
  • Ceiling 7'10'' high
  • Closet 4'6'' wide (2 shelves, 1 hanging bar)
  • Dresser (may differ in some rooms) 3'7'' tall x 2' wide x 1'8'' deep (5 drawers)
  • Built-in bookshelf 5'8'' tall x 2' wide (6 shelves)
  • Bed 3'2" by 6'3"

Single - Dodge

  • Floor (from bed to bed, wall to closet; max size for rug) 9'1'' x 8'8''
  • Window 3'4'' wide x 4'5'' tall
  • Ceiling 7'10'' high
  • Closet 5' wide (2 shelves, 1 hanging bar)
  • Dresser (may differ in some rooms) 3'4.5'' tall x 2'7'' wide x 1'5'' deep
  • Small bookshelf (moveable) 3'4'' tall x 2' wide (2 shelves and top for storage)
  • Bed 3'2" by 6'3"
Packing List

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Do Bring:

  • Bedding
  • Blankets/comforters
  • Pillow(s)
  • Lamps (non-halogen only; no octopus lights)
  • Surge protector power strip (must have on/off switch)
  • Microwave (below 900 watts) and mini fridge (max 5 cubic feet); both can be rented from myMicroFridge (includes campus delivery)
  • Laundry basket and laundry materials (washers and dryers are FREE to use in each residence hall)
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Fan
  • Painter's Tape or 3M tape and hooks for frames and posters
  • Decorations
  • Cable cords for TVs
  • Bed risers (bed risers with built-in electronic outlets are prohibited)

Do Not Bring:

  • Furniture. Your room will contain a desk, chair, bed, mattress, and dresser
  • Extension cords
  • Pets. The only kind of pet allowed on campus are toothless fish in a tank that is maximum 5 gallons
  • Candles or candle warmers
  • Incense
  • Air conditioners (neither window nor floor models are allowed)
  • Space heaters
  • Toaster, toaster oven, hot plates, Foreman Grills, drip coffee makers, or anything with an exposed heating element
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Deocrative lighting such as string lights or holiday lights, unless UL approved
  • Electric blankets
  • Lava lamps or high-intensity lamps
  • Nails, screws, tacks, duct tape for wall decorations
  • Tapestries and large wall coverings
  • Bed risers with built-in electronic outlets

Consider Bringing:

  • Cooking supplies (pots, pans, silverware, etc)
  • Crockpots, kettles, rice cookers (these can only be used in kitchen areas and not in individual student rooms
  • Air fresheners that are not plug-in
  • Telephone (landlines are available for installations in rooms by request)
  • First aid kit

Q: Can students have curtains in their rooms?
A: No, due to fire code restrictions. All rooms have blinds.

Q: Can students put up posters/wallpaper/pictures on their walls?
A: Yes, up to 30% of available wall space can be covered by items. Please use removable tape and damage-free strips. No nails or thumb tacks can be used.

Q: Will Express 2 Success students move into their assignmed rooms?
A: Yes!

Q: Are residence halls locked?
A: The outer doors to all the residence halls, except Main, are locked 24/7. Each student is issued a key for the entry doors of their hall and their actual room. The entry doors of Main are unlocked during the day, as the Mail Room, Campus Life offices, Dining Hall, etc are in the building, and the building is locked overnight.

Q: Do students need to bring a trash can?
A: No. All rooms are equipped with a trash can and a recycling bin. Students are responsible for moving trash and recycling to the trash rooms in the residence halls.

Q: Can students mail items to campus ahead of move-in?
A: Sure! Students can see their campus mailbox numbers in the housing assignment section on the Globe. Commuters also receive a campus mailbox. Address all mail and packages to:
          [Student full name and mailbox number]
          Wells College
          170 Main Street
          Aurora, NY 13026

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