Academics and Classrooms

Our faculty are working hard to ensure the classroom experience, whether hybrid or remote, is rewarding and fulfilling for every student. They will continue to hold themselves and their students to the high standards we're known for while we all follow careful guidance to keep our community healthy and safe.

Classroom and Attendance Protocols

Wells College is allowing students to apply for a COVID-19 accommodation based on documentation of a medical condition listed on the website of the Centers for Disease Control for groups of people who are at high risk.

All courses are being designed to accommodate faculty and students who may not be able to attend class due to quarantine, illness, vulnerable status, or other concerns for health and safety. Attendance and class participation policies will clearly be stated in course syllabi. Hybrid/blended course design will be used to maximize the flexibility that is needed.

The Buildings and Grounds department will clean and disinfect classrooms on a daily basis. The College will provide cleaning supplies in all classrooms for faculty and student use. Please note that eating and drinking in classrooms is no longer permitted due to the health hazards this poses to other individuals.

Courses being taught on a fully remote basis will primarily be asynchronous in nature and will include some interactive exercises for students to engage with their peers and/or instructor. Faculty will provide students with explicit expectations regarding course engagement and course etiquette from the start.

2020-21 Academic Calendar & Break Information

Classes for the spring 2021 semester began on Monday, Feb. 8. Please note that that there will be no spring break this year; Commencement is still scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Students who are in quarantine or isolation will not be permitted to attend in-person classes until their period of quarantine ends. 

The full calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year is available at our website.


This page was last updated March 16, 2021.

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