Parents and Families

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"Working with students allows me to create a community to share ideas. My role is to model to students how to ask important questions about our shared human experience, and then how to interrogate these questions in a meaningful way."

Dan Renfrow
Associate Professor of Sociology; Institutional Review Board Co-Chair
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You're Invited! Live Webinar on Jan. 28

Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students are cordially invited to join other Wells College families for a live webinar this Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Eastern, to hear more about the College's plans for the start of the spring semester.

During the presentation, President Gibralter, his senior leadership team, and representatives from Student Affairs will give an overview regarding move-in procedures, COVID-19 testing requirements, and much more. There will also be plenty of time afterward for a Q&A session.

To view the webinar, you must register in advance at the link below. The deadline to register is this Thursday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern:

If you are unable to join us for the live webinar, please know that a full recording of the presentation will be posted within 24 hours at the Wells College YouTube channel. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

About the Spring 2021 Semester

Wells College has revised the spring 2021 schedule as shown below. Classes will now begin on Feb. 1, 2021, to allow for the need for students coming from restricted areas to quarantine on campus ahead of time. Please note that there will not be a spring break this year. The dates for final exams, Senior Week and Commencement have not changed.

The College is also prepared to shift to remote teaching and learning in the event that we are required to do so.

Sunday, Jan. 17 Students who need to quarantine on campus may begin arriving
Late January TBD Phased-in arrival of all other students

Monday, Feb. 8 Classes begin, 8 a.m.

MAY 2021
Wednesday, May 5 Honors Convocation
Friday, May 7 Last day of classes
Saturday, May 8 – Monday, May 10 Study period
Tuesday, May 11 – Friday, May 14 Final examination period
Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21 Senior Week
Saturday, May 22 153rd Commencement ceremony

To see a full list of important dates for the 2020–2021 academic year, click here for the academic calendar.

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