Parents and Families

Welcome. We are glad you found us and hope you will find much useful information here about life at Wells College.

"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
Malik '22 with his mother on move-in day
parents with daughter '22 during orientation 2018
parents with son in Art Exhibit Room
Matt Sleezer '14 hooding his brother, Adam Sleezer '18 at Commencement

Fall Break 2018

Wells College's fall break starts after the last class on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 5, and classes resume on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Get all the details about residence hall status, dining services, transporation, and more at the link below.

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Friends and Family Weekend 2018

Friends and Family Weekend will take place the weekend of Oct. 18–21, 2018, on the Wells College campus, and all parents and family members are cordially invited to join us! In addition to celebrating your daughter or son, we're celebrating something else pretty special — the College's 150th anniversary!

Advance registration ended on Oct. 4. If you would still like to attend Friends & Family Weekend, or if you have questions about the weekend, please contact Hailey Uribe, director of student activities and leadership, at or 315.364.3463.

In the meantime, please check out our Facebook event to stay current on what's happening that weekend. 

Weekend Highlights

  • An appearance by Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio education correspondent, who will be interviewed on Thursday, Oct. 18 by President Jonathan Gibralter and Provost and Dean of the College Cindy Speaker
  • Autumn Fest, hosted by numerous Wells College student clubs and organizations
  • Men's and women's soccer games vs. Penn State Berks
  • Women's volleyball games vs. Penn State Berks and Penn College
  • A  campus parade, community picnic dinner, concert by the Symphoria orchestra, and fireworks display on Saturday, Oct. 20

Book Those Hotels!

It's an extremely busy weekend in the region, and hotels are filling up quickly. Please check our Area Hotels page for an extensive listing of lodging options in the area.

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