Parents and Families

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

"I find it very comfortable as well as a prestigious thing to share knowledge and to see how the next generation is contributing to economic development."

Gehan Dhameeth
Assistant Professor of Business; Chair, Business Program
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Resources for Parents and Families

This page is intended on giving parents and family members quick, easy access to information about their student's time at Wells College. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us at


Friends and Family Weekend: Oct. 21–23, 2022

You are cordially invited to attend our Friends & Family Weekend 2022. The weekend will take place from October 21 to 23, 2022! Friends and Family Weekend is a perfect time to connect with your Wells student to check in on what their campus life includes. It is also a great time to enjoy a number of athletic contests, theater performances, and special activities designed specifically to help students and families enjoy some fun and time together on our beautiful campus! Questions about Friends and Family Weekend can be sent to Student Activities.


Friday, October 21
1:00–5:30 p.m. - Check-In (Lobby, Main Building)
5:00–8:00 p.m. - Dinner (Dining Hall, Main Building)
7:30 p.m. - Wells Theater Department presents ‘Proof’ (Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall)

Saturday, October 22
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Check-In (Lobby, Main Building)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Friends & Family Breakfast with the President (Macmillan Hall Main Floor)
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Brunch (Dining Hall, Main Building)
11:00am – 8pm (or until food runs out!) - CLE (Hispanic Culture Club) Taco Fundraiser! (Sommer Center, The Well)
12:00pm – 2:00pm - Haunted Hayride (Begins in front of Sommer Center, Smith Hall)
12:00PM - Women’s Volleyball Game (Schwartz Gymnasium)
1:00 p.m. - Women’s Field Hockey Game (Turf Field)
3:00–5:00 p.m. - Wells Photo Booth & Bingo Fun — Families and students, dress up in your Wells gear and head over to the Sommer Center for a photo booth plus bingo games with prizes! (Sommer Center, Smith Hall)
4:00PM - Women's Volleyball Game (Schwartz Gymnasium)
5:00–7:00 p.m. - Dinner (Dining Hall, Main Building)
7:30 p.m. - Wells Theater Department presents ‘Proof’ (Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall)
10:00 p.m. - Karaoke Night (Sommer Center, Smith Hall)

Sunday, October 23
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. -Brunch (Dining Hall, Main Building)
1:00pm - Women’s Soccer Game (Turf Field)

Reserve your place at the weekend's events!

Please RSVP Here

Dining on campus
For our friends and families who would like to eat any of the meals in the Dining Hall, costs are:
Brunch:  $9.18 per person
Dinner:  $10.80 per person
Cash or credit card are accepted at the door. 
The Dining Hall is also located in Main Hall, where you will check in. 

Need to stay the night or the weekend?
Some options for lodging:
Aurora Mainstays:

 Inns of Aurora

In Ithaca (30 mins to campus):
Best Western, University Inn
Holiday Inn Express, Ithaca
Meadow Court Inn

In Auburn (30 mins to campus):
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn

Additional local options:
Del Lago Resort/Hotel (about 30-40 mins to campus)

Wells College Bookstore:
Our Bookstore be open Saturday, October 22, 2022 if you would like to purchase Wells College gear for yourself or your student – or both!  One of the activities confirmed for the weekend is the Bingo/Photo Booth event Saturday afternoon!  Students and families are encouraged to wear their Wells gear to take fun photos and receive photo strips that you can take with you! 

About the 2022–2023 Academic Year

To see a list of important dates for the upcoming academic year, click here for the academic calendar.

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