Student Life

At Wells, life is what you make it.
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students in sommer center
How do want your college life to be? At Wells, you can custom-make your experience to fit your interests, try new things, and discover your talents. Are you passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability? Are you an avid art lover, poet, musician, or actor? Do you love sports and fitness? Do you want to dabble in a little bit of everything? With 50 student organizations, 16 athletic varsity teams, social clubs, community service projects, student government, religious affiliations and theatre and performance groups, you'll find every day at Wells is a new adventure.

Ten Activities to Get You Started

  1. Break for tea time on Wednesdays at 3:00 in MacMillan
  2. Participate in a student Mock Trial
  3. Audition for Henry VIII
  4. Break a sweat at the fitness center
  5. Write something for the student Chronicle
  6. Try out for Odd/Even
  7. Support the field hockey team
  8. Check out The Well, the newest campus dining location
  9. Practice your stroke on a 9-hole golf course
  10. Enjoy our incredible lakefront - sailing, swimming, canoeing

At Wells, we live by our honor code, which is to accept and respect each other as individuals. We're committed to fostering compassion, responsibility and active citizenship in an intercultural society. That's why we want you to always have a voice in our community. Do you want to start a club, a project, or change a school policy? Do you see opportunities for learning or student life we haven't thought of? At Wells, we encourage you to design your own student life, and we're here to support you in any way we can.

In accordance with the Wells College Mission, Community Standards Statement and Honor Code, the Division of Academic and Student Life aspires to cultivate a socially responsible community comprising knowledgeable students of integrity. Staff partner with students to design policies, programs, practices and opportunities to assist students in developing life skills, perspective, civility, competence, compassion, responsibility and vision for citizenship in an intercultural society. In addition, staff members in academic and student life strive to embody a collaborative, cooperative and sustainable team approach that expects personal and interoffice accountability.

The students of Wells College are impressively diverse in their academic interests, their choices of lifestyles, their co-curricular pursuits, and their political and religious concerns. They share, however, a high regard for student independence, responsibility, and self-governance. With the support of the faculty, administration, and board of trustees, the student body, under the leadership of the Collegiate Cabinet and the guidance of the dean of students, is responsible for creating policies and programs that benefit all Wells students.

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Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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