Student Life

At Wells, life is what you make it.
How do you want your college life to be? At Wells, you can customize your experience to fit your interests, try new things, and discover 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 over 40 student organizations, 13 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.
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Ten Activities to Get You Started

  1. Break for tea time on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in The Grind (make sure you're wearing red!)
  2. Stock up on snacks for the semester at GROCERY BINGO
  3. Audition for Henry VIII or The Whirligigs
  4. Cheer on the Wells Express on the Turf Field or inside Schwartz
  5. Write something for The Chronicle or submit a piece to The Sycamore
  6. Try out for Odd/Even
  7. Participate in the Prodigy Community Step Off
  8. Check out The Well, the popular campus dining location
  9. Submit a proposal with your friends to the  annual Be Your Own Boss Business Competition
  10. Enjoy our incredible lakefront - sailing, swimming, canoeing, bon fires, and s'mores

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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