Wells Dining is operated by Inns of Aurora LLC., a local management company which also operates The Aurora Inn, Rowland House, E.B. Morgan House, The Village Market, The Fargo Bar & Grill and Dorie's.
view of the dining hall
view of the well
food stations in the dining hall
the grind café during tea time
sweet treats and salad bar sign in the dining hall

Wells Dining is operated by the Inns of Aurora, a local brand which also operates several award-winning dining and lodging properties in the Village of Aurora, including the Aurora Inn, Rowland House, E.B. Morgan House, Wallcourt Hall, the Aurora Inn Dining Room, the Village Market, Skillet & Embers Catering Company, and the Fargo Bar & Grill. Recently honored by the James Beard Foundation and featured in magazines the likes of Bon Appétit and Gourmet, the Inns of Aurora has gathered some of the finest chefs in the state who are committed to serving from-scratch food made with fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.

Enjoy our offerings in the Main Dining Hall or The Well, both centrally located and within easy walking distance from any point on campus.

Express Cash

The Express Cash card is pre-paid card that can be used to purchase food, groceries and non-alcoholic beverages at any of the locations shown below.

  • Fargo Bar & Grill
  • Village Market
  • Main Dining Hall
  • The Well
  • The Grind - our student run cafe in Zabriskie Hall
  • The College Store
  • Aurora Inn

You can add money to your Express Cash card by visiting the online card management page and loading value at your convenience.  Each semester for our students on the college meal plan, $100 will be added.

The Dining Hall

In the Dining Hall, students enjoy a family buffet style service featuring both comfort food and varied entrees, as well as a taco bar and an extensive salad bar along with homemade soups, from scratch pizza, and an array of desserts. The managing staff makes a wholehearted commitment to meet all necessary needs, whether it be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, and offers healthy options under the Bite Right program. If you have dietary restrictions or special request for holidays and religious observances, please get in touch with the managing staff by emailing wellsdining@innsofaurora.com.

Wells Dining is committed to ecological sustainability and is a willing participant in the global initiative to create less waste and consume fewer resources with great emphasis placed on fresh local ingredients. Weekly menus are sent to the student, faculty and staff email lists.

The Well

The Well is an on-campus pub offering a pub-style menu, fountain soda, canned & draft beer (local & domestic), local & foreign wine. Located in Smith Hall below the Sommer Center. Reach us by email at: dining@wells.edu.

The Grind

The Grind is a student-run café operating in Zabriskie Hall, offering coffee, tea, and assorted snacks and beverages. The management team is comprised of five students working together to operate and promote the café as a business. They earn internship credit and are organized through the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.


Please check back often for catering information and menus as the kitchen is always creating new offerings to add to the menu! In the meantime, email astamp@innsofaurora.com for all your event needs.

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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