We're looking forward to your arrival in August. Until then, check back here for information regarding initial move-in, arrival, creating accounts, and other news about the start of your first semester. We're here to help. If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out the Student Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by 315.364.3463.
Information about Starting your Journey
One of the first things you'll get to do in the Globe is register for your first semester of classes! The Globe is also where you will access campus housing and roommate assignments, pay your tuition invoices, and more.
NOTE: Your Globe username and password are NOT the same as the username and password you use to access your admission portal page. They are two different systems. Please refer to your Globe account activation email for your personal Globe User ID information. You will need this to log into the Globe the first time.
To log in to the Globe for the first time, take the following steps:
- Go to the Globe
- Enter your Jenzabar ID (it's a six digit number) for "Username"
- Then click "I forgot my password"(highlighted section in the header image above)
- You will be prompted for the personal email we have on file for you (Student@email.domain)
- A link will be sent to your personal email that is good for 1 hour.
- Click the link, which will take you to a page to enter and confirm a new password. You should see ‘Password changed’ when completed. It could take up to 15 minutes for your new password to sync with the database.
- Go back to the Globe homepage, enter your Username and new password.
If you have any questions, call 315-364-3417 or email ITsupport@wells.edu
Be sure to refer to your checklist in your admission portal often to see what paperwork or forms we need or may still need to be finalized. This will include your Health Report, Important Contact Information Form, and more.
The first step in the housing process is to fill out the housing and roommate questionnaire in your admission portal. This is where you will provide details around your preferred residence halls, share more about yourself so we can help you find a roommate or request a roommate if you have one, and request housing accommodations, if needed.
Housing and roommate assignments will be distributed through the Globe after July 29th. This will allow our students to meet new friends at Orientation and make changes to their roommate preferences. If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to email@example.com.
An important part of preparing for the start of classes at Wells is working with an advisor and selecting your courses for your first semester on campus.
After you have activated your Globe account, you will be invited to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.
The goal of this first advising appointment is to successfully register for at least one course so you are familiar and comfortable with using the Course Selection System.
See the list of gateway courses below.
If you have been selected for verification, you can download the required forms from the Financial Aid section of the Globe.
Please be sure to visit the admissions portal to confirm that all financial aid documents have been submitted and that you have paid your fall room and board invoice in full or made your first payment before you arrive on campus.
Students and families can set up payment plans by submitting the 'Financial Responsibility Agreement' form. You can pay your bill on the Globe.
How to Pay Your Fall Bill
Students may view their Financial Responsibility Agreement and pay their fall room and board invoice online and via the Globe.
- Log in to our intranet portal, the Globe (global.wells.edu) with your student ID and password.
- Select the “Students” tab at the top, and then “Pay My Bill” in the menu on the left.
- Review your current bill by selecting “See Charges and Pay Bill.”
- View your fall 2022 Financial Responsibility Agreement by selecting “Financial Responsibility Agreement.”
Wells College does NOT charge a service fee for credit card payments. Please email the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any billing or payment questions you may have.
Please be aware that if proper payment arrangements have not been made by the fifth day of classes, the student will be unregistered from classes and asked to leave campus, access to campus housing will be denied and meal plans will be suspended.
New students can apply for campus jobs. Instructions for how to apply are in the Student Employment section of the Globe.
All residential students are enrolled in our 19 swipes/week plan automatically! Commuter students can purchase a commuter plan by visiting our Commuter Meal plan section on the Globe. Manage your meal plans and express cash on the Dining Services website.
Gateway courses are designed for first-year students to make the transition to college manageable and meaningful. First-year students are required to register for one of these courses; this is optional for transfer students. During your first academic advising appointment, you will select three courses that sound interesting and you will be guaranteed placement in one of those three courses for your first semester.
ART/SUS 100 - Art and Sustainability in the Field
This interdisciplinary course explores the question: what does it mean to work in the field? Students will visit different locations to consider the many varieties of working, living, and making that exist in that particular place through a wide spectrum of creative, scholarly, and experiential research methodologies. Topics may include rewilding, Indigenous land histories, local land use issues, wild pigments, and ceramic ingredients, and more. Through collective, hands-on immersion in the cultural and ecological histories of the Cayuga watershed, we will explore how we ourselves build, understand, and communicate our own experiences of the world.
ANTH 161 - Introduction to Anthropology
This course introduces the fundamentals of anthropology: what does it mean to "think anthropologically?" Ethnographic case studies reveal the ways in which anthropology encourages us to confront critical issues of survival for indigenous peoples and local cultures.
(You might like this course if you are interested in exploring people and cultures.)
SOC 151 - Principles of Sociology
An introduction to the basic concepts and major perspectives of sociology. Sociology is the study of the way societies are structured, how these structures affect people, and how people affect those structures. The course may focus on such topics as the criminal justice system, environmental racism, socialization, identity, race and class.
THEA 100 - Introduction to Performing Arts
Students gain practical knowledge of the entertainment business while deepening their theoretical understanding and aesthetic appreciation of fine craftsmanship in the disciplines of dance, music and theatre. Required field trips to live performances are followed by class discussion and writing assignments. Hands-on work in scene shop, box office, and other areas. Additional fee $80 for theatre tickets and travel.
WTQS 148 - Introduction to Women's, Trans, and Queer Studies
An interdisciplinary examination of contemporary scholarship on women's experience. The course will include analysis of women's political, social and cultural experiences, using discussions, readings, films, student presentations and guest lectures.
MUS 109 - Listening to Rock & Roll
A survey of Rock and Roll from 1950 to the present, with a focus on listening to style and the evolution of style through hybridization.
(You might like this course if you are interested in Rock and Roll music, its history and evolution).
WTQS/SUS 102 - Identity & Belonging in the Outdoors
This course will examine the intersections of gender, race, ability, nationality, and class in regard to knowledge production about human-nature relationships, access to outdoor spaces and recreation in nature, and focus on cultivating a better understanding of our local relationships to land and community. Through a mix of discussion-based classes, and experiential learning, including fieldtrips, students will build a connection to both the campus community and the local community around Wells, and develop key academic skills.
ENVR 101L - Introduction to Environmental Science
An introduction to the field of environmental science. Includes an analysis of natural resources and the environmental impact of their extraction and use by humans. Environmental quality, pollution, toxicology will be among the topics covered.
(You might like this course if you are interested in natural resources and environmental science.)
Eng 104 - Introduction to Literature
This course introduces students to reading and analyzing the three main genres of literature: poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will develop a rich critical and theoretical vocabulary and hone their argumentative and analytical skills through both in-class discussions and essays.
BIOL 119L - Systems Biology
Organic evolution, the unifying concept in biology, and its relationship with ecology, the distribution and abundance of organisms. The role of ecology and evolution in environmental science and conservation biology.
CSC 131 - Introduction to Programming
An introduction to computer programming. The course will include basic data and control structures, an overview of program organization and problem solving using structured programming, and recursion.
CHEM 107L - General Chemistry
A study of the properties of matter with emphasis upon the relation of properties to structure: atomic theory, chemical bonding, the periodic table, and stoichiometry.
SMGT 101 - Introduction to Sports Management
Students will be given an overview of the topics related to sport management including: history and ethics in sport management, structure and policies of sport governance, professional relations, career opportunities, and field experiences in sport organizations.
Learn more about what to bring for the official start of the fall semester.
Wells College will make every reasonable effort to accommodate students with accessibility needs. These accommodations may include academic, housing, and/or dietary accommodations. All students requesting reasonable accommodation at Wells should begin by completing the Disability Disclosure Form.
- Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, resources needed in a classroom setting.
- Housing accommodations may include a medical single occupancy room and/or emotional support animals. Please note “accommodations” in this sense does not mean the standards services of living on-campus provided to all residents. Emotional support animals must be part of the student’s treatment plan, including a letter from the treating medical provider. All emotional support animals must be to NYS guidelines of vaccination requirements prior to arrival.
- Wells College works closely with our dining provider, Hallmark Dining, to create a safe eating environment for our students. If you require special dietary needs, please note such on the disclosure form.
When completing the form, please provide any relevant documentation from your treating medical provider.
If you have questions, please contact the Coordinator of Accessibility Services and Learning Support at email@example.com or call (315) 364-3426.