Daily Schedule

Orientation 2022 Schedule

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m. | Move-in for All New Students
More information on the arrival process will be available by the end of July, but save the date for arrival!  

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Lunch for Students and Guests
Dining Hall, Main Building
Families and guests may purchase lunch for $9.00; cash and credit cards accepted. 

3:00–3:45 p.m. | Family and Guest Presentation
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, 2nd floor (adjacent to the building's main lobby)

3:00–3:45 p.m. | Students: Meet Your Orientation Leader
Macmillan Hall Circle

4:00–4:30 p.m. | Honor Code Ceremony
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall (2nd floor)

4:30–5:30 p.m. - Free time/get unpacked
Your residence hall room

5:30–7:15 p.m. | Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

6:30–9:00 p.m. | Free time/get moved in/Walmart Van Trip
Your residence hall rooms or meet in the front of Main Hall @ 6:30 p.m. for transportation to Wal-mart in Auburn

6:45–7:345 p.m. | First-Year Athlete Meetings (student athletes only)
Stratton 209

9:00 | Floor Meetings with Resident Assistants (RAs)
Your residence hall

Thursday, August 25, 2022

7:00–9:00 a.m. | Breakfast with Orientation Leader Group
Dining Hall, Main Building

9:00–9:30 a.m. | Presentation: "Welcome to Wells College!"
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

9:30–10:30 a.m. | Orientation Leader Groups: Spot It
Location TBD

9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Advising Appointments
Various locations; see your name tag for details

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Informational Sessions
Various locations; see below
In these 40-minute sessions, staff members from the Information Technology, Accessibility and Learning Support, and Long Library will provide a brief overview about their services, and take questions. 

TIME Group A Group B Group C
10:3011:30 a.m. Information Technology
Stratton Hall 209
Accessibility & Learning Support
Zabriskie Hall 106
Library Overview
Learning Commons (Library, 2nd floor)
11:10–11:50 a.m. Accessibility & Learning Support
Zabriskie Hall 106
Library Overview
Learning Commons (Library, 2nd floor)
Information Technology
Stratton Hall 209
11:50–12:30 p.m. Library Overview
Learning Commons (Library, 2nd floor)
Information Technology
Stratton Hall 209
Accessibility & Learning Support
Zabriskie Hall 106

12:30–1:30 p.m. | Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:30–1:45 p.m. | Campus Involvement
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

1:45–2:00 p.m. | Wells Traditions
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Orientation Group Discussion/College 101
Various Locations; see your orientation leader for details

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Transfer Student Session
Zabriskie 105

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Commuter Student Session
Zabriskie 106

3:30–5:30 p.m. | Informational Sessions
Various locations; see below
In these 40-minute sessions, staff members from the Student Affairs, Campus Safety, and our student success programs (including the TRIO and CSTEP programs) will provide a brief overview about their services, and take questions. 

TIME Group A Group B Group C
3:304:10 p.m. TBA
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall (3rd floor)
Student Conduct
Stratton Hall 209
TRIO / CSTEP / Student Success
Zabriskie Hall 106
4:10–4:50 p.m. Student Conduct
Stratton Hall 209
TRIO / CSTEP / Student Success
Zabriskie Hall 106
TBA
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall (3rd floor)
4:50–5:30 p.m. TRIO / CSTEP / Student Success
Zabriskie Hall 106
TBA
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall (3rd floor)
Student Conduct
Stratton Hall 209

5:30–7:30 p.m. | Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

6:00–7:30 p.m. | Alumni Ice Cream Social
Ryerson Commons, Main Building

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Playfair
Sommer Center Lawn

9:00 p.m. | Resident Advisor Floor Gathering for Check-In on the Day
Residence Halls

Friday, August 26, 2022

7:00–9:00 a.m. | Breakfast (optional)
Dining Hall, Main Building

9:00 a.m. – Noon | Informational Sessions 
Various locations; see below
In these 50-minute sessions, students will learn about traditions at Wells College; equity, diversity and the First-Year Read Program; and take the CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) survey for new first-year students that is administered at hundreds of colleges nationwide.

TIME Group A Group B Group C
9:0010:00 a.m. CIRP Survey
Computer Labs
Collegiate Traditions
Stratton Hall 209

Equity, Diversity, and Consent & Health Relationships/Title IX 
Zabriskie 106

10:00–11:00 a.m. Collegiate Traditions
Stratton Hall 209
Equity, Diversity, and Consent & Health Relationships/Title IX 
Zabriskie 106
CIRP Survey
Computer Labs
11:00 a.m. – Noon Equity, Diversity, and Consent & Health Relationships/Title IX 
Zabriskie 106
CIRP Survey
Computer Labs
Collegiate Traditions
Stratton Hall 209

Noon – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Syracuse Pathway Meeting (for SU Pathway students only)
Art Exhibition Room (AER), MacMillan Hall

2:00–2:30 p.m. | Orientation Leader Time
Various Locations; see your Orientation Leader for location

2:30–3:15 p.m. | Tea Time
Ryerson Commons (patio outside the dining hall, Main Building)

3:15-5:30 p.m. | Lawn Games, Music/Ice Cream & Italian Ice Truck
Sommer Center Lawn

5:30–7:30 p.m. | Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

7:00 -8:00 p.m. | CSTEP Mentor Meeting (for CSTEP students only)
Stratton 304

8:00–9:30 p.m. | Entertainment
Sommer Center

Saturday, August 27, 2022

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast (optional)
Dining Hall, Main Building

9:00 a.m. – Noon | Shopping Trip to Walmart (optional)
Students will have a chance to sign up for Wells transportation to Wal-Mart in nearby Auburn. Capacity is limited to 40 people, and students must pre-register. 

9:00 – Noon | Faculty and Staff Spotlight | Activities at Various Locations 
Activities include hiking at a nearby waterfall hike; soap making; dorm decorating; kayaking; and more! See your orientation leader for details.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:30-6:00 p.m. | Boat Party
Boathouse (across from Main Hall)

 

 

8:00 p.m. | Residence Life Floor Programs
Your Residence Hall

 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast (optional)
Dining Hall, Main Building

9:00-12:00 p.m. | Shoppi)
Students will have a chance to sign up for Wells transportation to Wal-Mart in nearby Auburn. Capacity is limited to 40 people, and students must pre-register. 

9:00 – Noon | Faculty and Staff Spotlight | Activities at Various Locations 
Activities include hiking at a nearby waterfall hike; soap making; dorm decorating; kayaking; and more! See your orientation leader for details.

1:00-3:00p.m. | Regal Movie Matinee (optional)
Meet in front of Main Hall.
We'll go to the Ithaca Mall (movie TBA) for an afternoon matinee

1:30-3:30 p.m. | IT Drop In Hours
Zabriskie Hall Computer Lab
Having issues with your technology? Stop in and get help before classes start.

4:00-4:30 p.m. | Orientation Leader Group Time/Wrap-up
 See your Orientation Leader for location
Join together one last time to get any questions you have answered before classes start!

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Odd/Even Showcase
Sycamore Tree in front of Main Hall
Join us to get your first taste of one of Wells oldest traditions: Odd/Even!

5:30 p.m. | Class Photo
Sycamore Tree in front of Main Hall

Dining Hall, Main Hall

 

Monday, August 29, 2022

5:00–7:00 p.m. | "Welcome Back" BBQ Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

7:30 p.m. | Opening Convocation
Macmillan Circle
Students are asked to line up at 7:15 p.m. The event will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Additional Resources

Campus Map and Driving Directions >>
Need to find a building, or figure out where to park? Check out our map and get driving directions to Aurora.

Academic Calendar >>
See a handy list of upcoming important dates for fall 2021. Please note: dates for the spring 2022 semester will be posted later this fall.

The Globe (Well's College intranet portal) >>
This is where Wells students can access electronic forms, sign up for classes, access campus housing information, and much more.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please drop a line to studentlife@wells.edu. Welcome to Wells!

Please note: The schedule of activities and events for this year's orientation is subject to change at any time. Please check back here regularly for updates.


This page was last updated June 22, 2022

 

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