New Student Move-In and Orientation 2019

Move-In Thursday 8/22 - Orientation Sunday 8/25
front of Weld Residence Hall

On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, Wells College is pleased to welcome the class of 2023 and other new students to campus! Following move-in, our new students will embark on a four-day Orientation that will help welcome them to their new home in Aurora.

Transfer Student Orientation >>

Below, please find a tentative schedule for Orientation 2019. Once you arrive on campus, you will be provided a printed schedule with the most up-to-date list of events and activities.

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.

Wells College 2019-2020 Academic Calendar >>
See a handy list of upcoming important dates for fall 2019 and spring 2020.

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!

Orientation 2019 Schedule

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Check in for new incoming students
Art Exhibit Room (AER), Macmillan Hall

  • 8:30–10:00 a.m. ~ Dodge residents
  • 10:30–noon ~ Leach residents
  • 12:30–2:00 p.m. ~ All other residence halls residents
  • Student-athletes may check in before or after their practices.

8:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
The Grind Café Open
Get your favorite espresso drinks, teas and snacks, at a café operated by Wells College business students.
1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
College Store open
Visit the bookstore in Zabriskie Hall for textbooks, clothing, snacks, and more! The store will be open until 2:00 p.m. today.
1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch for students, families and guests
Dining Hall

2:30 p.m.
Q&A Session for parents, families and guests with members of the campus life staff
Phipps Auditorium, 2nd floor, Macmillan Hall

2:30 p.m.
Meet your Orientation leaders
In front of Macmillan Hall

3:30 p.m.
Honor Code ceremony
Phipps Auditorium, 2nd floor, Macmillan Hall
All new students, plus their parents and family members, are invited to attend!

4:15–4:30 p.m.
Good-bye to families
Macmillan Hall Lobby

4:30–5:30 p.m.
Playfair
Sommer Center Lawn

5:30–6:45 p.m.
Dinner
Dining hall

7:00 p.m.
Initial floor meeting with resident assistants
Your residence hall

8:00–9:30 p.m.
DIY Party
Sommer Student Center, Smith Hall

Friday, August 23, 2019

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Orientation leader group

Dining Hall, Main Building

8:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
The Grind Café Open

1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Writing sample
Stratton Hall 209 and Zabriskie Hall 106

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
College Store open
1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

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

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Scavenger hunt with Orientation leader group
All across campus

10:30 a.m.  12:20 p.m.
Informational sessions (30 minutes each)
Various locations

12:301:30 p.m.
Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:006:00 p.m.
Advising appointments
Various locations

1:303:30 p.m.
Time with Orientation leader group
Various locations

3:304:30 p.m.
Sessions on campus safety and student conduct
Various locations

5:306:30 p.m.
Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

6:007:00 p.m.
Ice cream social with Wells College alumni
Ryerson Commons (patio outside the dining hall), Main Building

7:008:00 p.m.
Resident advisor floor programs
Residence halls

8:309:30 p.m.
Larry Volz - Comedy Hypnotist
Barler Music Building

Saturday, August 24, 2019

7:009:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Dining Hall, Main Building

(Hours to be announced)
College Store open
1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

9:0010:00 a.m.
CIRP
Various locations

10:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
The Grind Café Open

1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

10:00 a.m.  Noon
Traditions with Collegiate Cabinet | Equity and Inclusion Sessions
Various locations

Noon1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:002:00 p.m.
Talk: "Consent and Healthy Relationships"
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

2:002:30 p.m.
Tea Time
Lobby, Macmillan Hall

2:303:15 p.m.
Talk: "Title IX at Wells"
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

3:305:30 p.m.
Boathouse Fun!
Boathouse

5:307:00 p.m.
Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

7:008:00 p.m.
Free time

8:009:30 p.m.
Bingo
Dining Hall, Main Building

Sunday, August 25, 2019

7:00–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Dining Hall, Main Building

9:00Noon
Shopping Trip to Target
Limited to 40 people max; students must preregister!

10:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
The Grind Café Open

1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
College Store open
1st floor, Zabriskie Hall

10:00 a.m. Noon
Faculty and Staff Spotlight
Various locations

Noon1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Dining Hall, Main Building

1:303:30 p.m.
IT Office Drop-In Hours at the PC Computer Lab
Bottom floor, Zabriskie Hall

1:303:30 p.m.
"Sommer Lawn Chill"
Lawn outside Sommer Student Center/Smith Hall

3:304:30 p.m.
Final Time with Orientation Leaders
Various locations

4:305:30 p.m.
"Odd/Even Mini-Singoff"
Barler Music Building

5:306:00 p.m.
Class Photo
Sycamore Tree outside the front of Main Building

6:007:00 p.m.
Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

Please Note

The schedule of activities and events for Orientation 2019 is subject to change at any time. Please check back here throughout the summer for updates.

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