Orientation 2019

On Thursday, Aug. 22, we will give a warm welcome to new Wellsians!

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.

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.


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

Orientation 2019: Tentative 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.

8:30 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.–2:00 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
Chapel, Main Building

2:30 p.m.
Meet your Orientation leaders
Sommer Student Center, Smith 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.
Athletic Association House
Upper Gym, Schwartz Athletic Center

5:30–6:45 p.m.
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
Sunday, August 25, 2019

The schedule for the remainder of Orientation 2019 will be posted here by mid-summer, so check back soon!

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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