New Student Move-In and Orientation 2021

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Wells College is pleased to welcome the class of 2025 and other new students to campus! Following move-in on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, our new students will embark on a multi-day orientation program that will help welcome them to their new home in Aurora. Orientation runs through Sunday, Aug. 29, with classes beginning on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.

What to Expect

All new first-year and transfer students are scheduled to move in on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. More instructions regarding the check-in process, including specific time assignments, will be shared in early August 2021.

Meal plans for new students begins on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Family members are welcome to enjoy lunch in the dining hall; the cost is $9/person and cash/credit cards are accepted at the door.

Questions about arrival plans and orientation activities can be addressed to Charles Kenyon, Dean of Students, at or by phone at 315.364.3311. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August!

Important Details about Your Arrival

Find all the details about what to pack, what to expect and what your first few days on campus will look like!


If you have any questions, please drop a line to our Student Affairs team at or the Communications & Marketing staff at Welcome to Wells!

Please Note

The schedule of activities and events for Orientation 2021 is subject to change at any time. Please check back here regularly for updates.

This page was last updated on July 28, 2021.

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