Daily Schedule

Orientation 2021 Schedule

Thursday, August 26, 2021

8:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m. | Move-in for All New Students
Macmillan Circle
     • 8:00–11:00 a.m. | Dodge Hall residents
     • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Leach Hall residents
     • 2:00–3:00 p.m. | All other residents
A continental breakfast will be available from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. See “Arrival Process” for more specific details and sign-up forms.  

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)

4:30–4:45 p.m. | Student and Families Say Goodbye
Sommer Center, Smith Hall

4:45–5:30 p.m. | Group Meetings with Orientation Leaders
Various locations; see your orientation leader for details

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

7:30–8:30 p.m. | Playfair Activities
Sommer Center Lawn, Smith Hall

8:30–11:00 p.m. | Floor Meetings with Resident Assistants (RAs)
Your residence hall

Friday, August 27, 2021

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: Scavenger Hunt
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 Community Medical Center, Information Technology, 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
Medical Center
Zabriskie Hall 106
Library Overview
Learning Commons (Library, 2nd floor)
11:10–11:50 a.m. Medical Center
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
Medical Center
Zabriskie Hall 106

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

1:30–2:00 p.m. | Campus Involvement
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Group Time
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 support services 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. Campus Safety & Transportation
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall (3rd floor)
Student Conduct
Stratton Hall 209
TRIO / CSTEP / Student Support Services
Zabriskie Hall 106
4:10–4:50 p.m. Student Conduct
Stratton Hall 209
TRIO / CSTEP / Student Support Services
Zabriskie Hall 106
Campus Safety & Transportation
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall (3rd floor)
4:50–5:30 p.m. TRIO / CSTEP / Student Support Services
Zabriskie Hall 106
Campus Safety & Transportation
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

7:30–8:00 p.m. | Resident Advisor Floor Gathering for Check-In on the Day
Residence Halls

8:00–9:30 p.m. | Sommer Center Extravaganza
Sommer Center, Smith Hall

Saturday, August 28, 2021

7:00–9:00 a.m. | Breakfast
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 the First-Year Read Program
Zabriskie 106
10:00–11:00 a.m. Collegiate Traditions
Stratton Hall 209
Equity, Diversity, and the First-Year Read Program
Zabriskie 106
CIRP Survey
Computer Labs
11:00 a.m. – Noon Equity, Diversity, and the First-Year Read Program
Zabriskie 106
CIRP Survey
Computer Labs
Collegiate Traditions
Stratton Hall 209

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

1:00–2:00 p.m. | Presentation: "Consent and Healthy Relationships"
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall (2nd floor)

2:00–2:30 p.m. | Presentation: "Title IX @ Wells"
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall (2nd floor)

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

3:15–5:30 p.m. | Boathouse Fun and Kickball!
Boathouse

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

7:30–8:00 p.m. | Free Time
On your own

8:00–9:30 p.m. | Hypnotist Larry Volz
Auditorium, Barler Music Building

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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

9:00 a.m. – Noon | Shopping Trip to Target
Students will have a chance to sign up for Wells transportation to Target in nearby Ithaca. 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

1:30–3:30 p.m. | Information Technology Drop-In Hours
Computer Lab, Zabriskie Hall

1:30–3:30 p.m. | Sommer Lawn Chill and Swimming
Sommer Center lawn / Boathouse

3:30–4:30 p.m. | Last Orientation Leader Group Time
Various locations; see your orientation leader for details

4:30–5:30 p.m. | Mini Odd/Even Sing-Off
Barler Music Building

5:30–6:00 p.m. | Class Photo
Sycamore tree in front of Main Building

6:00–7:30 p.m. | Dinner
Dining Hall, Main Building

8:00–10:00 p.m. | Residence Hall Floor Programs
Your residence hall

Monday, August 30, 2021

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

7:15 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 Aug. 23, 2021.

 

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