Important Dates, 2023-2024
Wells College observes several breaks throughout the academic year, and students should be aware of when the halls close. This page will be updated to reflect each upcoming break.
Arrival for first year and transfer students is Friday, August 25, 2023. Arrival for upper-class students is Sunday, August 27, 2023. More information will be shared about arrival for fall athletes and orientation leaders.
Classes end for fall break at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 and will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. During fall break, the residence halls will remain open.
Classes end for Thanksgiving break at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 and will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. During Thanksgiving break, students can request to remain over break, but the dining hall will be closed.
Final Exams and Winter Break
The last day of classes for the fall 2023 semester is Friday, Dec. 8. After a study period on the weekend of Dec. 9–10 2023, final exams run Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Residence halls will close for winter break at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16.
All students will arrive on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
Classes end for spring break at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 and will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024. During spring break, students can request to remain over break, but the dining hall will be closed.
The last day of classes for the spring 2024 semester is Friday, May 3. After a study period on May 4-5, 2024, final exams run from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10, 2024; residence halls will close for all non-graduating students at noon on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Residence halls will close for all graduating students on Saturday, May 18, 2024 (the day of Commencement). For the end-of-year closing, students must completely move out of their rooms, removing all personal items.