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Dear New Students,
 
Welcome to Wells, we are so excited to have you join our community. This page of the Globe will allow you to complete a lot of the "business" that you will need to get done to prepare for your arrival on campus! On the right hand side you will see information about our Orientation program. 
 
You will also find the New Student forms on this page. Some of these forms are required, others are optional.  All required forms are due to us by July 1, 2017 if you are entering in the fall and by the start of classes if you are entering in the spring.

You should plan to arrive on campus on the following days:

August 20th for Orientation and classes beginning on August 24th.

 
If you are having trouble with anything on this page, or have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact the Division of Academic and Student life at studentlife@wells.edu or call us at 315-364-3311.
 
We can't wait to see you on campus!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jennifer Michael
Dean of Students
 
 
 
 
Campus Information
Academics at Wells (.pdf, 179K)
See this page for information about Academics and Advising at Wells College. 
Banking Information (.pdf, 91K)
The Bookstore (.pdf, 93K)
Dining Services at Wells (.pdf, 84K)
Information about Dining Services, your meal plan, and where to eat on campus. 
Athletics at Wells - New Students (.pdf, 195K)
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This Community Reads!

is a program that encourages the Wells College community to engage in dialogue around a book that starts discussions and fuels ideas on campus.
 
The 2016-2017 text is Paul Rogat Loeb's "The impossible will take a little while: Perseverance and hope in troubled times."  Described as:
 
"The Impossible creates a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our time: Think Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers, Arundhati Roy, Tony Kushner,Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Pablo Neruda and Vaclav Havel. Alice Walker, Mary Pipher, Jonathan Kozol, Diane Ackerman, and Marian Wright Edelman. Cornel West, Terry Tempest Williams, Dan Savage, Desmond Tutu, and Howard Zinn. These essays, poems, and stories, along with Loeb's extended introductions, teach us how to keep on working for a more humane world, replenish the wellsprings of our commitment, and continue no matter how hard it sometimes seems. Loeb has included pieces that explore the historical, political, ecological and spiritual frameworks that help us to persist— with concrete examples of how people have faced despair and overcome it. They examine what it was like to confront South African apartheid, the Egyptian and Eastern European dictatorships, Mississippi's entrenched segregation, the corporations driving global climate change, or the Robber Barons of 100 years ago. The stories don't sugarcoat the obstacles. But they inspire hope by showing what keeps us keeping on--even when the odds seem overwhelming. They replenish the wellsprings of our commitment."
 
 
 

Orientation & Move-In Information

 
Important Dates:
 
 
Wells Warm Up Dates: 
Summer 2017 dates are coming soon!
 
 
Wells Warm up is a 1-day series of information sessions and workshops where students and families:
  • Meet Academic Advisors and Program Faculty
  • Register for Classes
  • Take language and math placement tests
  • See the actual Residence Hall Room they will be living in
  • Meet other new students face to face for the first time
 
New Student Orientation:
Dates will be released soon!  The first day of classes for the fall 2017 academic year is Thursday, August 24th!  
 
Fall Break: October 7 - 10, 2017
Family & Friends Weekend: Information will be posted soon.
 
 
If you have any questions about orientation please feel free to  e-mail Meg Flaherty, Director of Campus Life, at mflaherty@wells.edu 
 
 
 
 
New Student Forms
All forms except the Health Report Form can be mailed or faxed and select forms can be completed online. See below for the address and/or fax number for forms. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at 315-364-3311 or studentlife@wells.edu 
 
New Student Form Checklist (.pdf, 195K)
Use this checklist to make sure you have submitted all the forms needed. You may also use the form tracker below to check on the status of your forms.
Required Forms
The Housing Preference Form, the Information and Emergency Contact Form, and the FERPA Release Form are all required forms which must be submitted and received by the Division of Academic and Student Life.
  
The Housing Preference and Information and Emergency Contact Forms can be submitted online, mailed or faxed. The FERPA Release Form must be either mailed or faxed.
 
Dean of Students Office
Attn: Enrollment Handbook Forms
Mac 210
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
 
or faxed to 315-364-3329
 
Housing Preference Form (.pdf, 479K)
The housing Preference Form is a required form and can be mailed, faxed, or submitted online here.
FERPA Release (.pdf, 441K)
The FERPA Release Form is a required form and must be completed and either mailed or faxed.
Information and Emergency Contact Form (.pdf, 435K)
The Information and Emergency Contact form is a required form and can be mailed, faxed, or completed online here
Health Report-REQUIRED
The Health Report is a required form which must be submitted and received by the Medical Center by the end of add/drop of your first semester at Wells. 
Health Report (.pdf, 564K)
The Health Report is a required form and must be either mailed or faxed to the below address/number.
 
Community Medical Center
18 Wells Road
Aurora, NY 13026
 
Fax: 315-364-7287 
Optional Forms
The forms below are all optional forms. 
Disabilities Disclosure Form (.pdf, 448K)
Please complete this form if you would like to disclose a disability to the College. This form must be mailed or faxed. If you have questions about this form, or the disclosure of such, please contact the Office of Student Achievement at 315-364-3432.
Student Activities & Religious Preferences Form (.pdf, 441K)
Please fill out this form if you would like to let us know what activities and clubs you are interested in and/or would like to let us know your religious preference. This form can be mailed, faxed, or filled out online here
Vehicle Registration Form (.pdf, 431K)
If you intend to have a vehicle on campus you must register your vehicle using this form. This form can be mailed or faxed. 
Housing Exemption Form (.pdf, 446K)
Although Wells College is a residential campus and all students are required to live on campus, some rare exceptions. See the Housing Exemption Form for more information. This form can be mailed or faxed. 
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