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Our Philosophy


Wells Dining is operated by the Inns of Aurora, a local brand which also operates several award-winning dining and lodging properties in the Village of Aurora, including the Aurora InnRowland HouseE.B. Morgan HouseWallcourt Hall, the Aurora Inn Dining Roomthe Village MarketSkillet & Embers Catering Company, and the Fargo Bar & Grill. Recently honored by the James Beard Foundation and featured in magazines the likes of Bon Appétit and Gourmet, the Inns of Aurora has gathered some of the finest chefs in the state who are committed to serving from-scratch food made with fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.

Enjoy our offerings in the Main Dining Hall or The Well, both centrally located and within easy walking distance from any point on campus.

In the Dining Hall, students enjoy a family buffet style service featuring both comfort food and varied entrees, as well as a taco bar and an extensive salad bar along with homemade soups, from scratch pizza, and an array of desserts. The managing staff makes a wholehearted commitment to meet all necessary needs, whether it be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, and offers healthy options under the Bite Right program. If you have dietary restrictions or special request for holidays and religious observances, please get in touch with the managing staff by emailing

Wells Dining is committed to ecological sustainability and is a willing participant in the global initiative to create less waste and consume fewer resources with great emphasis placed on fresh local ingredients. Weekly menus are sent to the student, faculty and staff email lists.


Want to know what we'll be serving each day? Check out our weekly email the Dining Dish! If you're not on one of our list serves, send us a request to be sent the Dining Dish directly.

Rules & Policies

  • Students must present & swipe their Wells ID card to the door attendant upon entrance. If a student’s ID card is stolen she or he may obtain a new ID card from Campus Safety. Student ID cards are non-transferable. 
  • Guests, Wells staff and faculty and members of our local community are welcome in all Wells Dining facilities. If not the current holder of a meal plan, anyone may enter the main Dining Hall by paying the posted door price using Wells Express Card, cash or credit card.
  • No food or beverages are allowed to be removed from the Main Dining Hall with these exceptions: One ice cream cone, one piece of fruit, one dessert item and/or a beverage in a permissible container.  No plates, glassware or silverware will be permitted to leave the Main Dining Hall.
  • Bagged meals to go will be permitted if arranged through Wells Dining 48 hours prior to the necessary pick up time. Medical requests will be honored immediately.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times in all Wells Dining facilities.
  • The Main Dining Hall is a self-service facility. You plate your own meals and clear your own dishes and other meal items prior to leaving the dining hall.
  • Throwing of food and/or other dining items is prohibited in all Wells dining facilities.

Express Cash


The Express Cash card is pre-paid card that can be used to purchase food, groceries and non-alcoholic beverages at any of the locations shown below.

  • Fargo Bar & Grill
  • Village Market
  • Main Dining Hall
  • The Well
  • The Grind - our student run cafe in Zabriskie Hall
  • The College Store

You can add money to your Express Cash card by visiting the online card management page and loading value at your convenience.  Each semester for our students on the college meal plan, $100 will be added.

The Wells One ID Card can be used to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages at any of the above locations. A 20% gratuity will be automatically added to your bill at Fargo Bar & Grill when you pay with your card. Please alert your server prior to ordering if you will be paying with your Wells One ID Card. All meals purchased will be subject to tax.

Catering Info
Please check back often for catering information and menus as the kitchen is always creating new offerings to add to the menu!  In the meantime, email for all your event needs. 
Well Dining Catering Menu (.pdf, 1124K)
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The Wall of Convenience
Located in the South Wing of the Main Dining Hall
The Wall of Convenience was created to fill a specific niche for both students and faculty/staff. This is an wall area filled with bottle beverages, novelty ice cream, desserts, pastry items, grab & go food items such as yogurts, salad, sandwiches, calzones, sushi, etc. The Wall of Convenience store is now expanding to include frozen meals, dry goods items, toiletry items & a new Milkshake machine by F'real Milkshakes. 


Located below in the Sommer Center
7 Days a Week: 
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm for Full Food & Beverage Service
Serving a Pub Style Menu of Appetizers, Wings, Salads, Pita Wraps, Burgers, Char-Chicken, Vegetable Burger, Etc. Beverages include: Three Beers on Draft, assorted domestic beers, local & domestic wines, Espresso Style Beverages, Smoothies & Fountain Sodas. Good Music, Great Food, always a place to hangout with close friends & friends you haven't meet yet!
Kevin Sennett
Operations Manager
Jeff Toaspern
Chef de Cuisine
Ray Campagna
Sous Chef
Alicia Stamp
Dining Hall Manager
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