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Wells Touch

Parents of incoming freshmen are encouraged to participate in an activity called "The Wells Touch." The parents pass by a lifelike statue of the beloved former president and chancellor of Indiana University. Tradition holds that parents will ensure good luck to their student by shaking Wells' hand.

Parents line up to shake hands with a statue of the late Herman B Wells.

A parent shakes hands with the Wells statue during an orientation event.

A parent grips the bronze hand of Wells while passing by.