Services

Student Services

Academic and Learning Services, Lower Wege, (616) 632-2165

  • Provides tutors, writing assistance, and disability accommodations for students. Students can also meet with someone

Aquinas Advantage Center, Mother Victor Flannery Hall (corner of Woodward Lane and Robinson Rd), (616) 632-2126

  • Information and services for Study Abroad/International Programs, Research, Career Preparation (i.e. resume assistance) After hours services available on Tuesdays 5pm-9pm or by appointment if necessary.

Campus Life, Cook Carriage House, (616) 632-2983

  • Oversees the Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s), Student Senate, and campus programs and events.

Campus Ministry, 309 & 311 Academic Building, (616) 632-2488

  • Specializes in providing faith development, prayer opportunities, retreats, and service learning experiences to and staff. Regularly scheduled mass times are available at: https://www.aquinas.edu/campus-ministry

Counseling, Health & Wellness

  • Counseling & Wellness Services, Donnelly Center, (616) 632-2905
    • Personal counseling available free of charge (8 sessions per semester) for any student registered for at least 1 class.
  • Health Center, Lower-level, Wege Student Center, (616) 632-2969
    • Offers general medical care. For information on clinic and physician hours, click here. 

Financial Aid, 34 Hruby Hall, (616) 632-2893

  • Provides information on scholarships and handles all federal financial aid questions regarding the FAFSA and individual financial aid awards.

Grace Hauenstein Library, (616) 632-2137

  • Check out a book or movie, study alone or with a group, or make an appointment with a librarian for assistance with a

Registrar/Academic Advising Center, 30 Hruby Hall, (616) 632-2871

  • Assists with registering for courses, drop/add classes, requesting transcripts, registering for courses, general questions, and graduation requirements.

Student Accounts, 131 Hruby Hall, (616) 632-2864

  • Provides information on payment plans and handles all billing statements and monies owed to the College. All accessed online only, no paper bills will be mailed.

Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center, (616) 632-2470

  • Facilities available for indoor health/fitness and recreational activities. Free to use with student ID.

Veteran’s Certification Officer, Kelly Klotz, 30 Hruby Hall, (616) 632-2867

  • A resource for veteran’s who have questions regarding their educational benefits.

Other Services:

Information Technology & Services (ITS):

Location: AB 350
Phone: (616) 632-2050
Email: techhelp@aquinas.edu

Once students have registered for the first time in the Registrar and Advising Office or Education Department, the ITS Department will send a letter to the address on file that will include a one-time access code. This code (along with your student ID#) will provide you access to the services below.

E-Mail Policy:  Every Aquinas College student is assigned an Internet e-mail account to access official College business and academic information.  It is the student's responsibility to check their College-assigned email account regularly.

ELM Passwords:  An ELM password is required to access all Aquinas College applications including e-mail, CourseConnect, MyAQ, and academic specific software.  An ELM account will be created once a new CE student registers for classes and a One-Time Access Key will be mailed to the home address on file with the College.  This information can also be picked up in person from the ITS Department, Campus Safety, or the Library with a picture ID.  A student ID number is needed to set up an ELM password. 

MyAQ: MyAQ is an online resource available for students to view their schedule, advisor’s names, grades financial aid information, and tuition statements. Students may also update emergency contact and health information, make online payments, search for classes, and register for undergraduate classes in a given semester. MyAQ can be accessed here using your ELM password.

CourseConnect:  Course Connect is a web-based, course-management software application used by many professors for a variety of courses.  In web-based, Internet- enhanced courses, students may not meet as a group on a regular basis as they do in other courses.  A critical key to success is maintaining on-going communication with the instructor and classmates by email, telephone, or online chatting within CourseConnect. CourseConnect can be accessed here using your ELM password. 

Dining Services:

The Corner Cafe (Wege Student Center’s Lower Level) is a popular place to buy a la carte items such as sandwiches or salads.

Wege Cafeteria (Wege Student Center’s Middle Level) is a great economical place to eat a full meal. In addition to paying for individual meals, there are also meal plans specifically designed for commuter students.

AQ Cash is your own cash loaded on your AQ ID card. This can be used at the Corner, Moose or Wege. (It's also extra Papercut money and can be used at the bookstore.) AQ Cash stays on your ID until you use it. This can be loaded at Campus Dining - Wege 202 or Student Accounts - Hruby 131

The Moose Café (Cook Carriage House) is a student run coffee shop to purchase a beverage or “grab and go items.”

Bookstore:

The Aquinas College Bookstore is located in Wege Student Center's Lower Level. Students should bring their course section numbers for ease in locating books. You may inquire about book return policy at the time of purchase or by calling (616) 632-2962 before you purchase your books. You may also purchase books online.

During the academic year, the hours are:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday 

Hours vary during holidays, breaks, and summer sessions. For current hours, please visit the Bookstore website.

Campus Safety:

The following information is a brief description of some services provided by the Department of Campus Safety. Campus Safety is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can be reached by phone at (616) 632-2462 or by email at cso@aquinas.edu. For a complete list of services, please see the department's website: www.aquinas.edu/campus-safety.

Emergencies: Any emergencies (fire, medical, criminal) should be reported immediately to Campus Safety by dialing (616) 632-2462 on your mobile device, extension 3333 on any campus phone or by picking up any designated "emergency" phone on campus.

Emergency Closings and Class Cancellations: Announcements of closings will be made through area media and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Moose and ACORN) by 7:00 a.m. for day classes and 4:30 p.m. for evening classes. Closing information will also be updated on the Weather and Information Hotline: 616-632- 2463. Individual class cancellations are not generally reported to Campus Safety.

Community Services: The Department of Campus Safety provides the following services for the safety and convenience of Aquinas College community members. More detailed information on these services is available on the "Community Services" page of the department's website.

  • Security Escorts: Officer escorts are offered from dusk until dawn and are available to and from locations on campus. Officer escorts are also available to and from campus within a limited range for academic purposes.
  • Admittances: Campus Safety can assist individuals in gaining entry to their on-campus residence, office, or to academic spaces. Prior authorization is required and individuals must present a valid photo ID upon the officer's arrival.
  • Vehicle lock-out service: Proof of ownership and identification will be required as well as the completion of a waiver releasing the College from liability by the vehicle's driver. The vehicle must be on campus property for this service to be attempted.
  • Battery jump start service: A waiver releasing the College from liability must be completed by the vehicle's driver. The vehicle must be on campus property for this service to be attempted.
  • Parking Permits: A parking permit is required to park on campus and all motor vehicles operated by Aquinas community members and their guests must be properly registered with the Aquinas College Department of Campus Safety. Registration for student and employee permits is available online here. You will need to present your driver's license, Aquinas ID card and state-issued vehicle registration at Campus Safety when picking up your permit. Permit cost information is available on the department website.
  • College ID Card: Campus community members are required to carry an Aquinas ID card with them while on campus or attending college-sponsored events. You will also need an ID card in order to utilize many campus services, such as the library and Fitness Center. Additionally, your Aquinas ID card may afford you discounts with local businesses such as The Rapid bus and public transportation system. Aquinas ID cards are issued at the Campus Safety Office. The campus ID policy is available here.
  • AQBikes: The AQ Bikes program handles bicycle permit registration, bicycle storage and bicycle rentals for campus community members. AQ Bikes also assists with minor repairs and occasionally hosts local bike shops on campus for free tune-up days. More information about the AQ Bikes program is available here.