AQDay Open House

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Welcome to AQDay! We offer several dates throughout the year for prospective students and family members to visit our beautiful park-like campus located within Grand Rapids. As Michigan's #3 Best College Location, in one of the Nation's Best Places to Land a Job, Aquinas takes full advantage of the big city opportunities as seen in our 95% placement rate. Join us on campus to learn more.

AQDay - Friday, July 19, 2019 - Register Here!


AQDay - Friday, August 30, 2019 - Register Here!

AQDay Sample Schedule of Events:

*All events take place at Donnelly Center unless otherwise listed


Scheduled Event

8:30 - 9:00 a.m Registration Begins
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 to 10:00 a.m. Student/Academic Success
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Life Outside the Classroom
12:15 to 12:20 p.m. Aquinas Admission Process & Scholarship Overview
12:20 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Optional) - Location: Wege Student Center
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Trolley Ride (Limited space available and optional)

General Breakout Sessions include:

Academic BuildingAcademic and Admissions Information Session - Hear firsthand from our Provost Office, a faculty member and student about the realities and the future of our AQ educational experience. Learn about our Center for Opportunities, Resources and Excellence (CORE) and our AQ Advantage Center with its vast array of regional and national internship and career opportunities. Complete the session with an overview of our application process, scholarships and admission timeline.

Academic and Student Services Fair - Talk with faculty members about their academic programs and ask your specific questions. Learn from staff in these student service departments: 

  • Admissions/Dual Enrollment
  • Adult Student Recruitment
  • Advantage Center (Career Services, Internships, Study Away)
  • Athletic Band
  • Athletics (Intercollegiate and intramural)
  • Campus Ministry/Service Learning
  • Campus Safety
  • Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • Center for Opportunities, Resources & Excellence – CORE (Accessibility Services, ESL & Global Student Services, Tutoring, Writing Center)
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Music Ensembles
  • Residence Life
  • Student Leadership & Engagement

If this date doesn't work or if you'd prefer a one-on-one visit to Aquinas, please make an appointment for a personal visit to the College. 

Travel Reimbursement Programs

Students visiting from the Upper Peninsula or outside Michigan may want to visit our Get to Aquinas site for further information regarding our travel reimbursement program.