Homecoming at Aquinas College

Homecoming 2019 Schedule of Events

Alumni Golf Outing, Friday, September 20, 9 a.m., Thornapple Pointe Golf Club 

Join us for the fifth annual Alumni Golf Outing. $125 per player. Proceeds benefit Aquinas College students and programs.


A Celebration of Saints Auction & Awards Gala, Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m., Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center 

Join us for a live and silent auction, and awards ceremony devoted to celebrating the achievements of our alumni, faculty, and friends of the College including  Tom Czerney ‘74, Gary Eberle, Dennis Echelbarger ‘64, Katie Fahey ‘11, Stella Ferris ‘88+ (1955-2002), and Sr. Jean Paul Tillman, O.P., Ph.D.+(1928-1984). Tickets are $99 each (open seating) and available online. 


All Class Reunion Bloody Mary & Mimosa Brunch, Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m., Donnelly Center 

Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014! Celebrate you AQ reunion with a complimentary Brunch and private cash bar, live music from the AQ Jazz band, and the company of your classmates. Drink tickets are $5 each. AQ attire.
Registration deadline is September 13


Tour of Brookby Estate, Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.

250 Plymouth Ave SE

ArtPrize 10 Public Vote Winner, The String Project, featuring Chelsea Nix ‘09, Homecoming Reception Saturday, September 21, 12-2 p.m., Art & Music Center

Exhibition opens Tuesday, September 3 and will conclude Friday, September 27, 2019. Homecoming reception includes light appetizers and a cash bar.

Meet the artisits at the Artists' Talk!
Tuesday, September 17
4:00 p.m.
Aquinas College Art & Music Center
Kretschmer Recital Hall

This event is open to the public and registration is not needed.

Campus Safety 40th Reunion Saturday, September 21 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Dining room in the Wege Cafeteria

Open House: Sr. Aquinas Weber, O.P. Wing of the Albertus Magnus Hall of Science, Saturday, September 21 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Open House from 11 am -1 pm Guided Tours from 1-2 pm

Main Stage Tent on Holmdene Lawn, Saturday, September 21

11 a.m. - Bend & Brew

Kick off Homecoming with an hour long yoga session on the lawn (weather permitting) with alumna instructor, Janine O'Donnell '13. Participants will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. Don't forget your mat and plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

12-8 p.m. Live music from alumni bands, food trucks, tailgate-style drinks, Future Saints Zone, and more!

  • Food trucks include Big Daddy Pete’s BBQ, Kona Ice, Touch O Dutch, Sleeping Bear Burritos, and an AQ food stand. 

  • Alumni Bands featuring

AQ Jazz Band 

Icy Black Fists of Death featuring Matt Seager ‘08, Ian O’Brien ‘08, Mike Battaglia ‘08, and Nate Straathof ‘08 who got their name from a clever Calvin and Hobbes comic. 

Pulphonics featuring Dustin Heiler ‘12 and Stuart Clapp ‘11

First West featuring Matt Kuczynski ‘12, Brian Jonkman ‘12, Stephen Kornoley ‘12 who met on Regina First West

Domestic Problems feat. Andy Holtgrieve ‘94, Billy Kenny, Job Grotsky ‘95, John “Ned” Niedzielski ‘96, Matt Fouts and Reggie “R.J.” Ness 

  • Future Saints Zone Noon.-5 p.m. located inside the tent including a Berry-Go-Round Swing, Bounce House, Putt-Putt golf and a craft table.

Athletic Games, Saturday, September 21

Men’s Soccer at 3 p.m. vs Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio), Athletic Field

Women’s Volleyball at 1 p.m. vs Indiana Tech, Sturrus

Women’s Soccer at 12 p.m. vs Olivet College, Athletic Field

Golden Saints Social, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m., Donnelly Center 

Let's welcome the Class of 1969 to the Golden Saints club! Alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to celebrate with friends while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres and a private cash bar (beer and wine). Drink tickets are $5 each.
A trolley shuttle will be provided to and from the Browne Center parking lot (corner of Woodward & Robinson Roads) to Donnelly Center, and Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, from 1-7 p.m..
Registration deadline is September 13.


Homecoming Mass, Saturday, September 21, 5:00 p.m​., Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Music Department Alumni Concert, Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m., Kretschmer Recital Hall

Annual Alumni Concert: “Let Choral Music Ring!” featuring Schubert’s Mass in G and modern classics

Fall Experience: From the Silly to the Sublime Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m.

A Concert featuring all ensembles in the Department!