Life at Aquinas College

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Program Outcomes:

Incoming students that participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO) program will:

  • become familiar with the mission and values of Aquinas College, recognizing the pillars of Prayer, Study, Community, and Service as integral to their college experience.
  • begin to identify what it means to be an Aquinas College community member, and opportunities to plug into a vibrant campus experience.
  • learn the physical campus environment, and be able to identify critical campus resources.
  • begin to understand academic expectations and proactively prepare for the rigor of college.

Friday, August 16, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / First Year Student Move-In / Various Residential Locations
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Commuter Student Check-In / Academic Building Lobby
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Community Lunch / Wege Center
1:30 p.m. –  2:30 p.m. / Multicultural Student Welcome Reception / Cook Carriage House
3:30 p.m. – 4:15pm / Family Send-Off / AQ Athletic Field or Sturrus Center
4:15pm – 6:15pm / Orientation Group Time and Dinner / Various Locations
4:15pm – 5:00 p.m. / Family Mass / Our Lady Seat of Wisdom
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Parent Reception / Brookby
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. / AQ: A Community of Respect / Sturrus Center
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Commuter Student Meeting / AMC Auditorium
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Residential Student Meeting / Various Residential Locations
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. / Evening Activity – sponsored by AQ Student Senate

Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. / Orientation Group Time / Various Locations
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Brunch / Wege Cafeteria
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. / Hooray! with Lonnie Scott
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. / Safety & Success with CSO / Sturrus Center
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / CDI&E Programming / Sturrus Center
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Dinner / Wege Cafeteria
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. / West Michigan Whitecaps Game / Fifth Third Ballpark

Sunday, August 18, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Brunch / Wege Cafeteria
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Campus Ministry Reflection / Various Locations
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. / Dinner / Wege Cafeteria
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Orientation Mass / Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Monday, August 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Returning Student Move-In / Various Locations
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Breakfast / Wege Cafeteria
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Academic Orientation / Performing Arts Center
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Lunch / Wege Cafeteria
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Project Unite / Sturrus Center and Various Location around GR
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / Orientation Group Time and Dinner / Various Locations
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. / Evening Activity Facilitated by Residence Life

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Breakfast / Wege Cafeteria
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Orientation Group Time / Various Locations
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Race to Zero Waste / Indoor Athletic Field
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Lunch / Wege Cafeteria
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Grand Rapids Scavenger Hunt
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Party with the President / Brookby