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Aquinas College Welcomes Students Back to Campus

August 21, 2013 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Aquinas College is set to welcome students back on campus this week, and this year’s official greeter is none other than president Dr. Juan Olivarez. Dr. Olivarez will join over 75 staff and faculty who will help students move into their residence halls on Thursday morning.

All incoming freshmen will arrive on Aquinas College’s campus and begin moving in at 8am on August 22. Move In is part of a three day Orientation that gets freshmen acclimated to their new surroundings. Among other activities, freshmen will participate in the 20th annual Project Unite. During Project Unite new students, orientation leaders, faculty and staff volunteer at 25 local organizations.

“I’m looking forward to helping our students move in and adjust to campus life,” said Aquinas College president Dr. Juan Olivarez, who is expected to help move students into St. Joseph Hall, which is where he resided when attending Aquinas. “There are so many memories associated with moving in, so I’m excited to reminisce and share memories and get to know our freshmen and their families!”

There are 530 new students (freshmen and transfers) arriving on campus this week. The incoming Freshmen Class of 2017 presents a strong academic profile, holding an average 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT.

WHO: All incoming freshmen at Aquinas College and college president Juan Olivarez
WHAT: Move In Day
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 8-9 am – Photo opportunity/Interview opportunity with Dr. Olivarez
MORE: >More information about Orientation Week