Orientation 2015 Schedule of Events (Tentative)


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time Event Location
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Residential Student Move-In

Various Residential Locations
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Campus & Community Luncheon

You will be able to interact with faculty, staff, alumni, and current students. During this time you will have time to unload your vehicles, grab a bite, and do some unpacking or errand running before Convocation. There is no program at the lunch, just a meet, greet, and eat while we enjoy a beautiful day together and kick off the beginning of another great year at AQ.

Wege Center

12:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Check-in

Academic Building
1:00 p.m.

Multicultural Student Reception

*By invitation only

Academic Building (2nd Floor)
2 p.m.

Commuter Student Reception

Academic Building (2nd Floor)

2:45 p.m.

Everyone seated in Sturrus

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

3:00 p.m.

Orientation Opening Kickoff

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
4:00 p.m.

Families Depart & Orientation Begins

We give you a few minutes to wish one another well, but orientation really does need to begin! Students will remain in the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center while families depart. There will NOT be time to return to cars or residential areas with families: please plan accordingly.

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Orientation Group Time & Dinner (staggered) Academic Building/Wege Cafeteria
6:30 p.m. Residence Life Meeting Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

6:30 p.m.

Commuter Student Meeting

Kretschmer Recital Hall, Art & Music Center

7:00 p.m.

Safety & Success at Aquinas

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

7:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Joe Martin

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
9 p.m. #UseYourVoice -- AQ Student Senate Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
9:15 - 11:30 p.m. Casino Night sponsored by AQ Student Senate Wege Ballroom, Wege Center

Friday, August 21, 2015

Time Event Location
8 a.m. Breakfast Wege Cafeteria, Wege Center
9 a.m. Orientation Group Huddle Classrooms (Academic Building)
9:30 a.m. GE 100 The First Year Experience & Academic Success Classrooms (Academic Building)
11:30 a.m.

Lunch in shifts & chage for Project Unite

1:15 p.m. Project Unite Kickoff Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
1:30 p.m.

Dismissal for Project Unite

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
2 to 4 p.m.

Project Unite

Project Unite is an annual tradition that our newest students and our community experience together.
>Learn more about Project Unite and AQ's commitment to community service

Greater Grand Rapids Area

5 p.m.

Project Unite Reflection & Dinner

Wege Cafeteria

6:30 p.m.

Project Unite Speaker

AQ Athletic Field
7 p.m. Race to Zero Waste AQ Athletic Field
9 to 11 p.m. Orientation Dance featuring DJ Mark Witz Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time Event Location
8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Wege Cafeteria
9 a.m. Orientation Group Time Classrooms
10 to 11:30 a.m. Jason Levasseur: Rock Star Project Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch, Orientation Group Time including Walking Tour Various
3 p.m. Campus Safety Self Defense Session Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
3:30 p.m. First Year Monologues

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

5 p.m. Dinner Wege Cafeteria
7 p.m.

Orientation Group Time: I AM FROM

Academic Building Classrooms
8 p.m. Pond Reflection Wege Pond
9 p.m. Campus Ministry Ice Cream Social Cook Carriage House
10 p.m. AQPB presents: Comedy of Alysia Wood Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center