Homecoming 2014 Schedule of Events

Please continue to check back for an updated listing of 2014 events.


Please check the College Calendar for a list of activities!

All Weekend
Homecoming Weekend 2014 Bookstore Discount Sale!

Special discount for all Aquinas College Alumni based on their graduation year! (Number of years since graduation equals the percentage off AQ insignia items in the AQ Bookstore, up to a maximum of 50%.)

Bookstore Hours: Friday - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Around Grand Rapids: ArtPrize

Visit the Information Station for GR happenings, including ArtPrize - the world's largest art prize and radically open competition, that will be taking place downtown. Anyone who attends the event can vote. >More About ArtPrize

Faculty Art Gallery Exhibition

Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.

Art & Music Center, Gallery, 2nd Floor

Thursday, September 25

Aquinas College Awards Gala

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, 5:30 p.m. >Purchase tickets or table sponsorships

Friday, September 26
Community Corporate Breakfast | Co-Sponsored by Aquinas College and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
With Special Guest Brad Smith '91, MM , CEO of Intuit
Wege Ballroom, 7:30 a.m. Registration; 8:00 am Breakfast & Program >More information & registration

All Reunion Class Party

Wege Ballroom, 6 to 10 p.m.

Make it Home! Celebrate with classmates from 1964, 1969, 1947, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009.

Complimentary strolling dinner. Cash bar. >More on Reunions


Women's Volleyball vs. U-M Dearborn

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 27
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Event Location Time
AQ Run Thru: Join us for the fourth annual 5k run and 2K walk through the campus. Registration - St. Joe's Flood Lot 8 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse exhibition vs. GVSU Athletic Field 9:30 a.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Concordia Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center 10:30 a.m.
Retired Faculty Brunch: Please join our new provost Gilda Gely Ph.D. for a lovely brunch before the festivities begin. RSVP to Lori at llo001@aquinas.edu Loutit Room, Wege Student Center, 3rd Floor 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Information Station: Information on hotels and weekend events, ArtPrize maps,

and much more. Sponsored by Campus Safety.

Holmdene Lawn Noon - Close
Affinity Row: See what's new with student clubs & orgs. Co-sponsored by Campus Life & Student Senate Cook Carriage House Noon to 4 p.m.
Food Booth Row: Sami's Gyros (Eastown), Thunder Gun Cafe (Tacos), Standard Pizza (wood-fired pizza) and Creative Dining (Fair Fare) will be on hand to satisfy every culinary desire. Holmdene Lawn Noon to 9 p.m.
(Time varies of the individual vendors)
The AQ Midway: Family-friendly carnival games, face painting and more! Sponsored by the Conductive Learning Center. Liberty Mutual will be on hand with Child ID Kits and give-aways. AMC/Holmdene Lawn Noon to 5 p.m.
Main Stage Tent: Gather with alumni, friends, and the AQ family for

refreshments and live music.

Holmdene Lawn Noon to 9 p.m.
Campus Sightseeing: Trams staffed by AQ Ambassadors will continuously loop throughout campus. Hop on and hop off and see all of our new additions! Various Locations Noon to 6 p.m.
Inflatable Village: Kids, students, and adults of all ages will enjoy this festive addition to Homecoming. $1 donation suggested for all you can play. Benefitting AQ Service Learning Trips. AMC/Holmdene Lawn Noon to 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Cleary University Athletic Field Noon
25th Anniversary of Humanities @AQ: Dr. Dan Brooks will offer a brief retrospective of the program. Afterwards, peruse the archives, enjoy light refreshments and chat with your favorite Humanities professors from the past! Donnelly Center 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Aquinas College Jazz Band: A Homecoming Tradition! Directed by Dr. Paul Brewer Bandshell, Center Campus 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Art Exhibit Open House AMC Gallery, 2nd Floor 2:00 p.m.
Black Alumni Society Meet & Greet Commuter Lounge, AB 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Business & Accounting Alumni Social Jarecki Piazza 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aerial Tactic: Watch the break dance crew from the Cook Arts Center, a facility run by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities Main Stage Tent 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Homecoming Court Coronation: Who will be crowned King & Queen of 2014? Athletic Field Between Men and Women's games
Men's Soccer vs. Cornerstone Athletic Field 3:00 p.m.
Apartment E Open House & Viewing Party: Come see the newest addition to our on-campus living options. Light refreshments and stunning views of the Athletic Field included! Apartment E 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admissions Alumni Round Up: Were you a tour guide, ambassador, or former admissions rep? Come and see your old co-workers and colleagues! Win prizes if you can correctly name historical facts from your tour guide days and meet current ambassadors. Holmdene Gardens 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m..

Homecoming Mass: Father Stan Drongowski O.P. presiding. If you would like to participate as a lector or Eucharistic minister, please contact Terry Marshall at (616) 632-2492. Interested in participating in the Alumni Choir? Please click here.

Bukowski Chapel 5 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse exhibition vs. Calvin Athletic Field 5:30 p.m.
Three's A Crowd: Keeping the live music going is Three's A Crowd, an incredibly fun cover band playing everything from classic rock to Lady Gaga. Shout out your favorites from your days at AQ! Bandshell, Center Campus 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 28
Event Location Time

Golden Saints Brunch

Wege Ballroom 11 a.m..

AQ + ArtPrize

Join us for a tour led by the curators of the Diocese of Grand Rapids ArtPrize exhibit. Afterwards, we will head to the Cathedral at 3 p.m. for "Voices of the City", an ecumenical choir concert featuring choirs from area schools, parishes, churches, and Aquinas College alumni and students.

Cathedral Square, Diocese of Grand Rapids 2 p.m.
Due to the smoking reduction policy, smoking is ONLY permitted in certain areas. Please familiarize yourself with these areas. Smoking will not be permitted under the Main Stage tent or other non-designated spaces. Thank you.
*Tentative schedule, please check back for updates.