Updates from Aquinas College about COVID-19 are at aquinas.edu/coronavirus.  Updates on our academic plans are at aquinas.edu/saintstogether.

STAR: Student Testing, Advising & Registration at Aquinas College

Information for Parents & Families

Parents and families are encouraged to attend the virtual/in-person sessions (when available) to learn how to support their first year student's academic and co-curricular experiences. 

STAR 2021 Dates: 

  • June 10
  • June 16
  • June 22
  • July 29
  • August 20
  • Information for Families and Parents Days will be updated soon 


Your student would have been sent an unique access link to our virtual platform :VSTAR. VSTAR: Family Edition has a dedicated subpage with all of the information to support your first year student. No prior Registration is needed to 'participate' in the live or simi-live events. 
Why should I register?
VSTAR: Family Edition  offers Aquinas-specific support for you as family members as you transition to the new relationship you have with your AQ student. The day is designed to answer the questions that you may have (or didn't know that you have) about basic needs for your student and how to prepare for that transition to college in August.

Hotel Information
A special Aquinas College rate is offered at many hotels in Grand Rapids. Families are encouraged to share that you are with Aquinas College while making reservations. For more information please our Directions and Hotel Information page.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to the Student Activities & Orientation office at sao@aquinas.edu or Tim Ramsay at ramsatim@aquinas.edu

Can't wait to meet you and your family in August!

Go Saints