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

What's Open

Access to campus buildings is restricted during the holiday break period.

Campus buildings are now "swipe access" only for only students, faculty and staff who have been approved to remain on campus.
Visitors/guests must follow the visitor and guest protocol

Last updated: January 19, 2021

Whether in-person or virtual, we are here to support you! Following the end of in-person instruction on November 17, many on-campus services will have limited in-person offerings or will transition to virtual offerings. The information here will help you access the services you need as quickly as possible. If you can't find what you are looking for, or if you have a question, please email saintstogether@aquinas.edu.


Academic Advising

See Registrar's Office information below.


Academic Affairs & Provost Office

To contact the Provost's Office or Academic Affairs, please email kpp001@aquinas.edu or academicaffairs@aquinas.edu or call 616-632-2151.


Admissions

Although the Admissions Office is physically closed during the holiday break, we are committed to serving you virtually! Feel free to connect with your admissions counselor, or schedule a virtual visit. As we move into December, we will reassess our availability for on-campus visits and appointments.


Advancement and Alumni Association

The Advancement and Alumni team are here to support you! Please contact Kaity Deacon at kaity.deacon@aquinas.edu or (616) 632-2836 for assistance.  


Advantage Center

We are here to support you! Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment via Handshake.

In-Person Hours

  • Staggered appointment blocks for in-person appointments​
  • In-person and online career development courses
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting

Virtual Support

  • Virtual or telephone appointments available (scheduled through Handshake platform)
  • Virtual employer engagements for the fall semester
  • Virtual class-to-career professional development events

Alksnis Athletic and Recreation Building

See Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center below for hours of operation and protocols.


Athletics

The AQ Athletics department is here to support you!

  • Schedule a virtual appointment with Athletics leadership through Google Meet.
  • Schedule a virtual appointment with a coach through Google Meet.
  • Check AQSaints.com for the latest information about AQ Athletics.

Bookstore

Hours of Operation* (Jan. 1-29)

Hours of operation after Jan. 17 are coming soon.

  • Jan. 1-6: Closed
  • Jan. 7: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 8: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 9-10: Closed
  • Jan. 11: 10 a.m.-2p.m.
  • Jan. 12: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 13: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 14: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Jan. 15: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 16: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jan. 17: Closed
  • Jan. 18-22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (in-store shopping and online order pick-up); 3-5 p.m. (online order pick-up only)
  • Jan. 23-24: Closed
  • Jan. 25-29: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (in-store shopping and online order pick-up); 3-5 p.m. (online order pick-up only)

*Hours subject to change due to COVID-19.

Lower Level, Wege Student Center
(616) 632-2962
aquinas@bkstr.com

For fall semester, textbooks must be purchased online. Order textbooks and gear online and ship to your home, or order online and get FREE pickup in-store.

Campus Ministry and Service Learning

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Mass

Sunday: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 p.m.

Confessions

Confessions begin one hour before weekday Masses and conclude 15 minutes prior to Mass, or are available by appointment with our College chaplains Fr. Stan (sad004@aquinas.edu) and Fr. Bob (rk003@aquinas.edu).

Health and Safety

  • Please be prepared to show your Healthy Roster clearance when arriving to the chapel.
  • Cloth face coverings are required while inside the chapel.
  • Capacity is limited to 25% on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Ushers will be available to help ensure proper social distancing. Seating is marked at appropriate social distancing.
  • The chapel is cleaned and sanitized prior to and after each usage.

Appointments

Please email one of our ministers to make a virtual appointment. Fr. Bob and Fr. Stan are also available in person by appointment for Reconciliation/Confession and spiritual counsel.

Virtual office hours coming soon!

Social Media

Facebook @AQCampusMinistry

Instagram @aq.campusministry

Youtube

Podcast / Spotify / Google Podcasts / Apple Podcasts (coming soon!)


Campus Safety

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

(616) 632-2462
cso@aquinas.edu


Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please email cdi@aquinas.edu to schedule a virtual meeting with us.


Center for Opportunities, Resources and Excellence (CORE)

During the fall semester, CORE will continue to offer resources and services free of charge to all Aquinas students. Please visit our web page to learn more about how we can provide you with support virtually.


The Corner

Monday - Thrusday: 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Meal Swipe Options Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday: 4 - 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 7 - 9 p.m.

See The Moose Cafe and Wege Cafe below for more dining options.


Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • All campus healty and safety precautions will be observed.
  • Appointments will be staggered on the hour or half hour.
  • Regular walk-in hours are Monday-Friday: 2-3 p.m.
  • Stay tuned for Dr. Mac's availability!

Lower Level, Donnelly Center
Phone: (616) 632-2905
Fax: (616) 732-4435
Email: CHWS@aquinas.edu


Dean of Students and Title IX

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

First Floor, Academic Building


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is physically closed during the holiday break, but operating remotely and can address your concerns via phone or email during normal business hours. If you have questions, please contact us at financialaid@aquinas.edu.


Health Center

The AQ Health Center is currently closed and will reopen on Jan. 18. Hours of operation are coming soon.

If you need immediate assitance, please call the Metro Health Cascade location at (616) 252-1500.

Metro Health Park East
4055 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Hours: Monday-Sunday (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)
Students can call after hours service via phone: (616) 252-1500


ITS

We are here to help! In order to maintain the health and safety of our community, the ITS Help Desk will continue to be available by phone at (616) 632-2050 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday to assist individuals with their technology needs. You may also contact the Help Desk by emailing techhelp@aquinas.edu. Any work that requires an in-person interaction will be handled by appointment; the walk-up Help Desk is currently not available at this time.


Library

Library Hours of Operation* (starting January 18)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-Midnight
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-Midnight

*Hours could change due to COVID-19 staff issues, so you may want to call (616) 632-2137 before coming.

We can help you with the following:

  • library questions (remotely, via chat and email)
  • virtual consultations and research help
  • interlibrary loan/MelCat
  • curbside delivery by appointment

Please contact us at aqlibrarian@gmail.com if you have any questions! We are always happy to assist you, even if we can't see you in person.

The library is open to support academic needs and provide academic services. Some adjustments will be made to the spaces and services in order to adhere to social distancing, personal hygiene, and health and safety practices.

  • The library will be open to faculty, staff and students with swipe card access.

  • Social distancing and mask protocols
    • Marked social distancing queues and plexiglass shields at key interaction points
    • Adjusted seating
    • Adjusted computer stations
  • Resources available
    • Stacks will be open
    • Archives will be available by appointment only
    • Media will be closed stacks
  • Services available
    • Curbside service and mailing of materials
    • Remote synchronous and asynchronous library instruction
    • Remote video, as well as in-person, reference services
    • Media services will still be available
  • Health and safety practices
    • Returned books quarantined for 72 hours before reshelving
    • MelCat books quarantined for 72 hours before processing
    • No food or drink
    • Moratorium on book donations

Mailroom and Copy Center

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Mail Room

  • Mail runs will resume Jan. 19; however, to limit contact and practice safe social distancing, there will only be one mail run a day between 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • All black folders will be disinfected before being returned.

Copy Center

  • All copies to be picked up in the Copy Center will be placed in mailboxes (if small enough) or in the “copy pick-up” cabinet, which will be regularly disinfected.
  • Wipes will be located next to the staff/faculty printer. Please clean the printer after use.
  • If you have any questions or would like your department’s mail held in the mail room for personal pick-up, please contact copyrequests@aquinas.edu or Barbara Groves at bjg002@aquinas.edu.

Marketing and Communication

The Marketing and Communication team is here to support you! If you need assistance, please contact marketing@aquinas.edu.


The Moose Cafe

The Moose Cafe is currently closed. Hours of operation for the spring semester are coming soon.

Located in the Cook Carriage House

See The Corner or Wege Cafe for more dining options.


Osher Lifelong Institute (OLLI) at Aquinas

OLLI will be offering virtual classes for scholars who sign on as members. Check out the OLLI web page for more information.


Office of the President

To contact President Kevin G. Quinn, please email mcv005@aquinas.edu or officeofthepres@aquinas.edu or call (616) 632-2881.


Registrar's Office and Academic Advising

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hruby Hall, Room 30

  • Students, faculty and staff may visit the office without an appointment to make simple registration changes, pick up/drop off forms, etc.
  • Scheduled, in-person appointments will be available on a limited basis.
  • To request an appointment, please email registrar@aquinas.edu.
  • Social distancing and mask protocols will be required at all times.

Virtual Support

Please make a virtual appointment by emailing registrar@aquinas.edu.

Most processes and services (e.g., forms, add/drop dates, the academic calendar, academic advising information, etc.) are available electronically, through the Registrar web page or MyAQ.

  • Log in to your MyAQ account to make changes to your current registration and to view your course schedule, your advisor’s contact information, and your Program Evaluation.
  • If you need assistance, please email registrar@aquinas.edu.

Residence Life

On-campus housing reopens on Jan. 16.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Regina Hall #005 (Please call the office to be let in.)
Main office phone: (616) 632-2944
Department email: reslife@aquinas.edu

  • Social distancing and mask protocols will be required, along with verification of a Healthy Roster green check mark.
  • A professional staff member (i.e., Area Coordinator, Assistant Director or Director) will be available during these hours to assist with walk-ins or accept phone calls. 

You can also contact a staff member to schedule a virtual or phone appointment. Limited in-person and socially distanced appointments will be available.

For questions related to special exemptions from housing, policies and procedures, and other departmental inquiries:

Julie Blaszak, Director of Residence Life
Email: jab008@aquinas.edu
Voicemail: (616) 632-2945

For questions related to housing assignments, room changes or residential facility needs:

David Durkee, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Operations
Email: ddd003@aquinas.edu
Voicemail: (616) 632-2958

For questions related to RAs, programming, or the needs of students in the houses, apartments and Hruby Hall:

Shelbi Rushing, Area Coordinator – Houses, Apartments, and Hruby Hall
Email: sbr001@aquinas.edu
Voicemail: (616) 632-2955

For questions related to RAs, programming or the needs of students in Regina or St. Joseph the Worker Halls:

Megan Teed, Area Coordinator – Regina and St. Joseph the Worker Halls
Email: mct001@aquinas.edu
Voicemail: (616) 632-2946


Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office is primarily operating remotely. Mail and web payments are the preferred method of payment. However, Jessica is in the Business Office on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m.-12 p.m to process payments. We are also happy to address your concerns via phone or email during normal business hours. Payments can be made online are $1.50 for a web check and 2.55% additional to use a card. If you have questions, please contact Jessica (616) 632-2864. You can also email at studentaccounts@aquinas.edu.


Student Activities and Orientation

The Student Activities and Orientation (SAO) team is here to support you! Please email sao@aquinas.edu to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.

Hours of Operation (Beginning September 1)

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In-person and virtual appointments available


Student Success

The Student Success team is here to support you! Student Success resources will be available virtually or by telephone. Please visit our web page for more information.

Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center

Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center and Alksnis Athletic and Recreation Building will reopen on Jan. 18. Please refer to the following information and protocols.

Hours of Operation*

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon-11 p.m.

Capacities

Coach Bo: 53

Alksnis Turf/Track: 87 

Fitness Center: 20 (first come, first served; academic classes will be schedule through the athletic department)

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Facilities are swipe-access only via faculty, staff and student ID.
  • Users  participating in non-athletic program activity are required to
    • Present Aquinas ID
    • Present Healthy Roster "green check mark" for the day you are visiting.
    • Log your information during your visit to aid with contact tracing (i.e., full name, date/time of entry, contact information)
  • Cloth face coverings are required at all times, even while working out.
  • Safe social distancing is required in all spaces.
  • Good personal hygiene practices are required.
  • All users must follow all COVID-19 signage (e.g., traffic flow, social distancing, equipment offline).
  • Fitness Center staff will clean and disinfect equipment at least once during every shift.
  • Fitness Center users will be required to use the provided sanitizing wipes before and after they are done using equipment.
  • Fitness equipment that is not movable will be rotated on a schedule for social-distancing purposes. For example, treadmill #1 will be used on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Treadmill #2 will be used on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Athletic practices/activities are required to follow the Athletic Training COVID-19 Protocols.
  • Locker rooms will remain offline until further notice.

Wege Cafe

Monday—Friday
7:15am-9:30am Hot Breakfast
9:30am-10:30am Continental Breakfast
11:30am-1:30pm Hot Lunch
1:30pm-4:00pm Light Lunch
5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner

Saturday and Sunday
11:30am –1:30pm Brunch
1:30pm-4:00pm Light Lunch
5pm-7pm Dinner

Located in the Wege Student Center.

See The Corner and The Moose Cafe for more campus dining options.


Writing Center

We are here to consult with all AQ writers — students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

We are available to discuss any writing project at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing. 

The Writing Center continues to offer remote consulting for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester and for winter term. Appointments can be made at aquinas.edu/writing-center.

Requests for additional appointemtns can be made by emailiing thewritingcenter@aquinas.edu.

To set an ESL appointment with Nisha van Laar, please make your request here: ESL Consultation Request 

For additional questions, please email thewritingcenter@aquinas.edu.