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Jr. Saints Weekend Events: January 23 - 24, 2015

Sponsored by Campus Life, Residence Life, Aquinas College Programming Board, Resident Housing Association and Area Councils

 
Schedule of Events Hotel Information for Families Family Friendly Activities in Grand Rapids
 
General Information:
  • All participants must be registered and will receive a wristband for the activities.
  • The Aquinas College student must also be a registered participant but will not incur a registration fee.
  • The registration fee for the first guest is $15. Each additional guest is $10. We are able to bill directly to your student account with your permission.
  • Otherwise, a check for full payment is required on or before January 23, 2015 at5 p.m. to the Campus Life Office.
  • If you need to cancel for any reason before Wednesday, January 21, 2015, we will refund 50 % of the fee incurred. Requests must be made in writing to campuslife@aquinas.edu by 5 p.m. on January 21, 2015.
  • >Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
  • Questions? Contact us at campuslife@aquinas.edu
Junior Saints Weekend
 

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Schedule from Jr. Saints Weekend 2014 (Schedule for 2015 will be released December 2015)
*Final schedule will be handed out at registration
Friday, Jan. 24

Time

Event

Event Description

Sponsor

Location

5 to 11 p.m.

Registration/Check-in

Please bring waiver with you or have a guardian/parent with you to sign this required form. Forms can be submitted to campuslife@aquinas.edu before the event. Please note that we are also accepting supplies for the Sister Ties event at this location.

AQPB

Wege Second Floor

5 to 7 p.m.

Dinner

Please use meal swipes and AQ cash/cash

 

Wege Café & the Corner Café

7 to 11 p.m.

A Night in Nelson's Doghouse

Join student organizations and volunteers as they celebrate Jr. Saints Weekend with Nelson, our Mascot! Inflatables and interactive games and activities will help make memories with your Jr Saint!  Must have wristband to attend.

AQPB

Wege Second Floor

7 to 11 p.m.

Chillin' at the Moose Café

Is your Jr. Saint a little bit older? Interested in euchre and some other activities for those 12 and up? Join members of AQPB and Residence Life for some activities in a laid-back atmosphere.

AQPB

Cook Carriage House/Moose Café

9 p.m.

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Picking up precisely where its hit predecessor left off, Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. Just as young Flint prepares to go to work for his hero Chester V (voice of Will Forte), however, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but it's also started cross-breeding animals with food. Now, in order to prevent a growing army of "foodimals" from escaping isolation on an island and wreaking havoc on the mainland, Flint and his loyal group of friends will have to do battle with such delicious, but deadly, hybrids as the ferocious tacodiles, slithering apple pie-thons, and vine-swinging shrimpanzees. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities won't be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, it's Flint and company. Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn takes the reins for this sequel also featuring vocal contributions by Anna Faris, James Caan, Kristen Schaal, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Benjamin Bratt. Author: Jason Buchanan

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

 
Saturday, Jan. 25

Time

Event

Event Description

Sponsor

Location

8 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Must have wristband

 

CCH/Moose Café, Reginal Hall, St. Joseph Hall

9 a.m.

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

11 a.m. to
1 p.m.

Brunch

Please use meal swipes and AQ cash/cash

Campus Dining Services

Wege Cafeteria

Noon

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

1 p.m.

Women's Basketball Game

It's a great day to be a Saint!  Join our lady Saints as they take on the Indiana Tech Warriors and try to hold their standing in the league!  Wear your AQ gear and join us in the Saints' Squad Section! Those with wristbands get in free!

Athletics

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

2 p.m.

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

3 p.m.

Men's Basketball Game

It's a great day to be a Saint!  Enjoy men's basketball action as they continue to take on the Warriors of Indiana Tech. Wear your AQ gear and join us in the Saints' Squad Section! Those with wristbands get in free!

Athletics

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

4 p.m.

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

5:20 to
7:20 p.m.

Men's Hockey Game vs. Michigan State

Help us cheer on our Saints on the ice! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Must provide own transportation.

AQ Hockey

Griff's Ice House, 30 Coldbrook NE (Belknap Park)

5:30 p.m.

Flick & Float with Finding Nemo

 

Finding Nemo

Bring your bathing suits and join us at the East Grand Rapids High School pool for a Flick and Float! Pizza to be served after. Limited availability; must sign up at check-in.

 

About Finding Nemo: The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

AQPB

Wealthy Elementary Pool

6 p.m. AQ Medieval Dinner and Theater

Enjoy a dinner from the days of St. Thomas Aquinas. Musical and Theatrical by Aquinas Students.

* Reservations are required.

>Sign up online (ELM log in required)

Chamber Choir, Women's Chorus and the Guitar Ensemble Wege Ballroom

6 & 8 p.m.

Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II

AQPB

Upper Cook Carriage House

8 p.m.

Mark Nizer: 3D One Man & Comedy Show

 

Mark Nizer

Mark Nizer has changed the way people view the world. The impossible is possible, the improbable is probable. Since winning the International Juggling Championship Mark has taken his one man show to thousands of venue around the world, including two Gala Performances at the world famous Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 4 times. NOTE: Must have wristband to participate.

AQPB

Kretschmer Auditorium, Art & Music Center

9 p.m.

Dodgeball Tournament

Blow off a little steam at this year's Dodgeball tournament. Must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Sign ups available on site with limited availability. Must have wristband to participate.

RHA

Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

10 p.m. to Midnight

Chillin' at the Moose Café

Is your Jr Saint a little bit older? Interested in Euchre and some other activities for those 12 and up?  Join members of AQPB and Residence Life for some activities in a laid-back atmosphere.

AQPB

Cook Carriage House/Moose Café

 
Sunday, Jan. 26

Time

Event

Event Description

Sponsor

Location

10:30 a.m.

Junior Saints Mass

Join Campus Ministry in this special Jr. Saints Mass.

Make sure to bring your siblings!

Campus Ministry

Bukowski

11 a.m. to
1 p.m.

Brunch

Please use meal swipes and AQ cash/cash

Campus Dining Services

Wege Café

 
Hotel Information for Families

Residential students may house their guest on campus per the guidelines in Residence Life. Details on this are listed on the registration form.

 

If however, you find that you would like to spend the weekend in Grand Rapids and take a break while your children are together on campus, please enjoy a discounted rate at our preferred Jr. Saints Weekend hotel The Ramada Plaza Grand Rapids. A special Aquinas College rate of $79 is secured for this weekend. Please note that you should call the Grand Rapids location directly at (616) 949-9222, mention that you are visiting Aquinas College and would like the Aquinas rate in order to receive the discount associated with our campus. The front desk will take your reservation information and provide a confirmation number.

 

For additional hotel options, please visit the Admissions website for various discounts in the area.

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Family Friendly Activities in Grand Rapids
Event Phone Ticket Information
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (616) 254-0400 From $3 (children) to $7 (adults)
Frederik Meijer Gardens (616) 957-1580 From $4 (children) to $12 (adults)
Grand Rapids Art Museum (616) 831-1000 From $3 (children) to $6 (adults)
Celebration Cinema/IMAX (616) 530-SHOW Discount on tickets with college ID
Rosa Park Circle Ice Rink (616) 456-3696 $1/person; Skate rental free w/ ID
Grand Rapids Children's Museum (616) 235-GRCM (4726) $7 per person