AQDay Open House

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AQDays are designed to introduce prospective students and their parents to Aquinas College. We encourage all high school and transfer students to attend!

Our lush 117-acre campus is a former estate, complete with an English Style Manor and Carriage House. Our 90 species of trees, ponds, creeks and terraced gardens will show you why we've been called Michigan's "most beautiful small college."

During each academic year, Aquinas hosts general-interest AQDays as well as specialized AQDays that cater to some of our most popular areas of study.

Since our program is on a Friday, if you are visiting from afar, consider making a weekend of your trip. Visit our Grand Rapids website and take in all West Michigan has to offer!

AQDays: Information & Registration

2017-18 General AQDays

Friday, April 20, 2018 - Register Here!

General AQDay Schedule of Events:


Scheduled Event

8:30 a.m. Registration Begins (Wege Ballroom)
9 a.m. Welcome
9:20 to 10:40 a.m. Campus Tour
10:45 to 11:35 a.m. Breakout Session One*
11:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Student Services Fair
12:50 to 1:40 p.m. Breakout Session Two*
1:40 to 2:30 p.m. Academic Department Information Session 
2:30 p.m. Athletics Session (optional)


Did you know...

  • Grand Rapids was selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Go in the World 2016" - (New York Times)
  • Nearly every species of tree that is native to Michigan can be found on Aquinas' 117-acre campus.
  • At Aquinas, you can choose from over 60 majors. You'll even find distinctive programs like Sustainable Business, Data Analytics, Community Leadership, our Child Life Specialist program, and a collaborative Engineering program with Western Michigan University among the array of offerings.

General AQ Breakout Sessions include:

Academic BuildingAcademic Overview/Career Services- Hear firsthand from faculty and students about the realities of the AQ classroom experience and learn about our vast array of regional and national internship and job opportunities.


students studyingFinancial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities - Examine the financial aid process, explore your eligibility for need-based aid from institutional, state and federal sources and learn about Aquinas' merit based Spectrum Scholarship Program.


student speaking to a crowdStudent Life - Discover student leadership opportunities, social programming, traditions, residence life  and more in this exciting look at life at AQ!


"Tulach na Croise TULLYCROSS" sign Where in the World Can AQ Take You? - Feel the excitement of our cultural immersion opportunities in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica, and Spain as well as our Dominican Exchange Programs in California, Florida and New York. More than ten additional Service Learning destinations will also be explored.​

basketball players playing Athletics - Find out why Aquinas College is a Champions of Character NAIA institution and an 11-time winner of the WHAC All-Sports trophy.


If you'd prefer a one-on-one visit to Aquinas, please make an appointment for a personal visit to the College. One of our admissions staff would be happy to assist you.

Group Visit

Bringing a group of 10 or more students for a personalized campus experience? Please head to our Group Visit website for more information.

Stay Overnight at Club AQ

If you would like to spend the night on campus in one of our residence halls with one of our Student Ambassadors during the regular academic year, come to Club AQ! >More Information

Travel Reimbursement Programs

Students visiting from the Upper Peninsula or outside Michigan may want to visit our Get to Aquinas site for further information regarding our travel reimbursement program.