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!


Friday, August 31, 2018 - Register Here!


Friday, November 9, 2018 - Register Here!

AQDay Sample Schedule of Events:


Scheduled Event

8:30a.m Registration Begins (Wege Ballroom)
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 to 10:00 a.m. Academic Success Overview
10:00 to 11:20 a.m. Tour
11:25 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Life Outside the Classroom
12:10 to 12:20 p.m. Aquinas Admission Process & Scholarship Overview
12:20 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Optional)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Trolley Tour (Limited Space Available & Optional)


Did you know...

  • Grand Rapids was selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Go in the World" - (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 more than 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 Success- Hear firsthand from faculty, staff and students about the realities of the AQ classroom experience, the offerings of our Academic and Learning Services Office and our vast array of internship and job opportunities from the AQ Advantage Center. 


Life Outside the Classroom - Discover student leadership opportunities, social programming, traditions and more in this exciting look at opportunities beyond our classes! Hear from our Campus Ministry; Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Center for Opportunities, Resources and Excellence (CORE); Student Leadership and Engagement; and Study Away offices.



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.