Global Orientation

Global Students Orientation: all the new Global Students are involved, prior to the beginning of the school year, in a 5-day long orientation program exclusive to International Global Students. During this time, they will get familiar with the area and they will be provided with resources that will prepare them for their studies in the US. Global Students will also participate in the campus-wide orientation following global orientation.

Fall athletes will be contacted by their coaches regarding their move in dates and practice schedules. All students (including Fall athletes) are required to participate in orientation activities.

Schedule at a Glance

  • Sunday, August 11 - Arrival & Getting Settled
  • Monday, August 12 - Shopping, Banking, and Phones
  • Tuesday, August 13 - Academic Expectations
  • Wednesday, August 14 - Departmental Visits & Getting to Know Grand Rapids
  • Thursday, August 15 - STAR Day "Student Testing, Advising, and Registration"
  • August 16 -21 - Campus Wide Orientation
  • Thursday, August 22 - First day of classes

Please make sure you contact Josh Theil in International Admissions (josh.theil@aquinas.edu) with your travel information and any dietary restrictions by the end of July.