Homecoming at Aquinas College
  • Aquinas Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming all Alumni home to celebrate Aquinas College and her Saints!

  • For Saints traveling from out of town, a hotel block has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn East Grand Rapids. You may call 616-608-8800 and inform them you are with the Aquinas College Group or use this booking link.
  • Are you interested in getting together with your graduating class? Reach out to us at alumni@aquinas.edu to reserve a table under the beer tent specifically for your class.
  • Questions? Contact Ally Mills '13 at alumni@aquinas.edu or (616) 632-2822.

Events

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Arts

AQ Alumni Jazz Jam

Date: Friday, September 16
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Art and Music Center (AMC)
Registration: Not required

 

AQ Art and Music Center Alumni Art Show

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: Noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Art and Music Center (AMC)
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Alumni Art Show featuring Claire Gill '17, Olivia Hoffman '19, and Tiffany Nunzio '18. There will also be refreshments from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Alumni Art Show Reception: Noon - 2 p.m. 
Alumni Art Show: Noon - 4 p.m. 
That’s AQtainment!: 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   
That’s AQtainment!: 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
That’s AQtainment!: 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 
Cyanotypes Photography Activity: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
AQ Tours / Trivia: Noon - 4 p.m.  
Whitecaps Dippin’ Dots: Noon - 4 p.m. 
 
Vote for the AQ Tree of the Year!


Athletics

Alumni Golf Outing

Date: Friday, September 16
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Location: The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe
Registration: Register here

Aquinas College alumni are invited to join us for the 7th Annual Alumni Golf Outing. Enjoy an 18-hole scramble while supporting the Aquinas College Alumni Scholarship Fund for students of alumni parents.

 

Coach Terry Bocian Athletic Hall of Fame

Date: Friday, September 16
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Cost: Varies
Registration: Register here

Join us for the Coach Terry Bocian Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring Jackie (Braspenninx) Ehnis (women's basketball, 2003-07), Aaron Hendrick (men's tennis, 2011-14), Natalie Kent (women's track & field, 2003-07), Amy Panse (women's soccer, 1999-2000), Jeo Pantoja (men's soccer, 2007-10), historian/statistician Mike Dean (1984-current) and the 1980 men's soccer team. This event will include a strolling dinner and silent auction hosted by the athletic teams. For questions or to order tickets over the phone, contact Deb O'Donnell at (616) 632-2809.

 

Men's Soccer: Kalamazoo College vs. Aquinas College

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: Noon
Location: AQ Athletic Field
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

 

Women's Volleyball: Lourdes vs. Aquinas College

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Coach Bo Court
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

 

AQ Homecoming Court

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: After the noon soccer game
Location: AQ Athletic Field
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

 

Women's Soccer: Mount Vernon Nazarene vs. Aquinas College

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: AQ Athletic Field
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

 

Women's Volleyball: Siena Heights vs. Aquinas College

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Coach Bo Court
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

Main Tent

Date: Saturday, September 17
Location: Holmdene Lawn
Cost: Free, drink tickets $5 each or 5 for $20
Registration: Not required

Main Tent Opens: Noon
AQ Jazz Band: Noon - 1 p.m.
Maya Schuhknecht Speed Painting: 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
August the Band: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Musical Chairs: 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Derek Winter Band: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Conrad Shock + The Noise: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
AQ Trivia: 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Moxie Strings: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Main Tent Closes: 7 p.m.
 
AQ Pop Up Shop: Noon
Future Saints Zone: Noon - 5 p.m.
Food Trucks: Noon - 7 p.m.

Join us for live music, tailgate-style drinks, lawn games and food trucks! There will be a climbing wall, games and activities for our future little Saints.  


Mass & Reunions

Welcome Home Reception & Awards Celebration

Date: Thursday, September 15
Start Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Cost: $30
Registration: Register here

Welcome Home! Let’s reconnect and reminisce over drinks and a strolling dinner. We will honor our 2022 Alumni Award Recipients and Hall of Fame Inductees.

  • Lisa Peterson ‘13 (outstanding Young Alumna) 
  • Jeanette Pierce ‘04 (Outstanding Alumna)
  • Sr. Mary Ann Barrett ‘66 (Distinguished Service) 
  • Sr. Ann Mason ‘60 (Historical Commission Hall of Fame Inductee)

 

Silent Disco
Date: Friday, September 16th
Start Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Wege Ballroom
Student-only event

 

Legacy Student Tour
Date: Saturday, September 167h
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Albertus Magnus Hall of Science
Alumni are invited to take their children on a college tour, contact Admissions for more information at go.aquinas.edu

 

Class of 1997 25th Reunion

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Donnelly Center
Cost: Free
Registration: Register here 

This year’s class reunion will celebrate the class of 1997. Enjoy a complimentary brunch, cash bar and live music from the AQ Jazz Band as you catch up with classmates.

 

Multicultural Alumni Social

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Cook Carriage House
Cost: Free
Registration: Register here 

Join us as we celebrate the diverse cultural, spiritual, personal and social identities that make up our Aquinas College alumni community. This event is hosted by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee of the Alumni Association Leadership Council. 

 

Leadership Club Reception

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Holmdene Garden
Cost: Free
Registration: Register here 

Exclusively for members of the Leadership Club,  you are invited to a private reception on Saturday, September 17 where you will meet the 9th President of Aquinas College, Dr. Alicia Córdoba and indulge in light food and drink. Don't know if you are a member? Please reach out to us at alumni@aquinas.edu to check your status.

 

50th Reunion Sponsored by the Class of ’72

Date: Saturday, September 17
Start Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Cook Carriage House
Cost: $35
Registration: Register here

Come back to campus to celebrate your golden class reunion during Homecoming Weekend! Reconnect and reminisce with the community built together while at Aquinas and nurtured over the past 50 years.

 

Homecoming Mass

Date: Sunday, September 18
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Cost: Free
Registration: Not required

 

 

Golden Saints Brunch

Date: Sunday, September 18
Start Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Donnelly Center
Cost: Free
Registration: Register here

Alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to celebrate after Mass with a complimentary brunch. Let's welcome the Class of 1972 to the Golden Saints Club!