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Life at Aquinas College

Orientation Schedule

2020 New Student Orientation Schedule

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NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. New Student Orientation events are required for all new first year students; unless noted below (*). 

Commuter Students meals will be paid for by the Student Activities & Orientation office. Residential students will be asked to meal plan.  

IMPORTANT: All events are in accordance of local and state health guidelines. A facemask will be required inside buildings and when physical distancing is not possible. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / First-Year Student Move-In / Various Residential Locations (Third Wave)
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Commuter Student Check-In / Academic Building Lobby
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. / Community Dinner / Wege Center
5:15 – 5:30 p.m. / Make way to your HOMEpage (Classroom assignment will be assigned once you get to campus)* Assignments will be in your Residence Hall or given at commuter check in. 
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. / Welcome and Community Standards Discussion and Skits/ HOMEpage Classroom
6:30 – 7:45 p.m. / Say What?! / HOMEpage Classroom 
8:00 p.m. / Welcome Back Mass / Our Lady Seat of Wisdom + Wege Ballroom *

Monday, August 17, 2020

7:15 – 9:00 a.m. / Breakfast / Wege Cafeteria *
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. / Orientation Group Time and Academic Expectations / HOMEpage
10:30 a.m. / Campus Tour and Group Time / Various Locations 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Brunch / Wege Cafeteria (Groups A+B+C)
                     Campus Safety Session / HOMEpage
                     Campus Ministry Session / HOMEpage
1:30 – 2:30 p.m./Sustainability Introduction and Resources / Icebreakers / HOMEpage
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. / MyAQ overview and Course Connect/ Icebreakers / HOMEpage
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. / Dinner + Group Time / Various Locations 
8:00pm. Student Senate sponsored Drive-in Movie "Jumanji: The Next Level" *

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

7:15 – 9:00 a.m. / Breakfast / Wege Cafeteria *
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. / Introduction to the Dominican pillar of Service and Project / HOMEpage
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. / Lunch / Campus Ministry Reflection / Various Locations
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. / Ice cream break and group time / Various Locations
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Social Norms and Skits / HOMEpage
4:30 – 7:30 p.m. / Dinner / Final Group Time / Wege Cafeteria + Various Campus Locations
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. / Student Activities sponsored Musician Javier Colon (virtual) / TBD *, Winner of The Voice -Season 1 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

First-Year Experience Class / Various Classrooms 
1:45 p.m. / Class Tree Planting Ceremony and Resource Fair / Albertus and Wege 
 

Welcome week events sponsored by AQ departments will run from August 19-30. Watch our social media and fliers across campus on event times and details.

Welcome to your HOMEpage, Class of 2024! Go Saints!