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Life at Aquinas College

Orientation Schedule

2021 New Student Orientation Schedule

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 use their 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. 

Saturday, August 21

Time Activity
Various Times Move-In
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Community Luncheon
3:30 p.m. Class of 2025 Parent Reception with Quinns
4:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dinner
5:30 p.m. Evening Activity "Food trucks and Yard Games
8:00 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings

Sunday, August 22

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Commuter Check-in
9:00 a.m. Orientation Kickoff
9:45 a.m. Class Photo
10:30 a.m. Head to Orientation rooms
11:00 a.m. Introductions and Ice breakers
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Residential and Commuter Info Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Community Standards/ Title IX
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Head to Sturrus
6:30 p.m. SAY What?! Diversity/Inclusion
8:00 p.m. Welcome Mass
9:00 p.m. Casino Night

Monday, August 23

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Icebreakers/EngageAQ Overview
10:00 a.m. Hooray Program
11:00 a.m. Head back to Camps
11:15 a.m. Intro to Sustainability
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Sustainability Race to Zero Waste and Tree Planting Ceremony
3:00 p.m. Walking Tours of Eastown/Gaslight Village/ Schedule Tours
5:30 p.m. Dinner with the Quinns
7:00 p.m. Head back to Camps
7:15 p.m. Tribal Council
8:30 p.m. Smores and Bonfire
10:00 p.m. Wrap-up

Tuesday, August 24

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Big point tribal council game
10:00 a.m. Academic Success/ Campus Safety/ Self Defense Course
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Project Unite Kick off
2:00-4:30 p.m. Project Unite Service Project
4:30-6:00 p.m. Group Time and Dinner
6:00pm-8:30 p.m. Final Tribal Council
9:00 p.m. Glow Stick Dance Party




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