Life at Aquinas College

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Orientation: Welcome

Orientation is almost here! We are so excited to see you on Friday, August 16, 2019. We wanted to offer a few reminders and some updates on how to make the first day at orientation a successful and stress free one. Here are a few tips:

  1. Do not arrive on campus without your Student ID. If you have not received one yet or had issues with your ID at STAR, we will make sure that we direct you on how to pick one up!  You are going to need this for orientation and to be a fully functioning college student!
  2. It is going to be warm on Friday and may even rain. Please wear comfy shoes so that you can maneuver campus.  You may also want to remember an umbrella.  Remember that emotions are high and there are lots of things that need to occur to ensure we are all where we need to be for the day.  Let’s take care of each other by being empathetic and patient.
  3. If any of you or your family require special assistance/accommodations in order to participate in Friday's activities, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement ( as soon as possible so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
  4. If you are under the age of 18, you will need a legal guardian to sign the paperwork that is required at the check in locations for the program. If there is a concern regarding the attendance of that guardian, please email so that we can work with you to make arrangements.
  5. Make sure you check out a campus map! There will be a lot going on during the day and we want you to make sure you know where everything is. >Download the campus map here (pdf)

For specific information regarding move-in, visit the Residence Life website, or contact them at