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Life at Aquinas College

New Student & Transfer Orientation

Save the date for the 2020 New Student & Transfer Orientation program - Sunday, August 16, 2020, through Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  First Year Experience class begins on Wednesday, August 19th.

View a pdf version of the schedule of events.

View a pdf version of the Welcome Week events. 

Expected learning outcomes for New Student Orientation: 


1. Recognize our inclusive mission and the values of Aquinas College,

2. Recognize the Dominican pillars of Prayer, Study, Service, and Community


3. Continue to understand the academic expectations of Aquinas College

4. Identify campus resources critical to their success. 

Student Experience

5. Demonstrate what it means to be an engaged and excited Aquinas Saint

6. Learn and navigate the physical campus environment and the greater Grand Rapids community

7. Recognize the Aquinas College community's culture of respect

Are you an admitted student looking to register for STAR? Visit the STAR page for more information and the registration link!

Questions? Feel free to contact the Student Activities & Orientation office at sao@aquinas.edu.