Office of Advancement


With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re asking you to save a  place in your heart for Aquinas College and the impact AQ has had in your life. From the people you met here, to the experiences you had, the education you received, the values and personal formation you gained, and the life you’ve built today because of your alma mater. There is a lot of love to share!  

Together, we are taking our love of AQ to social for #WeLoveAQ, a weeklong celebration of everything we love about Aquinas, February 8-14. 

Besides sharing warm fuzzy good feelings, we also hope to help potential students who are currently weighing their college options fall head over heels for AQ too! 


Each day of #WeLoveAQ week has a theme, focusing on a special aspect of AQ: 

Monday (February 8): #WeLoveAQ
AQ’s beloved St. Bernard Nelson will kick things off, sharing his favorite things about Aquinas. Join him in sharing all the reasons why you love Aquinas College too!  

Tuesday (February 9): We Love Our AQ Heroes
Send some love to an AQ hero (faculty or staff member) who made an impact on your AQ experience.

Wednesday (February 10):  We Love AQ Students
Share an encouraging message to current students who continue working hard during this unprecedented time.

Thursday (February 11): We Love AQ Donors
Are you an AQ donor? Share why you choose to give back to your alma mater. We will also recognize and say thank you for all the wonderful things on campus made possible by donors.   

Friday (February 12): Flashback Friday // We Love AQ Memories
Reminisce and share some of your favorite photos from your days at AQ.

Saturday (February 13): We Love Our Community
Share what you love about our campus nestled in the trees and in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sunday (February 14): Celebrating AQ Love
Did you meet your spouse/partner at AQ? Share your love story this Valentine’s Day. 


Whatever it is that you love and cherish most about Aquinas College, now is the time to share it with the world! 

Here are some tools to get you started: 

Download and share profile pics: 

Download and share cover photos: 

Check Instagram and Snapchat for our #WeLoveAQ filters and GIPHYs.


Use the map below to learn more about just a few of our tagged spaces and the donors who made them possible. As you wander around campus, either physically or virtually, note all of the tagged buildings, equipment, rooms, people, and more!

Download and Share Use this image or take a selfie with the spaces that have impacted your time at AQ the most! Don't forget to share on social media with #WeLoveAQ #WeLoveAQDonors