Freshman Orientation

08/21/2014
08/23/2014

Thursday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..

Freshman Check-In

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Bookstore, Admissions, Financial Aid, and
Business Offices open

St. Thomas Hall

4:00 p.m.

Parents’ Campus and Chapel Tour
St. Bernardine of Siena Library

5:00 p.m.

Barbecue Dinner
Families of freshmen

6:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
St. Joseph Commons
For freshmen and siblings

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Parents’ Orientation
St. Bernardine of Siena Library

7:30-9:15 p.m..

Reception for Parents & Faculty
St. Thomas Plaza

10:00 p.m.

Mass
Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

Friday

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast
St. Joseph Commons

8:30 a.m.

Orientation
St. Bernardine of Siena Library

10:00 a.m.

Mass
All are invited to attend Mass in
Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration
St. Augustine Hall
Bookstore Open

12:00 Noon

Lunch
St. Joseph Commons

12:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Registration
St. Augustine Hall
Bookstore Open

3:00 p.m.

*Seminar: “Learning in Wartime”
St. Augustine and Albertus Magnus Halls
Read the handout by C. S. Lewis. Look for
your name and seminar section posted on
the entrance doors.
*Students will receive the readings on Thursday.

5:00 p.m.

Dinner
St. Joseph Commons

5:45 p.m.

Campus Life Discussion
St. Joseph Commons

7:00 p.m.

Freshman Evening Soirée
Guadalupe Fountain

8:45 p.m.

Basketball Games
Freshmen vs. Prefects, Activities & Athletic
Directors

Saturday

9:30 a.m.

Mass
All are invited to attend Mass in
Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

10:30 a.m.

Brunch
St. Joseph Commons

12:00 p.m.

Financial Aid
St. Bernardine of Siena Library
Freshmen who are receiving financial aid from
the College or a student loan from any source
must attend this meeting.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Bookstore Open

5:00 p.m.

Dinner
St. Joseph Commons

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Freshman Social
St. Joseph Commons

 9:00 p.m.

Movie
St. Joseph Commons
For the Freshmen

 

Orientation2011
Rev. John Marie Bingham

“The culture at the College, the community was very formative for me. I saw joyful people living their Catholic faith, doing it to the best of their ability, and not being ashamed of it.”

– Rev. John Marie Bingham, O.P. (’00)

Parochial Vicar, Saint Dominic’s Parish, Benicia, Calif

NEWS FROM THE COLLEGE

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski

Prefect

Congregation for Catholic Education