Freshman Orientation

08/20/2015
08/23/2015

Thursday

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

Freshman Check-In
Bookstore, Admissions, Financial Aid, andvBusiness 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. Gladys Plaza

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

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration
St. Thomas Hall
Bookstore Open

12:00 Noon

Lunch
St. Joseph Commons

12:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Registration
St. Thomas 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

7:00 p.m.

Freshman Evening Soirée
St. Gladys Plaza

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

3:00 p.m.

Seminar: Essays on liberal education*
St. Augustine and Albertus Magnus Halls
Read the two essays, “Liberal Education and Freedom” and “Liberal Education and the Humanities.” Look for your name and seminar section posted on the entrance doors. Your section will not be the same as on Friday.

* Students will receive the readings on Thursday.

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. Fr. Mark Bachmann

“What we learned about God in the curriculum — St. Augustine, the way he spoke about God, and St. Thomas’ treatise in the beginning of the Summa Theologica — really set me toward my vocation.”

– Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82)

Co-founder and Subprior, Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek

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