After a hearty dinner of burgers, all gathered around a small fire in St. Gladys Plaza, where Dr. John Goyette, dean of the California campus, read a humorous poem congratulating the seniors for finishing their theses. “This strife is o’er, this battle won; after blood, sweat, and tears, your theses are done,” he began. Then one by one, heeding Dr. Goyette’s poetic advice to “spare the wheat and burn the chaff,” seniors consigned early drafts of their theses to the flames, offering epitaphs about their papers, ranging from the sublime to the absurd.
Fidelity & Excellence
Thomas Aquinas College is unique among American colleges and universities, offering a faithfully Catholic education comprised entirely of the Great Books and classroom discussions.
A Liberating Education
Truth, and nothing less, sets men free; and because truth is both natural and supernatural, the College’s curriculum aims at both natural and divine wisdom.
A Catholic Life
Under the Light of Faith
The intellectual tradition and moral teachings of the Catholic Church infuse the whole life of Thomas Aquinas College, illuminating the curriculum and the community alike.
Admission & Aid
Is TAC Right for You?
Do you enjoy grappling with complex questions? Are you willing to engage in discussions about difficult concepts, with the truth as your ultimate goal?
Students & Parents
Mind, Body & Spirit
There is always something to do at TAC — something worthwhile, something fulfilling, and something geared toward ever-greater spiritual and intellectual growth.
Alumni & Careers
What Can You Do with a Liberal Education?
Nothing speaks more to the versatility of the College’s academic program than the good that our alumni are doing throughout the Church and the world.