A wide range of area high school students — from those who have already committed to enrolling next year, to those perhaps only learning about Thomas Aquinas College for the first time — visited the California campus this past weekend for the Spring Open House. For three days, these guests were able to see the Discussion Method in action, experience campus life, and get to know TAC faculty and students.

Arriving Thursday afternoon, after dinner in St. Joseph Commons, the visitors sat in on upperclass seminars, watching in amazement as seniors discussed Aquinas’s Division of the Sciences and juniors examined Kant’s famous Critique. Later that evening, they joined the community for the nightly Rosary, then settled into the residence halls with their student hosts. On Friday they attended an admissions talk, explored the campus, visited with students, and took in a preview performance of the upcoming Spring play, Euripides’ The Trojan Women.

The Open House wrapped up on Saturday with an alumni panel and family tour of the campus. “It was an excellent weekend,” said Admissions Counselor Joe Guinee. “We had some people really interested in the College afterwards.”