Student Life

At Aquinas College, we offer something that cannot be measured merely by a catalog of course offerings. Since we are specialists, with a unique focus on the dignity of the human person from an authentic Catholic perspective, we offer something which is rooted in Someone: the person of Jesus Christ, Who has a plan for each of us. All of the resources and activities of the campus help our students discover that plan and equip them with the educational, social, and spiritual support they need to respond generously to God’s call.

Students enjoy the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord in St. Jude’s Chapel, as well as the Corpus Christi Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

Campus Activities

Aquinas students participate in many annual activities such as the Fall Fest, Kick-or-Treat Kickball Tournament, the Coffee House Talent Show, House Jeopardy, House Olympics, and more. Students also enjoy taking part in various charitable events like blood drives which are hosted through the House system. Please see the Student Life calendar for a list of upcoming activities.

Athletics & Recreation

Our beautiful 83-acre campus features a softball field, three tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, basketball goals, and plenty of field space for ultimate frisbee, flag football, and other outdoor recreation.

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For me, my abroad experience was a time to build my relationship with God without the distractions of home life, while keeping in mind that home life is where I am to bring my newfound gifts back.

- Tyler

That first week of getting to know each other and having the camp Marymount experience, you felt instantly in place.

- Ana T.

The people are great. It's like more of a family than just a college.

- Troy B.

The house lunches are a huge sense of community, and we genuinely talk to each other regardless of age, station, or ties into the school environment. I think the religious tradition has a lot to do with that.

- Troy B.

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.

I've ever had a sister as a teacher. It breaks downs stereotypes and misconceptions about being taught by a sister. They are lovely and intelligent and a reminder of the love that God has for us. They take such a sacrifice but there is such joy in that, and it reminds you that to live for others is the love that this world needs more of.

- Ana T.

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.

You go to house lunches and it's not just students, it's faculty and administrators eating together, so you get to know them on a personal level. It's like a family dinner.

- Troy B.

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

My time in Italy was a constant encounter with God through beauty, a beauty found in the landscape, the architecture, the art, the people (the Italians and my classmates and the saints), and in the opportunity to slow down and soak it all in.

- Beth

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.

The residential community creates an environment of peace, love, caring, and tight bonds.

- Gregory S.

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.

Student Life Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 29

Synaxis of St. John the Divine

Wednesday, March 29 @ 4:30 pm
Fri 31

Socratic Club Colloquium

Friday, March 31 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
Apr 05

Synaxis of St. John the Divine

Wednesday, April 5 @ 4:30 pm