Student Life

Residential Life

The Residential Life program at Aquinas College offers students a chance to develop an enriched, balanced way of living, ponder the great questions of life, develop one’s potential in becoming the person God intended, serve others, and live life to the fullest. By living in community, students will have ample opportunity to enrich their faith through daily conversations, social activities, prayer, service, and, of course, their studies. The relationships formed enrich a student’s life because it is through our relationships with others—our friendships—that one comes to know God better and experience His love. Our hope is that students will recognize the value of the presence of another individual, the beauty and importance of leisure, and the gift of self in serving others.

In the Fall of 2012, Aquinas College welcomed its first residential students to Seton Lodge adjacent to campus. The hotel-like facility’s double-rooms each include two beds, two desks, two dressers, and a full bathroom, quite unlike many other student housing options. Seton Lodge also has the advantage of being on the campus of St. Thomas Hospital, allowing students the benefit of 24/7 security and access to the hospital’s cafeteria, wellness center, medical library, and chapel.

Siena Hall

On August 28, 2015, Aquinas College broke ground on a 33,358 square foot, 94 bed, Italianate facility designed by 906 Studio Architects. Read more about the historic groundbreaking here.

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For more information about Residential Life, please contact Marisa Quinn, Director of Residential Life, at (615) 297-7545 x631 or at

Seton Lodge Photos

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Residential Life Application and Documents

The priority deadline for the Residential Life Application is April 1.


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

- Mary F.

"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.

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

- Scott

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.

If you want to learn how to think, not only what to think, then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

Student Life Events

Upcoming Events

Thu 08

Dr. Thomas Jodziewicz: “Catholic and American?”

October 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 19

Career Services Series: Manners & Mistakes

October 19, 2015 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Thu 29


October 29, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue 17

Igor Babailov: Painter of the Popes

November 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm