New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation is a part of Welcome Week and takes place the week before fall classes begin. Students receive opportunities to meet with new peers and faculty, and learn more about the close-knit Aquinas College community.

For more information, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

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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

We're like a really close-knit community. We all know each other. We come together and truly care. It's not something you find in a bigger college where there are so many people. Here you have the opportunity to get to know everyone personally.

- Cinthia J.

I have a strong sense of belonging here at Aquinas because I have been accepted, respected, and supported by the Aquinas community. I know that I am not just a number, but a human person wanted and recognized by the school.

- Mary-Frances N.

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.

I'm Catholic. I just love that the school can live by its faith values because faith plays a big role in my life.

- Cinthia J.

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.

On one of my free days I traveled to Rome very early in the morning. I arrived inside St. Peters before the tourists and allowed the silence of the Basilica’s grandeur to penetrate my being. For an hour, the only sound I heard was that of the consecration bells, the heartbeat of the Church. AquinasAbroad provided me the opportunity to stand in the atrium of the Church, to feel His closeness, and to contemplate His directive to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 19).

- Olivia

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

- Gregory S.

In my country, when someone smiles or says hi and you don't know them, it is weird because they only greet you if it is family. So here when strangers do it they are trying to be nice, they are not trying to get anything from you. The South is friendly and I am adjusting to it.

- Mary-Frances N.

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

- Troy B.

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

- Ana T.

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.

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.

You have opportunities for daily mass or adoration, or living on campus, three days a week we hold rosary walks and night prayer. You don't find that anywhere else.

- Cinthia J.

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.

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

- Ana T.

The faculty, together with the Dominican Sisters, play a big role in ensuring that my fellow students and I have a very fruitful, and satisfying experience at Aquinas.

- Mary-Frances N.

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.

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

- Troy B.

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

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.

I wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

When I got here, everyone already had friends established, but whenever I came in, they were so nice and included me. They welcomed me as if I was part of their family.

- Cinthia J.

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

- Mary F.

Student Life Events

Upcoming Events

Fri 30

Socratic Club Colloquium

September 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 05

Theology of the Body Book Study for Students

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 07

Socratic Club Colloquium

October 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student