Thomas Aquinas College offers a single program of studies 在它的两边 校园, one that unites all students in a common endeavor as they discuss issues of timeless significance — the nature of happiness, a just political order, evidence for belief in God, responsible citizenship, and similar questions of great import. Because these matters are dear to their hearts, they form deep friendships based on mutual respect. In this way, the community life of the College springs from the intellectual life.
学院是 genuinely Catholic. Religious observances are encouraged, though never required, and the wide variety of devotions — many initiated by the students themselves — is an authentic reflection of the vibrant spiritual life that animates the community. 全职 牧师 reside on both 校园 to provide for the spiritual needs of the community. Ample opportunities are provided for 质量, confession, Adoration, daily prayer in the 教堂, devotions, and spiritual direction.
And just as the College helps students to think well in the classroom, it also encourages them to live well 外面. It is the responsibility of all Christians to practice the virtues, cultivate good friendships, avoid occasions of sin, and frequent the sacraments.
的 College’s residential life helps students meet this responsibility. To serve the noble goals and ideals of the academic program, the College offers abundant recreational opportunities. 学生 arrange campus dances, movie nights, “open-mic” nights, and other social events. 的re are also student-run clubs for those intent on medical school and for those with a serious interest in political philosophy and public policy. Periodic trips to museums and concerts are also available. 的 beautiful natural settings of both 校园 offer students the opportunity for many outdoor activities, from surfing at 加州 beaches to kayaking on the 连接icut River.