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100 things to do around AQ

With graduation season among us, it’s the season of pondering about what could have been and what’s yet to come! If you’re an underclassman, The Saint has put together a list of things to do around AQ before you graduate. Make sure to check them all off!

  1. Write for the Saint
  2. Go to Global Food Day
  3. Go to Exam Cram Breakfast and enjoy some french toast
  4. Go to Corgis in the Park in October!
  5. Make sure you visit Robinette’s apple orchard in the fall!
  6. Attend Saint Stock and get to know your local RSOs.
  7. Take a photo with the spirit rock!
  8. Browse the antique bookstores in East town.
  9. Enjoy a tasty crepe at Brown Butter in East town!
  10. Go to a concert at the Pyramid scheme.
  11. Check out everyone’s favorite gift shop East town’s Rebel.
  12. Check out a performance by the GR Symphony at the DeVos Place.
  13. Cuddle with kitties at the Happy Cat Cafe.
  14. Enjoy coffee at the Squibb coffee bar on Wealthy Street.
  15. Participate in a clothing swap.
  16. Visit the Grand Rapids Art Museum for free on a Tuesday or Thursday night.
  17. Immerse yourself in an AQ Theatre Production.
  18. Participate in/support friends at open mic nights at The Moose Cafe.
  19. Catch a free movie during the Latin American Film Festival in April.
  20. Try tacos from a local restaurant.
  21. Learn about Aquinas history.
  22. Participate in homecoming activities.
  23. Walk to the Fulton Street Farmers Market.
  24. Visit the Public Museum
  25. Check out what’s showing at Wealthy Street Theatre
  26. Get a Grilled Cheese from Electric Cheetah
  27. Check out Civic Theatre productions
  28. Drive to Meijer at midnight
  29. Catch an exhibit at the AMC
  30. Laugh out loud at an improv show
  31. Grab a muffin from the Moose
  32. Take in the local art scene at ArtPrize
  33. Stroll around the Eastown Streetfair in September
  34. Listen to a local radio station
  35. Try out NaNoWriMo with the AQ Writer’s Guild
  36. Volunteer at Heartside Pride Cleansweep with CAVA
  37. Try out a signature coffee drink from The Moose
  38. Go to the Writing Center to get a second pair of eyes on your paper
  39. Have a picnic in Wilcox Park
  40. Try the soups at Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop
  41. Submit your creative writing to The Sampler
  42. Go to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  43. Go to Frederik Meijer Gardens and visit some fantastic art!
  44. Attend an AQ sporting event
  45. Go to a Griffins Hockey Game
  46. Spend some time at the BOB
  47. Visit the Fish Ladder
  48. Check out a movie from the Media Center on campus.
  49. Walk to Reeds Lake.
  50. Catch a Tuesday movie at the Wealthy Theatre.
  51. Ride the Rapid bus for 25 cents!
  52. Keep your eyes open for the Holmdene ghosts
  53. Explore the woods behind Hruby
  54. Visit the native plant habitat at Marywood
  55. Try some free vegetables from the community garden
  56. Get to know President Quinn and the First Lady, Terry!
  57. Attend Spring Formal
  58. Go on a service learning trip
  59. Take a day trip out to Lake Michigan
  60. Enjoy a $5 movie at the Woodland Mall Celebration Cinema.
  61. Visit The Bitter End at any time you please (it’s open 24/7).
  62. Treat yourself to a book from Books & Mortar.
  63. Attend a Contemporary Writers Series event at AQ and listen to writers read from their work.
  64. Stop by Woosah for some local, artist-made stickers and shirts.
  65. Do a photoshoot on AQ’s beautiful campus
  66. Visit the Grand Rapids Downtown Market
  67. Karaoke at Eastown Sports Bar (ESB)
  68. Visit Outside Coffee Co. during all four seasons!
  69. Enjoy a pizza and craft beer at Harmony Brewing Company
  70. Keep a lookout for your favorite artists performing at the Van Andel
  71. Go ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle in the winter
  72. Take a walk downtown and visit the Blue Bridge
  73. Go to Applebee’s during half-off appetizers!
  74. Check out Van’s Pastry Shop on Fulton Street for some great donuts
  75. Look out for the literary scene at Sparrow’s Coffee shop!
  76. Get your hammock out and relax on campus
  77. Grab your friends and visit Blue Bridge Games on Fulton Street to play some cards or board games from their game library
  78. Go explore Gaslight Village
  79. Get some delicious ice cream from Jersey Junction
  80. Take a winter adventure over to Cannonsburg Ski Area for some skiing and tubing
  81. Visit LeBon Macaron for some artsy photos and tasty treats!
  82. Check out Spoonlickers for some great frozen yogurt
  83. Visit AQ’s Regina bowl to shoot some hoops or play sand volleyball
  84. If you’re 21 get a free t-shirt by supporting Grand Rapids breweries and becoming a Brewsader!
  85. Take a picture with Aquinas mascot Nelson at homecoming!
  86. Rent a bike from Campus Safety and take a ride around the community.
  87. In search of cheap coffee? Make sure you study at Common Ground!
  88. Walk through the Heritage Hill district and look at all the cool old houses! There’s even a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the community!
  89. Wake up early and get breakfast at Wolfgang’s
  90. Take a late night run to the Grand Coney!
  91. Plan a day vacation and take the train to Chicago.
  92. Go to Brookby at least once in your college career.
  93. Get to know the sisters at Marywood!
  94. Attend your RAs’ events!
  95. Visit the Eastown Antique Mall
  96. Participate in the Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup
  97. See Grand Rapids from the Belknap Lookout
  98. Play an intramural sport!
  99. Attend Saint Slam
  100. Volunteer for AQ We All Live Here Day

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