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St. Thomas Aquinas College To Host Fall Open House

(SPARKILL, NY – October 1, 2010) – St. Thomas Aquinas College will host a Fall Open House for freshmen and transfer students interested in the College’s undergraduate degree offerings, on Sunday, October 17 and Sunday, November 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the College’s campus. 

Students and family members while be able to view St. Thomas’ 48-acre campus including Sullivan Theatre, Costello Hall, a 21st century arts, science and technology building, and the College’s technology corridor in Spellman Hall. Several computer labs, including a Macintosh-outfitted graphic design lab and a foreign language lab are housed in the Technology Corridor as well as the new state-of-the-art communications studio.

“The Open House is an excellent way for high school students to gain insight into our offerings and get a first hand look at our campus,” said Mr. Vin Crapanzano, the College’s Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing.

Tours include the award-winning McNelis Commons townhouse complex, home to resident students.  McNelis Commons has a central dining hall and laundry facility.   The Aquinas Village, an independent residence complex features a new residence hall.

Additional locations include Lougheed Library and the Joseph F. Romano Student-Alumni Center, which houses the College’s student development offices, and facilities such as the campus store, Spartan Grille, and the Thomist Yearbook, Thoma Student Newspaper, and WSTK, the campus radio station.

Presentations will focus on How to Meet College Costs, Academic Life at St. Thomas, Living on Campus, Student Activities and The Admissions and Financial Aid Process.

“Coming to Open House allowed me to experience being a part of the College community. It finalized my decision to chose St. Thomas as my college,” expressed Michele Beach, Biology major, Class of 2013.

Individuals can discuss academic offerings with members of the faculty and speak with current students about on-campus activities.  In addition, information regarding the College’s Honors Programs, the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Pathways program (students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder) and scholarship opportunities will be available.

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from almost 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information visit




St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976



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