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Social Life and Events at Aquinas College

Aquinas has developed a calendar of events that keep people busy and provides sufficient opportunity for residents to meet each other and interact with each other.

There are several annual events such as the Ball, Ski Trip, Back to School Party, Amazing Race and mid-Winter Christmas dinner. The College also provides other sporting, social, cultural and community events as well.


Sport is a major part of College life. There are several sport teams in the College that compete in local leagues and against other Colleges. Aquinas is one of the most successful sporting Colleges at Otago; currently holding the Residential Colleges Soccer Trophy and our annual AC/HC Shield against Hayward.

There is a gymnasium and basketball court that is well utilised for sport events in the College and is a great place to release energy as a study break!



Aquinas believes in supporting our community and there are various opportunities for you to participate in from environmental to humanitarian to community building.

Our annual student fundraising auction is an entertaining and purposeful where the residents decide who we give the funds raised to.

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Aquinas floor wars

The floor wars competition is legendary at Aquinas! Floors compete in a variety of events to have the honor of being the annual floor champion. This is a great chance to bond with the people on your floor in healthy competition.

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Photos of events

You can also check out the pictures in our image gallery to see the type of activities we have in the College.