Experience The Aquinas Way

Aquinas Institute of Theology welcomes prospective student visits throughout the year.

A central pillar of our Dominican identity is community and we are excited to welcome you to visit ours Aquinas community!  Please stop by during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or schedule a visit with a member of our Admissions team.  We encourage you to join us for Mass on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. (during the school year) or sit in on a class and experience a day at Aquinas!

Need Lodging in St. Louis?

Aquinas Institute is proud to announce our new partnership the Element St. Louis Midtown hotel!  One of the newer additions to Midtown, Element is located right next to Aquinas at 3763 Forest Park Avenue.  We have worked with Element to offer our guests discounted room rates to provide a great experience during their time in St. Louis.  Some of city’s best attractions, such as the St. Louis Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Anheuser-Busch Brewery, are all within five miles of both Aquinas and Element.

During your time at Element, you will stay in a King Standard Guest Suite, which includes a king bed, sofa bed, mini-fridge, microwave, and dishware for you to use during your visit.  Valet parking is available in the neighboring parking garage, but given the hotel’s proximity to Aquinas, you may not need to rent a car!  You will also have daily complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool, and a 24/7 fitness center available to you.  Two great benefits of staying at Element include their Bikes to Borrow and their evening Relax program, which offers hotel guests complimentary wine, beer, and hor d'oeuvres Monday through Thursday.  Don’t forget to have an evening nightcap at Element’s rooftop bar UpBar!

We highly encourage students (both current and prospective!), benefactors, and guests of Aquinas Institute to stay at Element.  In order to take advantage of this special rate, please contact Admissions ( and we will provide you with the reservation link.

All guests are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  Aquinas Institute is not responsible for the reservation or payment of lodging at Element.  Guests assume responsibility for all charges incurred during their stay at Element.

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