Celebrate OLLU’s history and traditions during OLLU Pride Week

Spirit Day 2013 LogoOLLU Pride Week begins today as a tradition that celebrates and translates OLLU’s Core Values. The week is filled with activities for the OLLU community with the highlight of the week being Spirit Day on Thursday.

The OLLU community is encouraged to attend the Spirit Day Celebration: Hearts Ablaze with the Spirit. OLLU has been celebrating Spirit Day for 25 years. Spirit Day is based on the Western European tradition that dates from the Middle Ages when university communities would celebrate a special Mass to seek the spirit of wisdom at the beginning of an academic year. A celebration of food, music, dancing and games takes place after Mass in the Library Circle.

OLLU Pride Week Schedule:


  • “Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration” – noon-1 p.m. – Mall Area

Tuesday – Wear an OLLU shirt to show your school spirit

  • Saints Athletics Fall Pep Rally – 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Mall Area – Meet the Saints athletes and coaches, enjoy food, pick up a Saints schedule and win prizes.


  • OLLU Stroll/Core Values Showcase – 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Mall Area

Spirit Day
Classes will be dismissed from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; some offices will be closed

Meal Information:
Selrico will begin pre-selling Spirit Day tickets today-Wednesday in the Sister Annie B. Cafeteria.

Students will be $5
Faculty and staff will be $7

At Sister Annie B. Cafeteria, payment is by cash, credit, or Scrip ID Card. If the lunch is purchased in the café students, staff or faculty MUST save their receipt as proof of purchase to receive the meal on Thursday during Spirit Day.

The Meal for Spirit Day is as follows:
Hamburger or Veggie Burger
Chips and Condiments
Beverage (provided by Coca-Cola)

Lunches can be purchased on Spirit Day in the Library Community Room. Payment must be CASH ONLY or SCRIP ID CARD.

Sister Annie B. Cafeteria will close on Thursday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for Spirit Day. The Flores Cyber Café will remain open for anyone who does not want the Spirit Day Meal.


  • 11 a.m. – Classes dismissed
  • 11:15 a.m. – Spirit Day Mass – Sacred Heart Chapel
  • Noon – Festival and Lunch begins – Library Circle
  • 12:30 p.m. – OLLU Parade – click here for car application for parade
  • 1 p.m. – Official Kickoff to Festival and booth judging begins
  • 2:30 p.m. – Crazy Olympics
  • 3:45 p.m. – Announcement of Winners

*7-10 p.m. – Spirit Day Comedy Club 21 and up Mixer featuring Jen Kober – Providence Hall, West Social Room