2015 OLLU Pride Week begins today

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

The OLLU community is encouraged to attend the Spirit Day Celebration: Cultivating the Spirit. OLLU has been celebrating Spirit Day for 27 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 Mall Area.

University Ministry is selling Spirit Day T-Shirts at the Elliott House. Shirts are $12 each or two for $20.

OLLU Pride Week Events include:


  • Saints Pep Rally – 12:30 p.m. – Mall Area
  • Night of the M.O.S.S. – 8 p.m. – Library Community Circle

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

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit – 11 a.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
  • Spirit Day Festival – noon-4 p.m. – Mall Area
  • March of the Spirited Saints (M.O.S.S.) for Soccer – 3 p.m. – Library Community Circle
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Johnson and Wales University – 4 p.m. – OLLU Soccer Field