Inaugural two-part Ring Ceremony set for Wednesday and Thursday

Students, faculty and staff are invited to OLLU’s Inaugural Ring Ceremony. This two-part event begins on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the “‘Ring’ the Bell” Ceremony.

Graduating students who have purchased an OLLU ring – along with guests – will gather in the plaza in front of Main Building for a procession to the front of Sacred Heart Chapel. The rings will be taken up to the bell tower, where they will spend the night while being guarded by OLLU police. The chapel bells will be rung eight times once the rings are secured for the night. Participants will enjoy refreshments and music.

On Thursday, graduates will receive their rings during the “Rings Up” ceremony in Thiry Auditorium. Faculty who would like to participate in the Ring Ceremony procession should wear regalia and gather at Walter Center at 6:45 p.m. Faculty and graduating students will process into the auditorium at 7 p.m. Graduating students will receive their rings during a short ceremony. A reception with light refreshments will be held in the Mall Area following the ceremony where graduates will be invited to dip their rings in the fountain for a special blessing.

Graduates will be able to take a photo in front of an eight-foot tall replica of the OLLU ring.

Special thanks to the Ring Ceremony sponsor Jostens, Inc.

Please let us know if you will be taking part in what we hope becomes a university tradition: RSVP online.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Longoria at