Second annual Ring Ceremony events set for Thursday and Friday
OLLU’s new Ring Ceremony events, now in their second year, will take place Thursday and Friday.
‘Ring’ the Bell Event
The first part of the ceremony, titled “‘Ring’ the Bell,” takes place Thursday. Graduating students who have purchased an OLLU ring – along with guests – will gather in the front plaza by Providence Hall beginning at 6 p.m. 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. Once the rings are secured for the night, the chapel bells will be rung eight times (in honor of the eight Beatitudes and the eight-sided stone on the traditional OLLU ring). Participants will enjoy refreshments and music.
Rings Up Event
On Friday, 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 Chapel Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Faculty and graduating students will process from Chapel Auditorium to Thiry Auditorium for the 7 p.m. ceremony where graduating students will receive their rings. A reception with 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.