OLLU

Our Lady of the Lake University Class Ring

OLLU Saints

Founding Year: 1895

Mascot: Saints

Colors: Blue and White

Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic university in San Antonio, Texas, that was founded by a religious order, the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence in 1895. The order began in 18th century Lorraine, France, by Blessed John Martin Moye and continues to be the sponsoring organization of the University (OLLU).

In 1895, the construction of the Our Lady of the Lake College campus began with the Main Building. High school level educational programs were started by 1896 and the initial college program, a two-year curriculum for women, was introduced in 1911.

By 1919, their curriculum was expanded to four years and the University became a member of the Texas Association of Colleges. Graduate study became available in 1942 and all curricula became fully coeducational in 1969.

In 1975, the college’s name was changed from Our Lady of the Lake College to Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio.

In 1923, OLLU became the first San Antonio institution of higher education to be accredited regionally. In 1927, the University was approved by the American Association of Universities.

ABOUT THE RING

The class ring of Our Lady of the Lake University is both recognizable and symbolic. The eight-sided cut stone represents the spirit of the Beatitudes found in the graduates. The hourglass shape represents the abiding spirit of commitment and thirst for knowledge found within OLLU graduates, while the face signifies the accomplishment of their University studies.

The ring is uniquely designed to initiate meaningful connections and engaging chance meetings. It has become a significant symbol for graduates of Our Lady of the Lake University. 

RING TRADITIONS

With their imaginative minds, the class of 1927 created their class ring and unintentionally started a tradition. Over the years, just like any good Texas tradition, the ring has become legendary, as their choice evolved into a truly outstanding college ring that has remained consistent.

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OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY TRADITIONS & TRIVIA

Tree Decorating and Lighting, Las Posadas, and Candlelight

The OLLU community begins the Christmas season with a few annual OLLU traditions — the OLLU Christmas tree decoration, the Las Posadas, a prayer service re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem followed by a reception filled with enjoyment, pan dulce, tamales and hot chocolate, and the OLLU Candlelight tradition.

OLLU Pride Week

The OLLU community  celebrates the university’s history and Core Values during its traditional Pride Week. The week is filled with activities and its highlight is the Spirit Day Celebration.

For 25 years, OLLU has been celebrating Spirit Day with food, games, music, and dancing that takes place after Mass in the Library Circle. Spirit Day is based on a Western European tradition that dates from the Middle Ages. Back then, university communities celebrate a special Mass at the beginning of an academic year to seek and ask for the spirit of wisdom.

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