Ring Day 2013

March 18th, 2013 |

2012 ring recipants: Melissa DeLong Etling and Ayshah Mathews

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Ring Day has been one of most highly anticipated events of the student’s college experience. This 91st year is no exception.

“I've been counting down the days until Ring Day since I saw the ceremony my freshman year,” said Marguerite Frazier, equine business management major and junior class secretary. “To be able to take part in this tradition, following after 90 years worth of strong Woods women, is an incredible honor. I know that I truly will take the ring as a part of me - encircling not only my finger, but also my heart.”

On March 23, 2013, 83 campus, Woods Online and graduate students will receive their Woods Ring in a powerfully moving ceremony. The ring is visible evidence of the tradition of academic excellence, personal growth and fortitude, which are the roots of The Woods. It is an enduring symbol that is far more than a piece of jewelry. It honors academic success and sacrifice, while demonstrating the pride and loyalty the students and alumnae/i share.

During the annual ceremony, President Dottie King, Ph.D., will present the unique onyx and gold ring to each student. With its distinctive design, only SMWC students and alumni have the privilege of wearing the ring. The oak leaves signify knowledge and the six acorns represent the founders of the College.

Learn more about The Ring

Ring Day Ceremony

Saturday, March 23, 2013 , 2 p.m. (EST)

The Church of the Immaculate Conception

 Reception immediately following in O'Shaughnessy Hall

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