SAINT-MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A tradition marks its 100th anniversary at Saint Mary of the Woods College this weekend.

Ring Day will be celebrated with two ceremonies this year as the tradition marks its 100th year of activity. Ring Day is when the college honors students with the symbolic onyx Woods ring.

Described as a milestone in each SMWC student’s educational journey, the Woods ring is a symbol representing the student’s academic achievement as well as their bond with the Woods community.

“Ring Day is a milestone in a Woods student’s journey. The Woods ring is an outward symbol of their academic achievement and bond with the Woods community. This year is especially exciting as it is also a milestone for the beloved tradition itself. First awarded to seniors in 1922, our ring has encircled student and alumni fingers for 100 years,”

-Associate Vice President for advancement Catherine Saunders

The two ceremonies will take place in the Church of Immaculate Conception Saturday, March 26 starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

More than 110 rings are expected to be given out. The 10 a.m. ceremony will be for campus ring recipients with the 1 p.m. ceremony focusing on online and graduate ring recipients.