Immaculata News

This holiday season Immaculata University is bringing light to campus with a new Christmas tradition. Honor, remember or acknowledge loved ones, classmates, alums, or an entire class with Lanterns of Love, miniature solar-powered lanterns that will light up Lourdes Circle every night from November 28 through the Christmas season and into early January. Each lantern will be adorned with a weatherproof tag listing the donor and honoree.

Enhance the beauty of Immaculata’s campus by donating a Lantern of Love “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone you would like to remember this Christmas. Alum Judy Hoffman ’87 donated her lantern in honor of her parents Joe and Joan Hoffman. “I thought it would be a nice way to keep their spirit of support for IU active with a lantern,” says Hoffman, “This lantern is a reminder of their light in our family’s lives.”

On Carol Night, Immaculata’s oldest and best-loved tradition, visit Lourdes Circle to see your lantern, and honor and remember all those who the students, faculty, and alumni of Immaculata University love. “Christmas is the most beautiful time at Immaculata, and the Lanterns of Love will add to the ambiance of the holiday season and be a reminder of those we wish to remember and honor,” states Susan Arnold, vice president for institutional advancement.

Donate a lantern by visiting Each lantern costs $100.

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