Share Your Stories

As we prepare for Ursinus’s Sesquicentennial celebration during the 2019-2020 academic year, we’re asking Bears of every era to share their favorite stories, memories, photos, and reflections on their time at Ursinus.

  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><blockquote> I remember that every year while I was at Ursinus (1945 -1949) we had a special Founder’s Day program and something always mentioned was the motto of  Zachariah Ursinus. It was Out of the Darkness (Black), Into the Light (Gold), Through the Blood of Christ (Red) – Our Ursinus colors. ~Annabelle ’49</blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><blockquote> Having our student section fill Cabrini’s home stands during our 2015 first round NCAA tournament game where we upset Cabrini 8-7. After the game, the student section chanted “come and see us” and we ran over to celebrate in the stands with our fans who turned an away game into a home game. To me, that was the epitome of what Ursinus was all about. Students caring for and supporting other students and the love in our community. ~ Ian ’15</blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><blockquote> I remember Dr. Ron Hess, clearly upset with the performance of our Organic Chemistry class, telling the class in no uncertain terms, “I will not compromise my standards!” This is a large part of what makes Ursinus College the superior academic institution that it is today, was then, and will continue to be in the future. Thank you, Dr. Ron Hess! ~Patrick ’ 79</blockquote></div>

We’ll feature many of these stories on the Sesquicentennial website throughout the year as well as preserve them in the Ursinusiana archives. You may share your stories by recording a smart phone video and emailing the clip to or you may share your written memories and /or photos using this form.