Whether you're a servicemember deployed in the Middle East or a working mom living in the Midwest, Saint Leo students earning their degrees online can join students at University Campus and Education Centers across the country in celebrating the university's landmark 125th anniversary.

And there's a lot to celebrate.

What started as the first Catholic college in Florida in 1889 is now the third largest Catholic university in the country with 16,000 students, more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, and 74,000 alumni in 72 countries, 50 states, 3 territories and Washington, D.C.

That includes students such as you: busy, working adults enrolled in one of Saint Leo's more than 50 online degree programs.

One of the nation's pioneers in online learning, Saint Leo established the Center for Online Learning in 1991, and ever since, online students around the world have been an important and integral part of the university community.

Which is why you're encouraged to participate in Saint Leo's first virtual pep rally: A Day for Saint Leo, which will take place on Monday, Nov. 10.

A Day for Saint Leo

As part of the university's 125th anniversary celebration, A Day for Saint Leo is a day for the entire Saint Leo community – alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and community members – to show its pride, passion and appreciation for Saint Leo University.

Here's how to participate.

1. Wear your Saint Leo gear.

No matter where you are, wear your green and gold on Nov. 10 and take pictures! And then share them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at #mysaintleo.

Need to get some gear? Order now at saintleogear.com.

2. Give to Saint Leo.

Help set a record for the most donations the university has received in a single day! Go to advance.saintleo.edu/dayforslu on Monday, Nov. 10. It doesn't matter how much you give. Every contribution is important and makes a huge impact on university programs and resources.

3. Share your story.

What does Saint Leo mean to you? Why do you love your university? Don't be shy. A Day for Saint Leo is the day to tell everyone on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook at #mysaintleo.

4. Win prizes.

Be one of the first 100 people to post a photo or story on social media on A Day for Saint Leo and you'll be entered into a drawing for a pride pack of SLU goodies!

Founders Week 2014

A Day for Saint Leo kicks off the 2014 Saint Leo Founders Week, which will take place Nov. 10-14 and will feature numerous activities and events to celebrate and commemorate the university's 125th anniversary.

At University Campus, Founders Week begins with the celebration of the Mass at the Saint Leo Abbey in honor of the university's patron saint on the Feast of Saint Leo. The week will include a Veterans Day program and community service activities on Tuesday, an anniversary concert and commemorative history panel discussion on Wednesday and Thursday, a student celebration on Friday, and a weekend reunion for Saint Leo College Prep and Holy Name alumni

At Saint Leo Education Centers across the country, students, faculty and staff will mark the occasion with individual celebrations.

Get ready now!

So make plans now to celebrate A Day for Saint Leo. Order a Saint Leo shirt, or iron the one you have, and prepare to share your photo and your Saint Leo story on Monday, Nov. 10!

Mark your calendar for Nov. 10 -- A Day for Saint Leo!

Other posts you may be interested in:

Saint Leo Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Highlights In History: The Many Names of Saint Leo

Highlights In History: Saint Leo's Alma Mater