Alma Mater

Far within Wisconsin's prairies,
Wreathed in laurels green,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Ripon's glorious queen.

Lift the chorus, speed it onward,
Shout from sea to sea,
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,

Hail, all hail, to thee.
Long she's stood 'mid cloud and sunshine,
Firmly braved the storm,
Loyal hearts now give thee greeting,
Praises true and warm.

History of Ripon's Alma Mater

Written by Sarah Clyde Mitchell Morse, Class of 1900, during her undergraduate years, the Alma Mater has been sung at College events throughout the last century and continues to be a Ripon tradition.
A cyanotype print of the Ripon College campus, ca. 1903.