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Online Student Experience

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Join a 125-year legacy from the comfort of home.

Since 1895, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has provided students with the high-quality education and individual support they need to find success and transform their communities, families and professions.

Today, our accredited online programs continue that tradition and serve ambitious students across Texas and more than 40 other states.

A Supportive, Enriching Learning Community

We make students our first priority at OLLU, so you’re well-supported from application to graduation. That includes a program manager to help you prepare application materials; faculty who are available by phone, Skype and email; as well as 24/7 technical support. You’ll have plenty of places to turn for assistance at OLLU.

Through Engage and Blackboard, our engaging online platforms, you’ll work side-by-side with professors who will share their years of real-world experience and wisdom, and you’ll make meaningful connections with students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.




View your week all in one place.

Engage with classmates.

Submit your assignments with ease.

Keep track of your progress.

Take your school anywhere.

Connect with faculty.

Twenty-four seven tech support.

Finish strong.



Innovative Online Programs

Foster your personal, spiritual and professional growth with an undergraduate or graduate education from OLLU.


Technology and Support

Explore your online benefits, including around-the-clock tech support and industry-specific learning resources.

“[Faculty] always stayed connected, either via phone, video conferencing, email, or even text messages.”
– Rebecca Rebstock, Online Social Work Graduate

Online and On-Campus: A Comparison

Our online programs are designed to fit your life. You’ll experience the same rigorous curricula and support as our on-campus students, but with enhanced flexibility to learn when and where you please.

Benefit Online On Campus
A Catholic Education Rooted in Providence
Personalized Support From Faculty and Advisors
Transformative, Hands-On Learning Experiences
Unique Institutional Expertise on Mexican American Culture
Diverse Graduates Driven to Make a Difference
Flexible, Convenient and On Your Schedule

Learn more about why Our Lady of the Lake University is the right choice for you.

“[The online BSW program] made it possible to work full time to support my daughter and finish the program.”
– Cynthia, Online BSW StudenT

Tips for Success as an Online Student With OLLU

  1. Take advantage of orientation. Before your courses, you’ll get an online introduction to Engage and Blackboard, our interactive learning platforms, so you know what to expect before your studies begin.
  2. Connect with OLLU faculty. Reaching out to your professors right away is a great way to get your questions answered and start benefitting from their mentorship and support.
  3. Find your study space. An environment that suits your needs is essential to success. Maybe you prefer the distraction-free privacy of your home, a quiet library, or a busy coffee shop.
  4. Tap into your support network. Lean on your community and let them know how they can help, whether with scheduled childcare or feedback on your assignments.

Request more information if you have questions about succeeding as an online student.

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll be a part of lively discussion forums where students and professors ask questions, exchange ideas, and discuss thoughts on the course material through online discussion forums and email. If you need additional help, professors are available by phone or email, offering you the same support and interaction on-campus students enjoy. When you study online at Our Lady of the Lake, you are part of a genuine learning community.

Our online students have access to a dedicated technical support line that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The online degree is of the same rigor and has the exact same outcomes as OLLU’s on-campus programs.

On a weekly basis, you’ll complete readings, discussion post, and assignments. The number of hours you will spend on your coursework will vary depending on how many classes you take.

OLLU designed its online programs so working professionals could achieve the education needed to advance their careers. Studying online means you can learn in the times and locations best suited to your lifestyle and to your work and family obligations.

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