The Official South Carolina ring is a time-honored tradition at the University of South Carolina. The ring can be customized with personal engravings, metal options and graduation year. Prior to graduation, the ring is worn with the University Seal facing the heart as a reminder of the goal within reach. On Commencement day, the seal is proudly worn outward as a symbol that a graduate is now an official alumnus of the University of South Carolina.
*Updated Monday, May 11
We are happy to share that Balfour has reopened, so we want to get some additional information from you.
You have two options for your ring:
Please indicate your wishes by clicking in the link below. Please note that you must fill out this form in order to receive your ring.
If you intend to participate in the Fall 2020 Ring Ceremony, you must register through the link below.
Purchase your South Carolina ring and show the world you’re a lifelong Gamecock!
Graduates and students who have achieved 60 credit hours or more are eligible to participate in the Official Ring tradition. Graduate students who have completed at least 50 percent of their coursework are also eligible to purchase the Official Ring.
All students that order their ring by the end of Ring Week will be invited to participate in Ring Ceremony. The university president presents each student their ring at this elegant ceremony held on the historic Horseshoe (pending weather).
The Fall 2020 Official South Carolina Ring Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020. More information and registration details can be found on our event page.
This is a program that is offered to students to assist in the purchasing of a University of South Carolina ring from Balfour. Funds are collected from the student and will be set aside to help spread out the cost of a ring over multiple semesters while attending UofSC. This program enables students to deposit a minimum of $25 each fall and spring semester into a special account with a CarolinaCard and is applied towards the purchase of the Carolina ring. To participate, students on the Columbia campus will select the amount each fall and spring semester at: my.carolinacard.sc.edu.
The Ringer Saver funds will be applied to the participating student account when the student becomes eligible to order his or her ring.
Refunds from the Ring Saver Account will be processed through the CarolinaCard website and according to the refund CarolinaCard policy.
Keep in mind that Student Alumni Association Four Year Members receive $30 off their Official South Carolina Ring purchases. Not a member? Join us today at uofscstudentnetwork.org. Once you join, sign in to the website or contact the Alumni Association for more information on your discount: (803) 777-4111