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.

Fall 2020 Ring Week is August. 31 - Sept. 4.

For students on campus, you can order your ring in person here. 

How can I order my Official Ring?

Purchase your South Carolina ring and show the world you’re a lifelong Gamecock!

  • Available in men's and women's sizes
  • Options include 10k, 14k and 18k solid white or yellow gold
  • IT’S BACK! The Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring is now available for purchase in yellow or white gold

Who can wear the Official Ring?

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.

What is the Ring Ceremony?

Photo of Dr. Pastides handing out the official Carolina ring at the 2018 ring ceremonyAll 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.


South Carolina Ring Saver Program

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:

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.

South Carolina Ring Discounts

Student Network Four Year Members receive $30 off their Official South Carolina Ring purchases. Please note that Student Network membership was discontinued in 2020, but this $30 discount will be honored for existing members through 2023.

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