Ring Ceremony

A time-honored tradition at the University of South Carolina


Virtual Ring Ceremony

Welcome to our virtual Fall 2020 Ring Ceremony!

On Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m., you and your family will be able to watch the Ring Ceremony from the safety and comfort of your homes right here at www.uofscalumni.org/ring and on our social media @uofscalumni and @uofscsaa on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Hear from University of South Carolina President, Bob Caslen; UofSC Alumni Association President, Robin Roberts; and Garnet Circle leadership during this special virtual ceremony.

Once you receive your ring, we want to see your photos showing your Gamecock spirit! Try out our virtual photo booth or Facebook frame below and tag us in your photos on October 25 using #uofscring and tagging @uofscalumni and @uofscsaa so we can reshare!

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    Ring Ceremony FAQS

    How do I get my ring for the virtual 2020 Fall Ring Ceremony?

    We will host a two-day ring pickup event at the Pastides Alumni Center on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. so that you have ample time to pick up your ring prior to the virtual ceremony on October 25. You must bring your Carolina Card or driver’s license and wear a mask to pick up your ring. Additionally, we ask you do not visit the Pastides Alumni Center if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 , if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If you are quarantined during our ring pickup event, Balfour will ship your ring to the billing address associated with your purchase. Click HERE for UofSC’s COVID-19 guidelines.

    How do I watch the virtual Fall 2020 Ring Ceremony? Do I have to register?

    No, you don’t have to register for the virtual Fall 2020 Ring Ceremony! You can watch it on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. on our website, www.uofscalumni.org/ring or on our social media accounts @uofscalumni and @uofscsaa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Can’t watch the event at 2 p.m.? Don’t worry! It will be saved on our website and social media for your viewing convenience.

    Can I bring guests to in-person Ring Ceremony?

    Yes! Each student or alumnus/a participating in Ring Ceremony can bring up to four guests. Due to limited seating, we ask that you adhere to the four-guest limit.

    When is the next Ring Ceremony?

    Visit uofscalumni.org/events to find the date of the next Ring Ceremony and register to attend.

    Once I’ve ordered my ring, how do I get it?

    All rings will be delivered to UofSC the day of the next Ring Ceremony to be presented to you during the Ring Ceremony. The UofSC Alumni Association hosts Ring Ceremony every Fall and Spring semester. Visit our events page, uofscalumni.org/events, to register for the next Ring Ceremony.

    Can I purchase my ring online?

    Yes! You can customize and order your UofSC ring at balfour.com/sc

    I want to see my ring options in person prior to ordering. How can I do that?

    The UofSC Alumni Association hosts Ring Week each fall and spring semester for students and alumni to try on rings, get sized and order their ring. Check our events page, uofscalumni.org/events, to find out when our next ring week will be held!

    Who is eligible to purchase a UofSC ring?

    Undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 credit hours or graduate students who have completed at least half of their coursework are eligible to purchase the UofSC ring. Additionally, all UofSC Columbia alumni can purchase a ring.

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