Ring Ceremony

A time-honored tradition at the University of South Carolina


Get excited for the Fall 2021 Ring Ceremony! The UofSC Alumni Association is committed to celebrating your accomplishments at UofSC. Receiving your ring is such a huge step in your Gamecock journey.

Once you've purchased your class ring, take part in a time-honored South Carolina tradition by attending the Official Ring Ceremony on Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m. Interim President Pastides will present each student with their ring on the grounds of the Historic Horseshoe.

You must purchase a ring by Friday, September 3 at 4 p.m. to be eligible to participate in the Ring Ceremony. The last day to register for Ring Ceremony is Wednesday, October 13.


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    Ring Ceremony FAQS

    Can I bring guests to in-person Ring Ceremony?

    Yes! Each student or alumnus/a participating in Ring Ceremony may bring up to four guests.

    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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