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Ring Ceremony

A time-honored tradition at the University of South Carolina

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Virtual Ring Ceremony

Get excited for the Spring 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, which is why we are inviting you to the Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony at the Pastides Alumni Center on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

Register for a timed ticket to pick up your ring and go through a series of celebrations at the Pastides Alumni Center. During the celebration, take photos with your #UofSCRing with President Caslen, at our photo booth and with Cocky. You’ll also have the opportunity to watch a video of our traditional ring program and hear from Garnet Circle leadership; Alumni Association Board of Governors President Robin Roberts; and UofSC President Bob Caslen.

For the safety of our guests, masks will be required for the duration of the Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the Pastides Alumni Center. There will also be a two guest per student limit, and students MUST register for a timed ticket in advance.

Don’t feel comfortable attending Ring Ceremony in person? No worries! We will email the Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony video to all 2020 and 2021 ring purchasers on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

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 April 18 using #uofscring and tagging @uofscalumni and @uofscsaa so we can reshare!

 

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    Ring Ceremony FAQS

    Will the Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony be in-person or virtual?

    Both! While we won’t have our traditional ceremony on the Horseshoe, you will have the opportunity to visit the Pastides Alumni Center to pick up your ring and take photos with President Caslen and Cocky. We will play our Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony video at the Pastides Alumni Center and email you a copy to view with your family and friends at your convenience.

    Can I bring guests to in-person Ring Ceremony?

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