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Friday, April 26, 2019

@ The UT Tower

When you put on your class ring for the first time and raise your hand in the hook ’em salute, you will join thousands of alumni who share a commitment to The University of Texas. The ring not only symbolizes the incredible education you have received, and the experiences that have shaped you—it is a daily reminder to get out there and change the world! 

Did you purchase a class ring this semester? If so, don't forget to register for your Ring Celebration group time! Only ring recipients should register! Recipients are welcome to bring as many guests as they would like, but guests should NOT register.

2–3 p.m.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

5–6 p.m.

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This year’s Ring Celebration will be the beginning of a new Longhorn tradition.

For the first time, the rings will spend the night in the UT Tower, which will be lit in our recipients' honor. UT President Gregory L. Fenves will ceremoniously install them in the Tower. The following day, the Ring Celebration will begin with the rings coming out of the Tower, ready to wear!  

All recipients who ordered by midnight March 1 will receive an email invitation to the event.  

Reaching this milestone would not have been possible without the support of your friends and family—and they are all welcome to attend! They can even present you with your ring on the steps of the Tower. Guests come from near and far to celebrate this huge accomplishment! 

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What to Know

To give each recipient an unforgettable moment, we are offering three group celebrations, each at a different time.

On March 26, you will receive an email with the registration link to sign up for a group. You must sign up for a group prior to the Ring Celebration. Groups are first come, first served and will fill up quickly! Sign up for your top choice as soon as possible. 

The Ring Celebration groups will be: 

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  

After signing up for a group, you will receive an email confirmation. Keep this handy for check-in! 

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What to Do

Come Prepared 

Don't forget to bring your photo ID to check-in (student ID, driver's license, passport). Rings will only be distributed to recipients with proper photo ID. You also will need to provide your email confirmation for your group. 

Be on Time 

The area will open 15 minutes before your group time and the guest speaker and procession of the rings will begin on time. 

Come Photo Ready 

Wear your best burnt orange! You will want to document this exciting and huge accomplishment. We will have photographers all around to assist in capturing this moment. Once the program is over, we encourage you to take personal photos outside the gated area, near the fountain, and all throughout your favorite spots on campus. Share your photos with the hashtag #UTRing!   

Parking 

Paid parking is available at the following UT parking garages: 

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Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend, you may pick up your ring at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center April 29 – 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Balfour representatives will be present to answer any questions. Alumni who order an official class ring and wish to participate in Ring Celebration should contact us at texasexesrings@texasexes.org.

Questions?

Email texasexesrings@texasexes.org or call 512-840-5650. 

Please note: In the event of rain, Ring Celebration will be moved to the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.