Rice Ring

The Rice Ring is one of Rice University’s longest-standing traditions, dating back to the original owl-inscribed rings of the inaugural 1916 graduating class. The Rice academic seal was added the following year, and since then, all Rice Rings have followed the same template, a decision that has preserved the integrity of the tradition for more than a century. Order your Rice Ring and carry a little piece of campus with you wherever you go!


Undergraduate students are eligible to purchase a Rice Ring if they have completed at least 90 credit hours. Graduate students are eligible to purchase a Rice Ring once they have completed all their degree requirements.

Ordering Your Rice Ring

Rice Ring orders will take place with Balfour representatives March 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rice Memorial Center – Grand Hall Lobby. Students may also purchase rings online at https://www.balfour.com/rice or by calling Balfour at (866) 225-3687 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

Receiving your Rice Ring

Students who order Rice Rings by March 17 will receive them at the New Alumni Block Party, which will take place May 3.

Rice Ring