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. 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 Oct. 10-12 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

December graduates who order Rice Rings by Oct. 13 will receive them at the December Graduate Luncheon, which will take place Dec. 1. May graduates will have another opportunity to order rings in the spring semester and will receive them at the New Alumni Block Party in May.

Rice Ring