Rice Ring: A Tradition since 1916

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!

Ordering your Rice Ring

Eligible students can order in person with Balfour representatives on campus during specific dates in the fall and spring! Flexible payment plans are available. Your ring will be delivered straight to your door between 6-8 weeks after your order is placed.

Spring 2021 Ring Days
March 16-18
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT
Farnsworth Pavilion – Rice Memorial Center

Eligible students may also purchase their Rice Rings online at balfour.com/rice or by calling Balfour at (866) 225-3687 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

Ring Requirements

Undergraduate students must have completed 90 credit hours to be ring eligible. Graduate students need to be in the second year of their program.

Rice Ring Celebration 2021

Each fall, the ARA sponsors a Rice Ring Celebration to honor students’ accomplishments and bring together families, distinguished alumni and university representatives. More information about this year’s Rice Ring Celebration will be available soon.

Alumni Volunteers

Not long ago, you were a student at Rice purchasing your Rice Ring. Celebrate that memory! We want you to post a photo of your ring on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) using the #RiceRing hashtag, and share your story with us. What does the Rice Ring mean to you? Why is it important to share this special connection with the Rice family? Your photo will be used for promotion of the Rice Ring! Join us virtually as we celebrate this annual tradition!