Rice Ring: A Tradition since 1916

Rice Ring

The 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

Rice Ring orders will take place with Balfour representatives March 1-3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rice Student Center. 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 in the spring will receive them at the New Alumni Block Party, which typically takes place in May. Students who order Rice Rings in the fall will receive them at the Rice Ring Celebration during Owl Together, Rice’s Homecoming & Reunion and Families Weekend experience, which typically takes place in October. Stay tuned for information regarding 2022 events.

Alumni Volunteers

Alumni volunteers are needed for the Rice Ring Celebration during Owl Together on Oct. 29! Sign up to take part in this special tradition, network with fellow Owls and even present Rice Rings to students.

Not long ago, you were a student at Rice purchasing your Rice Ring. Celebrate that memory! 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!

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Raymond Arevelo, assistant director of alumni programs.