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!

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!