The Association of Rice Alumni sponsors a Rice Ring Celebration to honor students who have chosen to participate in the ring tradition. The celebration takes place during the Fall Semester and represents an opportunity for family, distinguished alumni, and university representatives to come together and honor students’ accomplishments. Each fall, the Association of Rice Alumni invites students and their families to be part of the Rice Ring Celebration.
The Rice Ring represents one of the longest standing institutions maintained at Rice University. An owl was inscribed on the rings of the inaugural 1916 graduating class. The academic seal of Rice University was placed at the center of the ring the following year. Each Rice Ring has followed this template since 1917, a decision that has preserved the integrity of the Rice Ring tradition for nearly a century. This tradition allows the Rice Ring to serve as a symbol of the experiences each Rice alumna/us has had during their collegiate career at Rice. The ring not only serves as a reminder of the hard necessary work to succeed as a student, but it also forms a bond among all Rice alumni across the world. The ring is a visible representation of your alumni status and unites past, present, and future Rice Owls.
It's time to order your Rice Ring! The Rice Ring is a symbol of all that you've accomplished at Rice and signifies your place among the ranks of proud Owl alumni all over the world. If you order your ring by Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 you will receive it at the Association of Rice Ring Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
There are three ways to order your Rice Ring: