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!
Eligible students may purchase their Rice Rings online at http://balfour.com/rice or by calling Balfour at (866) 225-3687 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. Students can also order in person with Balfour representatives on campus during specific dates in the fall and spring.
Class of 2020, we’re having a party in your honor! It’s our way of congratulating you for your accomplishments and welcoming you into the Rice alumni family. Join us Wednesday, May 13, on the front lawn of Huff House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Order your Rice Ring on campus March 3-6 to receive it at the New Alumni Block Party!
Each fall, the ARA sponsors a Rice Ring Celebration to bring together families, distinguished alumni and university representatives and honor students’ accomplishments. On Oct. 25, Owls received their Rice Rings at James Baker III Hall in a ceremony led by Frank Jones ’63, president of the ARA.
Alumni are a vital part of the Rice Ring tradition. Become a Rice Ring volunteer to congratulate students on their hard work and welcome them into the alumni community.