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.
Alumni are a vital part of the Rice Ring Celebration. Volunteer today to welcome Owls to this momentous event and discuss the importance of the Rice Ring and how they can stay involved with the Rice Alumni community.
Rice Rings may be purchased anytime online at http://balfour.com/rice or by calling Balfour at 1-866-225-3687 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.
Note: Rice Rings ordered after Sept. 19 will not be included in the Rice Ring Celebration.
If you have ordered a Rice Ring, the Association of Rice Alumni invites you to mark this milestone with your classmates, family and friends at the Rice Ring Celebration.
The Rice Ring Celebration
Friday, Oct. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Doré Commons in James Baker, III Hall
Remarks at 7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
ARA President Frank Jones '63 will give brief remarks and a champagne toast.
Please note: You must bring a photo ID in order to receive your ring. Rings will not be distributed during remarks.