Official Ring Program

Spring 2015 UF Ring Ceremony

The ninth annual University of Florida Class Ring Ceremony will take place at Emerson Alumni Hall on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:30pm.

The tradition-rich ceremony will include a brief recollection of the ring's history by Cynthia O'Connell, whose husband, former UF President Stephen O'Connell, designed the ring while a student at the university. There will be an explanation of the ring's symbolism before students are called forward to receive their rings.

A short reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Albert and Alberta will be on hand with their class rings to congratulate students and pose for photos. Doors open that evening at 5:00pm and dress for the event is business casual. Invitations are scheduled to be sent to ring recipients in mid-March 2015.

*The deadline to order a class ring (in order to participate in the spring Ring Ceremony) is mid-February 2015.

For more information, please contact the UF Alumni Association at

About the Gator Wrap

No other university has a deeper sense of tradition and pride than does the University of Florida. From embracing one another to sing "We are the Boys of Old Florida" to lounging in the Plaza of Americas or walking through Turlington Plaza, Gators understand that attending the University of Florida is more than just going to school…it is a way of life. No matter what years you spent at the university, you will always share a special bond with fellow Gators. That's why the UF Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association is launching an official ring program, featuring the Gator Wrap.

The Gator Wrap has been a tradition among University of Florida students and alumni since the late 1930s. Designed by then Student Body President and former University President Stephen C. O'Connell, the Gator Wrap encompasses the traditions and memories that make up the University of Florida experience. It symbolizes that you are a Gator and allows us to recognize each other when we are not wearing our orange and blue. The class ring is available for alumni and students who have completed 60 credit hours at the University of Florida.

For questions or ordering information, please visit or call your Herff Jones Sales Professional, Steve Smith, at (904) 641-4060. Class rings are also available for purchase at the UF Bookstore.

The Gator Wrap is unique, special and distinguishable; just like a Florida Gator.

This is your heritage. Wear it well.

Class Ring Contact

Steve Shepherd

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