The Ring Ceremony

As a new University of Florida tradition, students and their families who purchase class rings will be invited to a special Ring Ceremony. Students will receive their rings at the ceremony and will be able to wear it facing them, signifying they have not yet graduated from the University of Florida.

At commencement, students will be asked to symbolically turn the ring around to face the world, thereby displaying alumni status.

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