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 2014 Official Ring Ceremony
The eighth annual University of Florida Class Ring Ceremony will take place at the University Memorial Auditorium in April 2014 (exact date and time TBA).*
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 small reception will follow in the Friends of the Music Room. Albert and Alberta will be on hand with their class rings to congratulate students and pose for photos.
Dress for the event is business casual.
*The deadline to order a class ring (in order to participate in the spring Ring Ceremony) is Friday, February 14, 2014.
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