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Aggie Ring Day

April 17, 2015College Station

So You're Getting Your Aggie Ring

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to get to this day and we want your Ring Day to be as easy and special as can be. This page contains all the information you need for you and your loved ones to plan your celebration. Read through the entire page, or select one of the following links to be taken to that section.

What to Know

9:45 a.m.

Ring Distribution Begins

9:00 p.m.

Last Group Called

15 minutes

Group Time Block

Ring Day staff shirt

Questions at Ring Day? Just find a staff member in a bright neon yellow shirt and they'll be happy to help.

Thousands of Aggies, family, and friends gather at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on Aggie Ring Day to celebrate achieving an academic milestone and receiving the most visible symbol of the Aggie Network: the Aggie Ring.

Due to the large crowds, it's important for you to understand how Ring Day works, and to help your guests understand Ring Day. This section is designed to provide quick access to all the information you'll need on Aggie Ring Day.

Please Note:

  • No one will be permitted to wait within the Alumni Center for an Aggie to pick up their Ring. Your guests can enter when you do.
  • Cell phone service is likely to be spotty, so make a plan before you get to the Alumni Center.
  • Unfortunately, with such large crowds moving through the Alumni Center, you will not be able to linger inside the building to celebrate or take photos; we have to clear the building to make room for the next group of Aggies and their guests. However, you are welcome to return to the Alumni Center another day to browse our historical exhibits or take photos at the Haynes Ring Replica.

Shuttles and Parking

On Aggie Ring Day, complimentary shuttles are provided to and from the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center and the West Campus Garage. We encourage you to park at the West Campus Garage and take the shuttle.

Shuttles begin running approximately 1 hour before Ring Day festivities begin, and will stop running about 45 minutes after the close of Ring Day.

If you have a valid parking permit, you may park at your regular parking lot or in any Lot 100 (Reed Arena and Blue Bell Park) space. For additional parking information, please visit Texas A&M Transportation Services.

What's Ring Day Like?

Ring Day is a celebration of remarkable achievement. However, it is also a large, loud, crowded, and logistically intricate event. At the April 2015 Ring Day, more than 5,400 Aggies will receive their Rings, and they will bring about 25,000 guests to witness their special day. In order to safely manage such a massive crowd, the entire day is carefully scheduled, and all movement into, out of and around the Alumni Center is carefully controlled. Please read this page and the various emails we have sent so that you know what to expect.

While you are at your Ring Day, please be aware of your surroundings, listen for announcements and be prepared for the possibility of last-minute changes due to weather or other events beyond our control.

What to Bring

Ring Ticket Your Ring Ticket
Only you will need a Ring Ticket
Ring Ticket 2 Forms of Identification
Student ID, Driver's License, Passport, Ring Receipt

In order to pick up your Aggie Ring, you will need your Ring Ticket and two forms of identification. Your Ring Ticket reserves your spot in the assigned group and gives you and your guests entrance into the Haynes Ring Plaza and the Alumni Center when your group number is called.

You can either print your Ring Ticket or have it ready to go on your mobile device to show the ticket takers.

Ring Ticket pull opens online beginning at 7:00 a.m. one week before Ring Day, and will continue through Ring Day. Group slots are limited and are assigned on a first come, first-served basis.

Who Can I Bring?

There is no limit to how many guests you can bring. But remember, you and your guests will not be permitted into the Alumni Center until your ticket group number is called.

Please consider how weather conditions, walking distances, limited seating, and large crowds in and around the Alumni Center will affect your guests.

Ring Day Festivities

There is a lot to see and do around the Alumni Center on Aggie Ring Day to add to your celebration. Be sure to check out the Ring Day Map to find out where you can:

Ring Day shirtsPurchase Ring Day shirts for $15
Benjamin Knox printsMeet Benjamin Knox and purchase signed prints
Bus 12Hang out and take pictures with Bus 12
Slovacek SausageEnjoy FREE Slovacek's Sausage
Cold drinksPurchase bottled water and Coca-Cola products
Career CenterGet job hunting advice from the Career Center

What to Do

When you arrive at the Alumni Center, the first thing you should do is find out what group is currently on deck. Signs next to the building entrance or the Live Updates are the best ways to find this out.

If your group has not been called, you can enjoy the festivities outside the Alumni Center grounds. Limited seating will be available in a tent near the Haynes Ring Plaza for guests who are unable to stand for long periods of time. Accessible portable restrooms will be available in Spence Park near the tent.

Haynes Ring Plaza

When Your Group is Called

  1. You and your guests can move into the Haynes Ring Plaza.
  2. Line up under the banner that corresponds with your last name.
  3. Have your Ring Ticket ready for staff to verify it as you enter the Alumni Center.
Alumni Center

In the Alumni Center

  1. Find the Delivery Station that contains your last name.
  2. Present your IDs to receive your Aggie Ring.
  3. Check to make sure the Class year and engraving are correct.

After you receive your Aggie Ring, please quickly exit the delivery area and Alumni Center so your fellow Aggies can receive theirs. You are welcome to take personal photos around the Alumni Center grounds and throughout the beautiful Texas A&M campus.

Not a Perfect Fit?

Different activities and temperatures throughout the day can cause your hands and fingers to constantly change. Wearing your Ring for several days will help you best determine if a resize is necessary.

If you need to resize your Aggie Ring, stop by the Aggie Ring Office the following week.

Turning Your Ring

Aggie tradition is that you wear your new Aggie Ring with the year facing you, as a constant reminder to yourself of your goal to graduate from Texas A&M. At Ring Dance or during your commencement ceremony, you will turn your Ring so that the year faces outward, proudly declaring your achievement to everyone you meet.

Ring Turning Ceremony

Wearing the Tradition

Generations of Aggie Rings

The Association of Former Students congratulates you on reaching this very significant milestone. Please remember that the legacy of the Aggie Ring has been built by the hundreds of thousands of Aggies who came before you.

Once that Ring is on your hand, you are a representative of both Texas A&M University and the legendary Aggie Network—everywhere you go and in everything you do. Always make sure your actions are guided by the core values of our great university, and never do anything to dishonor the Aggie Ring or the reputation of the worldwide Aggie Network.

Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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