Scot Walker '90 April 10, 2018 6:14 PM updated: April 16, 2018 3:04 PM
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Friday's Aggie Ring Day is relocating to inside the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field due to predictions of severe weather. Saturday's Aggie Ring Day is not affected and will proceed as planned at the Williams Alumni Center.
> If you are attending Ring Day on Saturday at the Alumni Center as a Ring recipient or a guest, please go to tx.ag/RingDayFAQ.
> If you are attending Ring Day on Friday at Kyle Field as a Ring recipient or a guest, please continue reading.
Key Points Regarding Friday's Ring Day Inside the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field
Please read on for answers to Frequently Asked Questions, or use these links to jump down to specific sections on this page:
Above: The Hall of Champions inside Kyle Field. The tables won't be present on Ring Day, opening up the 30,000-square-foot space for more occupants.
On many occasions through the years, we have continued with Aggie Ring Day activities at the Williams Alumni Center despite heavy rains or other inclement weather. However, predictions for this Friday include the probability of thunderstorms and lightning, and the possibility of high winds, hail and other severe conditions.
After consultations with the Texas A&M Emergency Management Team and based on the best available information from the National Weather Service and the chief meteorologist at KBTX, it became clear the responsible course of action was to move Aggie Ring Day to a larger indoor location that offers more shelter and greater safety and comfort for Aggie Ring recipients, their families and friends, and the hundreds of staff and volunteers who make Ring Day possible.
Predicting the weather always includes a large element of uncertainty, and Friday could end up being a beautiful day. But moving Ring Day is an enormously complex logistical operation and that plan is already fully in motion, so this decision will not be reversed even if the forecast changes. Friday's Aggie Ring delivery will take place inside the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment, and we thank you for your understanding!
Complimentary shuttles are provided to and from Kyle Field and the West Campus Garage. Park at the West Campus Garage and take the shuttle. Full details can be found on the Texas A&M Transportation Services site. Proper permit required for parking in Lot 62.
Shuttles begin running at 9 a.m. and will stop running at 8:45 p.m.
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.
Disability drop-offs will be allowed in lot 62 ONLY with the proper disabled plate or placard and while space is available. Vehicles will have to exit Lot 62 afterward.
Check out Texas A&M's interactive Family Weekend map by clicking the map image above.
Aggie Ring Day is a celebration of remarkable achievement. However, it is also a large, loud, crowded, and logistically intricate event. At the April 2018 Aggie Ring Day, about 6,600 Aggies will receive their Aggie Rings, and they will bring about 40,000 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 Hall of Champions is carefully controlled. Please read this page so that you know what to expect.
While you are at Aggie 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 forms of identification are accepted?
Texas A&M student ID, Driver's License, Passport, and Ring Receipt. An example Ring Receipt is shown. Click the image to see a larger version.
> What is a Ring Ticket?
Your Ring Ticket reserves your spot in the assigned group and gives you and your guests entrance into the Kyle Field concourses and the Hall of Champions when your group number is called. An example ticket is shown. Click the image to see a larger version.
Only the student picking up an Aggie Ring needs a Ring Ticket.
Entry before your ticketed group time is not permitted.
If you miss your ticketed group time, you will need to wait until the next "All Call." An "All Call" happens about once every hour.
> How do I get a Ring group ticket?
Aggie Ring Day Tickets are available on AggieNetwork.com. Go to tx.ag/RingTicket if you have not yet pulled a ticket. Group numbers have a limited quantity and tickets go quickly, so not all groups are still available.
There is no limit to how many guests you can bring. But remember, you and your guests will not be permitted into the Hall of Champions until your ticket group number is called.
Please do not bring your pets.
Please consider how weather conditions, walking distances, total lack of seating, and large crowds in and around Kyle Field will affect the health, safety, and comfort of your guests. The minimum walking distance required of you and your guests is half a mile, possibly much more depending on where you park. And it might be raining, or it might be hot, or it might even be both.
If you are unable to pick up your Aggie Ring on Friday, you may come to the Alumni Center to pick it up at the Aggie Ring Office during normal business hours the following week. You may also email us at AggieRing@AggieNetwork.com to request that we ship it to you.
You may not pick up your Aggie Ring before Aggie Ring Day.
The last name of the person receiving the Ring determines where you should enter Kyle Field:
If you miss your ticketed group time, you must wait until the next "All Call." An "All Call" will take place once per hour.
Our Aggie Ring Day volunteers are happy to present your Aggie Ring to you. However, if you would like one of your guests to present your Aggie Ring to you, please inform the volunteer at your station.
If you wish to take a photo inside the Hall, please limit it to one or two photos, do it as quickly as possible, and then exit the delivery area. Fellow Aggies are waiting outside and cannot enter to receive their Rings until your group has cleared out, so please be respectful of them and limit your time taking photos in the Hall.
Of course, you can take as many photos as you like outside Kyle Field and throughout the beautiful Texas A&M campus. If weather permits, you may also visit the Haynes Ring Replica outside the Williams Alumni Center to take a photo, a location that is typically not available for photography on Aggie Ring Day. You can also take the iconic photos of you with your new Aggie Ring in front of one of the Alumni Center's outer travertine walls.
We will have Snapchat filters in place at both Kyle Field and the Alumni Center.
As of this writing, Aggie Athletics planned to allow Ring recipients to pose for Ring Day photos on Kyle Field from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, those photos opportunities could be canceled depending on the weather. Watch https://twitter.com/12thManFndtn for updates.
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 week after Ring Day.
Disability drop-offs will be allowed in Lot 62 ONLY with the proper disabled license plate or placard and while space is available. Vehicles will have to exit Lot 62 afterward.
Official Aggie Ring Day T-shirts will be available for $15, and concession stands will sell bottled water and soft drinks. Credit cards and cash will be accepted.
Yes, there are restrooms in the Kyle Field concourses and in the Hall of Champions.
Kyle Field is fully accessible to wheelchairs. However, there are no wheelchairs available to rent or borrow.