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Updated Planning Information For Aggie Ring Day

Scot Walker '90 September 20, 2018 1:16 PM updated: September 23, 2018 2:27 PM

Watch tx.ag/RingDayStatus For Schedule Updates All Day

& Check Out tx.ag/RingDayFAQ For Helpful Info

Aggie Ring Day starts in less than 24 hours! This post contains important planning information to help ensure your day goes smoothly. We also encourage you to share this post with any guests who will be attending your Aggie Ring Day.

Weather Update

The forecast for Friday's weather (updated Friday morning):

  • Light rain is possible, although not highly likely, from 7 a.m. to about 11 a.m.
  • There is some chance of isolated thunderstorms around midday, but the storms at that time are more likely east of town than on campus.
  • The highest chances for rain or isolated thunderstorms are in the later afternoon, from about 3 to 6 p.m., but any storms that appear would likely be brief.
  • There is a small chance, but not a high likelihood, of severe weather such as dangerous winds or lightning. Any severe weather that appears would probably last less than an hour.
  • Based on the latest information, we plan to start Ring Day on time and proceed with all activities as planned.
  • We will constantly monitor conditions and forecasts throughout the day and communicate any delays or other changes using the protocols described below.

How To Have A More Enjoyable Aggie Ring Day

As you plan for Aggie Ring Day, there are several points we hope you’ll consider and share with your guests as appropriate.

  • To receive your Aggie Ring, bring your Ring ticket (screenshot or printed) AND two of the following: your Ring receipt, your driver’s license, or another official ID. Examples of a Ring ticket and a Ring receipt can be seen below.

Above: A Ring ticket (click to enlarge)

 

Above: A Ring receipt (click to enlarge)

  • Parking and Shuttle: You will not find parking at the Alumni Center. Houston Street will be closed all day and not available for drop-offs. You can park for free in Lot 100 (next to Reed Arena) with any valid A&M parking permit, or you can pay to park in the West Campus Garage (you can even pay in advance using your phone). In either case, you can then ride the free Aggie Ring Shuttle, which is ADA compliant, to our building. You may also park in the new Cain Garage, but the Aggie Ring Shuttle will not stop at this garage.
  • You’ll spend most of your time at Aggie Ring Day outside. You will walk a minimum of three-quarters of a mile, and you and your guests will probably not have any opportunity to sit down. Although there is a chance for some rainfall, it is also possible the day will be very hot and humid. Please consider these factors as you choose clothing and footwear. You should also give careful thought to the physical stamina required for you and your guests to fully enjoy the day, especially with rain and possible thunderstorms in the forecast.

Many more frequently asked questions are answered on our Aggie Ring Day FAQ page.

How We Will Communicate Delays Or Other Changes

Aggie Ring Day is considered an outdoor event and is thus subject to severe weather safety protocols. Severe weather includes lightning, tornadic activity, high winds, etc., during which it is considered dangerous for individuals to be outdoors.

  • Delays or changes related to weather or any other issue will be communicated first to guests on-site via our public address system and by members of our staff with bullhorns.
  • After changes are announced to guests on-site, we will then post the status update at tx.ag/RingDayStatus.
  • You can receive those status updates delivered as text messages to your cell phone by texting (not tweeting) “follow AggieRingDay” to 40404. We promise not to use your texts for any purpose other than Aggie Ring Day status reports, and you can unfollow once Aggie Ring Day is over.

Note: A Twitter account is required to receive tweets as text messages. If you receive an error message that says “FOLLOW command is no longer supported,” you must sign up for a Twitter account and/or link your phone number to your Twitter account. To sign up for Twitter, visit twitter.com. Twitter account holders can add their phone number to “mobile” properties under “settings and privacy.”

  • You can see the status reports as tweets instead of text messages simply by following @AggieRingDay on Twitter. You can also view the same status reports just by visiting tx.ag/RingDayStatus.
  • In the event of major delays or disruptions, we will email Aggie Ring recipients using the email address you gave us when you ordered your Ring.

Please know that we understand the importance of this day to all Aggie Ring recipients and their guests. You earned your Aggie Ring by virtue of your academic achievement, and it is our goal to have your Aggie Ring on your finger as soon as is reasonably and safely possible.

We also recognize that you may have other obligations or complications that prevent you from waiting to receive your Aggie Ring later than your planned time. In the case of delays, we will communicate other options for you to pick up your Aggie Ring or have it shipped to you.

We congratulate you on your accomplishment, and we thank you for your patience as we try to ensure a memorable day for you and more than 4,000 other Aggie Ring recipients and tens of thousands of special guests.

Thanks and gig 'em!

The Association of Former Students

Be sure to visit our Aggie Ring Day FAQ page for more detailed information to help you prepare for Ring Day.

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