Association to host over 45,000 at Aggie Ring Days in April
Susan "Sue" Owen '94
April 12, 2023 2:57 PM
updated: May 2, 2023 11:53 AM
The Association of Former Students will welcome nearly 6,000 Aggie Ring recipients and an estimated 40,000-plus family and guests to the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 13, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 14, for Aggie Ring Day.
On Aggie Ring Days — one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the life of a Texas A&M student — qualified Aggies receive their Aggie Rings, earned after the attainment of 90 hours of undergraduate coursework or reaching predetermined graduate coursework milestones.
April's Aggie Ring Days are usually the largest of the year. Most students receiving their Rings in April qualified for their Rings at the end of the fall semester.
There is only one Aggie Ring design, and the only difference from Ring to Ring will be in the Class year on the crest, the size, the finish and the Aggie’s name on the inside of the Ring.
In addition to the College Station campus events on April 13-14, Aggies will get their Rings this month at A&M's Galveston, Qatar and McAllen campuses, as well as at the Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth and at the VERO (Veterinary Education, Research and Outreach) program in Canyon, Texas.
The Aggie Ring Program is managed by The Association of Former Students, which each year assists more than 15,000 Aggies in receiving their Aggie Rings.
Read on for statistics, details and helpful information!
April 2023 Aggie Ring Days
Total number of Rings to be presented – Over 6,700
- Nearly 6,000 will be presented at College Station during Aggie Ring Days
Number of large (men’s)/small (women’s) Rings
- Large: 3,255 (48%)
- Small: 3,505 (52%)
Number of each type (10K/14K; finish)
- 10K: 5,942 (88%)
- 14K: 625 (9%)
- Antique: 1,678 (25%)
- Natural: 4,813 (71%)
- Polara: 193 (3%)
- White Gold: 76 (1%)
Number of recipients ordering diamonds
Order includes Rings for Aggies representing Classes of:
- 2022: 110
- 2023: 2,662
- 2024: 3,558
- 2025: 208
- Additional classes – mostly replacements for lost Rings
Orders by Texas A&M campuses
- College Station: 6,000+ Rings
- Galveston: 94 Rings
- Qatar: 33 Rings
- Law: 116 Rings
- McAllen: 10 Rings
- VERO at WTAMU Canyon: 9 Rings
Number of volunteers
- 421, plus Association staff
Number of expected attendees in College Station
Important information for College Station attendees
- Aggie Ring Day for April 13-14 is at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. The Haynes Ring Plaza will not be available for photos.
- Each Ring recipient needs to pull a Ring Ticket at AggieNetwork.com to determine their time to pick up their Ring.
- Each Ring recipient needs to bring their Ring Ticket with them, plus two of these three items:
- Ring Receipt
- Driver’s License or Passport
- Student ID
- Parking is not available at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. Ring Recipients and guests are encouraged to utilize paid parking in the West Campus Garage. Shuttles will run from there to the Williams Alumni Center to drop off and pick up at regular intervals, from 8:15 a.m. to one hour after each Ring Day concludes.
- Ring recipients and guests may enter the north end of the Williams Ring Lawn within their 15-minute ticketed time slot.
- Visit AggieNetwork.com/ring/ringday for more information.
- Encourage recipients and guests to follow us on social media on @AggieNetwork for live updates and notice of schedule delays or disruptions.
- Ring recipients are encouraged to carefully read all emails received from The Association in the days leading up to Ring Day.
- Ring Recipients and guests are encouraged to bring water, shoes that they can comfortably stand or walk in, and weather-appropriate supplies such as personal fans or umbrellas.
History and facts about Aggie Ring Day and the Aggie Ring
- Ring Day in its present form dates back to 2000.
- There are a total of six Ring Days each year. The three largest take place in September, November and April. The largest Ring Day each year is held in April. The December, May and August Ring Days will be the smallest with only a few hundred in these orders.
- Undergraduate students must obtain 90 hours, with 45 of those at Texas A&M, to order their Rings. https://www.aggienetwork.com/ring/eligibility/
- Graduate students and those in professional programs may order once they have achieved a pre-determined percentage of their degree progress. This differs from program to program. https://www.aggienetwork.com/ring/eligibility/
- There is only one Aggie Ring design. The only difference from Ring to Ring will be in the Class year on the crest, the size, the finish and the Aggie’s name on the inside of the Ring.
- Within the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is an Aggie Ring Collection with Aggie Rings dating from 1890-2018.
- The first Aggie Ring was created in 1889.
- In 2022, 15,344 Aggie Rings were ordered.
- Most students receiving their Rings in April qualified for their Rings at the end of the fall semester.
- Encourage all those receiving their Rings and their parents to follow @AggieNetwork on social media. Any changes to our delivery schedule due to weather will be posted on these sites, as well as AggieNetwork.com. Stormy conditions, including wind and lightning, could impact the Ring Day schedule.