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Ring Ceremony Tradition Continues April 5

The University Supply Store will host the 2022 Ring Ceremony at 7 p.m. April 5 in Sellers Auditorium at Bryant Conference Center.  

a young women poses with a young man while holding up her hand to show her class ring

This UA tradition held each spring is a special two-part ceremony that begins at Denny Chimes. 

UA students and alumni who order official class rings and choose to participate in the ceremony will first have their rings placed in the 115-foot tall, 92-year-old campanile for 24 hours. According to tradition, the rings become “infused with the UA spirit” during this time. 

Monday, April 4, the UA ROTC will place a large mahogany box filled with class rings inside Denny Chimes, where the rings will remain, guarded by the UA Police Department, until 6:31 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The time is significant because it translates to 18:31 in military time; 1831 is the year of the University’s founding. 

Then, the rings will be retrieved from Denny Chimes and transported to the conference center for the second part of the ceremony, the presentation of the rings to recent and soon-to-be graduates. 

Paige Acker, director of University Programs, will announce ring recipients during the ceremonies. UA President Stuart Bell will be present to recognize each individual student receiving a ring. 

Students are encouraged to dress in business attire and to arrive 45 minutes before the ceremony begins to check in. 

Each student may invite guests to attend the ceremony. Parking will be available at the Capstone Parking Deck. 

For more information or questions, contact David Cowdery at

Supe Store Ring Ceremony

Date & Time:
April 5, 7 p.m.

Sellers Auditorium, Bryant Conference Center

David Cowdery,