Alumni

Ring Celebration

RING CELEBRATION QUICK LIST

Ring
  1. Order your Ring at Ring Days
  2. Attend the Ring Celebration
  3. Plunge your Ring in San Marcos River water
  4. Celebrate Your Achievement

What You Should Know

Due to large crowds, it's important for you and your guests to understand how the Ring Celebration works. Here are the top things to remember for the big day:

Come Prepared

Don't forget to bring your printed out or mobile ticket along with a photo ID to check-in (student ID, driver's license, passport). Rings will only be distributed to ring recipients with proper photo ID.

Be on Time

Students will only be permitted entry at their designated 30 -minute time slot, as verified by their printed or digital ticket. Early arrivals to the Meadows Center will be directed to return at their designated time. Late arrivals will be held until the next available time period.

Two students holding a large ring cutout
Table with ring ceremony namr tags

Parking

There will be reserved parking for Ring Celebration participants and their guests (limit of 4) in the Meadows Center parking lot. Ring recipients and their guests must arrive in one vehicle and park in the designated Ring Celebration parking spaces.

Please arrive at the start of your assigned 30-minute time slot. Once you park you will be directed to check in. More information is available on our parking and directions page.

Dress the Part

Make sure to wear festive maroon and gold for thematic pictures capturing this exciting moment. Please wear shoes that are comfortable enough to walk outside and near potentially wet areas around Spring Lake.

Bring your Squad

Ring recipients are welcome to bring guests to celebrate with them. Please note that, in order to adhere to CDC guidelines, there will be a limit of 4 guests per participant at the Fall 2021 Ring Celebration. These guests may observe from the viewing area, but will not escort recipients when they receive their rings or to the official fountain for the traditional ring plunge. Guests can watch the ring plunge from the guest viewing area and meet ring recipients in the parking lot afterward.

Please consider how weather conditions, walking distances, and large crowds will affect the health, safety, and comfort of your guests. Concessions will not be open for this event, so please encourage your guests to bring their own bottled water.

The Official Ring

The Official Class Ring is reserved exclusively for currently-enrolled graduate students, degree-holding alumni, and undergraduate students who have completed 75 cumulative credit hours. The Ring Celebration is an event reserved exclusively for participation by Bobcats wearing the Official Class Ring, provided by Balfour.

  • The top of the ring features the Texas “lone star” set upon an oak-and-laurel wreath. Around the crown of the ring are the words "Texas State University" and the founding date of 1899.
  • The left side features our original campus building, Old Main, with inner tubes floating by on the beautiful San Marcos River.
  • The right side features the fierce Bobcat athletic logo, designed in 2003 by student Brad Monk. Texas State adopted the Bobcat mascot in 1921.
  • The school flower, the gaillardia, is engraved inside the ring. Also known as the Indian blanket, the gold and maroon flower is the source of Texas State’s school colors.

Wearing the Tradition

Wear your new Official Texas State Ring with the words "Texas State University" facing you, so that when you look down at your hand, the words serve as a constant reminder to yourself of your goal to graduate from Texas State. During your commencement ceremony, you will turn your Ring so that the words face outward, proudly declaring your achievement and displaying your Bobcat pride to the world.