Ring FountainThe Texas State Alumni Association is proud to sponsor the Official Texas State Ring Celebration. We look forward to being your lifelong connection to Texas State University.

Students who purchase a ring during "Ring Days" at the University Bookstore are invited to participate in Ring Celebration.  During the event in Strahan Coliseum, family and friends watch as students are given their official Texas State rings.  After receiving their ring, Bobcats plunge their hands into the fountain of water from the San Marcos River to connect with the spirit and tradition the river has carried through this campus for more than 100 years.

Ring Pick-Up
If you could not attend the December event, your ring will be available for pick-up in the J.C. Kellam Administration Building in Suite 322 starting Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15 during normal 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. business hours. A photo ID is required to pick-up your ring. After December 15, remaining rings will be returned to Balfour to be shipped directly. 


The Official Texas State Ring

Family with RingA Bobcat Legacy

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 became the Bobcats in 1921, when the university adopted the name from the recommendation of a committee formed to raise school spirit.

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 your Ring

Before graduation, wear your ring facing in, so that when you look down at your hand you can read “Texas State University.” At graduation, after your degree is conferred, turn your ring around so the words “Texas State University” now face out, displaying your pride to the world.


take the plunge: receiving your ring

Ring CutoutRing Eligibility

The Official Class Ring is reserved exclusively for graduates and students who have completed 75 cumulative credit hours.

The Gold Book

Did you know you have a chance to receive a free class ring by completing the Gold Book? Download the app today »

Ordering and Receiving Your Ring
The University Bookstore, located in the LBJ Student Center, hosts "Ring Days" each fall and spring semester. Balfour is the Official Class Ring provider for Texas State University. Learn more and order your official ring - the same ring worn by over 16,000 Bobcats worldwide » 

Ring orders placed during "Ring Days" or before Balfour's order deadline:
Upon ordering, students are invited to the Ring Celebration held at the end of the corresponding semester, during which time they will receive their ring. Recipients who do not attend can pick up their ring at the Texas State Alumni Association offices in J.C. Kellam Suite 380 the week after the Ring Celebration. Rings will not be distributed in advance of the Ring Celebration. Any rings not picked up will be transferred back to Balfour to be shipped to the recipient.

Ring orders placed at all other times: 
In accordance with the tradition set forth by the students and faculty of Texas State University, all rings will be held until the subsequent Ring Celebration. Students who do not wish to participate in the celebration may pick up their ring at the Texas State Alumni Association offices in J.C. Kellam Suite 380 the week after the Ring Celebration. Rings will not be distributed in advance of the Ring Celebration. Any rings not picked up will be transferred back to Balfour to be shipped to the recipient.

If you did not receive your ring at this semester's celebration or in the Alumni Office the week after, it was shipped to you via UPS by Balfour. For more information, contact Balfour toll-free at 866-225-3687.

Photos from the Spring 2017 Ring Celebration are available here by clicking on "fountain" or "family & groups" to find your images. Additional photo inquiries may be directed to Becca Gamache Photography.

Alumni who order an official class ring and wish to participate in an Official Texas State Ring Celebration should contact the Alumni Association via email at  alumni@txstate.edu.

Official Class Ring Celebrations
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Texas State Alumni Association is proud partners with Balfour, the Official Ring Provider for the Texas State Class Ring. Learn more and order yours »

December Photos Coming Soon