Official Class Ring Ceremony

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Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.
The Carolina Club
Registration is required. 

All students who have purchased a class ring this semester are invited to participate in the spring class ring ceremony. If your ring is purchased before the order cutoff date of Feb. 16, 2024, your ring will be present. If your ring is purchased after the ceremony cutoff date, you may participate but will receive an empty box during the ceremony. The registration link will be emailed to students who purchased a class ring before the cutoff date.

Students and alumni who purchase a class ring from the official collection will have the opportunity to have their ring presented to them during the Official Class Ring Ceremony. Held once each semester at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, the Official Class Ring Ceremony allows students and alumni who have purchased and earned the right to wear a Carolina class ring to gather to celebrate their accomplishments and to show their Carolina pride.

Attendance at the ceremony is optional for alumni, but students are required to attend in order to receive their class ring. If scheduling conflicts arise with the ceremony date and time, students will be able to pick up their ring after the ceremony date at the Student Store. Rings are not available for pick up before the ceremony. Class rings are made individually and require 6-8 weeks to produce. They are shipped to the George Watts Hill Alumni Center in time for the Ring Ceremony.

Carolina Alumni sponsors the official class ring program.


I can’t attend the ceremony. Can I pick up my ring before or after the ceremony? You are unable to pick up your ring before the ceremony to keep the significance and importance of the ceremony intact for students wishing to attend. If you cannot attend the ceremony, you may pick up your ring with Balfour at UNC Student Stores after the ceremony.

Where is the ceremony held? The ceremony is held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the corner of Stadium Drive and Ridge Road in Chapel Hill.

Where can I park? You may park in the Rams Head Parking Deck on Ridge Road, adjacent to The Carolina Club.

What should I wear? Dress for the ceremony is Carolina classy. Sport coat or blazer and slacks (or suit) or dress or dressy skirt and blouse is suggested.

How long will the ceremony last? The ceremony is expected to last about an hour.

What time should I arrive? Doors will open at an hour before the ceremony. The ceremony will begin promptly.

On the registration form, does total guest count include the student receiving the ring? Yes. Your total guest count on the registration form should include the student receiving the ring and all family/friends attending with the student.

Do I need to alert someone if my total guest count changes before the ceremony? Yes. After you have registered to attend, if you add a guest, or a guest is no longer able to attend the ceremony, please email in order for us to accommodate as many students and guests as possible.

Will photography be allowed at the ceremony? Photography will be allowed. In addition to personal photography, Balfour will hire a professional photographer to take a photo of each student receiving their ring. These photos will be available for viewing and purchasing online the week after the ceremony.

What if something is wrong with my ring? Balfour representatives will be on hand after the ceremony to discuss any issues you may have with your class ring.

What if I missed the registration deadline? Can I still attend?  Registration to attend the ceremony is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and this event typically fills to capacity. There will be no on-site registration available.

Ceremony Details

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for the Fall Ring Ceremony Ceremony. This is a popular event, and we will be hosting many Carolina families on Sunday. Dress is Carolina classy. Jacket and tie are not required. We ask you arrive early to park and walk to the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the ceremony time. We will have a photographer taking photos during the ceremony as you receive your ring. An email link will be sent to you after the ceremony.
The Ring Ceremony will take place in Alumni Halls located on the second floor of The Carolina Club. The Carolina Club is adjacent to the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, located at 106 Stadium Drive. Parking is available in Rams Head Parking Deck at 104 Ridge Road for $1.75 per hour. Level 3 parking exits to the The Carolina Club and the Alumni Center. Note the signage on the walls of the deck, then look for event signage directing you to the entrance of the Alumni Center. Limited free parking is also available along Stadium Drive near the Alumni Center on weekends.
There are two accessibility entrances. 1) You may pull through the circle at the Alumni Center, drop off your guest in our lobby and then park your car on Stadium Drive or in the Rams Head Parking Deck. Please note, this area has limited capacity for cars to line up. 2) The third floor of Rams Head Parking Deck is on the ground level for The Carolina Club. Follow the signage to The Carolina Club to enter and access the elevator to the second floor to Alumni Hall.
You will check in at the entrance to Alumni Halls. Students receiving rings will need to complete an information card to be turned in during the ceremony.
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