I can’t attend the ceremony, can I pick up my ring before the ceremony? No. 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 will receive instructions after the ceremony on how to pick up your ring.
Where is the Ring Ceremony held? The Ring Ceremony will be held at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the corner of Stadium Drive and Ridge Road in Chapel Hill.
Where can I park? Parking is free and open to the public on Stadium Drive on a first-come, first-serve basis. Alternatively, parking at the Rams Head Parking Deck (located off Ridge Road), is available for $1.50/hour.
What should I wear? Dress for the afternoon ceremony is coat and tie. Sport coat or blazer and slacks (or suit) with a collared shirt and tie are suggested for men, and dress or dressy skirt and blouse is suggested for women.
How long will the ceremony last? The ceremony is expected to last about an hour and a half.
What time should I arrive? Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Please try to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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? Space is available at our event for guests who responded by the RSVP deadline. Should space permit, please email Kylie_Apple@unc.edu for availability. Walk in registration is not guaranteed for the event and is only available if space permits.