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Official Class Ring Ceremony

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Sunday, April 2 | 3 p.m.
George Watts Hill Alumni Center
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Students and alumni who purchase a class ring from the official collection will have the opportunity to have their ring formally presented to them during our Official Ring Ceremony. The 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. RSVP is required, so be sure to register today.

Attendance at the ceremony is optional for guests, but students will be 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 kylie_apple@unc.edu 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.