Official Class Ring Ceremony (Canceled)

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This event has been canceled.

Sunday, April 19 |  3:30 p.m.
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

We are closely monitoring COVID-19. As a result, the Official Class Ring Ceremony has been canceled. Balfour will ship class rings directly to the address provided at the time the ring was ordered. If you need to update your shipping address, please do so here. Please visit the University’s COVID-19 website for updates on how the campus is addressing these challenges.

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 Class 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.

Attendance at the ceremony is optional for guests. 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 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 at Student Stores on April 20-21 from 10:30 a.m – 3 p.m.

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 business attire. 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 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 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.

Ring Sale Dates

Stop by UNC Student Stores during any Carolina Class Ring ordering event. Representatives from Balfour and Order of the Bell Tower will be on hand to help you pick out and order your ring. The entire Official Ring Collection will be on display at the event.

Jan. 27-31 | 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feb. 24-28| 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
* last chance to order a ring to be in the Ring Ceremony