Carolina Alumni sponsors the official class ring program. The official Carolina class ring is available to students who are in good-academic standing with 60 credit hours or more, as well as alumni who may not have purchased a ring during their time as students.
The official class ring invokes Carolina memories, loyalty in our alma mater and serves as a testament to all past, present and future Tar Heels. The official class ring is the essence of our University’s spirit. Designed for Carolina students and alumni alike, the official ring serves as an outward reflection to others of our time and growth during our years at UNC. The two unique sides of the official ring pay homage to N.C., as well as to our University. Each symbol reflects pride, passion and commemorates the legacy of Carolina.
Balfour is the jeweler for our class rings.
Balfour representatives are often on campus at UNC Student Stores to assist students and alumni with purchasing their class rings.
Representatives will be on campus Jan. 16-18, 2024 and Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2024.
Call (866)-225-3687, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST).
The Carolina Club
Students and alumni who purchase a class ring from the official collection by each semester’s ring deadline 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 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.
We look forward to seeing you for the ceremony. This is a popular event, and we will be hosting many Carolina families. 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.
Each ring symbolically captures the heritage of The University of North Carolina. The official ring has two distinct sides, paying homage to both the state of North Carolina and the University itself.
Students should wear their ring with the University name facing them. Upon the granting of degrees during Commencement, graduates should turn their ring around with the name facing outward, symbolizing that the graduate is now ready to face the world.
The class ring has been a popular way to display pride in your school and your accomplishments for many years. Enjoy some class ring stories and memories our alumni have about their class rings.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the ring ceremony.
Jean joined the Carolina Alumni staff in May 2019. She loves connecting people and planning opportunities for Tar Heels to return to Chapel Hill. Jean enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, taking walks with her dogs and gardening.