Future Texas Exes Receive Official UT Class Rings

For 85 years, class rings have provided a way for students nearing graduation at The University of Texas to memorialize their time spent on campus. Following the conclusion of the fall 2012 Class Ring Ceremonies this week, 507 more Longhorns now bear the golden symbol of academic achievement at the University.

Recipients, families, and friends attended this week’s three ceremonies at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, where the soon-to-be Texas Exes were presented with their official UT class rings.

The programs included welcoming words from Texas Exes staff members, including CEO & Executive Director Leslie Cedar, and remarks from UT personnel, including Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie.

After the presentation of the rings, the recipients donned them while singing “The Eyes of Texas” in unison.

“It’s a really special moment,” says Katie Lauck, Texas Exes campus relations coordinator. “They really bond as a group.”

Since the conception of the original University of Texas class rings in 1927, the design has changed, and the rings are now available in a variety of different styles. But much more than jewelry, the rings allow Longhorns to take a little piece of the Forty Acres with them when they go.

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Photos by Matt Valentine.

Learn how to purchase an official UT class ring here.


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