The Clemson Ring

*UPDATE* 2020 Spring Ring Distribution

Dear Clemson Students,
In light of the cancellation of the Spring 2020 Ring Ceremony, the Clemson Alumni Association is working to expedite the distribution of your Clemson class ring. All rings ordered during Clemson Ring Week in January with the expectation of receiving them at the Spring Ring Ceremony on April 5 will be shipped directly to you.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the production facility manufacturing the rings has been given a “Shelter in Place” order requiring the plant to be closed until at least mid-April. Once the closure mandate has been lifted, all rings will be shipped directly to the ring purchaser.

In order to ensure we ship the rings to your preferred address where you can receive this package over the next few months, we ask that you click here to complete a survey providing us with your first, middle and last name, CUID# and the address where you would like your ring to be shipped. We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes, so please provide an address where you can receive packages. Please note – If you do not complete the survey, we will not ship your ring. Your ring will be held until you complete the survey and provide us the correct shipping instructions. Pick-ups will not be allowed.

Due to the closure of the manufacturer, we are uncertain how long the ring shipments will take. We will keep you updated as information is available.

The Clemson Alumni Association is also working to plan a special ceremony to celebrate our ring tradition. We know not all will be able to attend, but we hope that you will consider the opportunity to be a part of this celebration. Details will be shared with you as they are available.

We are currently facing a very challenging situation that none of us have faced before. We are working together daily to understand our new normal which can be difficult to navigate. However, the Clemson Family is a resilient one. We join together in times of uncertainty to support, uplift and reconnect with one another.

As long-time alumni association director Joe Sherman once said, “There’s something in these hills and from them we have drawn the power to transcend the stresses and strains that tug away to make things come unglued in these disquieting times.”

We know these times are not ideal, but we also know that in the end, we will be a stronger Clemson Family. We look forward to seeing you again soon, but until then, Go Tigers!

*UPDATE* 2020 Spring Ring Ceremony Cancelled

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our nation, we want to share an important decision that has been made by the University to protect our students, alumni, faculty, staff and all of our Clemson Family.

Based on an abundance of caution and deep concern for the possible risk that travel and assembling in crowded spaces creates, the University has made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring 2020 Ring Ceremony scheduled to be held on April 5 in Littlejohn Coliseum.

The health and safety of students, staff, alumni and the greater Clemson community is our top priority. We will continue monitoring this rapidly evolving public health situation with guidance from Clemson University, the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment these changes may have caused. Clemson University leadership continues to monitor this rapidly changing situation daily and will provide updates as they are available at

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

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