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Clemson Ring Ceremony

The Spring 2024 Ring Ceremony is set for Sunday, April 14.


Ceremony Times and Assignments

  • Ceremony One – 10:00 am – Last Names A – F
  • Ceremony Two – 2:00 pm – Last Names G – M
  • Ceremony Three – 6:00 pm – Last Names N – Z

Due to the complex nature of the ceremonies, requests for specific assignment times cannot be accommodated.

Each participant (student) is assigned a specific seat in the venue. Seating assignments, the section and seat number, are included on the Participant’s Ticket. Each student is required to sit in this assigned seat as this assignment is directly connected to your Clemson Ring. Therefore, participant tickets cannot be exchanged or traded with another participant.

Travel Recommendation: Parents and guests are encouraged to arrive the day before the ceremony and leave the day after as ceremony times may prohibit travel the day of the event.

The Ring Ceremony is intended for those Clemson students who have earned a minimum of 90 earned hours and who have purchased their class ring from the exclusive manufacturer of the Clemson Ring.

Graduate students who have completed half of their required hours may also purchase their ring and participate in the ceremony.

Participant Ticket Pickup:

Students who registered for the ceremony must pick up their ticket at the Clemson Alumni Center (109 Daniel Drive) on Tuesday, April 9, or Wednesday, April 10, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets. Student tickets are necessary for their seat assignments at the ceremony. Guests do not need a ticket. Students without a ticket will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. 

Guarding of the Rings

Starting at 7:00 am on Sunday, April 14, the rings of each participant will be on display at the Scroll of Honor guarded by Clemson University’s Pershing Rifles. The rings will reside in this space so each student and their family may have the opportunity to locate their ring or their loved one’s ring and privately reflect on the impact of receiving the ring and the awesome responsibility that comes with wearing that ring.

Each participant may also hold a private moment of silence for those members of the Clemson Alumni family who are memorialized by the Scroll of Honor. The Scroll of Honor contains the names of 498 alumni who served in the military and gave their lives in service to our country. The Clemson Ring serves as a constant reminder to those who wear it that the ties of the Clemson Family run deep and connects each of us to one another, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In the event of inclement weather, the Guarding of the Rings and the Parade of Rings will be canceled with no make-up date.

Parade of Rings

The rings will be paraded from the Scroll of Honor to Littlejohn Coliseum 15 minutes prior to doors opening for each individual ceremony. Recipients and family members are invited to line the street to watch the parade and students are asked to fall in behind the parade to process to the student entrance in preparation of the ceremony.

ADA Accommodations:

  • ADA Parking for students and guests is available on the north side of Littlejohn Coliseum along Ravenel Rd. and the north circle parking lot. See map here.
  • ADA / ACCESSIBILITY SEATING: Guests will be able to enter the building and go to any available ADA seating area in the building. The ADA seats are the ring around the bowl on the main level. When they arrive, a staff member (RHINO) will show them where to sit. If they park in ADA parking, they should go straight into the building and into an ADA seating section. ADA seats are first-come first-serve so I’d try to arrive a little earlier if possible. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony.
  • Students who require ADA Accommodations must contact the Alumni Association prior to ticket pick-up by emailing cualumni@clemson.edu.

Students Arriving at the ceremony:

  • Non ADA-Parking: Parking is available all around the coliseum.
  • Doors will open 60 minutes prior to each ceremony.
  • Students MUST be in their seats at least 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. We will begin promptly at the advertised start time.
  • Students will enter through the building’s loading dock.
    • Students will be directed via signage and staff to the back of the building where each student must present their ticket for entrance.
  • Students will find their section and seat number on their ticket and must be seated as quickly as possible.
    • Please refrain from leaving your seat, unless otherwise directed, during the ceremony if at all possible.
  • After the ceremony, all students will exit the building through this same entrance in which they entered and receive a congratulatory gift from the Clemson Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council.

Guests Arriving at the Ceremony:

  • Non ADA-Parking: Parking is available all around the coliseum.
  • Doors will open 60 minutes prior to each ceremony.
    • Guests are asked to exit the venue immediately after each ceremony to allow for setup for the next ceremony.
  • Guests will enter the arena through the main entrances of venue.
    • We will begin promptly at the advertised start time.

Additional Details & Updates:

  • BAG POLICY:
    • Students participating in the ceremony may not bring any bags onto the floor.
    • Guests must follow the Clear Bag Policy for Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • Live Streaming Available: All ceremonies will be broadcast live and viewable at: tv.clemson.edu.
  • A photograph of you will be available for purchase from a professional photography service. An email will be sent to you after the ceremony from Grad Images with details about how to order your photos.
  • Attire: Students, parents and guests are asked to dress business professional. (i.e. suits, collared shirts with dress pants or skirts, a nice dress.)

Not Participating in the Spring Ring Ceremony?

How You Will Receive Your Ring:

  • Students living on campus or locally will pick up their rings at the Clemson Alumni Center (109 Daniel Drive) the day after the ceremony from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
    • Students will enter the main doors at the Alumni Center through the Business School side of the building and follow directional signs and social distance safety measures to pick up rings.
  • Students taking classes remotely this semester can have their rings mailed to them. Please email the Clemson Alumni Association at cualumni@clemson.edu and let us know your name, CU ID and order number. Your ring will be mailed to the address on your ring order form after the Ring Ceremony. This process takes approximately three weeks.

Fall 2024 Ring Ceremony:

  • The Fall 2024 Ring Ceremony Date will be announced in late April.
  • Fall Ring Week, where students can get sized, ask questions and order their ring in person for the Fall Ring Ceremony, will take place August 27-29, 2024.
  • Details will be emailed to eligible students in late April.

Text Updates

Each student will receive text messages through Remind Updates for their assigned Ring Ceremony. *If you have previously opted out of Remind messages and you would like to receive text updates in the event that there are changes or updates to your Ring Ceremony, please check your email on details of how to sign up to receive text messages.

Please note: Standard text message rates apply