8th Annual UIW Ring Ceremony

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 1 p.m.

woman with ringChapel of the Incarnate Word

Reception to follow - Marjorie Jordan Carillon Plaza

The 8th annual UIW Ring Ceremony is open to all junior, senior, and graduate students who have purchased an official class ring from Herff Jones or a spirit ring from other jewelers. Participants will be presented with their rings in the esteemed Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

After the ceremony, a celebratory toast will take place at Marjorie Jordan Carillon Plaza.

Registration

All participants are required to pre-register for the celebration by Monday, April 22, 2024. Event registration is free of charge for attendees and up to 5 guests.

Register Here

 

The Journey of the UIW Class Ring

 

UIW Ring Ceremony Preparation

UIW rings

Ring Ordering

To participate in the Ring Ceremony, students can purchase an official class ring from Herff Jones or a spirit ring from other jewelers.

Rings purchased from Herff Jones will not ship directly to recipients but will be delivered for pick up at the Ring Ceremony. Ceremony orders must be placed with Herff Jones online or on campus no later than Saturday, February 17th, 2024.

Please note that Ring Promo Codes/Discounts are not permitted due to special pricing. Orders with promo codes will be canceled.

Ring Ceremony On-Campus Order Event Schedule:

  • Monday, February 5th from 10:00am – 2:00pm (SEC Concourse)
  • Tuesday, February 6th from 10:00am – 2:00pm (SEC Concourse)
  • Thursday, February 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm (SEC Concourse)

Online Ring Ordering Schedule:

  • Monday, January 8th – Saturday, February 17th, 2024

ORDER HERFF JONES RINGS ONLINE

 

Ring Drop-Off

Ring orders placed between February 1st and February 17th will be delivered directly to the Office of Alumni Relations. If you ordered your ring through an alternative jeweler, you will be sent instructions to drop off your ring before the ceremony.

Ceremony Service

The night before the ring ceremony, class rings are placed securely in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word where they stay overnight in the holy space used for significant celebrations for our founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and their ministries.

The next day, the Sisters will bestow a blessing upon the rings, as well as the students and their families in attendance. Following the blessing, each student's name will be announced at the Chapel, where they will proceed to walk across the stage to receive their rings. After this moment, students are kindly requested to keep their boxes closed until the presenter directs everyone to open them simultaneously.

After the blessing, both guests and participants will proceed to the Marjorie Jordan Carillon Plaza to conclude the ceremony with a celebratory toast.

Check-In/Assembly

Student participant check-in will commence at 12:30 p.m. All students are required to complete check-in by 12:45 p.m. at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

Seating

Seating for families and guests attending the ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Each guest is required to have a ticket. Each student is permitted to bring up to five guests.

Parking

Parking will be available in front of the Administration Building. The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodations for special events with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, please visit UIW's ADA site.

Attire

All participants are asked to dress in business or church attire. Please keep in mind that you must arrive dressed for the occasion; you will not have time to change before the ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: If your ring order has not yet been fulfilled, Herff Jones will deliver your ring at the ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Please register to participate. All orders placed after Feb. 17, 2024 may not be delivered in time. Please inquire directly with Herff Jones on the status of your ring order.

A: We encourage you to attend the 8th Annual Ring Ceremony! If you would like your ring blessed before the ceremony, please email alumni@uiwtx.edu to coordinate ring collection before the ceremony.

A: Yes! We encourage you to attend the 8th Annual Ring Ceremony! This celebration is open to students who have purchased the official Herff Jones class rings and all other spirit or personal rings. The Office of Alumni Relations will contact students who would like to use spirit rings or personal rings to coordinate ring collection before the ceremony.

A: Students can register up to five (5) guests for this event.

Additional Ceremony Information

  • There will be no facility available for storing purses or other valuables, and assistance will not be provided for these items if brought into the Chapel of the Incarnate Word or Marjorie Jordan Carillon Plaza. Kindly make prior arrangements if you choose to bring such items.
  • Guest seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis and family members may not reserve or save seats for guests who are not present.
  • UIW security will remove guests who are disrespectful of others, do not comply with a request of a school official, or disrupt the ceremony in any way.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Ring Ceremony please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6014.