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The UT Dallas Ring

Showcase your school pride and accomplishment with the UT Dallas ring, offered through Balfour. Then, participate in the tradition of the Ring Ceremony after graduation.

Spring Ring Ceremony | 5.9.17

About the UT Dallas Ring

The Star of Texas circled by the UT Dallas Comet in the Oak Leaves of Education is our promise to look to the future and to make use of our education to move our state, our nation and our world to a better tomorrow. The Lone Star is the symbol of our heritage and our drive to conquer all frontiers. UT Dallas' Comet reflects the University's roots in science and technology, and points the way to the future where new discoveries and knowledge await.

Ring FAQs

Who can purchase a UT Dallas ring?

Current undergraduate students with 75+ hours, graduate students with 15+ hours, and of course, UT Dallas alumni. 

What do the symbols on the UT Dallas ring mean?

The letters “UTD,” which appear prominently on the top of the UT Dallas ring, identify you as a graduate of UT Dallas.

The comet encircling the Lone Star of Texas on one side of the ring reminds you to use your education to move our world to a better tomorrow.

The Texas flag reminds us of the heritage, frontier spirit, and entrepreneurial legacy that built this state and our university.

The seal of the University of Texas system is featured on one side of your ring, with “1969,” the year of the University’s founding, written below the seal.

Where can I see the UT Dallas ring in person?

Come to the Comet Countdown to Commencement or the UT Dallas Ring Days to see the ring and visit with Balfour. Can’t make the events? Visit the UT Dallas bookstore any time during business hours to view the ring.

Where can I purchase the UT Dallas ring?

You can order your ring in person during the Comet Countdown to Commencement event or UT Dallas Ring Days, online on the UT Dallas Ring webpage, or over the phone by calling Balfour at 1-800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687). 

What are Ring Days?

UT Dallas holds two ‘Ring Days’ each semester when Balfour representatives will be on the UT Dallas campus to take orders and to answer questions. Check out the list of Upcoming Events to find out dates for the spring or fall Ring Days. 

What is the last day to order a ring in order to take part in the UT Dallas Ring Ceremony?

The last day in which to place an order for your ring in order to participate in the UT Dallas Ring Ceremony -- for that particular semester -- will be listed under Upcoming Events

Can I still order a ring if I miss the UT Dallas Ring Ceremony order deadline?

Yes, you may order your ring anytime. If you miss the Ring Ceremony deadline, Balfour will ship you your ring after the UT Dallas Ring Ceremony.

I missed my ring ceremony. Where do I pick up my ring? Can I still participate in the next one? 

If you are unable to participate in the ring ceremony, you may pick up your ring the day after the ceremony at the Alumni Relations office. Details will be on the registration page. 

We hold a ring ceremony every fall and spring, during commencement week. We encourage you to return the next semester to partake in the ceremony and the ring dunk tradition (even if you already graduated). All you have to do is let us know ahead of time that you want to participate, bring your ring back and we will formally present it to you on stage. 

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
800 West Campbell Road, DGAC10
Richardson, Texas 75080
(972) UTD-ALUM | alumni@utdallas.edu

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