Spring 2023 Ring Ceremony

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About the Event

Congratulations again on the huge accomplishment of earning your official University of Houston Class Ring!

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GUARDING OF THE RINGS

The Guarding of the Rings tradition will continue with the class rings spending the Friday before the Class Ring Ceremony in the Cougar habitat at the Houston Zoo, where the spirit of Shasta lives on.

You are cordially invited to come experience the “Guarding of the Rings” on Friday, May 5th at The Houston Zoo. A box that will hold your ring will be inside the habitat. The exhibit will stay open to the public from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. Tickets for December are available now, for non-members. Tickets MUST be reserved online before visiting the Zoo, as tickets will not be sold at the gate. Current UH students receive FREE admission by reserving tickets online and presenting their UH ID upon entry, along with your reservation ticket. To apply the student discount, scroll down to the section “Discount Admission” and select the “College Student” option. Make sure to reserve yours early! Members are no longer required to make a reservation to visit the Zoo. Upon arrival at the Zoo, you will enter through our Member Entrance and present your digital membership card.

RING CEREMONY

The Ring Ceremony will be held at the Fertitta Center on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Doors will open at 12 pm. We hope you and your family will be able to join us! If you have not already registered, please click here to do so.

Fertitta Center (Holman Street Entrance)
3422 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77204

A few items to note for the Ring Ceremony:

  • Cash Parking ($10.00) will be available in Stadium Parking Garage across the street from Fertitta Center. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
    • If you have a valid UH parking permit, you will be allowed to park at no charge.
  • Doors will open at noon for check-in. Only students receiving a ring need to check in. Please enter Fertitta Center from the Holman Street entrance, as shown on the map below.
  • Only those receiving rings will need to check in at the tables inside Fertitta Center. Your guests may proceed to their seats. Those receiving rings will be seated in a designated section, and our staff will direct you accordingly.
  • During the ceremony, ring recipients will walk across the stage.  If any ring recipients require assistance to walk onto and across the stage, please let us know.
  • The dress for this event is business casual.
  • A clear bag policy is in effect for Fertitta Center. Please share with your guests! More information is below.

STUDENT SPEAKER

We are also currently accepting applications for students that would like to be considered to be the student speaker at the Ring Ceremony. If you would like to be considered to be a student speaker, email Leia Burroughs at lnburrou@central.uh.edu with your answers to the following questions by Monday, February 6th, 2023, by 5PM.

  • Major at UH?
  • Graduation year?
  • Any awards or recognition received during your studies at UH?
  • Any obstacles you overcame during your studies?
  • Your plans for the future?
  • Why the UH class ring matters to you?

RING PICK-UP

If you are not able to attend the Ring Ceremony, you can pick up your class ring in the UHAA office on Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. CST.  We are located in the Athletics-Alumni Center Building at 3204 Cullen Blvd. Suite 201 Houston TX, 77204, 2nd floor, first door on the left side of the hall. Please bring a valid photo ID.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

When
May 06, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where
Fertitta Center
3422 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77204
Parking Information

Students and guests must enter through the Holman street side of the stadium (facing the stadium garage). You’ll see our giant ring inflatable in front of the doors, and we will have lots of signage along the way, so you can’t miss it!

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Leia Burroughs
lnburrou@central.uh.edu