Join the Tradition!
The UH Class Ring is a milestone of the UH student experience. It reminds us of our commitment to the UH community, participation in campus traditions, and personal success through academic achievements. The interlocking UH logo adorns the top of the official class ring. The right shank presents the University seal – a variation of Sam Houston’s coat of arms – that features flanked martlets, two greyhounds, and a winged hourglass with the motto “In Time” above it. The wearer’s graduation year is also featured on this side. The left shank bears the wearer’s degree, a façade of the Ezekiel Cullen Building, and the University’s founding date, 1927.
The last day to order your class ring is Friday, March 10th, 2023, to be included in the Guarding of the Rings and Ring Ceremony.
The class ring scholarship application will be open on Monday, January 25th, 2023. UH Alumni Association will be awarding three (3) ring scholarships for the Spring 2023 semester. The Ring Scholarship is available to current students who have completed 70+ college credit hours. Graduate students are also eligible for the ring scholarship.
Applications are due Monday, February 6th, 2023, by 5 PM CT. No late applications will be accepted, with no exceptions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once all applications are submitted, they will be reviewed by UHAA board members and all applicants will be notified Friday, February 10th, 2023.
THE RING SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW CLOSED!
Ring week is your opportunity to meet with Balfour representatives to get your ring sized and see the wide variety of ring options that Balfour offers to our students. Ring week will be held on Monday February 13th – Thursday, February 16th, 2023, from 10 AM-4 PM in the UH Athletics-Alumni Center located at 3204 Cullen Blvd Houston TX 77204. Sign up here to select your date and time.
Grad Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 7th – Thursday, March 9th from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. in the Student Center South Bookstore lower level. Students have the opportunity to meet with Balfour to ask questions and try on class rings during Grad Fair. Graduating seniors will also be able to order their regalia during this time. You do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Balfour representative will be present to answer questions about your class ring.
Guarding of the Rings
The Houston Zoo’s two new cougar cubs, Shasta VII and Louie, are participating in the long-held tradition of guarding the rings of University of Houston graduates. The 11-week-old cubs are continuing to reside behind-the-scenes as they finish quarantine and grow, the duo officially began their duties as representatives of the University of Houston by guarding two rings on Dec. 1. Shasta VII and Louie were curious about the ring boxes and their keepers encouraged the exploration of the novel items by hiding meatballs amongst the hay and climbing logs.
On Friday, May 5th all rings for the Spring 2023 ring recipients will be placed in UH-themed boxes, which will be in the empty cougar habitat all day. University of Houston students and guests can view the class rings on display and take photos in front of the habitat. Current University of Houston students receive free daytime general Zoo admission (with a valid ID) all year long. Students must reserve a ticket ahead of time online before visiting the Zoo.
The two cougar cubs were found alone in Washington state and moved to the Houston Zoo in early November. The Zoo was contacted by the Washington State Fish & Wildlife Services when a rancher found two orphaned male cubs on his property. At an estimated four weeks old when found in late October, it was unlikely the cubs would have survived on their own. Within days, the duo flew to the Lone Star State and are settling into life at the Houston Zoo.
Spring 2023 Ring Ceremony
The Ring Ceremony will be held at the Fertitta Center on Saturday, May 6th 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Door 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. This event is for eligible students who have ordered a class ring. More detailed information will be sent to those eligible students.
Fertitta Center (Holman Street Entrance)
3422 Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77204
Ring Pick Up
Any rings that are not picked up during the Ring Ceremony will be held in the Athletic Alumni Center located at 3204 Cullen Blvd, 2nd floor, suite 201 in the Alumni Association Office. Rings can be picked up Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, from 9 AM – 5 PM. Any rings not picked up during these dates will be shipped to the address on the ring order form. You do not need an appointment to pick up your ring, please bring a valid ID.