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.
How to Wear Your Ring
Tradition dictates that current students wear the ring facing inward. After graduation, alumni should wear the ring with the logo facing outward.
Spring 2021 Ordering
The deadline to order your class ring and receive it in time for the Spring 2021 Guarding of the Rings, Ring Pick Up Celebration and Commencement is Friday, March 26, 2021.
*Balfour asks for your home address on the order form. This is to ensure that if you can’t make it to campus to pick up your ring, it will be shipped directly to the address you provided.
Spring 2021 Events
Guarding of the Rings: Friday, April 30, Houston Zoo
- Spring 2021 Ring Recipients are cordially invited to come experience the “Guarding of the Rings” by Shasta on Friday, April 30th at The Houston Zoo. A box that will hold your ring will be inside of the habitat. The exhibit will stay open to the public from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Tickets for April 30th are available online here. 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 “College Student” option. Make sure to reserve yours early!
Ring Pick Up Celebration: Sunday, May 2, UH Alumni Center
- We will host a Ring Pick Up Celebration on Sunday, May 2nd from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the UH Athletics-Alumni Center, 3204 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204! This event will be a curbside pick up to get your UH Class Ring. We kindly ask that you stay in your vehicle for everyone’s safety. Our staff will be on site to hand you your ring at your car. There may be an extra goodie or two in store for you! Feel free to decorate your car. There will be one photo station after the pick-up for you and your family.
Please sign up for a time here!
*If you are not able to participate in the Ring Pick Up Celebration, rings may be picked up the Monday and Tuesday after the Celebration at the University of Houston Alumni Association Office, located at 3204 Cullen Blvd, Suite 201, Houston, TX, 77204. Rings not claimed will be returned to Balfour and then shipped to the address you provided at the time of your order.
Put A Ring On It! Webinar
In Fall 2020, we hosted a Ring Ordering Webinar that included all ring ordering questions, pictures of ring samples, and how to size for your ring at home. You can view the webinar recording here.
Applications are now CLOSED
Be on the lookout for the application to re-open in Fall 2021.