As graduation nears, we are pleased to offer a lasting reminder of the Auburn University experience: The Official Auburn Ring. Our ring evokes special memories of the traditions and images of Auburn University: Samford Hall, Toomer’s Corner, the Auburn Family (and so much more!). The The Official Auburn Ring is a symbolic, continuous link with university experiences, fellow classmates, and alumni.
The Auburn Ring is reserved exclusively for those who have achieved junior year with at least 75 credit hours in good standing. Sponsored by Auburn University and the Student Government Association, the ring will remain unchanged-a tangible connection to the past, present and future. While the other representation of achievement, the diploma, takes a place of pride on the wall, the ring is the only item a graduate can wear that makes the same statement as the diploma.
At the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, students who have completed over 75 hours have the opportunity to be a part of a long-standing tradition that is unique to Auburn. This tradition is Ring Night and Ring Ceremony. At Ring Night, the rings are left on the Auburn seal from 1856, or 6:56 PM, until the current graduation year. This is symbolic of the rings absorbing all of Auburn’s history from founding to present. This also means the rings are placed under the curse of the seal. A few days later at the Ring Ceremony, the ring recipient dips their ring in water from the President’s fountain which removes the curse, but leaves the Auburn spirit behind to live on in the ring and in the heart of its owner forevermore. Ring recipients conclude the traditional ceremony by placing the cleansed ring on their finger with the words “Auburn University” facing inward.
After graduation, the new alumni turn the ring to show the world that they are a proud official member of the Auburn family.Ring Ceremonies are for recipients and their guests only.
Please visit this page in the fall to learn how we will be adapting the opportunity to participate in these traditions as we observe health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.