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UA Plans Presentation Ceremony for Official Class Rings

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s University Supply Store has announced that official student class rings for the 2016 ceremony will spend 24 hours inside Denny Chimes on the UA campus before a presentation ceremony Friday, April 15.

The UA Class Ring

The UA Class Ring

The UA Army ROTC students will place the rings in Denny Chimes at 6:31 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and remove them at 6:31 p.m. Friday, April 15, during the ceremony. The time – 18:31 in military time – symbolizes 1831, the founding year of UA.

Denny Chimes was built in 1929 as an enduring symbol of the Capstone.

The enhanced ring ceremony will take place starting at 6:15 p.m. on the Quad near Denny Chimes. University President Stuart R. Bell will present the rings to students.

Dr. Tim Hebson, dean of students, will speak about the traditions and symbols of the UA Official Class Ring. A reception will follow the ceremony.

“The official class ring is a time-honored tradition commemorating the University’s history, stories and symbols universally relevant to Alabama graduates,” said David Cowdery, associate director of general merchandise for the Supply Store.

Rings are reserved for students who have achieved at least 60 credit hours in good standing. The official class ring marks this academic milestone and the ring ceremony provides students and their guests with the opportunity to celebrate this achievement.

For details on the ceremony, contact Cowdery at 205-348-0668 or

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.