Mother and son Gamecocks wearing the Official Ring and toasting to the alma mater

Official Carolina Ring

The Official Carolina ring can be customized with personal engravings, metal options and graduation year. Prior to graduation, the ring is worn with the University Seal facing the heart as a reminder of the goal within reach. On Commencement day, the seal is proudly worn outward as a symbol that a graduate is now an official alumnus of the University of South Carolina.

IT’S BACK! The Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring is now available for purchase in yellow or white gold. This ring will have the University Seal engraved on the black onyx. You can purchase the ring here. Already have a ring? Want to trade yours in? See the trade-in policy below. View the press release.

Balfour is offering a $75 discount off the purchase of any Carolina ring to all alumni who attend Gamecock Sports Preview on August 24, 2017 at the Alumni Center and are eligible for a ring. (This discount is only available to alumni who attend Gamecocks Sports Preview.)

Purchase your official Carolina ring and show the world you’re a lifelong Gamecock.

Available in men's and women's sizes –
Options include 10k, 14k and 18k solid white or yellow gold

Student for a short time. Gamecock for a lifetime. Forever to Thee.

 

How can I order my Official Ring? 

Alumni:

Contact Balfour, the official ring representative, at (866) 225-3687!

Students:

Students may purchase their Carolina class ring during:

Ring Week #1: Monday, September 11 – Saturday, September 16 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) on the first floor lobby of the Russell House and Tuesday, September 12 – Thursday, September 14 (2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.) on the Main Courtyard at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Ring Week #2: Monday, October 2 – Saturday, October 7 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) on the first floor lobby of the Russell House.

The My Carolina Ring Ceremony will be Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. on the Horseshoe. More details to come.

Trade-in Policy for Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring

Limited time offer! Want to trade your ring in for the Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring?
Two options:

1. Purchased your University of South Carolina ring in the last five years?

a. You are eligible for a limited time offer to trade your Carolina signet ring for the classic Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring for $125 (taxes and shipping and handling not included).
b. To trade in:

i. See a Balfour representative on-campus (visit www.balfour.com/sc for dates a rep will be on campus). Must have original ring in person in order to trade in ring.
 ii. If you cannot trade your ring in person, call (866) 225-3687 or email Mike Merritt directly at: Mike.Merritt@balfour.com.

2. Purchased your University of South Carolina ring before 2012?

a. You are eligible for a limited time offer to trade your Carolina signet ring for the classic Ladies’ Black Onyx Ring for $175 (taxes and shipping and handling not included).
b. To trade in:

i. See a Balfour representative on-campus (visit www.balfour.com/sc for dates a rep will be on campus). Must have original ring in person to trade in ring.
ii. If you cannot trade your ring in person, call (866) 225-3687 or email Mike Merritt directly at: Mike.Merritt@balfour.com.


Who can wear the Official Ring?


Graduates and students who have achieved 60 credit hours or more are eligible to participate in the Official Ring tradition. Graduate students who have completed at least 50 percent of their coursework are also eligible to purchase the Official Ring.

What is the Official Ring Ceremony?


All students ordering rings by the end of Ring Week will be invited to participate in the Official Ring Ceremony. The university president presents each student his or her ring at this elegant ceremony held on the historic Horseshoe.

More about the Official Ring


For more information about ordering your Carolina ring, visit: www.balfour.com/sc or call (866) 225-3687! For information about the Ring Ceremony, call the Alumni Association at 803-777-4111.

Carolina Ring Saver Program

This is a program that is offered to students to assist in the purchasing of a University of South Carolina ring from Balfour. Funds are collected from the student and will be set aside to help spread out the cost of a ring over multiple semesters while attending UofSC. This program enables students to deposit a minimum of $25 each fall and spring semester into a special account with a CarolinaCard and is applied towards the purchase of the Carolina ring. To participate, students on the Columbia campus will select the amount each fall and spring semester at: my.carolinacard.sc.edu.

The Ringer Saver funds will be applied to the participating student account when the student becomes eligible to order his or her ring.

Refunds from the Ring Saver Account will be processed through the CarolinaCard website and according to the refund CarolinaCard policy.