Students and alumni, your Carolina Alumni Association invites you to participate in one of Carolina's most prestigious traditions—The Official University of South Carolina Ring. The Official Ring stands as a time-honored expression of Carolina pride and is recognized by Carolina alumni worldwide.

The Official Ring ceremony is sponsored by the Garnet Circle Student Alumni Council and is held each fall and spring on the Horseshoe. Whether you're a Carolina alumnus or a student, you'll find this ring a precious keepsake representing your commitment to Carolina.

History of the Ring Ceremony
In 1999 the University of South Carolina adopted an official ring. The ring is a symbol of students’ eternal affiliation with the university.

History of Garnet Circle
Student leaders were recruited to become involved in a different side of the University (Alumni and Development).

Ring Eligibility
Students achieving 60 credit hours or more are eligible to participate in the Official Ring tradition.

All students ordering rings by the end of Ring Week will be invited to participate in the Official Ring Ceremony.

It's a great time to join the Official Ring tradition! Alumni worldwide recognize the ring as a symbol of loyalty and devotion to Carolina.

An Historic Ceremony, a University Tradition
View photos from the Official USC Ring Ceremonies

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Staff to contact for additional information:

 Hunter Evans

Hunter Looper, '08 BS, Annual Member
Director of Student Programs 

"My Carolina is that chill up my spine when I hear '2001' anywhere on campus. It’s past, present, and future memories made with my Kappa Delta sisters, fellow students at the Darla Moore School of Business and the wonderful people I work with at the Alumni Association."

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