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Ring In the New Year with Ring Week

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clemson chapter.

It’s that time of year again: ring week!

That’s right, Clemson is going to put a ring on it (Okay, no more cheesy ring jokes)! Seriously though, ring week is a special time for Clemson students. Our ring has a lot of cool history that you might not have even realized! For example:

-The first Clemson ring was issued in 1896 BUT…

-It wasn’t until 1901 that it could be recognized as a Clemson ring when the C was added

-Every detail of the ring is symbolic to aspects of Clemson University and South Carolina


To find out more details about our ring check this out: http://alumni.clemson.edu/clemson-ring-history/


Clemson is rich in history and tradition, which is one of the reasons I love it here so much. For the rest of your life, your Clemson ring will brand you to the rest of the world as an alumnus of the best school in the country.

In order to receive your ring at the ring ceremony, you must purchase it this week! You can visit Balfour representatives to find your ring size, ask questions, and place your order from 10-4 in the Alumni Center from January 17th -19th.  The ring ceremony will take place on March 27th at 6:30pm.


We can’t wait to see all of our collegiates proudly wearing their Clemson rings!


I am a Psychology major. I was Maryland born and raised. I love soccer, the beach, and making Her Campus part of my Clemson story!
Caitlin Barkley is currently a senior at Clemson University pursuing a degree in both Biology and Psychology. In 2016-2017, she served as the Campus Correspondent and Editor-in-Chief for Her Campus Clemson after joining her freshman year. She is also an ambassador with the Calhoun Honors College, a teacher with Clemson Dancers, and a member of Tiger Strut Dance Company. Caitlin is a colonizing member of the South Carolina Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, and she serves as the current Chapter President. A few of her favorite things include coffee, her Clemson ring, and fuzzy blankets! Follow her on Instagram @c_barkley19