West Virginia University is an institution steeped in tradition, and Mountaineer pride forms an intangible link connecting past, present, and future. WVU’s shared values are passed on to each graduating class—like a ring that comes full circle.
The college ring is more than a piece of jewelry, it is the embodiment of a proud tradition. Designed by WVU students, the official class ring shows the most recognizable images of the university—the flying WV logo, the Mountaineer statue, Woodburn Hall, and the school seal. The date of our founding, 1867, is on one side, along with the graduation year of the wearer. The other side shows the degree received and the Mountaineer statue.
When one receives the ring as an undergraduate, one wears it with the logo facing the heart to inspire and motivate academic success. Tradition is not just about what each class receives from WVU, but rather about what they leave behind. Upon graduation, as new alumni move the tassel on their caps from left to right, they should turn their rings so that the WV faces outward. The official West Virginia University class ring then becomes a visible, tangible symbol of the ever present bond between WVU and its graduates.
Ring Day Ceremony
Ring Day is held each spring and fall to present those students who have attained junior status with their WVU class rings and to share the moment with family and friends. Each recipient’s name is penned into the Ring Day Book, a historical record of those who have received the official class ring. Reservations for participants and guests are required. The date for the Spring 2015 ceremony will be announced soon. The ceremony will be held at the The Erickson Alumni Center
Invitations will be mailed out to those receiving rings. Pictures are welcome, so please remember to bring your cameras. The presentation of rings is followed by a reception. Dress for the event is business casual.
Please share your desire to participate by contacting the Mountaineer Parents Club by phone at (304) 293-2506, or by email at ParentsClubEvents@mail.wvu.edu