Official Ring Ceremony Held in Waco Hall

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Baylor students take a closer look at their official Baylor class ring.
May 3, 2006

Nearly 250 Baylor University upperclassmen were presented with their official Baylor Ring by President John M. Lilley during the traditional ring ceremony May 2 at Waco Hall.

The Baylor Alumni Association has hosted the ring ceremony twice each year since the university adopted the single official ring concept as the newest of the Baylor traditions. The event has become so popular that the organizers moved the ceremony to Waco Hall after outgrowing the Barfield Drawing Room. During the ceremony, students are presented their rings and told the history and meaning of the more than a dozen historic symbols on the ring.

Designed by the Balfour Company in 1995, the Official Baylor Ring may only be purchased by alumni or students who have completed 75 or more hours of study.

"Baylor University's tradition encompasses more than 160 years, and the Baylor Ring is a tangible symbol of that heritage," said Jeff Kilgore, executive vice president of the alumni association. "For Baylor alumni, it unites our past with our present and our future."

For more information, contact the Baylor Alumni Association at (254) 710-1121 or go to

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