ORDER YOUR RING THIS FALL
For those who have acquired 75 credit hours, rings can be sized and ordered at the following times and locations to guarantee delivery and participation for the Ring Ceremony.
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Bookstore August 21-25 | 10am - 3pm
Oklahoma Memorial Union Lobby August 28 - September 1 | 10am - 2pm September 5-8 | 10am - 2pm September 11-15 | 10am - 2pm
OU RING CEREMONY
Each year during homecoming week, students and alumni who have ordered their rings are honored at the annual OU Ring Ceremony. Participants and their guests are invited to take part in the symbolic ceremony and a celebratory reception that follows. During the ceremony, each student will be personally presented with their ring from the president of the university.
Join us on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4pm in the Oklahoma Memorial Union Courtyard for the annual OU Ring Ceremony. Students and alumni who have ordered their rings will receive a formal invitation. Following the formal invitation, please confirm your attendance by calling (405) 325-3784 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in participating in the OU Ring Ceremony are encouraged to order their rings by September 15, 2017.
HISTORY OF THE OU RING
The OU Ring tells a story, a story of people, place and possibility. Our ring is a symbol of the great women and men, the great people with vision and dreams, students, faculty and staff, making meaning through the investment of their lives in the next generation and all the generations that follow.
SYMBOLISM OF THE OU RING
The traditional border of the university seal circles the ring top reminding everyone that while we are a diverse campus community, we are all included and valued as members of the OU family. Both our state and our university are strongly influenced by our Native American heritage. The interlocking OU, at the center of the ring, is probably the most universal and most recognizable symbol of the university. The ring is made of gold. As a precious metal, gold symbolizes the value of an OU education. The educational experience and the friendships developed both in and outside the classrooms are precious indeed. The arches on each side of the ring are the most common symbol of the Cherokee Gothic architectural style that is apparent throughout most campus structures. Likewise, arches, built as senior class gifts over the years, provide both the symbolic and actual welcome and gateway at every major entrance to our campus.