All About Texas A&M Ring Day
This event is the second biggest day for an Aggie, besides graduation. At this event, tens of thousands of Aggie students and their family travel to Aggieland to pick up their class ring. The ring signifies surpassing the 90 hour mark, which usually occurs at the end of the students Junior year at Texas A&M. While other universities in Texas celebrate ring day, none do it quite like the Aggies do. This ring is the most visible sign of the Aggie Network with hundreds of thousands of former students wearing their ring with pride. This globally recognizable ring serves to show your accomplishments but also connect you to something bigger than yourself.
The biggest tradition with your ring is that once you put on the ring, the class year faces towards yourself as a reminder of what you have left to finish. Then, once you graduate, you turn your graduation year away from you. There are some other traditions that have been recently created by students. One of the newer traditions is to have someone receive and present the ring to you. Although this is definitely a newer tradition, it is a very special moment for those who have supported you, to be able to present this ring to you. One big Ring Day tradition is the Ring Dunk, which is not endorsed or recommended by the university. You drop your ring in a pitcher of beer and drink the pitcher as fast as you can. This is usually done with the time being your class year, for example at 9:24PM.