April 2019 Aggie Ring Day
The Association of Former Students says it expects 40,000 Aggie students, friends and family members to attend Aggie Ring Day festivities at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on Texas A&M University’s campus Friday and Saturday, April 12-13.
Vice President Kathryn Greenwade said 6,300 Aggies will receive Aggie Rings at campuses in College Station, Galveston, Qatar and the School of Law in Fort Worth.
April 2019 Aggie Ring Day distribution:
- College Station: 6,000+
- Galveston: 127
- Qatar: 53
- School of Law: 58
Sampling of class years included in the order:
- 2017: 18 Rings
- 2018: 128 Rings
- 2019: 2,414
- 2020: 3,327
- 2021: 164
- 2022: 2
- Oldest Class Year: 1942
More than 500 volunteers, which includes 120 student volunteers, and Association staff will help distribute Aggie Rings in College Station.
Organizers say each ring recipient needs to pull a ring ticket at AggieNetwork.com to determine their time to pick up their ring, and that each recipient needs to bring their ring ticket with them, plus two of these three items:
- Ring receipt
- Driver’s license
- Student ID
Note: In the event of potentially dangerous weather, a weather contingency plan that includes an alternate site for picking up Rings may be implemented. Ring recipients and their guests should look for emails and social media posts from The Association of Former Students, as well as posts on AggieNetwork.com further information.
Parking and transportation
Texas A&M Transportation Services will close Houston St. at George Bush Dr. from 8 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday to provide greater safety for pedestrian traffic.
Complimentary shuttles are provided to and from the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center and the West Campus Garage. Park at the West Campus Garage and take the shuttle. Pre-pay Ring Day parking is available for purchase in the WCG. Visit the Texas A&M Transportation Services website for information on rates and availability.
Shuttles begin running approximately 1 hour before Aggie Ring Day festivities begin, and will stop running about 45 minutes after the close of Aggie Ring Day.
If you have a valid parking permit, you may park at your regular parking lot or in any Lot 100 (Reed Arena and Blue Bell Park) space. For additional parking information, please visit Texas A&M Transportation Services.
About the Aggie Ring
The first known Aggie Ring was produced in 1889 and today the Aggie Ring Program, managed by The Association of Former Students, is the largest collegiate ring program in country.
Aggies must earn 90 credit hours before ordering their Aggie Ring and obtaining the Aggie Ring is a highly anticipated milestone. In 2018, more than 15,500 Aggie Rings were purchased.
The April Ring Day is the largest of six Ring Days that take place during the year. The next Aggie Ring Day is Friday, Sept. 27 for students qualifying for their Rings at the end of the spring semester.