More than 300 University of Tennessee students, alumni, administrators, and guests attended the campus’s inaugural ceremony on November 9 to present official UT rings to students and alumni.
UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek encouraged students to view the ring as a symbol of their achievements thus far. He said the students should take pride in knowing that wearing the ring represents the passion they have for their university.
UT Student Government Association (SGA) President Tommy Jervis and former SGA President Jeff Wilcox (’09) made remarks at the ceremony before receiving their new official rings.
Proud friends and family snapped photographs as the dean from each student’s college presented them with their new ring.
Only students and alumni who have earned at least 60 credit hours from UT are eligible to wear the ring, which will forever serve as a proud symbol of their achievements at UT. Graduate students who have earned at least 20 credit hours are also eligible.
UT’s Official Ring Ceremony will take place each fall during Homecoming week. For more information about the Official Ring program, contact Eric Haag, director of alumni programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.