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CofC Ring Tradition Night and Presentation Ceremony 2018


Ring Tradition Night

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5-7 pm
President’s House at 6 Glebe Street

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5-7 pm, you are cordially invited to come to the President’s House at 6 Glebe to see your College of Charleston ring placed inside the College’s first classroom.* This home was built in 1770 and Bishop Robert Smith taught our first students on the ground floor. Your ring will spend the night in this hallowed space so it may be instilled with the spirit of Bishop Smith and the very first students of the College. The next day, the rings will be brought to TD Arena for presentation by President McConnell during the Ring Ceremony that evening.


Ring Presentation Ceremony

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6 pm – Ring Ceremony Participants check in at Johnson Center Practice Gym
6-7 pm – Ring Ceremony guests may check in and find seats at TD Arena
7 pm SHARP – Ring Ceremony begins

Hosted by the Alumni Association as part of Family Weekend, this auspicious ceremony will feature the history of the College ring, the symbolism of its design, and the presentation of rings by President McConnell. The President of the Alumni Association will provide instructions on how to wear your ring before and after graduation and ring recipients will put their rings on the first time together. Clyde will be on hand to congratulate recipients and have photos.

Ring recipients: Please register yourself as a recipient and provide how your name is pronounced for our announcer. Please register any guests you would like to attend as well. Please arrive at the Johnson Center Practice Gym by 6 pm to check-in, receive your name card for the announcer, and line up for the ceremony. Important Reminder: There is no secure location to leave bags, purses, phones, etc. Please leave these items with your guests or at another location.

*If you do not participate in the Ring Ceremony, you will be able to pick up your ring the following week in the Stern Center lobby. Dates and times for non-participant ring pickup will be announced later. Pickup will not be allowed prior to the Ring Ceremony.



Please click here to register for the Ring Tradition Night and Ceremony.

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