A Lifelong Connection

Our time on the hilltop shapes us for the rest of our lives. As we take what we learn from the Holy Cross tradition away from Austin and into the rest of the world, we become part of a growing community of alumni united by our shared experiences. As a symbol of our connections to each other and to the university, St. Edward’s has worked closely with Balfour to design an official University Ring available to graduating students and alumni.

Campus images represented on ring

University Ring Ceremony

Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony: Sunday, February 28th, Times TBD., Jones Auditorium (Ragsdale Center)

Orders must be placed 6-8 weeks in advance to be received in time to participate in the University Ring Ceremony. Deadlines will be emailed to eligible students. The deadline has passed to participate in the Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony. 

In accordance with the tradition, all rings ordered will be held until the subsequent University Ring Ceremony. Students who do not wish to participate in the ceremony may pick up their ring in the Student Involvement Office (Ragsdale 304) the first business day following the ceremony. Alumni are invited to participate in the ceremony or may choose to have their ring shipped directly.

Order a University Ring

All eligible students (90+ credit hours completed) or alumni can order a ring by one of the following ways:

  • online, via Balfour's website
  • by phone at 1-866-225-3687
  • stop by the University Bookstore
  • or visit our fall or spring official Ring Days, held every semester in the Ragsdale Center
    • Order deadline to participate in Spring 2021 Ring Ceremony: Thursday, December 26, 2020
    • order at GradFest, date to be announced.
      • (The original date of Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., has been postponed.)

University Ring Symbols

University Ring Symbols


Individuals eligible to purchase a ring include:

  • Alumni
  • Undergraduate students who have completed 90 credit hours
  • Graduate students who have submitted application for graduation on myHilltop

Contact the Registrar, your advising specialist or view your unofficial transcript under the My Academic Profile task in myHilltop to verify eligibility.

University Ring History

In Fall 2012, three students approached the university hoping to create a new tradition that would become a source of lifelong pride for Hilltoppers. Their idea has now become a reality. Designed by and for St. Edward’s University students, the official ring captures the very essence of the university.

Four beloved symbols were chosen to celebrate the tradition and history of life on the hilltop. Recognizable around the world as an icon of St. Edward’s, the red doors bring students full circle during the Legacy Walk that begins freshman year and concludes at Hilltop Send Off. Main Building stands grandly at the heart of our famed hilltop campus as it has since 1888. Sorin Oak, named for our founder, Father Edward Sorin, creates a serene and profound place for students. The university seal represents our Holy Cross heritage and our Texan identity, reminding students of the soul of St. Edward’s.

The ring commemorates your academic success as a student at St. Edward’s. As a common bond shared between past and future graduates, it identifies you as a member of the Hilltopper family.