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2020 CofC Ring Tradition Night

and Presentation Ceremony


Ring Tradition Night

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4-5 pm
CofC President’s House, 6 Glebe Street

You are cordially invited to come to the President’s House to place your College of Charleston ring inside the College’s first classroom. This home was built in 1770 by Bishop Robert Smith and he 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. You will receive a certificate certifying your ring spent the night in the original classroom. The next day, the rings will be brought to Memminger Auditorium for the Ring Ceremony that evening.


Ring Presentation Ceremony

Friday, February 28, 2020
5:15 pm – Ring Ceremony participants check in at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street
5:30 - 6 pm – Ring Ceremony guests may check in and find seats at Memminger Auditorium 
6 pm SHARP – Ring Ceremony begins

Hosted by the Alumni Association, this auspicious ceremony will feature the history of the College ring, the symbolism of its design, and the presentation of rings by CofC President Andrew Hsu. 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 take photos.

Ring recipients: A link to register for this event is down below. 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. Ring recipients do NOT need a ticket, but due to limited seating, all guests of the recipient MUST have a ticket. Please arrive at the Memminger Auditorium by 5 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. Dates, times and location for non-participant ring pickup will be announced later. Pickup will not be allowed prior to the Ring Ceremony.

Guests: Please bring your tickets for check-in as seating is limited.



Students can register themselves and their guests for the Ring Tradition Night and Ceremony here.

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