Saturday, October 8, 2011

the ring tradition

Virginia Tech has a very rich history and therefore many traditions. One of the greatest traditions is our university's Ring Tradition in which each class has their own, unique class ring. On Tuesday, October 4 was the Class of 2013's Ring Premiere. 

Ring Premiere basically consists of a one-hour ceremony in Burruss Hall Auditorium in which the Ring Design Team and Leadership Team unveil our class ring. Following the show are fireworks on the Drillfield and then everyone walks over to Squires Commonwealth to pick up the Class of 2013 official tshirt.

As members of the Leadership Team, we have been actively planning this event for a full year since we got our positions last October. Kelly and I have already learned so much in our first year as Marketing Co-Chairs, and we have done an insane amount of work in the past few months to market this event to our class. 

I would say that all of our hard work definitely paid off when we saw almost all 2,500+ seats in Burruss Hall Auditorium full at Premiere! Now we have two new Marketing Co-Chairs of 2014, Taylor and Blair, to mentor. So excited for them!

Clayton, our 2013 Ring Design Chair, led a committee of 10 Leadership Team members in the designing of our class ring and planning our Ring Premiere. It was definitely a night to remember, and our ring is already cherished by the entire class! So proud of you, Clay.

Before the night begun, we took pictures on the steps of Burruss Hall. My wonderful and supportive Alpha Phis actually showed up at 6:20pm (Premiere started at 7pm), so I made them pose for a picture as well! That's sisterhood right there.

Check out this video for the details of our ring design! I am so anxious to order my beautiful class ring and wear it proudly on my finger for the rest of my life. Stay tuned for pictures when it arrives! 


  1. Happy 100th post!! Its not like I stalk this or anything...................

  2. I love this tradition! And congrats on doing such a great job. xo

  3. what a fabulous tradition! I got to visit VT this summer for a Hokie wedding--it's a GORGEOUS campus! I wear my class ring from Georgetown every day, but we don't have much fanfare associated with our rings. I think that's so fun! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

    P.S. I'm hosting a little Lilly Pulitzer giveaway--you're going to love it :)

  4. so proud of you Christine! you looked absolutely gorgeous!

  5. What a great tradition! I'm glad everything turned out well!!

  6. That is so wonderful that your school has such a rich history! Looks like you had a wonderful time! :)