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The Pitt Official Class Ring Ceremony: Live the Tradition

The Ring

The official University of Pittsburgh class ring symbolically commemorates the unique lifelong connection alumni have to Pitt. Students who purchase a class ring are making an investment that will last a lifetime. This ring is a tangible connection to your alma mater: a reminder of what it means to be a Panther that you will carry with you on every step of your life’s journey.

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The Ceremony

The evening prior to the Pitt Class Ring Ceremony, each ring spends the night at the pinnacle of this great University, atop the Cathedral of Learning. The rings are placed there as a symbol of the heights wearers will reach upon graduating from Pitt.

As the ceremony approaches, the rings, in their official chest, are escorted to the Cathedral Commons Room by Roc and the Pitt Band. The rings await as the ceremony commences, detailing the rich history of class rings and the pride they represent.

It’s the same Pitt pride that you will feel when you receive your ring and add your name to the ceremony registry. You will see the names and feel the connections to your fellow Panthers – the ones with you at the ceremony as well as those that came before and those who will follow.

2022 Pitt Class Ring Ceremony

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Pitt Class Ring Ceremony will be a pre-recorded, virtual experience. If you purchased a Pitt Class Ring this year, watch your email in late March for your invitation!

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Your Pitt Class Ring Story

As a student, your ring should face inward, towards your heart, as a motivator. Upon graduation, your class ring should be turned so that it is facing out to the world ready to face any obstacle. Your class ring symbolizes the journey of your collegiate career and will remind you of your lifelong relationship to Pitt. No matter where your journey takes you, Pitt will never leave you. Hail to Pitt!

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Pitt Class Ring Ceremony Memories

“I am so proud to be a Pitt student, and now I will have a token to remind me of some of the best, most formative years of my life.”

"I'm so glad to have participated in the new tradition!"

"For me, the class ring serves as a constant reminder of my time at Pitt. I wear my ring every day, and when I take a moment to look at it, all the memories of my time at Pitt come flooding back. I am very proud of being a Pitt grad, and wearing the ring all the time is a great way for me to show my pride for the University. Finally, it is just a stylish ring! I got my ring with the Pitt Script engraved on the blue stone, and I just think it looks so sleek."

"My family, friends, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony!"

"My ring is a daily reminder of the hard work and dedication I have put in to get my BSN and the incredible opportunities Pitt has given me these past four years."

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