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Ring Days tradition continues with May 5 ceremony

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
April 27, 2009

Ring ceremony

Students will symbolically rinse their hands in water from the San Marcos River during the official Texas State ring ceremony..

Texas State University-San Marcos students will uphold tradition 7 p.m. May 5 at Strahan Coliseum when they participate in the official, spring Ring Days ceremony.

Hosted by the Texas State Alumni Association and the University Book Store, university officials, students and families will gather at the coliseum to witness students receiving their official Texas State rings. The students will symbolically rinse their hands in water from a fountain flowing with water from the San Marcos River before placing their new rings on their fingers.

All rings bear the official Texas State design. The Texas Lone Star sits atop surrounded by oak and laurel leaf wreaths inside the Texas State name and its official founding date. Old Main is engraved on the left side with the Texas State initials decorating the right hand side. The school flower, Gaillardia, is engraved on the inside.

To take part in the ceremony, please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 1 by calling 245-2371 or email