The interlocking UH logo adorns the top of the official class ring. The right shank presents the University seal — a variation of Sam Houston’s coat of arms — that features flanked martlets, two greyhounds and a winged hourglass with the motto “In Time” above it.
The wearer’s graduation year is also featured on this side. The left shank bears the wearer’s degree, a facade of the Ezekiel Cullen Building, and the University’s founding date 1927. Rings are available in either yellow or white gold with options such as antique finishes and diamond settings.
The class ring is presented each semester at a formal Ring Ceremony, an event held prior to both the December and May graduation. Tradition dictates that current students must wear the ring facing inward, with only alumni wearing the ring facing outward. Each class ring spends the night before the Ring Ceremony with our live mascot, Shasta VI, in the Cougar habitat at the Houston Zoo.