September 22, 2005

Alumni, students can place class ring orders

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Alumni and eligible students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are invited to purchase the only ring officially recognized by the University.

Orders for The Official SIU Class Ring, designed to provide students and alumni with a symbol to forever commemorate their college experiences, will be taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, at the University Bookstore in the SIUC Student Center.

Class ring orders will also be accepted Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the SIU Alumni Association's Homecoming Celebration. A class ring representative will be available under the Alumni "Big" Tent, east of McAndrew Stadium.

The SIU Class Ring is on display in the SIU Alumni Association offices, located on the second floor of the Student Center and Colyer Hall on campus.

SIUC's ring was designed exclusively for those who meet the University's academic standards. Only SIUC alumni and students who have earned at least junior status by completing 56 credit hours at the University are eligible to order rings.

Class rings will be presented to students each spring at a ceremony hosted by the University and the Alumni Association during Honors Day weekend. The ceremony will take place Friday, April 7, in Ballroom B of the SIUC Student Center. Rings will be presented to each student who orders by Feb. 9.

Ring sales will help fund student and alumni programs coordinated by the SIU Alumni Association.

For more information, call the SIU Alumni Association at 453-2408.