UTRGV Ring FAQs
Will I be able to exchange my ring for one of the new designs when they become available?

Yes, if you are currently enrolled and purchased an official ring from Josten's you are eligible for one year after the premier to exchange your ring at no additional cost through warranty service.

Alumni may trade-in their ring for the petite design for a $55 remake fee through Josten’s warranty services for same quality.

Additional cost for any upgrades will apply.

Are payment plans available?
Yes, when you go through the purchase process on Josten's website you will be provided with more information.
Can I participate in the ring ceremony if I purchased a ring from another company?
No, Jostens is the only official ring vendor for UTRGV.
If I participate in a virtual ring ceremony, will I be able to participate in an in-person ring ceremony?
Yes, all ring recipients from Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 will be invited to participate in an in-person ring ceremony once it has been deemed safe to host one.
I just graduated with my graduate degree, and I update my undergraduate ring to reflect my new degree?
If your undergraduate ring is a Jostens ring, you can get your ring updates at no charge.
When will the petite ring be available?
Two new petite ring designs will be made available for purchase early Fall 2021.
How can I upgrade my ring?

Yes, if you are currently enrolled and purchased an official ring from Jostens’ you are eligible for one year after the premier to exchange your ring through Josten’s Warranty Service.

Alumni may also trade-in their rings through this program as well.

Fees and charges for upgrades may apply. Please contact Josten’s Warranty Service for more information at 1.800.854.7464 or visit our website.

   BE A PART OF  

THE UTRGV LEGACY!

The UTRGV ring serves as a symbol of accomplishment. The ring is a connection between the past and future graduates that have earned the right to carve their name in vaquero legacy.

The first official UTRGV ring was revealed in 2017. The establishment of the ring tradition at UTRGV symbolized the unification of future and past vaqueros who have received bachelors, masters, doctorates, or doctorates in medicine. The first official ring was designed with input from students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Student jewelry designers were tasked with creating preliminary designs that told the story of a student's educational journey. The official UTRGV ring design is a true testament to a ring design for students by students.

   VAQUERO LEGACY   

  RING  

  TRADITION  

The Ring Ceremony is a tradition that demonstrates school pride; where students receive their official UTRGV ring. This ceremony is an acknowledgment of the ring recipient's accomplishments while being surrounded and celebrated by friends and family.

As per tradition, students receiving their ring partake in the ceremonial “Orange V” – where students stamp their right index and middle fingers onto orange dye to make the orange “V” sign.

  MEANING OF  

  THE RING  

Sport your Vaquero pride with a design that consists of a suite of styles that has the same ring top design but varying sides or “shanks”.

The ring top can be selected in a metal or gemstone finish. Diamonds can also be added to the ring top. Students will be able to personalize the shanks based on their college, graduation year, and degree.  

The vision and commitment to the design was an effort led by both staff and students to represent unity and recognition of academic achievement.

The UT Systems Seal represents “The Origin of Heraldic Arms” 

The Book represents "Institution of Learning"

The Laurel and Star affirm "Victory and Triumph"

   HOW TO ORDER  

SELECT YOUR CAMPUS BELOW

SELECT YOUR DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE RINGS CATALOG

SELECT YOUR RING SIZE AND PERSONALIZE IT TO YOUR LIKING

TAKE PART IN A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRADITION AND CEMENT YOUR LEGACY

EDINBURG

The UTRGV ring is available to eligible students and alumni.  Students will be eligible to purchase a ring upon completion of 75 credit hours. 

UTRGV is excited to continue the legacy with two new ring designsThese new rings are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase. These new designs will be available to eligible students and alumni.

UTRGV official ring program
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A variety of options for the UTRGV traditional ring design
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           SYMBOLISM & MEANING          

          TRADITIONAL DESIGN          

A picture of the new petite UTRGV ring design.

  THE ALL NEW  

  PETITE DESIGNS  

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Ring design in two different sizes
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Rectangular Design

Round Design

Similar to the original collection showcasing the UTRGV wordmark with the rocking “R” and the UT System shield. Students will be able to change out the stone in the center of the seal to match their stone color of significance.

The ring top is rectangular in shape consistent with the original collection, but the shanks are slenderized. Students will be able to personalize the shanks with the engraving of their graduation year and degree. 

Customizable options include: 

A. The ring top will be available in metal or gemstone 

B. Diamonds, cubic zirconia or gemstones can be added to the ring top  

The ring top is round with more slender shanks than Design A. Engraving is an option for the inside of the band. All other design elements of the original design will not be present. 

Customizable options include: 

A. The ring top will only be available in metal

B. Diamonds, cubic zirconia or gemstones can be added to the ring top.  

       RING TOP DESIGN      

     NEW RING DESIGNS     

A picture of the new petite UTRGV ring design.

      SHANKS DESIGNS AND MEANING    

Gonfalons
Unity and family groups

Palm
Stylized Sabal Palm recognizing our native ecology and represented on the Presidential medallion

Arches
An architectural signifier of Valley unity

Sunrays
Representation of our fruitful weather, illumination, 
life, and rebirth

Year of Graduation & Degree of Study


UTRGVs shank design for the official ring.

Medicine

      RING DAYS      

              EDINBURG              

          BROWNSVILLE          

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Jostens will be at each Campus Store on Ring Days.


October

October

12th, 9am-5pm 

13th, 9am-7:30pm

Edinburg Ballroom Complex

10th, 9am-5pm 

11th, 9am-7:30pm

Brownsville PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon

November

November

16th – 17th , 10am-5pm

Edinburg Campus Store

14th - 15th, 10am-5pm

Brownsville Campus Store

      FALL 2022 RING CEREMONY DETAILS      

          BROWNSVILLE          

          EDINBURG          

December 7th, 2022 at 6:00 pm

PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon

December 8th, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Performing Arts Center

Ring recipients will be required to check-in at 5:00 pm

Doors open at 5:30 pm 

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          RSVP INFORMATION          

An evite with RSVP information will be sent to the email address provided by the ring recipient when their ring order was taken.

          WHAT TO WEAR          

Business casual attire is highly encouraged for our ring recipients.

          PARKING INFORMATION          

          FAQs          

Is an RSVP required for ring recipients?

Yes, ring recipients will receive an email with RSVP information to which their response is required.

Is an RSVP required for guests?

Yes, due to limited seating, ring recipients shall RSVP for their guests via the event evite.

What if I have special accommodations to be requested?

Please contact aux@utrgv.edu by December 5, 2022 for special accommodations.

Are children allowed at the event?

Yes, to ensure the safety of our attendees, strollers need to remain in the areas designated with signage.

Can I bring my noise makers and balloons?

While not allowed inside the event, noise makers and balloons can be used outside the buildings where the ceremonies are taking place.

Will my photo be taken at the ceremony?

Yes, a professional photographer will be on hand to take photos of your special day. Also, a backdrop will be available to take personal photos with your guests.