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NC State Ring for Students – DRAFT

Wear the Tradition

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Students attending the Ring Ceremony at Reynolds Coliseum.

Ready for Ring Week?

ring week

Who can get an NC State Ring? Only alumni and students with 60 or more completed credit hours and junior standing can wear a ring. Enrolling in a master’s or doctoral program also qualifies you to wear the ring.

Can I get my ring without attending the ceremony? We encourage all students receiving a ring to take part in the tradition of the ceremony. However, if a student can’t make it to the presentation of the rings, they can pick up their rings in the campus bookstore from Balfour representatives, usually the following day. Those rings that are not picked up are sent to the address listed when the ring was purchased.

If I’m an alumnus/alumna and don’t live near Raleigh can I have my ring shipped to me? Yes. If you mark yourself as an alumni on the online order form, the ring will be shipped straight to you.

Can I put my greek letters, campus organization, etc. on my ring? Our current design does not allow for adding symbols, logos or text to the outside of the ring. Although there are some customization options, those options are limited. These types of additions can be included as engravings on the inside of your ring, however.

My ring has been lost or stolen. Can I replace it with an exact replica? Sometimes our ring company, Balfour, can use old ring casts to recreate a ring. In some cases, however, a more recent design must be used. Contact ncstatering@ncsu.edu for more information.

I’ve found an NC State ring. What should I do? If there is a name engraved inside the ring, the Alumni Association can locate the owner through our alumni database. Contact ncstatering@ncsu.edu.

My ring has been damaged. Can I have it fixed? How much does it cost? Should you need to repair your Balfour ring, send it insured to: 

Balfour
Attn: Repair Department
7211 Circle S. Road
Austin, Texas 78745

Include your name, your original order number (if available), instructions as to the type of repair you want done, a return address and a daytime phone number so Balfour can contact you to approve any charges. We recommend that you send the ring using a traceable method like USPS, UPS or FedEx. Please remit a $14.95 shipping/handling/insurance charge with your ring.

Many times, repairs can be done on a ring; however, some requests may require that your ring be remade. If your ring is very sentimental to you and you do not want it remade, an explicit note directing that the ring not be remade must be included with the ring. A remake fee will apply to any order that must be remade. To learn more about these fees please call 1.877.225.3687. Repairs typically take two to three weeks, sometimes less. Remaking your ring, if necessary, will generally take four to six weeks.

Can I get my ring resized? Changes in weather and physical activity affect your finger size, so wear it for a while before considering any changes in ring size. If you still feel you require a different size, Balfour will be happy to resize your ring up to two sizes.

Since purchasing a ring, my graduation date has changed. Can I have the date changed on my ring? Should your year of graduation or your school change before you graduate, Balfour will remake your ring one time at no charge or replace it with a ring of similar design and comparable value.

I’m a parent and want to give my son/daughter a ring as a gift. What should I do? Although it is recommended that students participate in the tradition of receiving rings through the ring ceremony, it is possible to arrange a ring delivery for personal gifts. However, a ring delivered early to be given as a gift will not spend a night in the Memorial Belltower. Email ncstatering@ncsu.edu about receiving a ring to use as a gift. The Alumni Association can notify Balfour of the gift so that your student will not receive emails that may reveal the surprise.