The Houston Baptist University Class Ring Ceremony is a special tradition at HBU which commemorates personal achievements at HBU and marks an educational milestone for students.
With family and friends looking on, students receive their ring from President Dr. Robert Sloan Jr. and the HBU Alumni Association Advisory Board. The HBU ring is a unifying symbol that links current and former students to our accomplished university, and to each other. With the school seal proudly engraved on the front, the ring captures the uniqueness of the Houston Baptist University experience. We encourage all to invite family and friends to attend this exciting tradition of HBU!
The 2021 Class Ring Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Belin Chapel in the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order a class ring?
Alumni can order their own rings from our contact, Robert Baker or online at https://www.balfour.com/hbu
Balfour works to ensure that each HBU graduate has the opportunity to have the HBU Class Ring that commemorates their time at HBU. All college rings are custom crafted by specialized Balfour craftsmen. More than 35 operations contribute to the creation of one single handcrafted Balfour ring. The prominent university features are expertly drawn and then transformed onto the ring design where they appear as replicas of the original symbol. Balfour’s expert craftsmanship ensures that your official college ring becomes a distinctive keepsake and a symbol of your academic successes.
Regional Manager l Balfour
Direct Line (512) 632-8631
I am not graduating in the May Commencement, can I still participate in the Ring Ceremony?
Yes. Graduates graduates from the preceding or following fall or summer classes are invited to participate as well.
I can't attend the ceremony, can I pick up my ring before the ceremony?
No. You are unable to pick up your ring before the ceremony to keep the significance and importance of the ceremony intact for students wishing to attend. If you cannot attend the ceremony, you will receive instructions AFTER THE CEREMONY on how to pick up your ring.
Where is the Ring Ceremony held?
The Ring Ceremony will be held in Belin Chapel inside the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
Where can I park?
Parking is free and open to the public in lots 5 or 6. See campus map for details.
What should I wear?
Dress for the afternoon ceremony is coat and tie.
Sport coat or blazer and slacks (or suit) with a collar-shirt and tie are suggested for men, and dress or dressy skirt and blouse is suggested for women.
How long will the ceremony last?
The ceremony is expected to last no more than an hour and a half.
What time should I arrive?
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Students participating, please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m.
On the registration form, does the guest count include the student receiving the ring?
Yes. Your additional guest count on the registration form should the participant as well as family/friends attending with the student.
Do I need to alert someone if my total guest count changes before the ceremony?
No. If you add a guest, or a guest is no longer able to attend the ceremony, it is okay and no one needs to be contacted about this.
Will photography be allowed at the ceremony?
Photography will be allowed. In addition to personal photography, the Alumni Association will have a professional photographer to take a photo of each student receiving their ring. These photos will be available for viewing and will be distributed online after the ceremony.
What if something is wrong with my ring?
Balfour representatives will be on hand before and after the ceremony to discuss any issues you may have with your class ring.