The Official Texas Tech Class Ring - A World of Meaning

Balfour is the official provider of the Texas Tech Official Class Ring. Visit the Balfour website and order online. You can also call 866-225-3687 to place your order.

Ring Ceremony Dates

Ceremonies are held each fall (Nov. 9, 10, 11, 2015) and spring (May 2, 3, 4, 2016). Registration for the event begins at 6:30 p.m., while the presentation starts at 7 p.m. Please note: rings must be ordered between Jan. 1 and March 11, for spring ceremonies; and between Aug. 15 and Oct. 3 for fall ceremonies.

CLICK HERE to view a Ring Ceremony.

Grad Fair

The Fall 2015 Graduation Fair is set for Sept. 21-23 in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Pavilion. Hope to see you there! The grad fair isn't just for seniors. Students are eligible for the official ring when they have completed 75 hours.


We know it's hard to wait, so eligibility requirements are listed below. Once students are eligible, they can order their ring any time. However, the Official Ring Ceremony is not to be missed. Much like a commencement ceremony, family and friends are invited to attend this special tradition that serves to honor each ring recipient and to pass on the importance of all that the Official Class ring symbolizes: loyalty, tradition, service, honor and lifelong relationships.


  • 75 earned undergraduate cumulative hours
  • 30 earned undergraduate resident hours (Transfer students)

Graduate Students (including Law School)

  • First year of degree plan complete.

Ring Components

Each ring symbolically captures the essence of Texas Tech with the prominent Double T standing proud, surrounded by the university's full name and date of foundation. On one shoulder of the ring, you will find the Administration Building, with the bells that represent victory. On the other shoulder is the university seal, which features the American eagle, perched above a book, representing a church; a star, representing the State of Texas; a key, representing home; and, a lamp, representing knowledge. These elements are separated by a cross - featuring 10 cotton bolls representing Lubbock and its surrounding nine cotton-producing counties. Of course, the ring would not be complete without the appearance of the Masked Rider!

Inside, each official ring is forged with STRIVE FOR HONOR. This inscription is from "The Matador Song" and serves as a charge to every Texas Tech graduate to excel with integrity in all endeavors. The ring is engraved with the recipient's initials, degree and class year.

Your Special Touch

The ring is custom-made in a choice of 10 or 14-karat solid yellow, or white, gold. The ring is available with, or without, diamonds or zirconias. Balfour, the ring supplier, provides an interest-free monthly installment plan.

Inside each ring, located below the words "Strive For Honor" will appear your personalized  inscription. This inscription will enable the Alumni Association to identify the owner, in the event the ring is returned after having been lost.