Class Ring Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed some frequently asked questions about the class rings below. 

Any other questions can be sent to the Roanoke College Office of Alumni & Family Relations
by emailing rcalumnievents@roanoke.edu or by calling (540) 375-2238. 

How can I order a Roanoke College class ring?

Our partners at Balfour will schedule on-campus ring events each semester to provide students the opportunity to view ring samples, ask questions and place orders.  You can also visit their website at https://www.balfour.com/roanoke

Who can purchase a Roanoke College class ring?

Any student who has completed at least 16 academic units with the College has earned the right to become part of a storied Roanoke College tradition to purchase and wear an official Roanoke College class ring.  

Can alumni of Roanoke College purchase a class ring?

Yes, alumni are welcome to purchase a class ring at any time. 

If I purchase a class ring, when do I receive it?

The Roanoke College Class Rings are given out at a special ceremony during Family Weekend each year.  The ceremony is hosted by The Office of Alumni & Family Relations and is a rite of passage for all Roanoke College students.  Alumni who decide to purchase a ring can request to pick it up on campus during Alumni Weekend or have it mailed to them directly.

What happens if I am not on campus in the fall?

We recommend that students who will not be on campus in the fall participate in the Ring Ceremony the following year, if possible.  If a senior purchases a ring and is off-campus at the time of the ring ceremony, they can contact the Office of Alumni & Family Relations in order to coordinate how best to receive the ring.

Is there a deadline to order my class ring?

Ring orders placed from January through the end of July will be presented to the students at the annual Ring Ceremony during Family Weekend.  Ring orders placed outside of those dates are shipped directly to the address provided on the order and will take about 6 to 8 weeks to arrive.  

How do I know what my ring size is?

The best option for sizing is to visit the Balfour representatives when they are on campus.   If you are unable to visit in person, you can use the instructions listed here:  Ring sizing guide

How many styles of rings are available?

There are eight total styles, with four traditionally for men and four traditionally for women. You can see the styles available by clicking here

What design is able to go on the sides of the ring?

The sides can contain your degree letters, graduation year date, or be left completely untouched.  An engraving can also be added on the inside of the rings to make it more customized.

What if something is wrong with my ring after I get it?

All Balfour Class Rings come with a lifetime warranty that covers resizing and workmanship.  Please click here to see more information about the warranty available from Balfour.