Frequently Asked Questions
What are the style options for the OSU Class ring?
The women’s ring comes in two styles: signet and traditional. The men’s ring comes in one style - traditional. The women’s signet ring is the smaller of the two women's ring styles. The sides are smooth with no engravings with "OSU" inscribed diagonally on the top.
The men and women’s traditional style ring have the same designs on either side, but the men’s is larger. On one side of the ring is Pistol Pete with the Edmon Low Library in the background and waiving wheat. On the other side of the ring is the Official OSU University Seal. The seal is flanked by waving wheat on both sides. On the top of the traditional style OSU ring O-S-U is engraved diagonally, as with the signet style.
For photos of the Official OSU Class ring, click here.
Are there any other designs I can get engraved on the side of my ring.
OSU has a single ring tradition, meaning all the rings will look the same no matter which college your degree comes from. The single ring tradition is important because it binds all OSU graduates and students past, present and future regardless of their degrees. You can personalize the ring, however, with your name, degree and year.
Once I order my ring, when will I receive it?
The rings are all custom made, so they take anywhere from 6-8 weeks from the time you order them until you will receive them.
When do I need to order a ring to receive it by commencement or by Christmas?
To receive a ring in time for the spring ring ceremony, your ring order must be received no later than Feb. 23, 2012. To receive a ring in time for spring graduation, your ring order must be received no later than March 19, 2012.
To receive a ring in time for the fall ring ceremony, your ring order must be received no later than Oct. 18, 2012. To receive a ring in time for fall graduation, your ring order must be received no later than Oct. 22, 2012. To receive a ring in time for Christmas, your ring order must be received no later than Oct. 29, 2012.
What different gold and stones options do I have?
The rings come in either 10, 14 or 18K gold as well as sterling silver. You can choose to have no stones, cubic zirconias or diamonds on top.
How much does the ring cost?
Prices will vary depending on the style, karat of gold or stone option. The prices can sometimes change from semester to semester so it is best to check with an OSU Alumni Association ring representative or with Balfour (the company that manufactures the ring) to get the most current prices. You can see the most current prices by clicking here or contacting Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716.
How can I pay for my ring?
You can pay by credit, debit, cash or check. You can pay for your ring in full or choose to pay on Balfour’s interest-free payment plan.
How does the payment plan work?
The payment plan works by paying a minimum $75 down for your ring. Payments will then be made over a three-month period at the same time each month after the initial payment. You will not receive a bill every month – the charge will appear automatically on your credit card or bank statement.
How do I order a ring?
You can come by the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to see what the rings look like, get sized and order a ring. If you know your ring size, you can order through the OSU Alumni Association at 405.744.8716. When you order please have your ring size ready. Please note: the ring is traditionally worn on the right-hand ring finger.