LSU Ring


A Tiger Tradition

From stately oaks and broad magnolias to the thrill of Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, the LSU Ring is a permanent symbol of your LSU experience and connection to past, present, and future LSU students. Long considered a Tiger tradition and academic milestone for juniors, the LSU Ring is reserved for alumni, currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed 75 credit hours, and currently enrolled graduate students who have completed 18 credit hours.

LSU Ring Week

August 30 – September 1 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at LSU
Visit us in the bookstore during the following times:
August 30 – 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The deadline for ordering an LSU Ring guaranteed to be crafted before a Ring Ceremony is the final day of LSU Ring Week. Students who order their rings by the end of LSU Ring Week will be invited to participate in Overnight with Mike and the LSU Ring Ceremony. Students are not required to attend LSU Ring Week, but it is the best time to order for students interested in participating in the LSU Ring Ceremony. Balfour representatives can answer questions about the ring and help determine appropriate sizing. 

Overnight with Mike

The night before the LSU Ring Ceremony, LSU tradition is that each student has the unique and distinct privilege of having his or her LSU Ring watched over by Mike in his habitat.

Ring Ceremony

Sunday, November 20, times to be announced.  

The LSU Ring Ceremony is for degree candidates who order the official LSU Ring through You are not required to attend the LSU Ring Ceremony. For questions about the LSU Ring ceremony and traditions, email

Order Your Ring

All rings ordered prior to the deadline to participate in the LSU Ring Ceremony will ship to LSU to be distributed during the ceremony. Rings ordered after this date will be shipped to the address you choose when ordering. For questions about ordering, sizing, and pricing, visit Balfour online, email or call 1-800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687).


You can also order your ring in person with a Balfour representative at the LSU Grad Fair.

LSU Grad Fair

September 19 and 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Barnes & Nobles Bookstore at LSU

Each LSU ring represents the uniqueness of Louisiana State University and serves as a lasting symbol of LSU’s proud traditions and values. Oak leaves and magnolia blossoms are carved on both sides. One side features the degree received, gates of LSU, and Seal of the University over the last two words of the Alma Mater, “Forever LSU.” The other side shows the year of graduation, Memorial Tower, and eye of Mike the Tiger. LSU is encrusted on top of an amethyst stone. The words “Louisiana State University” and the founding date of 1860 encircle the stone.

Prior to commencement, students wear the ring with "LSU" facing them as a reminder of the goal within reach. Upon granting of degrees at commencement, graduates turn the ring so that "LSU" faces outward. This symbolizes a graduate's readiness to represent LSU in their post-grad success. Share pictures of your LSU Ring with #LSUring so we can celebrate with you! 


Graduation Fair

Find the info you need

Stop by the Grad Fair to get all the details you need for graduation– including ordering your LSU ring in person, reserving your cap and gown, and learning what to expect at the graduation ceremony. 

September 19 and 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Barnes & Nobles Bookstore at LSU


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