Aggie Ring Day scheduled for April is canceled due to global pandemic.
Aggie Ring Day scheduled for April is canceled due to global pandemic.
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April 2020 Aggie Ring Delivery Update

Key Points:

  • Aggie Ring Day scheduled for April 17-18 is canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ring recipients will be able to choose from two options: have your Aggie Ring shipped to you for receipt April 2-17, or pick it up at the Williams Alumni Center after Texas A&M resumes normal operations.
  • You will receive an email on Monday, March 23, with instructions for making your delivery choice.
  • Please do not contact us now or through other channels to convey preferences or shipping information. 
Watch for an email from the Aggie Ring Program on March 23 with instructions for arranging the delivery of your Aggie Ring. 

Howdy, Aggies!


As precautionary measures are taken to curb the spread of COVID-19, adjustments are being made to events across our country, and Aggieland is not excluded. As you are aware, the CDC has issued recommendations to avoid all large gatherings.
Out of consideration for the health and safety of our Aggie Ring recipients, their guests, our Ring Day volunteers and vendors, as well as our community at large, The Association has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel Aggie Ring Day for the April 2020 delivery and provide alternative ways for you to receive your Aggie Ring. You will have the choice to have your Aggie Ring shipped to you (at no additional charge) or held for pickup after Texas A&M University resumes normal operations.
The absence of a Ring Day event cannot lessen the importance of the Aggie Ring nor diminish the academic achievement it signifies. The power of the Aggie Ring does not emanate from one day of celebration but from its significance as the most visible symbol of the worldwide Aggie Network and the connections it facilitates among Aggies.
We ask all Aggies to understand that the temporary new normal we’re living in may require that some of our traditions take on a different look in 2020, but the spirit of those traditions remains unaltered. As we’ve seen time and again during times of crisis, from world wars to hurricanes, the Aggie Spirit will prevail. 

What We Need From You

  • On March 23, you will receive an email from the Aggie Ring Program with a link to AggieNetwork.com.
  • You will follow that link and tell us whether to ship or hold your Aggie Ring. If you choose shipping, we will collect your shipping address and preferred delivery date. 
  • You must complete the form by 11:59 p.m. on March 28.
  • It is important that you communicate your preferences to us through the link we will provide next week. Please do not contact us now or through other channels to convey preferences or shipping information. 
  • Access to the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is currently restricted due to the pandemic; please do not try to come pick up your Aggie Ring prior to an announcement that Texas A&M has resumed normal operations. No Aggie Rings will be released in person until that time.
We know this is not how you planned to receive your Aggie Ring, but we hope we can offer a little bright news – if you select to have your Aggie Ring shipped to you, you can select to receive your Aggie Ring between April 2 and 17 and you will not incur any extra shipping costs.
The Aggie Ring and Aggie Ring Day are important traditions to all of us at Texas A&M. Although the first Aggie Ring Day was held just 20 years ago, Ring Day has become in that short time one of the best known and most celebrated Aggie traditions. But the paramount concern has to be the health and safety of everyone involved.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, citing the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 virus, and the president on Monday recommended Americans avoid gathering in groups larger than 10. More than 6,500 Aggie Rings were ordered for April delivery, and about 50,000 students and guests were expected to visit the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center during April’s two-day event.
We are following the guidance of the CDC as well as that of university, state and federal authorities and making this decision to help flatten the curve of the pandemic and reduce its impact.
In addition to changes to Aggie Ring Day, access to the Williams Alumni Center has been limited in accordance with the CDC guidance to promote “social distancing.” This restriction will be continually evaluated for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.
Please watch for an email from the Aggie Ring Program on March 23 with instructions for arranging the shipping of your Ring. You can also watch tx.ag/COVID19updates for updates on other Association operations and events.
If you have questions, please email us at AggieRing@AggieNetwork.com.
Thanks and gig 'em!
Marty Holmes '87
Vice President of Programs,
The Association of Former Students