Ring Ceremony Celebrates Graduates at HSU

Hardin-Simmons seniors participate in the spring ring ceremony to celebrate being one more step toward graduation.

 

For two days HSU seniors and their families gathered beneath the stained glass window of Logsdon Chapel to celebrate their upcoming graduation by receiving the Hardin-Simmons University official class ring.

The hour-long ceremony and reception that followed brought together the Alumni Association, President Lanny Hall, current students, and their families in recognition of all the hard work the students have accomplished.

The idea for the official Hardin-Simmons University ring was conceived in 2003 and it was first introduced to students in 2004. This year marks the 11th group of graduates to celebrate with the official Hardin-Simmons University ring.

During the ring ceremony students are told of the significance and symbolism behind each and every part of the ring and are encouraged to wear the ring facing inward until they can turn it outward on graduation day to, “tell the world that they did indeed graduate from Hardin-Simmons University,” according to President Hall.

To learn more about the symbolism behind the official HSU Ring please visit http://connect.hsutx.edu/alumni-relations/about-the-ring

 

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