Friday, July 17, 2009

#37: Class Rings

One of the tell tale signs of a Notre Dame Student is an obnoxiously large class ring. Many students purchase these rings during their junior year in order to let the world know that they are will be graduates of the University of Notre Dame. These rings are typically gold with a blue gem in the center, and have lots of things inscribed on them.

While some students wear these rings to class on a daily basis, others only take them out for special occasions such as weddings, job interviews, or their actual graduation. These students will even go so far as to tell the students without class rings that they need to get one so that people they interview with know they are Notre Dame Graduates (because clearly it does not say that on a resume).

Class rings are another item that divides the Notre Dame population. While many students have them, there are also a lot of students who refuse to get them. The students that don’t wear class rings can’t understand why so many students get them, while the students who do have rings fail to understand those that refuse to purchase them. Regardless, class rings are a phenomenon that is unique to only a few universities in the nation, and Notre Dame is one of these select few.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks to those nice folks at the Ivy Court hotel who returned my ring to me after a weekend of drunken embarassment at The Backer!

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  2. I lost my Dads ND ring sometime between 1970-1974 near Wilkes Barre PA. His name is Gerald Welch class of 44. Anyway, after all these years I'm still upset for having lost it. I was hoping that against all odds it would turn up someday. Dads 89 and I would love to see the look on his face if it were found. Guess I have to let go at some point-but not yet. johngjc.30@gmail.com

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  3. My boyfriend lost his ring not long after graduation in 2006, he still cringes when the topic comes up. I know he would love to have it back. A replacement ring just isn't the same. In the rare event that it's found... Shellbobeetle@yahoo.com

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  4. LostClassrings.com

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  5. Check ebay. Anyone with money can buy a Notre Dame ring.

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