LSU Ring -- A Tiger Tradition

From the stately oaks and broad magnolias to the thrill of Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, the LSU Ring has been and will continue to be a permanent connection for past, present, and future LSU students. Traditionally students purchase the LSU Ring as a permanent symbol of the LSU experience.


The LSU Ring represents hard work, study, sacrifices and dedication to one’s own goals.  It is reserved for alumni, undergraduates who have attained 75 credit hours, and graduate students who have completed 18 credit hours.


After rings are ordered, they are shipped to LSU and placed in Mike the Tiger’s Habitat where he guards them until they are presented to students at the LSU Ring Ceremony.


Each ring is handcrafted and features traditional symbols of the university.  Oak leaves and magnolia blossoms are carved on both sides. One side features the degree received, the gates of LSU and the Official 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 the face 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 the letters "LSU" facing them as a reminder of the goal that is within reach. Upon the granting of degrees at Commencement, graduates turn the ring so that the letters "LSU" face outward. This symbolizes a graduate's readiness to represent LSU in all his or her endeavors.


Education is an honor. LSU graduates symbolize our best hope for the future and embody the Tiger tradition of men and women committed to excellence and integrity.


While the diploma is proudly displayed on the wall, the LSU Ring goes with you into the world as a symbol of your achievement. Geaux Tigers.





  • Share pictures of your LSU Ring -- #LSUring
  • Note key dates for  Spring 2015

January 26-30 -- LSU Ring Week (LSU Bookstore)

February 25-26-- LSU Grad Fair for students graduating in Spring 2015 (LSU Bookstore)

April 19 --  LSU Ring Ceremony (LSU Union Theater)


  • Contact us

For information regarding the LSU Ring,

please visit the LSU site at

or call 1-866-BALFOUR.


For information regarding the Ceremony,

please email